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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Add Another OL; Uncertainty Remains in San Diego

There are growing concerns on whether the San Diego Chargers will remain in San Diego beyond the 2015 season. On a positive note, the Chargers continued to add another piece to their team.They upgraded the offensive line Tuesday by reaching an agreement with offensive tackle Joe Barksdale. The one-year deal is worth the base minimum, with a $350,000 signing bonus and $1 million in...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Rams tackle Joe Barksdale visited with the Chargers

Joe Barksdale has started 29 games the past two seasons.The former Rams' right tackle could start his 30th in San Diego.Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that Barksdale met with the Chargers on Monday. The Rams, Falcons, and Titans have also expressed interest in the 26-year-old.General manager Tom Telesco threw his support behind D.J. Fluker as the team's right tackle. But...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker losing weight to improve his speed

The Chargers have a tackle who can drop oncoming defenders like a sack of potatoes.But in order to remain at that position, D.J. Fluker must first drop some weight.The Bolts' big lineman has trimmed down to 345 pounds and is eying even more weight loss, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.That would help stave off rumors that because of his size, he's better suited to guard...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers land Cameron Irving in complete six round mock draft

The NFL Combine has come and gone, the excitement of free agency has passed, and Pro Days are in full swing, all of which means only one thing – it’s time to focus on the 2015 NFL Draft.  But the question is, how will the San Diego Chargers attack the draft?  Will Tom Telesco stick with his recent trend by focusing on a single, perceived need in the first round, or will he...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Positional Needs the Chargers Could Address in Round One

Runningback View image | gettyimages.com 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
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers & Eagles To Be Among Suitors For Broncos OL Orlando Franklin

Yesterday, Michael Gehlken on the Union-Tribune reported that the Chargers are known to have “serious interest” in Broncos OL Orlando Franklin. According to Gehlken, San Diego has flirted with the idea of moving RT D.J. Fluker inside, and adding Franklin would allow them to do so given that he has played both tackle and guard in recent years. However, there ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

D.J. Fluker Will Remain at Right Tackle for Chargers

Rumors of D.J. Fluker moving to guard have been put to rest..at least for now. General manager Tom Telesco told reporters Wednesday that Fluker will remain at right tackle.“That's the plan right now,” Telesco said at the NFL Combine. “We think he has the ability to probably play a couple different spots, but right now, the plan is to leave him out there. He was uneven at times...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

PornHub Star Trolls ESPN Analyst, Belichick Prop Bets & D.J. Fluker Vs. Chicken Nuggets

  The Winter X-Games get started tonight so that means it’s time to pop open an energy drink and get bro’d for some snow sports. There’s some SuperPipe action. Some Mono Skier X action. Some snowboarder qualifying and more. Not your thing? You always have January basketball action to fall back on. Ohio State at Northwestern? What about LSU at Tennessee? Maybe Spurs at Bulls...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Three New Year's Resolutions for 2015

Following their second consecutive 9-7 season (however, sadly, this year did not culminate in a postseason appearance), the Chargers are poised on the precipice of potential prodigiousness with a few, hopefully minor and easy to achieve, tweaks. Key draft picks coupled with some free-agent signings (such as the recently-acquired WR Austin Pettis from the Rams to add depth to a young...
Via Football Nation
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Injuries piling up in Chargers-Chiefs game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chargers safety Marcus Gilchrist and right tackle D.J. Fluker were escorted to the locker room after sustaining injuries in the first half of Sunday's game in Kansas City. Gilchrist hurt his elbow, though it was unclear what happened to Fluker. Backup safety Jahleel Addae also went to the locker room briefly, but returned to the field. The banged-up Chargers...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Watt, Fluker, Butler starting for Chargers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Center Chris Watt, right tackle D.J. Fluker and inside linebacker Donald Butler were in the starting lineup for the San Diego Chargers against the New England Patriots on Sunday night despite being limited by injuries during the week. Watt had a calf injury, Fluker a concussion and Butler a quad. Inactive for the Chargers are wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, running...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Chargers, & Jets

49ers RT Anthony Davis said he’s still experiencing concussion symptoms from the injury he sustained back on Nov. 16. (Eric Branch) Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) put in a limited practice on Thursday, but is expects to return in Week 14. (Darren Urban) Kent Somers reports that S Tyrann Mathieu‘s thumb surgery went well on Wednesday and he’s expected to miss two...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego Chargers OL D.J. Fluker Accidentally Helps Cause Fumble

