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San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews told XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego with Chris & Ben (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) that he’s in better shape heading into training camp this year, then he was last season.
“Huge, huge difference. I’m in way better shape this time than I was last year and I just feel good about myself. I really do. I feel real confident and like I said my trainer Jeff has been helping me on the little things with ball security and working my way through tight spaces and explosion and stuff, so it’s going to be a good deal and it’s going to be real fun.”
Mathews has to come this year and really prove that he can a much more consistent threat out of the back field for the Chargers.
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The San Diego Chargers released veteran DE Luis Castillo Thursday. The move had been discussed between Castillo and the team several times.
Castillo, 28, who was drafted in the first round in 2005, is now considering catching on with another team.
While not considered a lock to make the roster, he may still have some left in the tank to contribute elsewhere. He's currently...
The San Diego Chargers on Friday released retired guard Kris Dielman from the team's reserve-retired list.
Dielman retired in March, 4 1/2 months after sustaining a concussion in a helmet-to-helmet collision with a New York Jets defender.
The 320-pound Dielman was staggered by the injury early in the fourth quarter of the Oct. 23 game. But he continued to play because the Chargers...
The San Diego Chargers have released defensive end Luis Castillo.
The seven-year veteran was a standout for the Chargers for much of his career, starting 79 of the 82 games he played, with 276 tackles, including 43 for a loss and 19 sacks.
But he broke his left leg in the 2011 season opener and didn't play again.
A first-round draft pick in 2005, Castillo signed a one-year...
The San Diego Chargers have signed defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin to a one-year contract.
Franklin started nine games last season for the New Orleans Saints, registering 17 tackles.
Franklin is a 6-foot-1, 317-pounder from the University of Tennessee who hasn't missed a game since the 2007 season.
He has 204 career tackles
The San Diego Chargers released former first-round pick Luis Castillo. Castillo was a full-time starter each of his first six seasons, but suffered a broken leg in the season-opener against the Vikings last season and was inactive for 11 games before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 8. As a free agent in March, Castillo visited the Chiefs and Patriots before signing a...
The San Diego Chargers were busy making roster moves on Friday with training camp less than a week away. They signed free agent defensive lineman Aubrayo Franklin and running back Jackie Battle.
Battle put up some nice numbers last season for the Chiefs. He carried the ball 149 times for 597 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Chargers also released veteran offensive lineman...
The San Diego Chargers have signed running back Jackie Battle. Contract terms were not disclosed.
Battle is built like a tank at 6-2, 239 pounds, but his size did not translate to great power on the NFL gridiron, as he averaged a measly 3.8 yards per carry over his career with Kansas City. Ronnie Brown shall remain the preferred handcuff for Ryan Mathews in fantasy drafts.
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According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers will be releasing defensive end Luis Castillo.
Castillo was released last season and was then re-signed for less money.
The 28 year-old Castillo only played in one game during the 2011 season, after suffering a fractured leg.
Defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin signed a one-year deal with the Chargers, who continue to tinker with their defensive line after releasing Luis Castillo on Thursday. A 10-year veteran who has excelled as a run-blocker primarily in 3-4 schemes, Franklin spent last season with the Saints and started nine games. Franklin was a fifth-round pick by Baltimore in 2003 and spent four...