The five biggest positional battles for the Chargers entering training camp

Heading into the 2014 season, the San Diego Chargers are looking to build upon a surprising entrance into the postseason a year ago, their first since the 2008-09 season. With a young and talented roster, major decisions need to be made going forward about most of the positions on the roster. Training camp and the preseason begin the weeding out process. So without further ado, here...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Chargers Wins and Losses: Game by Game

I wrote this article last year and emerged a mediocre 8-8. Similarly, the Chargers have been relatively ordinary themselves with records of 9-7, 7-9, 8-8, and 9-7 over the past four seasons, respectively. Granted, a late-season five-game winning streak earned them a wildcard spot and the surprise win (yes, surprise, I've been a fan way too long!) over the Cincinnati Bengals was...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The top 10 OLB in the draft: Could the Chargers add another pass rusher?

Outside linebacker is one of the more interesting positions for San Diego entering 2014. The position could be viewed as a deep one if you think Dwight Freeney will return to form, and Melvin Ingram continues his above average play from the end of last year. If you take a more pessimistic route, it could be defined as a position of need with Dwight Freeney unproven in a Charger uniform...
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March 31, 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

Jarret Johnson restructures, expect a move tomorrow

Jarret Johnson has restructured his contract saving the team $1 million in cap space. Wheelin’ and Dealin’ Tom Telesco is at it again. He keeps one of his veteran leaders — and at position with question marks (Dwight Freeney and Melvin Ingram) — Johnson brings reliability and proven efficacy. I imagine, on the eve of the official start of free agency, this move was made in...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers and Jarret Johnson restructed a deal to save the team money

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson will take a pay cut to stay with the team for the upcoming season. Johnson was scheduled to make $4 million in non-guaranteed base salary in 2014, and $5 million in base salary in 2015. Johnson signed a four-year, $19 million deal, including $10 million of […]The post Chargers and...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Draft Series Part 3- Outside Line Backers

  Kyle Caplinger San Diego Chargers Writer   Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports As this series continues it is beginning to seem that the Chargers essentially need a complete rebuild on the defensive side of the ball. I’ve said it before, that they have key pieces and potential. They can put up points in a hurry and turn any game into a potential shootout. But wouldn’t they rather...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dunlap, Royal, Johnson inactive for Chargers

Left tackle King Dunlap, wide receiver Eddie Royal and outside linebacker Jarret Johnson are among the San Diego Chargers' inactives for Sunday's game against AFC North-leading Cincinnati. Additionally, cornerback Derek Cox has been benched in favor of Richard Marshall. Cox had been benched three times in the previous four games after giving up big plays. Rookie D.J. Fluker...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Eddie Royal inactive for the Chargers

Eddie Royal has been on the injury report for a couple weeks now but he’s always been able to play despite not practicing. After sustaining a chest injury in the team’s stunning win versus the Kansas City Chiefs, Royal will miss his first game this year. In his absence look for the team to give Seyi Ajirotutu more snaps. Ajirotutu had the game-winning touchdown catch last week...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson, Dunlap among Chargers’ inactive

The San Diego Chargers haven’t had starting outside linebacker Jarret Johnson in the last three out of four games. Looks like they’ll have to face the Kansas City Chiefs without him. Joining Johnson on the inactives list is tackle King Dunlap. In his place will start rookie D.J Fluker. Chargers inactives: LB J. Johnson, LT K. Dunlap, OT W. Smith, QB B. Sorensen, WR L. Hawkins...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers' Johnson will try to play with hurt hand

Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson hopes to play against Kansas City on Sunday, six days after having surgery on his left hand. Johnson is listed as doubtful. He was hurt during a loss at Miami on Sunday. The Chargers (4-6) have lost three straight games and are essentially playing for their season. That's why Johnson hopes to play despite having his hand in a cast...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Chargers head East, try to fry fish

The San Diego Chargers (4-5) travel to the east coast this Sunday to take on the Miami Dolphins (4-5), kick off is at 4:05 ET.  Both teams are looking to get back on track and make a run for the sixth and final AFC wildcard spot. Miami is coming off a disappointing loss, getting upset by the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football last week. The Dolphins are also...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson inactive for Chargers vs Broncos

Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson is inactive against the Denver Broncos because of a hamstring injury. Rookie Tourek Williams is taking his spot in the starting lineup Sunday. Also inactive for the Chargers are quarterback Brad Sorensen, wide receiver-returner Lavelle Hawkins, safety Brandon Taylor, tackles Mike Remmers and Nick Becton and guard-tackle Stephen Schilling...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: 2013 Week 10 NFL Power Rankings (#15)

