Telesco playing dangerous game by not adding a cornerback before the draft

There’s a misleading sentiment around the idea of building through the draft. The idea is the best roster management comes from attaining the best players in the draft instead of signing players through free agency. While the draft remains the most efficient way to bring in skilled players on valued contracts — even in his second year Keenan Allen won’t nearly be paid what...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the Minnesota Vikings free agency moves from 1-10!

Week one of free agency is in the books and it has been a whirlwind. The Vikings have been very active in the early stages and may not be done. Time will tell if these moves will make a difference, but here is my top 10 out of what they’ve done so far: 10. Re-signing Charlie Johnson When I first saw that Charlie Johnson would be back, I was baffled. After further review it doesn’t...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

How did the Minnesota Vikings fare in week 1 of NFL free agency?

The first day of free agency is like Christmas morning to fans young and old. It’s a brand new year and anything can happen for your favorite team. There’s no doubt Purple Nation wants to see changes, and many fans may have been left scratching their heads after day one. With rumors flying about Michael Johnson, Alterraun Verner, and other big names; we were all expecting...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Derek Cox

Career Stats: 5 Years in league | 241 Tackles | 13 Interceptions | 39 Pass Breakups | 1 Forced Fumble Cox signed a big free agent deal with the Chargers in the 2013 offseason, but was a huge bust.  He struggled in coverage and had just 38 tackles and 1 interceptions in 11 starts.  He was released by the Chargers after just one year. The Vikings will be bringing in Cox to compete...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Vikings monitoring free-agent market, including DT Melton

Rick Spielman took a moment from his schedule to speak with local reporters following the busy opening days of free agency and described the sweeping changes across the league as a "frenzy." Spielman, the Minnesota Vikings' general manager, played a role in the frenzy, finishing off a first week of free agency by signing a new nose tackle in Linval Joseph and two cornerbacks...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Let's All Agree on a Captain Munnerlyn Nickname

As you've probably seen by now, and as was suspected by THIS VERY BLOG yesterday, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn signed with the Vikings. His contract is a three-year deal worth up to $15 million, and $7 million guaranteed. It's a surprisingly reasonable contract for the Vikings, who you just know are going to run that guy ragged, because the rest of our defensive backfield...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings agree to one-year deals with CB Derek Cox and DT Fred Evans

In a matter of hours, the Minnesota Vikings altered their long-troubled secondary and brought back another piece to their changing defensive line. After Minnesota signed former Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to a three-year contract Thursday afternoon, sources told FOX Sports North that the Vikings have also agreed to terms with free-agent cornerback Derek Cox on...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings Reach Agreement With CB Derek Cox

  Michael Gehlken reports that the Vikings have signed former Chargers CB Derek Cox to a one-year contract.
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free agent primer: The 10 best at each position

Today, the Chargers and Tom Telesco can begin the pursuit of finding those final pieces to the puzzle in San Diego. The Bolts had an incredible run in 2013, but are still a few defensive players away from being a real championship contender. Last year, Telesco could have easily been named executive of the year with his first draft and free agent class. Danny Woodhead, King Dunlap...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A breakdown of San Diego’s roster moves entering free agency

The official unofficial start of free agency starts Saturday and the San Diego Chargers have spent the past week cleaning up their books in preparation. Starting Saturday, NFL teams can start negotiating with any player set to become a free agent, though official deals cannot be announced until Tuesday, March 11. The Chargers have been busy setting up the roster over the past week...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 free agent defensive backs: Recent cuts put these corners in play

In somewhat surprising moves, the Chargers parted ways with two cornerbacks yesterday, Derek Cox and Johnny Patrick. Cox struggled mightily last year — especially considering the pay day he got from San Diego as a free agent — but Tom Telesco had previously said he believed Cox would improve in his second year in the system. Johnny Patrick didn’t have the greatest year in 2013...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bloody Tuesday shows Telesco means business

So far today the Chargers have parted ways with Derek Cox, Le’Ron McClain and now Johnny Patrick. McClain wasn’t a surprise, but Telesco had previously said he believed Cox would do better in his second year in the system. I respect Telesco for moving forward and building this team to win now. As we mentioned this morning, stud corners are available (such as Alterraun Verner...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Also Waive CB Johnny Patrick

