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The San Diego Chargers need Eric Weddle

San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle is not expected to attend this year’s OTA’s. Weddle is a veteran player who has been with the team for eight years, so he understands how to properly prepare for a season. Furthermore this is his third year under head coach Mike McCoy and fourth year under defensive coordinator John Pagano, so he is familiar with the schemes and coaching...
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Orlando Franklin: “Philip Rivers is Definitely More Approachable Than Peyton”

In a move that may have helped realign the power structure in the AFC West, former Denver Broncos guard Orlando Franklin joined the division-rival San Diego Chargers as a free agent back in March. Not only did San Diego add one of the best guards in the NFL, it stole him away from the defending division champs. In an interesting interview with Pro Football Talk’s Paul Burmeister...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego Chargers and the city start negotiations for a new stadium

The San Diego Chargers may not be going anywhere after all. This is very encouraging. Chargers to start negotiations for new stadium in San Diego — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 28, 2015 From Sports Illustrated: The San Diego Chargers, representatives from city hall and San Diego County will start negotiations on financial...
Via cover32
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Chargers to begin negotiations for new stadium in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- A spokesman for Mayor Kevin Faulconer says city and county officials will sit down with executives from the Chargers on Tuesday to begin negotiations for a new stadium. The Chargers are threating to leave for the Los Angeles area if they don't get a new stadium deal. An advisory group appointed by Faulconer last week released a financing plan that it says will be a starting...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers post unintentionally hilarious vine of fubmling drill at OTAs

The San Diego Chargers social media staff is one of the best in the business. They post great vines like this one of Philip Rivers’ first ever handoff to Melvin Gordon. Today, though, they posted this. Back to work. — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) May 27, 2015 Wait, whaaat? AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: From 1-32 based on chances of making the Hall...
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San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers most committal to team he’s been in awhile

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has had a rocky offseason. Fair or not, rumors have been swirling for months Rivers wants out of San Diego — all fueled by Rivers’ unwillingness to sign an extension with the Chargers. On Tuesday Rivers, for the first time, sounded like a man who actually may play more than just 2015 in San Diego. Philip Rivers: It would be awesome to stay...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: San Diego, Chargers set date for potential last-ditch meeting

If the city of San Diego is going to convince the Chargers to stay put and not move to Los Angeles, it reportedly has about a week left to build its case. According to multiple reports citing team sources, the club and San Diego officials will begin face-to-face discussions over a new stadium in the city next Tuesday, June 2. It will be the first time the sides have met in person...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers Likes What He Sees From Rookie RB Melvin Gordon

For some teams, Tuesday represented the first day of OTAs. It’s a chance for new players to mesh with holdovers in order to form a relationship heading into the summer months. This was the case with the San Diego Chargers and rookie first-round pick Melvin Gordon, who is expected to play a vital role in the team’s offense in 2015. Of course, Gordon was the center of attention...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the San Diego Chargers starters for 2015

With the NFL Draft now over, free agency in a lull, and players readying for OTA’s, the 90 man roster of each NFL team is close to set for the start of training camp.  While training camp is still a month away and players are starting to get back into the swing of off-season workouts, here is an early projection for the starters of the San Diego Chargers heading into week 1 of...
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WATCH: Phillip Rivers to Stevie Johnson Has to Look Good to San Diego Chargers Fans

Stevie Johnson has something in San Diego that he has not had ever in his career--a truly good passing quarterback and an offense that likes to throw the ball. Phillip Rivers has something in Stevie Johnson that should encourage him to want to stick around with the Chargers beyond next season--another quality target to throw the ball to.Will it work? Will he want to stay? If he and...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers’ Melvin Ingram Drops 20 Pounds, Feels Like a “Different Melvin”

San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram, the team’s first-round pick back in 2012, has only played in 13 games over the past two seasons. Making sure that he is in tip-top shape approaching the 2015 season, Ingram decided to lose some weight. Now 20 pounds lighter after spending part of the offseason working out in Miami, Ingram had this to say about his current body...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers’ Eric Weddle to skip more voluntary OTAs

Eric Weddle has been an absolute stud in the defensive backfield of the San Diego Chargers for about seven years now. He’s never missed more than three games in a season since 2007. And that’s why the Bolts’ all-pro safety is unhappy his contract hasn’t yet been tended to. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport broke the news yesterday via his Twitter account that Weddle still wants...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Weddle not expected to attend OTA’s this week

San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle has been one of the top players at his position for the past few season. Weddle, who is 30 years old will be entering the final year of his contract this season and wants a new deal. The three-time Pro Bowler made this clear once the season was over, but the Chargers have been dragging their feet on his extension. Now with the Chargers OTA...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers S Eric Weddle To Skip OTAs, Looking For Contract Extension

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chargers S Eric Weddle will not be in attendance for the start of Organized Team Activities. Rapoport adds that Weddle is looking for a long-term contract extension from the Chargers. Weddle previously made it clear that he had no intention of showing up for offseason workouts until they’ve discussed a new ... The post Chargers S Eric Weddle...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Way-too-early Bold Predictions for 2015 Chargers

The San Diego Chargers are primed to bounce back after just missing the playoffs last year. With the 2015 season creeping up behind us, let's take a look at three bold, but possible, predictions for the Chargers.SPOILER ALERT: Below are actual facts. If you don't want to be spoiled, please stop reading.1. Melvin Gordon will run for 1,000+ yards, make the Pro Bowl, and win Offensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Changing Numbers; Going to Wear No. 25 After All

NFL Players often like to wear the same number they wore in college. For some it's been the same number since high school (or longer). If someone on the team happens to already have the number they are out of luck. They either have to strike a deal with the veteran or just choose another number.Melvin Gordon appeared to cool with picking another number and went ahead and choose No...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Melvin Gordon, LenDale White And Chris Johnson Are Hanging Out Today

Melvin Gordon knows a thing or two about playing running back, and the Wisconsin alum and San Diego Chargers’ first-round pick seems to be spending time this Memorial Day Weekend with two other guys who do as well.  Gordon posted this photo on his Instagram a short time ago. In it, he’s with former Tennessee Titan runners LenDale White and Chris Johnson. It looks like the trio...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers sign OT Joe Barksdale

Barksdale was shockingly still available this late in free agency. Barksdale was a 3rd round pick of the Raiders in 2011, but he barely played in his first 2 seasons in the league, playing 282 snaps in 2011-2012 combined. He became a starter in 2013 with the Rams, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 25th ranked offensive tackle in 13 starts. He couldn’t quite match that in 2014...
Via The Football Fan Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Bolster Offensive Line, Land Top Free Agent

The San Diego Chargers landed arguably the top remaining free agent and bolstered their offensive line on Tuesday, signing OT Joseph Barksdale to a one-year contract. The #Chargers will sign OT Joseph Barksdale to a 1-year deal, source said. Base minimum, $350K to sign, $1M more available in incentives. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 19, 2015   That’s exceptional value...
Via Gridiron Grit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney Harrison: Patriots brought Deflategate on

Rodney Harrison has used his status as an NFL analyst to defend his former team on several occasions in the past, but he didn’t exactly fight for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s reputation while discussing Deflategate. During an appearance on NBC Sports Radio’s “Going Deep” with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman on Friday, Harrison...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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