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San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith has made a draft-day trade in six of his nine years on the job, and he will be ready to make moves two weeks from now, writes Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Were wide open," Smith said. "We have been always since Ive been here, and weve done everything. Weve gone up in the attack. Weve bailed out in the past, and weve stayed where we are. It depends on circumstance." Gehlken notes that three of the team's five Pro Bowl players from 2012 -- quarterback Philip Rivers, running back Ryan Mathews and free safety Eric Weddle -- were all acquired through draft-day trades. Smith's one rule of thumb is no last minute offers will be considered. "Dont bother with three minutes left or less, to run some concocted idea that you may have because youre ready to do something and youre presenting your case. Im not interested," said Smith. "Ive been very consistent with that. I like (to trade), prior to a cut-off. Ive had a few (trade offers) along the way from people who dont understand, more so in the past. But when youve been on the job long enough and we all know each other, they pretty much know that 'lets just skip the Chargers. Dont even make that call even though youd like to do that. Its too late.'" Source: Mac's Football Blog
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The San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith have made quite a few draft day trades in the past and it looks like this year won’t be any different.
Smith has indicated that he’s ready to make some trades if and when it makes sense to do so.
We’re wide open,” Smith said Thursday. “We have been always since I’ve been here, and we’ve done everything. We’ve gone...
The San Diego Chargers have signed free agent tackle Mario Henderson to a one-year contract.
Henderson spent last season with the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League after being released by the Oakland Raiders.
Henderson spent four seasons with the AFC West rival Raiders after being selected in the third round of the 2007 draft. He played in 44 games and started 28 at left...
The Chargers agreed to terms with OG-OT Brandyn Dombrowski and LS Mike Windt, the team announced. Dombrowski and Windt were both restricted free agents who signed their tenders to return to the team. Dombrowski, who can play several spots on the line, is expected to be a backup after struggling in the starting lineup a year ago. Source: Pro Football Weekly Attached Thumbnails
The San Diego Chargers re-signed fullback Jacob Hester to a one-year contract, the team announced. Hester visited the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week. Hester, 26, has played for the Chargers for four seasons, but San Diego signed former Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain during free agency. Hester is expected to back up McClain and contribute on special teams. Hester has rushed...
Over ten days after the San Diego Chargers tendered an initial offer to free agent offensive tackle Mario Henderson, it is being reported that a deal between the two parties is in place. The Chargers have also reached an agreement with long snapper Mike Windt. Both contracts are one-year deals.
The acquisition of Henderson is expected to solidify the Chargers’ offensive line in...
The San Diego Chargers announced that they have signed free agent offensive tackle Mario Henderson to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Henderson was a 2007 third round pick out of Florida State by the Oakland Raiders, where the 6-foot-7, 300-pound tackle started 28 of 44 games over the course of four seasons. Henderson spent 2011 as a street free agent. Source...
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The Colts need their QB of the future, and their offense is set up for Luck’s Style
2) *Trade* Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
The Redskins really went all in to get their QB of the future, they picked up some nice weapons for him in Free Agency and he should settle in quickly