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Q&A interview with undefeated Tony Harrison; faces Willie Nelsen on July 11 PBC on ESPN card

Undefeated rTony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) is set for his Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN showdown against Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs) taking place Saturday, July 11 from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa and will look to make an impression in his first PBC start. Harrison’s fight will mark the very first PBC on ESPN bout and will precede the evening’s main event featuring undefeated...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After Gronk Who Is The Number 2 Tight End In Fantasy Football?

We are just a few days away from the start of July and about two weeks away from the launch of our Draft Kit and Cheatsheets (July 15th). As we do every Tuesday we are ready to introduce a new Topic of Debate. This week we are looking at the Tight End position. Somewhat of the red-headed step child when it comes to Fantasy Footballer’s favorite position. Tight ends are a bit of...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AFC tops NFC in Celebrity Family Feud showdown

Ten NFL players, five from the AFC and five from the NFC, went head-to-head on Celebrity Family Feud on Sunday evening. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs posted a group photo of all the contestants to Twitter before the showdown took place.The AFC team featured Suggs, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, New York Jets center Nick Mangold, San Diego Chargers tight...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the biggest busts this fantasy football season?

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had that one first round pick total crap the bed for you and derail your whole season. Recently for me, it was Ray Rice in 2013. God he sucked that season. Having zero running back depth behind Rice meant I had no chance to compete for fantasy football glory. The 2013 Peyton Manning rotted away on my crappy team. Making sure you hit on your...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Chargers named to NFL.com's All-AFC West team

San Diego's offensive line might be getting too much flak these days.After all, both Chargers tackles were talented enough to land on NFL.com's All-AFC West team. Both King Dunlap and DJ Fluker are divisional all-stars, according to NFL Media's Dave Damashek. So are four other Chargers, including tight end Antonio Gates, cornerback Brandon Flowers, safety Eric Weddle, and, surprisingly...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers 2015 Preview: Post Draft Offseason Wrap

At the close of the 2014 NFL Season, we provided a review of each team with an eye toward the 2015 campaign. While still relevant it has become clear through free agency, and the 2015 NFL Draft that rosters are taking a different shape heading into the season. Much more will change through the summer, into training camp, and finally Week 1 but with the draft now in the rearview we...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Position Review: Tight Ends

Will time and the physical NFL grind finally catch up with perennial Chargers’ workhorse Antonio Gates this season?His track record says no, but in any case, here are the presumed top three tight ends expected to suit up for the San Diego Chargers in 2015.Antonio Gates – 13 Years ProThe motivated Gates has some serious milestones in his sights this season. He needs only one more...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham says basketball players make the best tight ends

There has been a long history in the NFL of great tight ends playing college basketball at an elite level before switching to football permanently. Some of the great tight ends who played college basketball include Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, and Jimmy Graham.Graham played four years of basketball at the University of Miami and only one year of football. Graham was on John Clayton’s...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates has a career in boxing promotion after football

When he hangs up the cleats after a 13-year career, Antonio Gates could head to the boxing world.The Chargers' legend won't put the gloves on himself. But he grew up in boxing-centric Detroit as the grandson of a former prizefighter, and in the offseason, he's been trying his hand at boxing promotion.“I grew up in a boxing world," Gates said. "It was always a passion of mine,”...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

An early look at the San Diego Chargers offense

Last season the San Diego Chargers ended the year at 9-7, missing the playoffs after a frustrating week 17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. While the Chargers ended the season with many of their key players on injured reserve, it was clear how one dimensional the Chargers offense really was. If it wasn’t for Philip Rivers, the Chargers would have sunk to the bottom of the AFC West...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A future of uncertainty for the San Diego Chargers

The future of the San Diego Chargers has more questions then answers right now as the state of the franchise is wrapped in uncertainty. So much question, apprehension and doubt surrounds the team as they ready and prepare for the upcoming season. This offseason has been a period filled with stadium bureaucracy, hints of L.A. expansion and turnover of team ownership. Worst of all...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates lands at No. 52 overall on 'Top 100 Players of 2015'

Antonio Gates' professional football-playing peers still think he's a force to be reckoned with in today's NFL.The aging Chargers tight end landed at No. 52 overall on NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2015." He's the second Bolt on the list so far -- safety Eric Weddle was voted to the No. 86th spot by fellow NFLers."People forget about it because he's been doing it so long," 49ers...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Indianapolis Colts have 15 new faces headed for minicamp

