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NFL Transactions: Saturday 12/27

Browns Browns signed QB Connor Shaw from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Browns signed DL Jamie Meder from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Browns signed WR Phil Bates from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Chargers Chargers placed P Mike Scifres on season-ending injured reserve. Chargers signed C Jeff Baca from their practice squad. Jets Jets placed S Rontez Miles on the season...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Cowboys, Jaguars & Raiders

Browns WR Andrew Hawkins is listed as questionable due to a thumb injury. Chargers Chargers placed P Mike Scifres on season-ending injured reserve. Chargers signed C Jeff Baca from their practice squad. Cowboys LB Rolando McClain has been ruled out of Week 17 due to illness. (David Helman) Jaguars DT Roy Miller (meniscus) is listed as doubtful for Week 17. (Ryan O’Halloran...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers sign Jeff Baca, place Mike Scifres on IR

The season of longtime Chargers punter Mike Scifres is over. Injured in a December 7 loss to the Patriots, the Chargers had held off on placing Scifres on season ending injured reserve in hopes that he would be able to return for the post season. That will not happen now. Mat McBriar was signed to fill in for Scifres who suffered a broken clavicle. The Chargers can clinch a playoff...
Via Tireball.com
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Expected To Place P Mike Scifres On I.R.

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that Chargers P Mike Scifres is likely headed to the season-ending injured reserve list, as San Diego is expected to add a center to their active roster. ESPN’s Adam Caplan has confirmed Marvez’s report. According to Marvez, the Chargers want to keep WR Keenan Allen and RB Ryan Mathews on their active roster for the playoffs. Scifres sustained...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Placekickers who punt, punters who place-kick

A brutal hit while having a punt blocked sidelined San Diego's Mike Scifres with a broken left collarbone. In came placekicker Nick Novak, charged with one of the most important roles in special teams. He hadn't punted since high school and barely practices it as a pro. Yet he was more than comfortable with the challenge. ''I can do it,'' Scifres said after punts of 27, 33, 45, 51...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolden makes big impact on Patriots special teams

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Brandon Bolden figured he'd have to make an impact on special teams with the New England Patriots after a solid career as a college running back. Undrafted rookies don't get the ball very often in the NFL. ''I was like, `Hey I'm an undrafted guy. I've got to do whatever I can. So you need somebody to run down on punts? Hey, coach, I can do it. You need somebody...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers sign McBriar to replace injured Scifres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers have signed Australian-born punter Mat McBriar to replace the injured Mike Scifres. Scifres broke his left collarbone Sunday night in a 23-14 loss to New England when Brandon Bolden crashed into him after blocking a punt in the second quarter. The 35-year-old McBriar previously spent time with Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers sign McBriar to replace injured Scifres

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have signed Australian-born punter Mat McBriar to replace the injured Mike Scifres. Scifres broke his left collarbone Sunday night in a 23-14 loss to New England when Brandon Bolden crashed into him after blocking a punt in the second quarter. The 35-year-old McBriar previously spent time with Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Sign P Mat McBriar

Michael Gehlken of Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the Chargers are signing veteran P Mat McBriar following a tryout on Tuesday. According to Gehlken, free agents punters Brian Moorman, Robert Malone and Zoltan Mesko also worked out the team. This comes after P Mike Scifres took a hard hit from Patriots RB Brandon Bolden that left him corkscrewing in the air and ultimately...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Sign P Mat McBriar

Michael Gehlken of Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the Chargers are signing veteran P Mat McBriar following a tryout on Tuesday. According to Gehlken, free agents punters Brian Moorman, Robert Malone and Zoltan Mesko also worked out the team. This comes after P Mike Scifres took a hard hit from Patriots RB Brandon Bolden that left him corkscrewing in the air and ultimately...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers looking for punter after Scifres injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Chargers are in the market for a punter after Mike Scifres broke his left clavicle in a 23-14 loss to New England. Scifres was hurt when Brandon Bolden blocked a second-quarter punt Sunday and then crashed into the punter. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Scifres is a candidate for injured reserve with three games remaining. "We'll see where the week goes," McCoy...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers looking for punter after Scifres injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chargers are in the market for a punter after Mike Scifres broke his left clavicle in a 23-14 loss to New England. Scifres was hurt when Brandon Bolden blocked a second-quarter punt Sunday and then crashed into the punter. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Scifres is a candidate for injured reserve with three games remaining. ''We'll see where the week goes,'' McCoy...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Chargers, Cowboys, Jets, Packers, Redskins & Titans

