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
1 day ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Antonio Gates Plans to Play Less in 2015

San Diego Chargers nine-time Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates plans to slow down his pace in 2015. Gates, who is entering into his 13th year with the Chargers, is coming off of a 12-touchdown season where he played a larger role than expected due to injuries to teammates. In an interview with Emily Kaplan of, Gates shared his plan to play less: With injuries and whatnot...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Green Bay Packers Give Kansas State Forward Thomas Gipson a Workout

Ever since the San Diego Chargers turned former Kent State basketball player Antonio Gates in to the best tight end that the NFL has ever seen teams have been keeping a close eye on the nation's basketball talent. The hope is to find another big man that they can turn in to the next great tight end.Green Bay is hoping they might have the next great tight end in former Kansas State...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the San Diego Chargers select RB Todd Gurley?

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers narrowly missed making the NFL playoffs last season, and one of their biggest holes was at the running back position. Philip Rivers put together an impressive season, but he wasn’t able to power the offense by himself and needs a legitimate ground game in order to take the next step with the Chargers’ offense. Free agency...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Now or Never for Ladarius Green

It's a statement that many Chargers fans would have laughed at last offseason, but Ladarius Green's position on the roster should be under watch. In 2013 he showed flashes and was viewed as the one to replace the legendary Antonio Gates at tight end, but last season we witnessed an alarming regression that now puts his future in doubt.Rewinding back to two years ago, you could tell...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Positional Needs the Chargers Could Address in Round One

Runningback View image | With Ryan Mathews out of the picture, this issue becomes more prominent.  It’s hard for me to imagine that the San Diego Chargers would be comfortable heading into 2015 with Danny Woodhead, Branden Oliver, and Donald Brown as the options at runningback, especially when they’ve tried to rebuild their running game. The team could...
Via TopSportsReport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

This photo of San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates in the Sweet 16 is incredible

This Throwback Thursday of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is sweet. #TBT – @Chargers TE and former hooper @AntonioGates85 enjoying Kent State's Sweet 16 upset win over Pitt in 2002. — The MMQB (@theMMQB) March 26, 2015 Gates played two seasons at Kent State and averaged an insane 20.6 points and 7.7 rebounds his senior year. AROUND COVER32...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Chargers serious about acquiring Marcus Mariota?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers, who hold the 17th overall pick in next months NFL Draft, are considered to be interested in selecting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. With the 33-year-old Phillip Rivers contract set to expire after the 2015 season, the Chargers could be looking for a long-term solution at the position. From Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Sign Stevie Johnson

The San Diego Chargers have found a replacement for Eddie Royal. The team signed former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Stevie Johnson to a three-year, $10.5 million contract on Tuesday. It's official. We've agreed to terms with @steviejohnson13! READ: — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) March 17, 2015 Johnson...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers sign Stevie Johnson to 3-year deal

Free-agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson agreed to a three-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday. Johnson was released from the San Francisco 49ers last week.  He visited with the Chargers and Patriots. The 28-year-old Johnson will help to replace receiver Eddie Royal, who left the Chargers this offseason to sign a free-agent contract with the Bears. Johnson caught...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers a likely suitor for WR Michael Crabtree?

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers were only a couple pieces away from making the playoffs last season, and one of them was help at the wide receiver position. They weren’t terrible throughout the 2014 season, but they could have used one more player to help make a difference for Philip Rivers and the offense. According to a report from John Keim, the Chargers...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacoby Jones signs with Chargers

Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones has agree to a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Chargers signing former Ravens WR Jacoby Jones to a two-year deal, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2015   The 30-year-old Jones was cut by the Ravens in February. Jones, 30, dropped five passes as a receiver...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Small School Talent, Big Potential

Every year a player or two emerges from the draft without much fanfare or notoriety.  Players like WR-Victor Cruz (undrafted) QB-Kurt Warner (undrafted), QB-Warren Moon (undrafted) TE-Antonio Gates (undrafted) DT-John Randle (undrafted) RB-Terrell Davis (6th round), TE-Shannon Sharpe (7th round), QB-Tom Brady (6th round). I can go on and on, you get the point.With this in mind,...
Via Football Nation
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rollins An Intriguing Prospect For The Steelers

The NFL landscape is littered with former hoopsters who successfully doubled at both sports, or made the transition from the hardwood to the gridiron. Many are tight ends, featuring household names like retired Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Julius Thomas and Jimmy Graham. On the defensive side, sack artist Julius Peppers once was a force in […] Rollins An Intriguing Prospect For...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Current NFL Stars Who Never Attended the Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine starts next Wednesday in Indianapolis. It’s an event that enables coaches, scouts and general managers to evaluate a huge crop of incoming NFL rookies set to be drafted into the league in April. While the NFL has seen some incredible players through the years who were invited to participate at the prestigious event, it’s worth noting that there are some...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

It Don’t Really Happen That Way At All

Remember when we were 5-1 and playing at home against Kansas City?  Antonio Gates claimed after the season that this was the loss that hurt the most.  Brandon Flowers made sure that he played this game against his former team and it was on this hit on Charles that he knocked himself out for the Denver game that followed.  It’s been a almost a month since the Chargers crapped...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could 2015 Be Ladarius Green's Last Year with Bolts?

After going into the 2014 season with high expectations following a promising sophomore campaign, tight end Ladarius Green fell off the radar.How could this have happened? Wasn't Green supposed to be the heir apparent to future Hall-of-Famer Antonio Gates and all?Six words: Gates is still really, really good.Well that's actually five words, but you get the point. Gates caught 69...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: Ravens Have No Easy Solution To Cover Gronk

It is impossible to prepare for a fully-healthy Rob Gronkowski. It also is impossible to try to figure out how a team might cover the New England Patriots tight end. Gronkowski truly is one of a kind, and the Ravens weren’t forced to cover him in 2013’s regular-season matchup or in the 2012 playoffs. He’s stronger and more physical than New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham...
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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