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Ronnie Brown is the favorite to begin the season as the Chargers' primary tailback. He had five carries for 25 yards in the team's final preseason game, and has been getting most of the first team reps. It's been a few years since Brown has looked like a starting back, but with Ryan Mathews sidelined with a broken collarbone, Brown could be a sleeper option for the first bulk of the season.
Andre Roberts (neck) has shaken off his injury, and is in line to start opposite Larry Fitzgerald for the Cardinals in Week 1. Roberts only had two receptions for 14 yards in the final preseason game, but his neck injury was the only obstacle in his path to win the #2 receiver gig, beating out Early Doucet and Michael Floyd. Still, Arizona receivers can be risky options, due to how unstable and unimpressive their quarterbacks are.
Jonathan Dwyer impressed the Steelers in camp, and has a chance to get a lot of touches when the season begins. Dwyer wrapped up the preseason with 1...
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For the last few years, it's been almost a given that Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers would rise to the top of the AFC West crop, especially in such a weakened division. Instead, they showed the league that they could not put it all together to field a complete team. Following another playoff-less season the Chargers sent most of the media’s top brass into a state...
There were several notable names among the Chargers' moves to reach Friday's 53-man roster limit. Nate Kaeding has won the tight battle for the kicking job with Nick Novak released, and veteran fullback Jacob Hester was also released, along with offensive tackles Anthony Davis and Mario Henderson and defensive end Jacques Cesair. Safety Sean Cattouse was placed on injured...
Defensive end Jacques Cesaire and fullback Jacob Hester were among the 22 players released or re-designated as the San Diego Chargers reached the 53-player roster limit for the regular season.
Cesaire, signed as an undrafted free agent in 2003, was the leader of a defensive line for the only team he has played for. Cesaire became expendable because of a youth movement along the...
The San Diego Chargers met the league imposed deadline last night to reach the 53-man roster. After several moves, the Chargers roster is currently at 53 players. San Diego placed S Sean Cathouse on the injured reserve list. Veteran players, Jacques Cesaire, Anthony Davis, Mario Henderson, Jacob Hester and Nick Novak all had their contracts terminated. Being vested veterans, they...
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, running back Ryan Mathews is expected to miss the Chargers’ season opener.
Mathews, despite his rehab work to achieve otherwise, is expected to miss the start of the season,” Gehlken wrote.
I don’t expect Mathews to be back until early October. The worst thing the Chargers could do is rush him back and then...
Whereas the typical Chargers M.O. under Norv Turner has been to stumble out of the gates only to rally late for a playoff spot set aside for them because they’ve been the only halfway decent team in their division for some time now, in 2011 San Diego started 4-1, only to lose six straight. Their Week 17 victory over the Raiders also enabled the Broncos to win the division when...
They've missed the playoffs the last two seasons and have one playoff victory the last four years.
Their quarterback was a mess last year, accounting for a whopping 25 turnovers, the most in the NFL.
And, perhaps only in soft and sunny San Diego, posting a double snowman - an 8-8 record - was good enough of a showing for embattled coach Norv Turner and polarizing general manager...
Just when we thought the phrase, “NFL Lockout” wouldn’t be spoken for at least another 10 years, here it is again. Thank God that it doesn’t involve the possibility that the 2012 NFL season could be cancelled or shortened, but it isn’t good news. The NFL officials are the one’s who are now in a contract dispute with the NFL brass. The disagreement has to do with compensation...
Antonio Gates ran over the middle and caught the pass from Philip Rivers. He took a couple steps and had the ball stripped by C.J. Spillman and roll all over the damp Candlestick Park grass and into the arms of a defender. Not exactly the lasting memory the San Diego Chargers wanted heading into the regular season.
The 49ers ended the preseason with a bang Thursday night, dominating the San Diego Chargers 35-3 at Candlestick Park to finish their summer exhibition slate with a 3-1 record and give the team considerable momentum heading into their titanic regular-season opener at Green Bay next week.
Former NFLer, movie and film star Terry Crews, most notably 'Julius' on Everybody Hates Chris, has a new video out for Old Spice, featuring his muscles, some drums and a pretty clever idea:
The final axe falls on Friday, when the Chargers must trim their roster from 75 down to 53. And because of A.J. Smith's emphasis on bolstering depth this offseason, this will be the most difficult cut-down day of the Norv Turner era. Here is our final projection of what the opening-day roster will look like.