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Updates on the San Diego Chargers preseason

Already halfway through the preseason the San Diego Chargers are full of optimism and hope as the regular season approaches. So far the Chargers 2015 draft class has been showing imporvement while some of the teams key veterans have also flashed high levels of play. With two preseason victories already in the books, here are the top notes and news of the San Diego Chargers. Brandon...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manti Te'o could sit the Chargers-Seahawks game out

Manti Te'o has flashed all the promise in the world on the inside of San Diego's defense.It'll mean nothing if the linebacker can't get on the field, which is why the Chargers are being extra cautious this week.https://twitter.com/UTkrasovic/status/636611334310785024?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwThe team has been down this road before with Te'o. The second-round pick suffered a debilitating...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two Chargers get chippy as training camp closes out

Familiarity breeds contempt -- especially at Chargers training camp.Linebacker Manti Te'o and guard Orlando Franklin engaged in the kind of shoving match that's being held league-wide, according to The Mighty 1090 AM.It started when Te'o pancaked tight end David Johnson at the end of a physical practice. Franklin came to the defense of one new teammate and ended up shoving another...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers, Te'o, McCoy and Telesco discuss Bolts on #SDLive Tuesday

SAN DIEGO -- FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) will debut a special San Diego Chargers Training Camp edition of #SDLive tonight following live coverage of San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers, featuring interviews with Chargers Head Coach, Mike McCoy, General Manager, Tom Telesco, as well as Bolts quarterback Philip Rivers and linebacker Manti Te'o from Chargers Park. #SDLive host Mike...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers LB Te'o looking to build on breakout 2014

Manti Te'o finally played like the star he was billed to be by season's end.After struggling to adjust for the bestter part of two seasons, he found his groove. And the third-year inside linebacker out of Notre Dame says he's looking to build on that momentum in 2015.“It feels so comfortable out there, to finally be out there and just play ball," Te'o told ESPN. "To be able to...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers LB Butler: 'I just played bad' in 2014

The Chargers invested a second-round pick in Denzel Perryman. They've still got big plans for Manti Te'o, too.Another season of mediocre play simply won't cut it for Donald Butler. Those two youngsters could force him out of a starting inside linebacker spot.“I just played bad (last season),” Butler told reporters. “It happens. Like I said, I’m just ready for this year though...
Via Fox Sports
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers DC Pagano: Perryman is mean and tough

Donald Bulter and Manti Te'o might have a firm grasp on the Chargers' starting inside linebacker jobs.Then again, they might not.Defensive coordinator John Pagano heaped praise on the Bolts newest 'backer, second-round pick Denzel Perryman, in an interview with Judson Richards of Xtra 1360 Fox Sports Radio. It's clear that Pagano views the hard-hitting Miami product as a staple...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 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 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

Philip Rivers: Chargers haven’t discussed trade involving QB

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports There have been quite a few rumors about the San Diego Chargers being willing to trade quarterback Philip Rivers, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. According to a report from Alex Flanagan, the Chargers have not discussed any trades involving their quarterback with any other teams. As of now, The San Diego Chargers have not had conversations...
Via Sports-Glory
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Chargers Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
Via TopSportsReport
April 21, 2015  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Next Step Spotlight: Chargers LB Kavell Conner

Under the radar.A phrase that should be congruent with the 2014 season of Chargers linebacker Kavell Conner. The former Clemson Tiger is not a central focus of the media spotlight. He doesn't garner the attention of the cameras or desire the microphones for postgame interviews.While his arrival to the team last season may not have been received with a wealth of buzz by fans, his...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 04, 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...
Via Sports-Glory
March 19, 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...
Via Sports-Glory
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...
Via Sports-Glory
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o Is Tired Of Hearing Fake Girlfriend Jabs: ‘Get A New Joke’

Manti Te’o hasn’t even finished his second year in the league, but he’s already grown tired of one aspect of NFL life. The San Diego Chargers linebacker was thrust into the limelight before the 2013 NFL draft thanks to a bizarre story involving Te’o getting “catfished” by a fake girlfriend. Plenty of jokes followed, and apparently they still...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Te’o to people making fun of fake girlfriend: ‘Find a new joke’

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te’o has spent his first two years in the NFL letting his play on the field do the talking—attempting to put the Lennay Kekua “catfish” scam behind him. But his opponents haven’t forgotten about it. San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis reportedly heckled Te’o about it during Saturday night’s game between the two teams...
Via The Sports Daily
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Manti T'eo says 'get a new joke' to 49ers player who asked about 'imaginary girlfriend'

Second-year San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o became synonymous with "Catfishing" in January 2013. Deadspin broke the story about the hoax that victimized the then-Notre Dame senior in which an acquiantance of Te'o lured him into an online relationship with a nonexistent woman who "died." Many people joked about it, publicly and privately, myself included. Almost two years...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Niners OT asked Manti Te'o about his fake girlfriend

For those of you who were wondering if Manti Te’o still catches flak for the whole fake girlfriend fiasco from nearly two years ago, San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis has your answer. A day after the San Diego Chargers defeated the Niners, Davis revealed that he asked Te’o about his fake girlfriend during the game. He claims the former Notre Dame star “snapped.”  
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Roger Goodell says no LA team in 2015

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports There will not be an NFL team that relocates to Los Angeles in 2015. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has informed the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that no move will be made by next season. Goodell also told the Chargers, Raiders and Rams — each of whom can file a relocation application...
Via Sports-Glory
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego Chargers LB Manti T'eo Makes First Career Interception on SNF

It took a little while, but eventually the catfish/girlfriend jokes have pretty much ended for San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti T'eo. Not completely of course, but the jokes are old now so no one really cares. What they do care about in San Diego is Manti T'eo's contribution on defense. Has he proven to be worth a second round pick?Not yet, but making his first career interception...
Via FatManWriting
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Mathews, Te'o getting healthy for Raiders

SAN DIEGO (AP) The fading San Diego Chargers may get help from running back Ryan Mathews and linebacker Manti Te'o against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Mathews and Te'o practiced Friday and are expected to play this weekend. Mathews has been out since Sept. 14 with a sprained right knee. He's listed as probable for Sunday. Te'o, absent since the season's second week with a broken...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Manti Te'o back at Chargers practice after missing time with broken foot

Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te'o has returned to practice after missing six games with a broken right foot. Wednesday's practice was his first since he was hurt in a victory at Buffalo on Sept. 21. Also practicing was outside linebacker Melvin Ingram, who has been on the injured reserve/designated for return list since Sept. 20 with a hip injury. The Chargers have three weeks...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Manti Te'o has fractured foot

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o has a fractured right foot and is expected to miss significant time, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't made the news public. Te'o was hurt in Sunday's 22-10 victory at Buffalo. He has been bothered by foot injuries. He missed the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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