It is not unusual from time to time to see offensive lineman help their little buddies carrying the ball gain another yard or two. Can you count the number of times you have seen a big ole offensive tackle hit the pile and cause it to surge forward another half yard or so? It happens all the time.So when we see San Diego Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker trying to help his little...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego: Wheels Come Off Season In Horror Show

This was a game that was supposed to be the one to win, a must win game in the AFC. San Diego came off a Thursday Night Football loss to Denver but they had 10 days to prepare for the dreaded trip to Miami.It's no secret that San Diego's record in Miami over the last few years is abysmal but the Chargers went into the game looking to bounce back and avoid a third straight defeat...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Week Eight Scouting Spotlight: Kentucky’s Bud Dupree vs LSU’s La’el Collins

This week’s Scouting Spotlight features a pair of potential first round prospects from the SEC. Both bring versatility to win at multiple positions, which should lead to heavy NFL interest for their respective services. Kentucky’s senior DE Alvin “Bud” Dupree is a plus physical specimen that’s developed into an outstanding football player. He was the bright spot on some...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Fluker, Ohrnberger practice for Chargers

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Chargers right tackle D.J. Fluker and center Rich Ohrnberger practiced Friday and indications are they'll start at Oakland. Fluker left last Sunday's win over the New York Jets with a sprained ankle. Ohrnberger missed the last two games with a back injury. Both linemen are listed as questionable. Listed as out for Sunday are running backs Ryan Mathews (knee...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Abraham leaves Cardinals after concussion, dealing with memory loss

Veteran pass rusher John Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals indefinitely after suffering a concussion on Monday night. Abraham was concussed while hitting his head on Chargers lineman DJ Fluker during his team’s win. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Abraham is suffering from memory loss and has been for over a year. Schefter says Abraham […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakdown live from Day 7 of Chargers’ training camp: Young wide outs are shining

A complete recap of everything Garrett (@GarrettSisti on Twitter) saw from camp yesterday (7/31). He is a great follow if you are wondering what is going on at camp. Bolt Up! - Marcus Cromartie, Vincent Brown and Jeromey Clary all didn’t participate in practice today. - Jason Verrett was held back from any 1-on-1, 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills, assuming it is just a precaution so they...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Preview: Chargers guards will battle for playing time

At this time last offseason, we were speaking of the Chargers offensive line in the same ways we spoke of the Chargers secondary in 2013. The 2012 Chargers’ offensive line was brutal. The 2013 Chargers’ offensive line was much, much improved. This feat becomes even more impressive when you consider the countless injuries suffered across the line during the season. Here’s a...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Charger draft pick will make the biggest impact in 2014?

After a stellar 2013 draft class, it’s completely relevant to expect some big things from the six players the Chargers drafted in 2014. Last season, assuming D.J. Fluker or Manti Te’o would have been the biggest rookie play-maker was a valid thought. However, it ended up being the third round pick, Keenan Allen, who was the high-impact rookie the Bolts needed at wide receiver...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five predictions for the Chargers draft

Well, the time has finally come for the reality T.V. spectacle that is the NFL Draft. For some of us, we have been waiting for this day every since the clock struck zero in mid-January. For others, the additional two weeks prior to the draft has made the process seem intolerable. These folks are ready for it to be over and training camp to begin, but as Chargers fans, this could...
Via cover32 - Chargers
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know about the Chargers needs entering the draft

Let me take a moment before I begin this article to thank a coach. I’m not talking about Mike McCoy, Ken Whisenhunt, or Pagano. I’m talking about the one man who saved not only Philip Rivers’ life, but also Ryan Mathews’ body. I’m talking about the one and only, Joe D’Alessandris. For those of you who may not know, Coach Joe was hired last offseason to be the Chargers’...
Via cover32 - Chargers
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

TGS 2013 NFL mock re-draft: Picks 11-20

Because hindsight makes us smartasses, here’s how the 2013 NFL draft should have gone down based on what’s happened the last 12 months. Check out the first 10 picks here.  11. San Diego Chargers: Tyrann Mathieu (DB, LSU) — D.J. Fluker wasn’t bad, but Mathieu is better and the Chargers badly need help in the defensive backfield. 12. Miami Dolphins: Eric Fisher (OT, Central...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

TGS 2013 NFL mock re-draft: Picks 11-20

Because hindsight makes us smartasses, here’s how the 2013 NFL draft should have gone down based on what’s happened the last 12 months. Check out the first 10 picks here.  11. San Diego Chargers: Tyrann Mathieu (DB, LSU) — D.J. Fluker wasn’t bad, but Mathieu is better and the Chargers badly need help in the defensive backfield. 12. Miami Dolphins: Eric Fisher (OT, Central...
Via This Given Sunday
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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