Chargers HC Mike McCoy said the team will decide this week whether P Mike Scifres (broken clavicle) will be placed on the injured reserve after having surgery on Monday. (Michael Gehlken) Cowboys Cowboys waived CB Micah Pellerin. (Brandon George) Jets HC Rex Ryan said TE Jace Amaro has been “improving” from his concussion that has kept him out since Week 13. (Brian Costello...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Block Mike Scifres Punt, Scifres Breaks Collarbone

The New England Patriots got in on a San Diego Chargers punt and punter Mike Scifres took the major brunt of the collision. Scifres landed pretty awkwardly and it turns out that he actually broke his clavicle. Football is a rough sport. Scifres leaving on a cart with his arm bound around his chest, gives […] The post Patriots Block Mike Scifres Punt, Scifres Breaks Collarbone appeared...
Via Diehardsport
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Punter Mike Scifres Likely Done for the Season After Getting Hurt Sunday Night

The San Diego Chargers discovered something Sunday night that they never wanted to actually find out--place kicker Nick Novak can punt. If need be he was the team's emergency punter, but since punters and kickers are seldom injured during games they never figured they would need to actually find out.However, when Mike Scifres was taken off the field with his arm and shoulder wrapped...
Via FatManWriting
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Insulate Chargers On the Road and Move to 10-3

Good morning, Patriots fans! Well there were several reasons to be concerned with the way our New England Patriots played in San Diego against the Chargers on Sunday Night Football. But with some strong defensive plays and late clutch offensive effort, the Pats found a way to beat the Bolts. The plane ride back to Mass will be an enjoyable one for this New England team. The first...
Via Foxboro Blog
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Punter Mike Scifres Destroyed, Injured By Patriots Hit

Chargers punter Mike Scifres was destroyed by a big hit from the Patriots' Brandon Bolden.
Via Gamedayr
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers P Mike Scifres Could Be Out For The Year With “Serious” Shoulder Injury

Jason La Canfora reports that the initial evaluations on Chargers P Mike Scifres indicate that he has a “serious” shoulder injury. According to La Canfora, the concern is that Scifries may have fractured his clavicle. La Canfora adds that Scifres will undergo further testing in the coming days, but this could threaten the remainder of his 2014 season. Scifres took a hard...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Bolden Knocks Chargers Punter Out Of Game On Blocked Punt (GIF)

Brandon Bolden is listed as a running back on the New England Patriots’ roster, but he proved his worth in a different capacity Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers. Playing on the Patriots’ punt coverage team in the second quarter, Bolden came flying in off the left edge. To say he blocked Mike Scifres’ punt would be an understatement. That’s gotta hurt. Not only...
Via NESN.com
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers punter Scifres carted off field

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers punter Mike Scifres was carted off the field in the second quarter Sunday night with his left arm immobilized after being hit on a punt. The Chargers said Scifres sustained a shoulder injury against the Patriots. New England special teams player Brandon Bolden blocked Scifres' kick deep in Chargers territory and crashed into the punter as he was following...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chargers punter has kick blocked, hits ground hard

Mike Scifres had a punt blocked by Brandon Bolden, and he took a very hard fall. Scifres has since been helped off the field, but as can be seen above, it was a scary scene. If Scifres is unable to return, Nick Novak will take over the team’s punting duties. The Chargers currently lead the Patriots 14-13 with 3:28 left in the 2nd quarter. Down and Distance Contributor AJ Rupp @ajrupp
Via Down and Distance
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Scifres Gets Destroyed On A Blocked Punt

This is not what Mike Scifres signed up for when he chose to be a punter. Mike Scifres might be dead. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Team of San Diego Chargers Take Second in Local Softball League

Remember hearing a about this local softball league in San Diego that had a few San Diego Chargers on it? You know what I'm talking about; that team that had Phillip Rivers wearing a mullet along with a couple other Chargers? Well--as it turns out there was much more to that team than meets the eye.via TwitterThe team didn't just have a few professional athletes--it was made up completely...
Via FatManWriting
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The top 10 Kickers and Punters in the 2014: Chargers could use touchback specialist

One of the lesser talked about aspects of the Chargers playoff run last year was the consistency of the kicking game. Nick Novak and Mike Scifres were about as stable as an NFL team could ask out of their kickers. Both players are entering their mid-30′s, but should be staples on the Chargers’ roster for the next few years. With that being said, it may be worthwhile to look for...
Via cover32 - Chargers
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers LB Manti Te'o out with a concussion

San Diego linebacker Manti Te'o suffered a concussion late in the first half and won't return to Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos. Punter Mike Scifres was also shaken up late in the first half. He has a back injury and his return is questionable. Te'o was hurt trying to tackle running back Knowshon Moreno near the goal line. The rookie linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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