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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates will not play Friday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, Scott Bair of the North County Times reports.
The decision came down late Thursday night, after coach Norv Turner spent consecutive media sessions saying he was confident that a makeshift offensive line minus three starters would be able to protect his starting quarterback.
He left the possibility to sit Rivers open in media interviews, but made the decision while outlining playing time on the eve of the team's third preseason game.
"Charlie (Whitehurst) is going to start, and I'm anxious to watch him in a starting role," Turner told the team web site late Thursday night. "It's something we may be in the position during the regular season that we have to do that, and it's a good experience for him." Source: The Redzone
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San Diego Chargers coaches have decided to sit starting QB Philip Rivers and star TE Antonio Gates. This decision is most likely in light of the two losses of key offensive weapons in two weeks of pre-season play.
However, the decision is also two fold. They most likely chose to sit those two particular players not only because they are so important to the offense, but because...
According to Scott Bair of the North County Times, the Chargers will hold out both quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates for tonight’s preseason game.
Bair wrote; “Given that Gates is as healthy as he’s ever been, the risk of changing that was too great, especially when so many Vikings starters will be playing for an extended period.”
If Gates can stay...
San Diego first-round draft pick Melvin Ingram left the Chargers' preseason game against Minnesota because of a bruised left thigh.
The 18th overall draft pick out of South Carolina went down late in the third quarter Friday night while rushing the passer. He crumpled to the turf and was in noticeable pain as he was helped off the field by two trainers. The Chargers announced...
Chargers take on the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome tonight at 5:00 (PDT). The Chargers head into Minnesota with a 2-0 pre-season record.
What will it take for the Chargers to pull off a third straight win?
The answer this week lies in the Chargers offense. Minnesota has the aid of one of the most experienced and talented pass rushers in the game, Jared Allen. The...
If you look up the definition of the word “underachiever” in the dictionary you will see the San Diego Chargers Football Team with sheepish grins on their faces while shrugging their shoulders. The Chargers can almost be counted on to struggle off the hop, in the middle or at the end of each season. Injuries play a big part, but the biggest problem is that you can’t make...
For years, the San Diego Chargers stood as the most fearsome team in the AFC West. The combination of Philip Rivers and LaDainian Tomlinson dominated the division. Tomlinson and the team ultimately parted ways in 2010, and since then the division has been somewhat shaky and completely up for grabs. That was never more evident [...]
Nick Novak's 45-yard field goal as time expired gave the San Diego Chargers a 12-10 victory on Friday over Minnesota, after Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder struggled along with the rest of the starting offense.
Nate Kaeding made field goals of 50 and 54 yards for the Chargers (No. 16 in the AP Pro32 rankings). Novak, the token training camp competitor who'll most likely...
The Chargers are a talented bunch of players that have underperformed at times. We review their top options, some of whom aren’t expected to play Friday.
From Christian Ponder's off-target throws for Minnesota to San Diego's depleted offense to a bunch of bungled calls by the replacement officials, this was a preseason game in every way.
The Chargers at least went home happy with the way their defense is playing. The Vikings were reminded that their offense isn't ready yet for September.
Nick Novak's 45-yard field...
Preseason NFL football is upon us. And as Marv Albert will say, “we’ve reached extensive garbage time.” Seriously, pre-season football is nearly as uninteresting as pre-season baseball. However, you’ve always got to find a little good in everything right? Of course!
And what’s better than what I would consider to be the best cheerleading squad in the entire...
The Chargers practiced Wednesday without three of their offensive line starters, raising questions about how much quarterback Philip Rivers will play in San Diego's next preseason game at Minnesota.
Coach Norv Turner said Rivers doesn't necessarily need more preseason action to be ready for the season opener Sept. 10 at Oakland.
''Philip would be ready to play if...
This year's keeper league fantasy draft happened today, so here are the players that I like, and you should avoid. Simple exercise, no? Player TM 2012 2013QB Philip Rivers* SD 19 23RB1 Daren McFadden* OAK 21 25RB2 Donald Brown IND 26 31WR1 Roddy White* ATL ...