CHARGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tomlinson puts more pressure on Bosa

When last we heard from former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, he was calling out defensive end Joey Bosa for holding out while ignoring that Tomlinson himself once held out. Tomlinson is now doing it again. “Any football player who wants to be great, it doesn’t matter about the money,” Tomlinson told the Mark and…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 hour ago

Poll shows Chargers' stadium proposal has only 25 percent support

The Chargers will be in San Diego for the 2016 season in the hopes of getting a new, publicly funded downtown stadium. But it looks like the public is not willing to pay the bill on this one.According to a YouGov poll requested by USA Today, only a quarter of San Diego adults strongly or somewhat support the new, taxpayer-funded stadium proposal, which would cost $1.8 billion.The...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

San Diego Chargers: Preseason Takeaways

We’re about two weeks away until the start of the NFL regular season, and with two preseason games already in the books, teams are gradually figuring out what their strengths and weaknesses are. The San Diego Chargers followed up their 27-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 with an impressive 19-3 win against the Arizona Cardinals, and there’s certainly a lot to takeaway...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joey Bosa’s mom needs to STFU

Joey Bosa’s mom opened her mouth again about the Chargers. This time she called the petty and terrible. I really want this situation to end. I would really want Joey Bosa to sign his contract and get him into camp to play some football. The whole contract situation is dumb and petty! It needs to end! […] Joey Bosa’s mom needs to STFU - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A San Diego Chargers...
Via Bolt Beat
4 hours ago

How are the Chargers position battles shaping up?

The Chargers third preseason game is righ around the corner and there isn’t a lot of time left to impress the coaches. Which players seem to be winning their respective battles as preaseason comes to a close? The preseason is halfway over, and the training camp battles have begun to take shape. Some battles seem to be settled, while others are still up for grabs. The Chargers...
Via Bolts From The Blue
7 hours ago

Bosa Watch: Assessing CAA's Response to the Chargers Statement

After the Chargers released their statement, it was only a matter of time before CAA responded in kind. The Chargers released their "best offer" an 85 percent cash payout signing bonus in 2016. A significant increase from the 57 percent cash payout offer previously reported. After the Chargers released this PR statement, Bosa’s camp responded with a statement of their own. This...
Via Bolts From The Blue
7 hours ago

TGS 2016 Preview: San Diego Chargers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the San Diego Chargers. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite solid numbers again from veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, they rank 26th in the NFL in terms of points per game and win just four games, missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. Why...
Via This Given Sunday
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Super Serious San Diego Chargers Power Rankings

A serious list of Good and Bad Chargers These are my weekly Chargers Power Rankings. They should be taken very seriously. Here are some good Chargers (from best to less best): Philip Rivers. 125/1 odds to win league MVP this year. Hmm ... Keenan Allen. Brutally underrated outside of San Diego. And better than the 15th-best overall wide receiver, where he is currently being...
Via Bolts From The Blue
9 hours ago

San Diego Chargers need Joey Bosa to bolster defensive line

It has been almost 25 years since an NFL player sat out their entire rookie season and re-entered the draft.  With each passing week, the thought of defensive end Joey Bosa sitting out his entire rookie year looks more and more likely. On Wednesday, the San Diego Chargers released a statement regarding their holdout with the third overall pick in this year’s draft. Statement...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Chargers DL Damion Square suspended 4 games

The San Diego Chargers were going into the 2016 season hoping they could fix their run defense, but they might not have enough players to even play on the defensive line. It’s been a busy day for San Diego Union-Tribune’s Michael Gehlken, who reported on Wednesday that first-round pick Joey Bosa rejected the Chargers’ best offer. […] Chargers DL Damion Square suspended 4...
Via Bolt Beat
1 day ago

Chargers Release Statement After Joey Bosa Refuses Top Offer

The holdout between Joey Bosa, the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft, and the San Diego Chargers continues. San Diego vowed that they will reduce the offer to the Ohio State DE. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 24, 2016  “An initial signing bonus payment that is larger than any...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers issue damning statement on first round pick Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, is still the only draft pick yet to be signed, and after the Chargers issued a statement today detailing the failing contract negotiations between the two parties. It doesn’t look like he’ll be wearing Charger colors anytime soon. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers escalate the Joey Bosa feud on Twitter, pull contract offer

