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The San Diego Chargers are avoiding paying kicker Nate Kaeding $1.2 million in termination pay, his agent told ESPN.com Friday. San Diego placed Kaeding on injured reserve Monday and plans to release him when he is healthy. Kaeding, one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, injured his groin Sept. 28. The Chargers signed kicker Nick Novak, who has been the team's kicker since then. Kaeding's agent, Rick Smith, said the kicker came to the Chargers' facility Friday to show he is healthy. The team, however, did not release him. Instead, the Chargers requested he see their team doctor. If the team releases Kaeding Tuesday, the first day vested veteran players can be placed on waivers, another team can pick him up and the Chargers would not have to pay him the $1.2 million. Smith contends, however, that NFL rules stipulate that the team must release Kaeding now because he signed documents Friday stating he is healthy. Kaeding has made 87 percent of his field...
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The Chargers head into Cleveland with a pair losses behind them. But are optimistic as they face week eight against the Browns.
To win this game, the Chargers will need to not beat themselves. Penalties were huge factors against the Saints and Broncos.
The Chargers have taken themselves out of field goal range in crucial situations and having those points could be the difference...
The agent for Chargers PK Nate Kaeding says the team is skirting NFL rules in hopes of avoiding having to pay out $1.2 million in termination pay to the veteran kicker after being placed on IR last week.
On Friday, agent Rick Smith said Kaeding showed up at the Chargers' facility, where he kicked for trainers, showing them he was healthy. Instead of releasing him, Smith says...
Don McLellan of CBSSports.com is reporting that Chargers receiver Vincent Brown has not yet healed from his broken ankle and will need at least four more weeks.Fantasy Spin:If correct, Brown won't return before the fantasy playoffs begin. It would be tough for fantasy owners to put him in their playoff lineup without having him play a single down before then.
The Chargers seem to be consistent in one thing, underachieving. The talent in eroding and, somehow, Norv is still there.
Here's a look at their remaining schedule, predictions and the rest of the division.
@ Cleveland - Win
KC - Win
@ TB - Win
@ Denver - Loss
Baltimore - Loss
Cincinnati - Loss
@ Pittsburgh - Loss
Carolina - Win
@ Jets -...
San Diego: What a bad way to go into your bye week. The Chargers looked good for the first half of their game against the Broncos in Week 6, going up 24-0 at the half, only to completely collapse after halftime and lose 35-24. Why the collapse? Look no further than Philip Rivers, who turned the ball over an incredible six times (four INTs, two fumbles) including a fumble return...
The San Diego Chargers needed to get away after a difficult loss, yet they couldn't escape controversy during their bye week.Still awaiting the results of a league probe regarding the possible use of an illegal substance in their last game, the Chargers will try to avoid a third straight loss Sunday when they visit a Cleveland Browns team which could be missing Trent Richardson...
San Diego Chargers (3-3) at Cleveland Browns (1-6) I normally hate taking teams that are heavily publicly backed, but that’s exactly what I’m doing by taking the Chargers this week. I’m also taking a West Coast team on the road in the Eastern Time Zone at 1 PM, a situation that is normally bad for [...]
Once again, Craig and Rick preview the matchup of the week. We also discussed the post I did about Pat Shurmur remaining for the rest of the season.
Pat Shurmur and his tenure
What are the benefits of not switching coaches mid-season?
Trent Richardson and his running style
The pass and run mix
The Chargers and their loss to the Broncos
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