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MIKE SCIFRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chargers fire special teams coach Spencer

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have fired special teams coordinator Kevin Spencer with five games left in a miserable season. Spencer was fired Wednesday, three days after Jacksonville used an 11-man rush to block a punt by Mike Scifres with 1:30 to go, leading to a touchdown that pulled the Jaguars to 31-25. San Diego (3-8) held on to end its six-game losing streak. The...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers sign Jeff Baca, place Mike Scifres on IR

The season of longtime Chargers punter Mike Scifres is over. Injured in a December 7 loss to the Patriots, the Chargers had held off on placing Scifres on season ending injured reserve in hopes that he would be able to return for the post season. That will not happen now. Mat McBriar was signed to fill in for Scifres who suffered a broken clavicle. The Chargers can clinch a playoff...
Via Tireball.com
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers sign McBriar to replace injured Scifres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers have signed Australian-born punter Mat McBriar to replace the injured Mike Scifres. Scifres broke his left collarbone Sunday night in a 23-14 loss to New England when Brandon Bolden crashed into him after blocking a punt in the second quarter. The 35-year-old McBriar previously spent time with Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers looking for punter after Scifres injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chargers are in the market for a punter after Mike Scifres broke his left clavicle in a 23-14 loss to New England. Scifres was hurt when Brandon Bolden blocked a second-quarter punt Sunday and then crashed into the punter. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Scifres is a candidate for injured reserve with three games remaining. ''We'll see where the week goes,'' McCoy...
Via Associated Press
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Block Mike Scifres Punt, Scifres Breaks Collarbone

The New England Patriots got in on a San Diego Chargers punt and punter Mike Scifres took the major brunt of the collision. Scifres landed pretty awkwardly and it turns out that he actually broke his clavicle. Football is a rough sport. Scifres leaving on a cart with his arm bound around his chest, gives […] The post Patriots Block Mike Scifres Punt, Scifres Breaks Collarbone appeared...
Via Diehardsport
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Punter Mike Scifres Likely Done for the Season After Getting Hurt Sunday Night

The San Diego Chargers discovered something Sunday night that they never wanted to actually find out--place kicker Nick Novak can punt. If need be he was the team's emergency punter, but since punters and kickers are seldom injured during games they never figured they would need to actually find out.However, when Mike Scifres was taken off the field with his arm and shoulder wrapped...
Via FatManWriting
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Punter Mike Scifres Destroyed, Injured By Patriots Hit

Chargers punter Mike Scifres was destroyed by a big hit from the Patriots' Brandon Bolden.
Via Gamedayr
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers P Mike Scifres Could Be Out For The Year With “Serious” Shoulder Injury

Jason La Canfora reports that the initial evaluations on Chargers P Mike Scifres indicate that he has a “serious” shoulder injury. According to La Canfora, the concern is that Scifries may have fractured his clavicle. La Canfora adds that Scifres will undergo further testing in the coming days, but this could threaten the remainder of his 2014 season. Scifres took a hard...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers punter Scifres carted off field

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers punter Mike Scifres was carted off the field in the second quarter Sunday night with his left arm immobilized after being hit on a punt. The Chargers said Scifres sustained a shoulder injury against the Patriots. New England special teams player Brandon Bolden blocked Scifres' kick deep in Chargers territory and crashed into the punter as he was following...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers LB Manti Te'o out with a concussion

San Diego linebacker Manti Te'o suffered a concussion late in the first half and won't return to Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos. Punter Mike Scifres was also shaken up late in the first half. He has a back injury and his return is questionable. Te'o was hurt trying to tackle running back Knowshon Moreno near the goal line. The rookie linebacker...
Via Associated Press
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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