The contract dispute between Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers doesn't appear to have an amicable end in sight.After it was recently reported that the two sides had resumed talks, the team released a statement on Wednesday detailing its latest offer, while making it clear that it no longer expects Bosa to be able to contribute in all 16 regular season games -- which will be reflected...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team. The Chargers' statement Wednesday said they believe ''Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers release statement on Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers took an especially odd situation and made it a tad more questionable on Wednesday. In response to a report that contract talks are going nowhere between the Chargers and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa, the team released this statement. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x — San Diego Chargers (...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joey Bosa rejects San Diego Chargers best offer

The San Diego Chargers sent in their best contract offer to Joey Bosa and it was rejected. We were expecting a little bit of news on Joey Bosa coming soon, but this is some news that we didn’t want to hear. This is just crap! Joey Bosa just rejected the San Diego Chargers best contract […] Joey Bosa rejects San Diego Chargers best offer - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A San Diego Chargers...
Via Bolt Beat
1 day ago

With Chargers draft pick Bosa absent, others taking up slack

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chargers broke camp but they haven't broken their stalemate with defensive end Joey Bosa. The No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft remained unsigned as the team started preparing Monday for this week's preseason game at the Minnesota Vikings. There was chatter last week of movement between the two parties. But Bosa, the only player from the draft not to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former No. 2 overall pick Ryan Leaf to talk about addiction in the NFL

Long removed from being the toast of Pullman and a player many considered the next great NFL quarterback, Ryan Leaf has seen his life come full circle. The former No. 2 overall pick of the San Diego Chargers only played three seasons in the league, posting a 4-17 record while throwing 14 touchdowns compared to 36 interceptions in 21 starts. Considered one of the biggest busts in...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers can only blame themselves for Joey Bosa holdout

The NFL’s opening weekend of the 2016 preseason is officially underway and this year’s third overall draft pick is still unsigned as the ongoing saga between Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers has now dragged into mid-August. Both sides refusing to budge over bonus money that the San Diego ownership is required to pay Bosa under the NFL’s rookie salary scale. The issue that...
Via This Given Sunday
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Joey Bosa-San Diego Chargers situation continues to worsen

The Joey Bosa-San Diego Chargers saga has been going on for months now, and it doesn’t appear to be getting any better, according to a new report. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report released a video on Thursday that broke down the situation between the Chargers and their first round pick. Cole continued to echo the sentiment that the dispute is bad and causing quite a bit of damage...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bosa feels Chargers have caused ‘irreparable damage’

Joey Bosa has held out longer than any first-round draft pick since the new collective bargaining agreement went into place, and it appears there is no end in sight in his standoff with the San Diego Chargers. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, negotiations between Bosa and the Chargers have “turned ugly” and the two sides have not spoken in weeks. “Bosa feels there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Bosa Called Out By Antonio Gates, “Be A Man”

Joey Bosa has yet to report to Chargers’ training camp. The former Ohio State star defensive end is holding out, as he, his agent and San Diego’s front office can’t come to terms on a contract. Rule No. 1 in NFL locker rooms is typically, “don’t ever talk about another man’s money,” but Chargers’ veteran tight end Antonio Gates apparently doesn’t care. He’s called...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers WR Stevie Johnson to miss entire 2016 season

The San Diego Chargers learned Wednesday that starting receiver Stevie Johnson will miss the entire 2016 season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Johnson’s surgery to repair a torn meniscus revealed a more damaging injury than previously believed. Once without a clear recovery timeline, Johnson is now expected to miss the full season. Following surgery to repair...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates to Joey Bosa: ‘You’ve got to be a man’

With San Diego Chargers training camp underway, there’s still no sign of Joey Bosa. The third overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft remains in a contract dispute with San Diego. Teammate Antonio Gates has been there before and had some frank words for Bosa, and anyone else in a contract dispute. “My advice to any player that’s going through any kind of contract situation...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers vs. Joey Bosa: How did we get here and how will it be solved?

Joey Bosa may have been the third player selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, but he’s currently the only member of the rookie class yet to sign his contract. Drafted by the San Diego Chargers to help boost a flailing defense, Bosa’s current unsigned status has kept him off the practice field throughout the offseason. Once a 3-4 defensive end at Ohio State, he’s expected to make...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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