The 2015 NFL Draft was officially over on Saturday, but the Indianapolis Colts have moved on to the list of free-agents who weren’t taken in the draft. It’s been reported that the Colts have chosen to add 15 undrafted free agents per colts.com. The @Colts have agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents pic.twitter.com/oVaarS2jwm — Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) May 4, 2015...
Via cover32
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Kennard Backman, TE, UAB, 213

Analysis (Mike Wendlandt)- Backman is a prototypical H-back. Catches the ball well, especially in traffic. Listed at 6’3” and 258 lbs, Backman is a receiver first. He was dependable and durable at UAB, playing consistently all four years. Solid after the catch, he likes to lower his shoulder and push the pile. He struggles as a route runner at times, and is not the cleanest...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers draft LB Denzel Perryman with No. 48 pick

The San Diego Chargers selected Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman with the No. 48 pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Perryman was selected third-team All-American, first-team All-ACC and Butkus Award (nation’s top linebacker) finalist in 2014.  He led Miami with 110 tackles. PRO DAY RESULTS 40-yard dash: 4.7 seconds Vertical jump: 33 inches Bench press: 30 reps of 225 pounds...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers think Melvin Gordon fits their offense ‘perfectly’

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers swapped their 2015 first round pick with San Francisco and sent their 2015 fourth round and 2016 fifth round selections to the 49ers to select running back Melvin Gordon with the 15th pick of the first round in the 2015 NFL Draft. “I was waiting,” Gordon said, per Chargers.com.  “I had a feeling (the Chargers) would...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers trade up to No. 15 for RB Melvin Gordon

Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers selected Melvin Gordon with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was obviously their guy, and they made a deal to trade up to the 15th pick from the 17th pick in order to snag him. Gordon is a huge pickup for the Chargers and is going to be a huge step in the right direction for the Chargers’ offense. Philip Rivers...
Via Sports-Glory
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the Chargers Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Antonio Gates, Donald Butler and the Chargers...
Via TopSportsReport
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers Know How to Build Outside the Draft

When the 2015 NFL Draft begins this Thursday, April 30 in Chicago, Ill., the Chargers will have done their homework and will be ready to pick.Not long after the last selection is made, we will also see how that scouting homework spills into the acquisition of some key role players not chosen in the draft. More than most NFL clubs, the Chargers have a knack for supplementing their...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders offensive undrafted free agent targets

Over the past decade plus, Antonio Gates makes his living demolishing the Raiders. (96 receptions for 1273 yards and 12 TD). When he gets the call from Canton, he needs to thank the Raiders’ defense. Gates didn’t play college football. Yet, he was one of those low-risks, high reward undrafted free agents. Here’s a few on the offensive side of the ball. Cody Fajardo QB, Nevada...
Via cover32
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Weddle skips Chargers workouts: I feel highly disrespected

Stan Liu-USA TODAY SportsSan Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle, unhappy that the team is unwilling to engage in contract extension talks, skipped the first voluntary workout of the offseason. “I feel highly, highly disrespected,” Weddle said in an interview with San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Kevin Acee. “… It is what it is, but there is no reason for me to put out any...
Via Sports-Glory
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates backtracks on comments about playing less in 2015

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates will be the first to tell you that he didn’t have the season he expected to have. Gates dealt with a lot injuries this past season, but raised some eyebrows with some comments he made. Gates told Sports Illustrated that he played more than he expected and  only wants to play in certain situations. After listening to the media and fans respond...
Via No Guts, No Glory
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates Does Not Want to Play Less

Last week some comments made the rounds online about how San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates did not want to play as much next season as he did during the last. The Chargers did try to monitor his playing time, but with injuries to other guys that was easier said than done. According to Pro Football Focus he played in 72.3 percent of the Chargers offensive plays last season...
Via FatManWriting
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates Clarifies Comments Regarding Playing Time

What would the world be like without rumors and misunderstandings?While promoting boxing in his hometown of Detroit, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates told The MMBQ's Emily Kaplan that he played a “bit more than they expected me to play last season,” and that he'd like to contribute on certain situations.Well now we have heard the other side of that interesting article, according...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Te Antonio Gates Doesn't Want to Play So Much Net Season

Antonio Gates is a great player. He will go down as one of the best tight ends in the game and will be inducted in to the Hall of Fame more than likely as soon as he is eligible--but he needs to retire. Yes, he is still productive after 12 seasons and had a great year last year. Yes, he is still capable of producing at a high level and with Phillip Rivers throwing him the ball he...
Via FatManWriting
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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