Found August 11, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
This is not what you want to see. Jared Gaither, who missed all of the 2010 season and most of the 2011 season with back problems, is currently suffering from back spasms and has missed the majority of Training Camp so far and is expected to be held out until late August. While they’re probably just holding him out for precautionary reasons, it’s definitely not a good thing. Gaither was amazing in 5 starts last season for the Chargers, after being cut midseason by the Chiefs. He didn’t allow a sack or quarterback hit and only allowed 3 quarterback pressures, while committing just 3 penalties. The Chargers rewarded him with a 4 year, 24.6 million dollar deal with 13.5 million guaranteed this offseason. That seems like a lot to give a guy after 5 games, but when healthy, Gaither is an elite left tackle and those guys don’t grow on trees. With the Ravens, in 2009, he allowed just 4 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, and 6 quarterback pressures, while committing 10 penalties in 13 games and in ...

RB Ryan Mathews breaks clavicle in Chargers victory over the Packers

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews will undergo surgery Friday morning for a broken clavicle/collarbone. The injury-prone back was hurt on his first pre-season carry during Thursday night’s 21-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Please click the link below to read this story.

Chargers to use 3-way running back committee in Mathews’ absence

Those looking to still use a 1st round pick on Ryan Mathews and his immense upside, in spite of his recent broken collarbone, and then use a later pick on a handcuff to use in his absence, will be disappointed to know that Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner has indicated that he will use a 3-way running back committee in Mathews absence, saying “right now, it’d probably be a mix...

Former Charger Marcus McNeill retires

One of the most prominent names remaining on the open market has retired. That player is Marcus McNeill, formerly of the Chargers. McNeill is a former two-time Pro Bowler who was only heading into his age 29 season, but he was cut by the Chargers this offseason to save 10 million in cap space, after signing a 6 year, 48.9 million dollar extension in October of 2010. He drew interest...

Don’t Overreact – Ryan Mathews Could Be The Steal Of Your Draft

The news that Ryan Mathews broke his collarbone in the Chargers’ first preseason game and could be out through the first two weeks of the regular season has sent his draft stock sinking like a stone. Before Thursday’s game, Mathews was going around the 1st/2nd round turn. Now he can be had much later – [...]

Chargers’ Ryan Mathews out 4-6 weeks with broken collarbone

The Chargers took a big hit when running back Ryan Mathews went down with what was later found to be a broken collarbone during the Chargers’ 1st preseason game. Mathews was set to be the Chargers’ “everything back” in Norv Turner’s offense, in his 3rd year in the league after going 12th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. With a career 4.7 YPC and above average pass catching...

San Diego Chargers Release QB Kevin O’Connell

The San Diego Chargers released QB Kevin O’Connell from the team. O’Connell is a San Diego native that hoped to make it as a third string QB on this team. With the return of Charlie Whitehurst to the practice field and the recent success of Jarrett Lee, O’Connell’s services will no longer be needed in San Diego. Jarrett Lee looks like he will earn his roster spot in the third...

San Diego Chargers Release QB Kevin O'Connell

O'Connell is a San Diego native that hoped to make it as a third string QB on this team. With the return of Charlie Whitehurst to the practice field and the recent success of Jarrett Lee, O'Connell's services will no longer be needed in San Diego.  Jarrett Lee looks like he will earn his roster spot in the third QB slot after all. (Unless the Bolts still turn to free...

Mathews targets regular season opener

Running back Ryan Mathews is targeting the Chargers' Sept. 10 season opener against the Oakland Raiders for his return from a broken collarbone suffered in San Diego's first preseason game. ''I think I heal pretty fast, so I think I'll be good in time to play against the Raiders,'' Mathews said. Mathews was injured on his first carry of the preseason...

Ryan Mathews’ fractured clavicle “is not that bad”

AP Photo According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, he’s been hearing that Chargers running back Ryan Mathews’ fractured clavicle “is not that bad.” I’m not sure how a broken bone isn’t bad.  I guess it could be a clean break, which is a good things.  But at the end of the day, it’s not good sign when a running back like Mathews suffers a broken clavicle...

Chargers release O'Connell

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