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CHARGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chargers Tight Ends: A Tale of Two Legends

More than just a blocker who occasionally catches a pass, the San Diego Chargers have a legacy of turning a tight end into a primary offensive weapon. It all began in 1979 when the Chargers drafted the six-foot-five, 250 pound Kellen Winslow out of Missouri 13th overall. What they got was a large, agile player with good hands who fit perfectly into the Chargers "Air Coryell" offense...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the San Diego Chargers consider a d-lineman in free agency?

In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: This San Diego Chargers fan is so cute you won’t believe your eyes

#Chargers pic.twitter.com/WaJvIPbsiW — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) February 22, 2015 AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that should trade for Adrian Peterson Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the NFL as March rolls in You may also be interested in: Female Friday: This San Diego Chargers fan is so cute you won’t believe your eyes San Diego Chargers remind...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers remind kids to eat their veggies, dig up awesome photos

The San Diego Chargers are just out here being public servants. Kids, Eat your vegetables so you grow up big and strong like King Dunlap. #TBT Love, Mom pic.twitter.com/yDRSkkxLKT — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) February 26, 2015 Yes, that is a real photo of King Dunlap and Eddie Royal. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that should trade for Adrian Peterson Bold...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

The San Diego Chargers have been guilty of getting rid of or negligent in drafting Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks. Just look at their history: they traded the rights to Eli Manning, released Drew Brees and passed on selecting Tom Brady in the NFL Draft. The common thread between all three is the ability to play at their best in big games. How often does a franchise regret their...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Chargers can’t pass up on this offensive lineman in free agency

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Telesco's Initial 2 Years as San Diego Chargers GM

Back in January 2013, the San Diego Chargers fired former GM A.J Smith having failed to reach the playoffs since 2009. There needed to be fresh blood brining in the right talent to San Diego and later that month, in stepped Tom Telesco from the Indianapolis Colts, tasked to bring the Chargers back to their best. So over the past two years how has he done? And what does Telesco need...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers LB Jarret Johnson Retiring From NFL

Chargers LB Jarret Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson. Johnson had said after the 2014 season that retirement was an option for him, so this isn’t a complete shock. “I’m not a spring chicken,” Johnson said back in January, via the Union-Tribune San Diego. “I’m going to go home and evaluate where I’m at. Obviously, what...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Raiders CEO: Relocation is a significant possibility

Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask isn’t only among the most respected football people out there, she’s in the know when it comes to what’s happening around the National Football League. So her recent comments regarding the potential of the Oakland Raiders relocating to Southern California shouldn’t be taken with a grain of salt. I believe that the site of the Oakland...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego mayor, Chargers owner meet to talk stadium plans

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos met on Sunday and afterward announced that a mayor's advisory committee will speed up its work and present a stadium plan to the team within three months that could keep it from moving to the Los Angeles area. The one-hour morning meeting at the Padres' Petco Park came after a surprise announcement...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Guard Chad Rinehart and Johnnie Troutman were awful last season at guard for the Chargers, grading out 73rd and 77th respectively out of 78 eligible. Chris Watt, a 2014 3rd round pick, was decent as a rookie on 496 snaps at both guard and center. He should have a bigger role in 2015 and could easily be a future starter, but they need someone else who can start opposite...
Via The Football Fan Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers re-sign OT King Dunlap

King Dunlap, a 2008 7th round pick, started 6 games in his first 4 seasons combined, but he’s started 39 games (38 at left tackle and 1 at right tackle) over the past 3 seasons, 2012 with the Eagles and 2013 and 2014 with the Chargers. He graded out 37th in 2012, 6th in 2013, and 23rd in 2014. The big 6-9 310 pounder took a while to put it all together, but he’s developed into...
Via The Football Fan Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers lock up LT Dunlap with 4-year deal

The San Diego Chargers avoided a potential free agent departure by re-signing 7-year veteran left tackle King Dunlap to a four-year $28 million deal on Friday, per the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "I am glad to be back with the Chargers organization," Dunlap said in a team press release. "I can't say thank you enough to (team president) Dean Spanos, as well as (general manager...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chargers-Raiders Stadium Hype Video

Even in its infancy, the idea of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders sharing a stadium in Southern California has the football world abuzz. As you already know, the two teams released a joint statement indicating their plans to build a new stadium in the city of Carson should they be unable to work out stadium issues in San Diego and Oakland. Immediately after that announcement...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Poll in San Diego Appears to be Unfriendly to the Chargers

On the heels of the San Diego Chargers setting forth a plan to potentially build a two-team stadium with the Oakland Raiders in Los Angeles, it appears that citizens of that southernmost California city aren’t exactly too happy with the team (h/t U-T San Diego).  The small sample size aside, this has to be alarming to Chargers owner Dean Spanos and company. While it doesn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Left tackle Dunlap signs 4-year deal with Chargers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Left tackle King Dunlap has agreed to a four-year contract to remain with the San Diego Chargers. Dunlap had been eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. The deal was announced Friday. Dunlap was voted the team's lineman of the year in 2014, his second season with the team, after starting all 16 games for the first time in his career.
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers re-sign King Dunlap to four-year deal

While they were busy making headlines for their potential move to Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers also made a move to solidify the team they will put on the field in 2015. On Friday the Chargers agreed to a four-year, $28 million contract with massive left tackle King Dunlap, who was scheduled to become a free agent. Dunlap started all 16 games as Philip Rivers’ blindside...
Via Rumors and Rants
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Up the Ante in New Stadium Standoff

Long term delays in getting a sports franchise a suitable new home can lead to some radical steps. The Chargers and their AFC West rivals the Oakland Raiders took one of those last night when they released a joint media announcement through the web site (chargers.com). It revealed both teams are backing a Carson California community group’s ballot measure for a new 1.7 billion...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders and Chargers propose joint L.A. stadium as backup

Two NFL teams sharing a stadium is nothing new, but two teams from the same division playing in the same digs? The Chargers and Raiders released a joint statement Thursday announcing the pursuit of a new stadium in Carson that will be home to the two AFC West rivals with one caveat. The plan will...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Weddle crushes Warren Sapp over Twitter

Those who have beef with Warren Sapp finally had a good reason to unload on the Hall of Famer this week. Perhaps nobody hammered Sapp as hard as Eric Weddle did, though. Weddle signed a five-year, $40 million contract extension with the Chargers in 2011 that included $19 million guaranteed. Though Weddle is a three-time...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the Colts drafted Ryan Leaf?

It was the greatest question in draft history: take the sure thing in Tennessee’s Peyton Manning, or the unfathomable physical talent in Washington State’s Ryan Leaf? The Colts, picking first, decided not to take any chances and nabbed Manning. I don’t think they have any regrets. The Chargers, meanwhile, desperate to secure either one of the quarterbacks, traded a king...
Via The Sports Post
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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