TGS Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Chargers

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Los Angeles Chargers. 2016 record: 5-11 — 4th place, AFC West What’s new? They’re no longer the San Diego Chargers. Projected salary cap space: $20 million — Only seven teams have...
Via This Given Sunday
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bradley keen on LA Chargers' future as team moves north

CARSON, Calif. (AP) After the Jacksonville Jaguars fired Gus Bradley in December, he decided to focus on his family. Bradley told his wife and four children he would run out the last year of his head coaching contract with school events and family time in North Florida, giving his support back to his biggest fans. ''But that didn't go over so well with them,'' Bradley said, laughing...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Internal Unrestricted Free Agents the Chargers Won't Re-Sign

Jamie Hoyle offers up three Chargers’ free agents that he does not expect the team to retain. We all know the Chargers have some serious work to do before they can consider themselves ready for the NFL free agency period, which begins at trim some fat by making a handful of salary cap cuts, as well as four internal free agents I expect the team to re-sign. Now it’s time to take...
Via Bolts From The Blue
15 hours ago

Malik Mcdowell: the Best Option for the Chargers at 7

Kyle Posey breaks down the likely best pick for the Chargers #7 overall. In the draft, you’re looking for talent. You’re looking for difference makers. In the top 10, you take players that can win in ways that only a handful at the next level can. With defensive lineman, you can tell within a few plays if he is a player or not within 5-10 plays. With Malik McDowell, on the 4th...
Via Bolts From The Blue
18 hours ago

Philip Rivers: ‘I will always be playing for San Diego’

The Chargers may be moving to Los Angeles, but quarterback Philip Rivers’s affections still lie with San Diego, too.Rivers gave an emotional speech Tuesday night at the San Diego Hall of Champions dinner, telling the assembled faithful that no matter what, he’ll still have the city in his heart.“It really was special over the last decade,” Rivers told the audience, via ESPN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which free agents should Chargers target? RB edition

With NFL free agency on the horizon (March 9), we take a look at free agents to upgrade the Los Angeles Chargers. Running backs, you’re on the clock. (Note: Free agents are realistically chosen based off what Chargers are missing and need) Notable free-agent running backs: Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount, Latavius Murray, Eddie Lacy, Darren […] Which free agents should Chargers...
Via Bolt Beat
1 day ago

Los Angeles Chargers: Four under-the-radar free agents team should consider

The NFL free-agent market will be open for business in just over two weeks. How will the Los Angeles Chargers choose to navigate it this year? Last season, general manager Tom Telesco scored big on the open market by snagging cornerback Casey Hayward. Other signings such as Travis Benjamin and Orlando Franklin (who was brought […] Los Angeles Chargers: Four under-the-radar free...
Via Bolt Beat
1 day ago

Los Angeles Chargers: Should the Bolts slap the franchise tag on Melvin Ingram?

In a matter of weeks, 31 other teams around the league will have the power to negotiate with and potentially sign Melvin Ingram away from the Los Angeles Chargers. Ingram is easily the biggest name the Chargers will have to decide on within their own organization this offseason, and he’s not going to come cheap. […] Los Angeles Chargers: Should the Bolts slap the franchise tag...
Via Bolt Beat
2 days ago

Chargers tackle arrested for violating order of protection

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap is free on $1,000 bond after being arrested inside his girlfriend's home for violating an order of protection. Dunlap was released Friday and is scheduled for a court appearance March 7. Nashville police found Dunlap inside the home of his girlfriend Thursday night. They confirmed she had an order of protection...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers tickets in LA will be double the price they were in San Diego last year

It’s rough to be a Chargers fan right now. First off, those in San Diego had to watch the team move to big, bad Los Angeles. To make matters worse, folks who still want to see the Chargers in person for the 2017 season are going to have to pay a pretty penny. With the team playing in only a 30,000-seat stadium — Stubhub Center — during the 2017 season, tickets are expected...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Lynn says Melvin Gordon ‘not there yet’ despite breakout season

Melvin Gordon had a breakout season in 2016 and appeared at times to be the best running back in the NFL, but new San Diego Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is confident the former Wisconsin star can be even better.While speaking to reporters this week, Lynn vowed to get more out of Gordon in 2017.“I’ve watched some tape on him,” the first-year head coach said, per Eric D....
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn warns about L.A. market

