Posted June 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
With all the offseason changes - and the urgency of getting back to the playoffs - Norv Turner thinks the competition to make the 53-man roster will be the hardest since he took over the San Diego Chargers in 2007. The Chargers opened minicamp on Tuesday with a walkthrough in the morning and a regular practice in the afternoon. Turner says the Chargers' offseason program has been geared toward preparing players for training camp. The Chargers were 9-7 last year and missed the playoffs for the second straight year. They had a big free agent haul and then spent their first picks of the draft on players expected to help shore up the worst third-down defense in the NFL. Says Turner: ''I think it's going to be a hard team to make.''

Rivers confident in turnaround

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was one of 7,000 participants who successfully completed a 5K run/walk last weekend to benefit his charity foundation. His journey to the Super Bowl remains unfinished. Road blocks and dead ends have increased as Rivers prepares to enter his ninth NFL campaign. After guiding the Chargers into the postseason in each of his first four...

Former San Diego Charger Tries to Burn Down Apartment With Marijuana Because God Told Him To

It seems that former USC and San Diego Chargers linebacker and defensive back Kevin Ellison took to the college lifestyle a little too much. Ellison was arrested last week on suspicion of arson, initially telling investigators that he started a blaze in his Liberty Lake, Washington apartment by smoking in bed. However, when he got to the hospital, Ellison changed his story, saying...

Chargers' Signing Of LT: Perfect Ending To A Historic Career

During his eleven NFL seasons, LaDainian Tomlinson was one of the most beloved figures in the league. On Monday, the San Diego Chargers repaid the former face of their franchise by letting him retire as a Charger after signing him to a ceremonial one-day contract. It was a sentimental move for a man who was once arguably the most dominant running back in the game playing on one of...

San Diego Chargers sign LaDainian Tomlinson who will retire from football 

LaDainian Tomlinson has announced he will sign a one-day contract with the San Diego Chargers so he can retire from the game of football where his career began. The Chargers drafted Tomlinson out of TCU in the first round back in 2001. LT found instant success in the NFL and will retire as the league's fifth all-time leading rusher.    The 2006 NFL MVP has spent the...

San Diego Chargers: NFL Great LaDainian Tomlinson Will Bolt To Canton

The last time that running back LaDainian Tomlinson held his No. 21 Chargers jersey in his hand, the prize ball carrier was filled with mixed emotions of gratefulness and anger. Gratefulness because of the opportunities given by the San Diego Chargers to perform on a high level in the NFL and anger due to not being able to finish his football playing in San Diego. Tomlinson retired...

Ex NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to drug treatment

GREAT FALLS, MT - APRIL 02: In this handout image provided by the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is seen in a police booking photo April 2, 2012 in Great Falls, Montana. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf will spend up to spend 15 months in Montana, locked down in a secure drug treatment facility...

Chargers cut tackle Taylor Dever

The San Diego Chargers cut offensive tackle Taylor Dever. They did so with a left squad designation, according to a league source.

LT Retires: What is his legacy and his rare breed?

As he strode to the podium to give his speech in front of San Diego crowd I couldn’t help but think about how LaDanian Tomlinson will be remembered. Of course we know about the 2006 Most Valuable Player award he won. That season all he did was rack up an NFL-record 28 rushing touchdowns that season; as well as an NFL-record for single-season touchdowns at 31. We know about his...

Ladainian Tomlinson retires as a Charger

  Ladainian Tomlinson signed with the San Diego Chargers on Monday then immediately retired.  It was a fitting end to a career that ended too soon. LT spent his first nine seasons in the NFL with the team that drafted him, the San Diego Chargers.  In that time Tomlinson ran for 12,490 yards, rushed for [...]

Chargers' great Tomlinson announces retirement

LaDainian Tomlinson announced his retirement Monday in San Diego, and there was no debate about his place in Chargers' history. "Few players, if any, have meant more to this franchise than LT. He was the heart and soul of this team through one of the most successful decades in our history," said team president Dean Spanos. "I couldn't wait to watch him play...
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