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After a 35-3 defeat in San Francisco, the Chargers will head into week one with some un-answered questions.
The Chargers leave the preseason beat up, with three injuries that were sustained in preseason games to big contributors (RB Ryan Mathews, WR Vincent Brown, LB Melvin Ingram). Though the injuries of Mathews and Ingram shouldn't weigh too far into the season, there are still many areas the team needs to become better at before they are ready for the regular season.
The first being getting a rhythm going on offense. It seems like when the starters were in during the preseason, they were ending drives that could have been kept if there were some key plays being made. The catalyst for the decrease in offensive production was the weak offensive line. LT Jared Gaither and C Nick Hardwick were both out with injuries in the preseason. The success of San Diego's (as well as any other teams) offense begins with a strong offensive line that can hold back the pass rush and...
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Nate Kaeding of the San Diego Chargers knows what I’m talkin’ about. Don’tcha Nate? Of course he does, except for the fact that he doesn’t. Kaeding has been giving San Diegans fits since he arrived from Iowa in 2004. Now on a personal level, Nate’s a pretty likable guy and a solid stand up dude. If he wasn’t, we would be hearing daily reports of disgruntled Bolt fans...
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was back at practice today.
“Mathews returned to practice Monday, catching passes out of the backfield in individual drills during the 20-minute period open to media.
“The extent to which Mathews participated Monday is unclear; however, it’s the first time he’s practiced...
San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews participated in practice on Monday, leading to speculation that he could play Sunday against the Raiders.
As reported on CBSsports.com, Mathews is hoping to play this week after sustaining a broken collar bone in the first game of the preseason. Mathews told reporters: “I’m very hopeful. I really am,” “I’ve still got a whole...
Yesterday, the Chargers announced their final cut down to a 53 man roster. With the cuts, many good players had to be cut to make room for the best team moving forward. This part of the year is never an easy thing and many Twitter users were having a hard time letting go of some good men.
Some veterans contracts that had to be terminated to make room on the roster include, Jacques...
MOST LOVEDTE Antonio Gates Gates is the perfect player to start this list with.The former basketball player for Kent State has put up great numbers throughout his career while revolutionizing the tight end position.The 6-4, 260 pound athlete, has lined up virtually everywhere on the field for the Chargers quickly becoming quarterback Philip Rivers' favorite target.When Gates...
Even though Chargers running back Ryan Mathews participated in Monday’s practice, he still hasn’t been cleared for contact as his broken clavicle continues to heal.
Ryan Mathews (shoulder) said there’s no plan for when he’ll start taking contact.”I just got to wait.”
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 3, 2012
It also sounds like Mathews remains hopeful that...
Chargers receiver Vincent Brown (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, but he was given the "designated to return" tag, meaning he can come back after six weeks.Fantasy Spin:The "designated to return" tag is a new element to injured reserve this season. Brown broke his ankle on Aug. 18 and is projected to miss eight weeks after having surgery. Brown was reportedly...
According to ProFootballWeekly.com, the San Diego Chargers have placed wide receiver Vincent Brown on injured reserve, but will have the option to bring him back later in the season.
#Chargers announce that WR Vincent Brown will be placed on I.R. with the “Designated to Return” label to come back later in the season.
— Pro Football Weekly (@ProFootballWkly) September 4,...
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San Diego Chargers starting offensive tackle Jared Gaither will not play in the team's season opener against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 9, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. Gaither has not played or practice since having back spasms in late July. He had signed a four-year, $24.5 million contract that guarantees him $9 million. "I don't know if there...
Starting left tackle Jared Gaither is still from his injury that he sustained during training camp. Undrafted rookie Mike Harris from UCLA has been filling in while Gaither recovers.
According to a source from the Union Times, Mike Harris has been informed that he will be starting week one against the Raiders.
Harris struggled in week three versus veteran pass rusher...
I CAN'T FIND THE BUTTON! HELP!Nothing makes me happier than watching overreactions from news, in the form of transaction trends, before the games even begin. So here's the moments that are causing fantasy football owners to lose their fudge. 1) The Chargers are going to start a rookie free agent at left tackle in their opening game against the Raiders in Oakland.The Overreaction...
We’re just two days away from the start of the NFL regular season which means just two days left to draft your fantasy football team. While most leagues have completed their drafts, there are some that like to wait until the very last minute in order to have as much information available to them when they do finally step into that war room and make their selections. This...