Posted August 01, 2012 on
The Chargers continued training camp on Tuesday and’s Anthony Gentile was at the afternoon practice for a closer look. How did the new QB fare? Which defensive rookie stood out? Which starting unit got the best of the two-minute drill? These answers and more inside.

Ryan Mathews hurt in 2 car accident

Ryan Mathews suffered “minor injuries” in a two car collision according to Debbi Baker of U-T San Diego. The California Highway Patrol reported Mathews was driving his BMW on Interstate 8 when he lost control and hit another car. Mathews was brought to a local hospital after experiencing pain. The California Highway Patrol said speed could be the cause; however, no one in...

Antonio Gates Ready for a Big Year?

If you were unfortunate enough to have Antonio Gates on your team last season, there is most likely hesitation about taking him again. He was often injured or labeled the dreaded “game time decision”. Surprisingly, he was actually able to perform when limping around the field. What are people saying about his status this season?

Chargers find motivation in being out of spotlight

The San Diego Chargers aren't media darlings anymore, and Antonio Gates says that may be a good thing. ''It's definitely humbling,'' said the eight-time Pro Bowl tight end. ''Because we haven't gotten that exposure, it's humbling to our team.'' For the first time in years, the Chargers (No. 16 in the AP Pro32) aren't the pundits...

Chargers sign QB O'Connell to replace Boller

Quarterback Kevin O'Connell was set to sign with the Chargers, according to the North County Times. San Diego signed Kyle Boller to temporarily replace injured Charlie Whitehurst (knee), but Boller abruptly retired the following day. A former star for San Diego State, O'Connell has spent time with the Patriots, Lions and Dolphins. Whitehurst is expected to miss about...

Chargers running back has minor injuries in crash

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews suffered minor injuries in a car crash and is listed as ''day to day.'' The California Highway Patrol says Mathews lost control of his BMW while entering the Interstate 8 freeway Monday and hit another car. A CHP officer says Mathews might have been driving too fast, but no drugs or alcohol was involved in the crash....

Brian Scott U.S. Cellular 250 Race Preview

With 19 of 33 races completed, Brian Scott is currently ninth in the Nationwide Series Championship point standings. At this point in the season, Scott has two top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes. Scott earned his 2012 season-best result of third at Dover International Speedway on June 2. This weekend, Scott and the No. 11 Dollar General team head to Iowa Speedway for the...

LB Takeo Spikes: Set to Start Again

Hot News for MLB Takeo Spikes

Antonio Gates Making Big Plays

I’m back Juan… Antonio Gates has been a staple as a fantasy stud TE for years.  Toe and foot issues have limited him recently, but he feels as close to 100% as he has in years.  He has been making phenomenal catches at camp and looks to be back to his old self. I’m All In: Ryan Mathews Don’t Sleep On Philip Rivers

TE Antonio Gates: Taking a Shot at VJ?

Hot News for TE Antonio Gates

Chargers fantasy, camp analysis

Each year, I make several long treks along our nation's highways to take in the glorious sounds of crashing helmets, popping pads and air horns. Yes, I said air horns. It's a Pavlovian experience. You might not understand. There is a magic in the air that surrounds training camps. You're not watching NFL players under bright lights or on the grand stage in a stylized...

It's now or never for these Chargers

Seeing two longtime teammates call it quits this offseason gave San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers a sobering reminder of his NFL mortality. "What hit me right in the face was this doesn't last forever," Rivers said about the retirements of running back LaDanian Tomlinson and guard Kris Dielman. "This does come to an end." As will the tenures of...

AP Pro32 comments about Chargers

Comments on the San Diego Chargers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses): SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (16) Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 12): If Philip Rivers can minimize turnovers, Chargers will again contend for Super Bowl; his 25 in 2011 took San Diego out of contention. Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 13): Ryan Mathews must take pressure off Phillip Rivers. Too many...

Tuesday NFL Notes

Ryan Mathews missed practice as result of minor injuries sustained in a car crash – Though the injuries were undisclosed, they have been described as “minor” and given Mathews’ presence at camp, it’s safe to assume they’re no threat to his missing any significant practice time. The Chargers were likely just being cautious here. The other important note is that police...
Chargers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.