The Los Angeles Chargers will be conducting a lot of firsts this year. They will be going through their first OTAs in Los Angeles since relocating from San Diego. After that, the Chargers will take part in their first training camp in their new city. And ultimately, they will play their first game at the smallish StubHub Center in Carson.It’s going to be a learning experience for...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chargers are raising season ticket prices for first year back in LA

The Los Angeles Chargers revealed what fans of the recently relocated team will have to pay for season-ticket prices, and it’s actually more than what the team charged its fans during its final season in San Diego last year.Chargers fans hoping for some of the best seats at StubHub Center, which will hold approximately 30,000 people, will have to pay $375 per game for season tickets...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Chargers ticket prices for 2017 will blow your mind

Los Angeles Chargers games won’t be cheap in 2017. In fact, Chargers ticket prices, on average, will dwarf 2016’s most expensive team. This makes sense from only one perspective. Los Angeles will be playing its home games in by far the league’s smallest venue. Naturally, tickets have to be more expensive than league average.But $60 more than the most expensive team?This is...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers announce season ticket prices for return to LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Chargers have announced season ticket prices for their return to Los Angeles, where they will play the next two years at 30,000-seat StubHub Center in Carson. The team said Tuesday that prices for season tickets range from $70 to $375 per game depending on seating locations. Season tickets to all home games range from $700 to $3,750. Next season's NFL schedule...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Developer contacts NFL about privately funding stadium in San Diego

After years of battles to get the city of San Diego to help pay for a new stadium, the now Los Angeles Chargers abandoned hope. Less than two months later, there is another potential solution that could bring the NFL back to the Southern Californian city.As reported by Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Doug Manchester has approached the NFL about privately funding a new...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns announce cuts to ticket prices next season

The Cleveland Browns organization has announced a reduction in tickets prices next season in several sections at FirstEnergy Stadium.All told, ticket prices will see a 40 percent price-cut heading into next season, per a release from Browns team spokesman Peter John-Baptiste.“We are incredibly grateful for the passion and support we receive from our fans and felt it was appropriate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres to offer team store credit in exchange for Chargers gear

Since most fans in San Diego can’t stand the sight of their Chargers gear after the team decided to move to Los Angeles, the Padres, the city’s last major professional sports team left, are offering something in return for that gear.At the “Celebrate San Diego Rally” on Feb. 11 at Petco Park, the Padres will offer $25 credit to the team store in exchange for Chargers gear...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon thinks fans in San Diego will keep supporting Chargers

Melvin Gordon isn’t ready to let go of his fans in San Diego.The Chargers are packing their bags and moving to Los Angeles, leaving supporters in San Diego behind. Gordon, though, thinks a long-distance relationship can work, according to’s James Walker:“I don’t think we’re going to lose everyone in San Diego,” Gordon told ESPN Friday. “I really don’t think...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers players may be showing fake enthusiasm for playing in LA

The Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, which sounds pretty nice. Are the players excited about leaving San Diego for Los Angeles? Well…maybe? Chargers offensive guard Matt Slauson thinks there is a segment of the team that is far from thrilled about leaving San Diego, and he described the situation like being caught in the middle and not having much of a choice. “As players...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL owners, executives upset at Chargers’ move to Los Angeles

It turns out that the San Diego Chargers’ decision to move to Los Angeles is unpopular pretty much everywhere else as well.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL owners and league executives alike are unhappy with the team’s move, with the league office said to be “besides itself,” with the move having been “bungled so bad” that there is a hope that the Chargers may...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Anthony Lynn: Melvin Gordon’s game ‘growing like a weed’

Count new head coach Anthony Lynn as a big fan of Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. Lynn said he’s excited to help Gordon reach new heights after he broke out with 12 total touchdowns during his second NFL season. “He’s very dynamic,” Lynn said, according to Eric Williams of ESPN. “He’s a hard-working young man. He took his game to another level, and...
Via The Sports Daily
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

LaDainian Tomlinson offers San Diego fans a 'silver lining' to Chargers moving to L.A.

LaDainian Tomlinson knows fans in San Diego feel hurt and betrayed over the Chargers moving to LA and are burning jerseys — possibly even his.The Chargers great acknowledges that the move was "hurtful", but says owner Dean Spanos "wants what's best for the Chargers" and offers this "silver lining" to fans in San Diego."You still have the opportunity to support your team. You know...
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2017

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