The San Diego Chargers announced the release of CB Derek Cox, FB Le’Ron McClain and CB Johnny Patrick on Tuesday. Patrick, 25, was a third-round pick of the Saints back in 2011. He played two years with New Orleans before they elected to cut him loose. Patrick was claimed off waivers by the Chargers last February and would go on to appear in 13 games for them this past season...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers take close to a 4 million dollar hit by releasing cornerback Derek Cox

The San Diego Chargers have told cornerback Derek Cox that he will be released by the organization, according to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune. Cox’s stint in San Diego didn’t last long. He signed a four-year deal last offseason but was replaced in the starting lineup by the middle of the season. His […]The post Chargers take close to a 4 million dollar hit by releasing...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers release Derek Cox Le’Ron McClain

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The San Diego Chargers were busy on Tuesday after they released cornerback Derek Cox and running back Le’Ron McClain. Chargers have released fullback Le'Ron McClain, per source. Move clears $2.5 million in cap space. — Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) March 4, 2014 Chargers have informed...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers Releasing CB Derek Cox

Michael Gehlken reports that the Chargers are releasing CB Derek Cox Tuesday. The post Report: Chargers Releasing CB Derek Cox appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: How will the Chargers overcome cap issues?

In today’s mailbag we look at ways the Chargers could free up some cap space and allow Telesco to go to work once again in free agency. @cover32_SD what will the Chargers do with there lack of cap cash? — Rashad J Pouncey (@lightnbolt619) February 26, 2014 Obviously, the easiest way for any NFL team to resolve their cap issues is to start cutting players that may not be living...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Draft Series Part 2- Defensive Backs

AP Stop the passing game! That might as well be the slogan for every team in the AFC west. Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Alex Smith and even budding talents like Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor are all very capable and dangerous when airing out. Granted, a couple of those might be a little more accurate than the rest. I will let you debate that outside of this article. Nevertheless...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers cap casualities could include big names

As the NFL season officially comes to an end, many fans and teams will begin to focus on the offseason. Usually for fans, this means wondering who each team is going to add in free agency or the draft. While there will be mock drafts and free agent predictions for weeks, some of the most important moves of the offseason could involve subtractions rather than additions. With the season...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Notes: Donald Butler & Derek Cox

Michael Gelhken of the Union-Tribune San Diego takes a look at some of the roster moves the Chargers could consider making before the 2014 league year is officially underway. Donald Butler Gelhken expects the Chargers place a priority on re-signing ILB Donald Butler in the coming weeks. According to Gelhken, is appears “likely” that San Diego will get a deal done with Butler...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s in store for the San Diego Chargers?

While it was another bitter postseason for the Kansas City Chiefs, the surprise team of the postseason was the San Diego Chargers. After barely sneaking into the playoffs as the final wild card team, San Diego pulled off a first round road victory against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chargers then traveled to Denver last weekend and fell just short of upsetting the Broncos. With the...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reasons to trust defensive coordinator, John Pagano

During a surprisingly successful season for the San Diego Chargers, one of the things that did not go well was the overall play of the defense. The Chargers ranked 23rd in the league in yards allowed this season, but only 11th in points allowed. That doesn’t tell the whole story, as Football Outsiders’ DVOA, evaluating efficiency on a play-by-play basis had San Diego 32nd in...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Balls: Young talent on defense made a difference

Yet again, the Chargers defense was able to hold the Denver Broncos under 30 points. Denver has played 17 games this season and been held under 30 points only four times — three of those against San Diego. The defense was a stop away from potentially winning this game and for that reason, we had to honor two of the playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. Donald Butler: Please...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolts need to sign Butler, evaluate Gates and Cox

The Chargers 2013-2014 campaign has come to an end. It was an outstanding season that exceeded all expectations. The Chargers 24-17 loss to the Denver Broncos was a tough, gritty performance that embodied the culture instilled by new head coach, Mike McCoy. The Chargers were making a late surge and if the game was just a few minutes longer, I think they would have been able to complete...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: SD Super Chokers (Chargers)

The season may be over, but I am not done going Behind Enemy Lines. Over the next few weeks I will be talking with the editors for all of the AFC West teams to see what is on the minds of their fan base as they head into the offseason. First up, the San Diego Super Chokers, errr, Chargers. 1) What’s the single biggest question surrounding San Diego at this very moment? With the...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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