Last week: 14 (-1) Record: 4-4 The Chargers are legitimately a few plays away from 7-1. They blew a big lead to the Texans week 1. They lost on a late touchdown in Tennessee. And last week, they were a half yard away from the winning touchdown. However, they are currently at 4-4 and their schedule gets tougher from here on out, including 4 games against Denver and Kansas City. They...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Preview: San Diego Chargers boltin’ up against the Denver Broncos

San Diego Chargers stopping slowing against the Denver Broncos. The Denver Broncos (7-1) come into San Diego, after their bye week, looking to continue their strong season. With head coach John Fox recovering from heart surgery; former Jaguar head coach Jack Del Rio will take charge of the Broncos. Hopefully the familiarity between Chargers (4-4) head coach Mike McCoy with this Denver...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Be optimistic of the San Diego Chargers defense

The San Diego Chargers have had major defensive problems this year.  They currently are ranked 23rd in rushing yards allowed and 28th in passing yards allowed.  The pass defense has been especially worrisome because the team has been ranked so terribly even with games against the Tennessee Titans (24th in passing), the Oakland Raiders (30th), and the Jacksonville Jaguars (19th...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers WR Royal, LB Johnson active against Skins

Receiver Eddie Royal is active for the San Diego Chargers against the Washington Redskins despite a hurt toe injury that kept him out of practice all week. Royal enters Sunday's game with a career-high six touchdown catches this season. Also active for San Diego is linebacker Jarret Johnson, who returns after missing two games with a hamstring injury. He's tied for the...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers' Johnson likely back Sunday

Outside linebacker Jarret Johnson, who missed two games with an injured hamstring, is expected to play Sunday when the Chargers put their two-game winning streak on the line against the Washington Redskins. He has been missed. Despite sitting out two games, Johnson is tied for the team lead with three sacks. ''That's huge,'' Chargers defensive coordinator John...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Jarret Johnson back at practice for the Chargers, Donald Butler and Eddie Royal sidelined

San Diego Chargers’ outside linebacker Jarret Johnson is back at practice, according to Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego. Johnson injured his hamstring in the team’s week five loss to the Oakland Raiders. He hasn’t practice since and was inactive, along with inside linebacker Donald Butler, on Monday night. Butler is not practicing today but there’s an optimism that he...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler, Johnson, Rinehart inactive for Chargers

Linebackers Donald Butler and Jarret Johnson, and guard Chad Rinehart are among San Diego's inactive players for its game against the Indianapolis Colts. Butler has a groin injury, Johnson a hamstring injury and Rinehart an injured toe. Also inactive for the Chargers are quarterback Brad Sorensen, safety Brandon Taylor, tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Lawrence Guy. Inactive...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers have unlikely interception leader

The man who leads the Chargers in interceptions after five games is 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds. His jersey number is 92. He has dropped into coverage once all season a not-so-fluid zone back-peddle last week against the Raiders. Cam Thomas “made his play” cornerback Richard Marshall said. “We've got to make our play when the time comes.” Thomas the starting nose tackle...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 6 Actives, Inactives and Weather – Monday Night

FFLockerRoom will be giving you a smorgasbord of NFL actives, inactives and weather each and every week leading up to game time during the NFL season. Used correctly, this tool will give you a major advantage over your competition in your fantasy football league(s). Now let’s get into the Fantasy Football Week 6 Actives, Inactives and Weather – Monday Night brought to you by...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans-Chargers MNF Live Blog, Second Half

Startling competence on the part of the Chargers or the inevitable result of ridding themselves of Norv Turner? Doubtlessly the latter. Meanwhile, Dilfer is really selling the angle that the Texans are losing because they are unable to beat the elite quarterback. Is he suggesting Philip Rivers possesses elititude? That’s adorable.Five seconds into the game, a Matt Schaub pass was...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

SDSN™ Chargers 2013 Position Preview: Linebackers

SDSN: San Diego Sporting News - By: Craig Medeiros San Diego,CA(SDSN)- In the following weeks SDSN and Craig Medeiros will be previewing every position on the Chargers offense and defense throughout...The post SDSN™ Chargers 2013 Position Preview: Linebackers appeared first on SDSN: San Diego Sporting News.
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers LB Jarret Johnson: ‘We just don’t know how to win’

The San Diego Chargers had a tremendous chance to remain in the playoff hunt on Sunday, but once again they failed to get the job done. For Norv Turner’s team, that is certainly nothing new. But this loss may have stung a bit more than some of the others, as San Diego forced the Baltimore Ravens into a 4th and 29 situation with less than two minutes remaining, only to let Ray Rice...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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