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Will the Chargers have a surprise contributor at running back? ESPN's Eric Williams seems to think so. Williams spoke highly of running back Detrez Newsome, who is an undrafted free agent rookie out of Western Carolina. I haven't seen any good evidence stating that poor performances at combines lead to poor performances on the field for running backs in any metric.
Chargers make a pair of roster moves After the first preseason game, the Los Angeles Chargers have made a couple of roster moves. The first was to bring in another Tight End. TE was a question mark going into the game, and the team did not like the answer they got during the game. None of the TEs excelled, and most performed poorly.
Los Angeles Chargers sign LB Kyle Coleman The Los Angeles Chargers have signed linebacker Kyle Coleman. Los Angeles also waived defensive tackle Albert Havili. The Chargers announced the transactions on Tuesday. Coleman, 24, spent two seasons on the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad before joining the Chargers.
WATCH: Cris 'Cyborg' take down Chargers WR coach Phil McGeoghan UFC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino is one of the best at her sport and she was invited to the Chargers training camp Monday for her first taste of football, and it looks like she had a blast. Wide receiver coach Phil McGeoghan let Justino hip toss him on the field.
Chargers sitting pretty in ESPN's latest power rankings With preseason underway, the Chargers have steadily climbed power rankings everywhere following the 2018 NFL draft and free agency and have caught the attention of those projecting the AFC's fortune this season.
NFL 2018 power rankings countdown No. 10: Los Angeles Chargers Check back every day for a new 2018 team preview in this year's NFL power rankings countdown. Today's team is the Los Angeles Chargers. 10. Los Angeles Chargers. Keegan's highest rated player: Joey Bosa, edge rusher. Biggest strength: Pass rush. Biggest weakness: Tight end.
Twinsies? Melvin Gordon says fans in L.A. mistake him for Todd Gurley They entered the NFL the same year at the same position and now play in the same city. But do Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley look alike? They weigh in.
NFL Training Camp: What To Expect From The NY & LA Teams This Season Sports anchor Jim Hill for his thoughts. "My expectations for the Rams this year are to at least repeat as NFC West champions," said Hill. "After that it could be a coin toss because they snuck up on a lot of people last year throughout the course of the regular season but once they got to the postseason it was a completely different story.
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Bolts Claim TE Je'Ron Hamm This was just the second kick Chargers fans had seen Sturgis attempt, and he missed it. He might as well have missed the first one too, honestly. NFL Nation predicts fantasy over/unders for all 32 teams - ESPN: Over/under 28 passing TDs for Philip Rivers Eric D.
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Cyborg visited Chargers training camp, hip tossed a coach UFC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino was invited to Los Angeles Chargers training camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on Monday for her first taste of American football - and it looks like she had the time of her life.
Fantasy Football AFC West Team Preview: Los Angeles Chargers Hello and welcome back to your next Fantasy Football AFC West Team Preview. The focal point of this article is the Los Angeles Chargers. They are a team mixed with young and older talent, but solid talent nonetheless.
Report: Chargers sign Ex-Seahawks tight end Je'Ron Hamm The Chargers have signed former Seahawks tight end Je'Ron Hamm as the team continues to look for depth at the position, according to ESPN's Eric D. Williams. Following the season-ending injury to Hunter Henry, it took a huge blow to the depth chart.
Chargers Claim TE Je'Ron Hamm The Chargers added a tight end to their roster today, but it probably wasn't the player fans were hoping for. The team announced that they've claimed tight end Je'Ron Hamm off waivers from the Seahawks. To make room on the roster, the Chargers waived wideout Marcus Peterson.
Chargers claim TE Je'Ron Hamm off waivers The Chargers have added another contender for playing time at tight end. The team announced on Monday that they have claimed Je'Ron Hamm off of waivers. Hamm was dropped by the Seahawks on Sunday after a few days with the team. Hamm played one game for Washington in 2015 and five games for the 49ers in 2016.
NFL games at Wembley; new stadium not ready The new stadium being built for English Premier League club Tottenham isn't ready to host the NFL this year, so the games will be played at Wembley Stadium instead.
Gus Bradley looking to get rookie defenders more snaps We know Derwin James will play early and often. After Saturday, Uchenna Nwosu and Kyzir White might be playing much more than expected as well. Nwosu was, in my opinion, the best defender that took…
POLL: Will Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu record over/under 6 sacks in 2018? The Chargers added to the arsenal of pass-rushers to a defense that finished as the No. 3 scoring unit in 2017 with the addition of former USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu in the 2018 NFL draft. Nwosu made his debut Saturday against the Cardinals and left many fans impressed.
Mike Pouncey excels in preseason opener If the interior defensive line struggled against Arizona, Mike Pouncey was the exact opposite. The new center was a pleasant surprise. This screenshot was from one of the first running plays of the game. Pouncey locked on and drove that player almost completely out of the screen.
Takeaways from Chargers’ 24-17 loss to Cardinals Having some time to sit back and digest things and watch portions of the game over again, there is plenty to take away from this game. While the "it's just preseason" argument is sure to float around, it's still a football game in which one team is trying to beat the other.
Chargers activate Forrest Lamp from PUP list The Chargers drafted guard Forrest Lamp in the second round last year with the hope that he'd become a key part of their offensive line in the present and future. The present didn't work out due to a torn ACL last August, but the hope for the future remains in place and Lamp is now in position to start working toward making it a reality.
Derwin James, rookie defenders as good as advertised in preseason debut It was only one preseason game, but the new kids showed what they can do and what a revamped L.A. defense could do.
First team defensive line gets manhandled by Arizona's offensive line The first two plays couldn't have gone worse for the Chargers defense. Over on SB Nation's Cardinals blog, they covered it. Essentially, the Chargers got ran over. The first two plays went for 14 yards apiece and that was all the Cardinals needed to see from David Johnson.
Chargers' Forrest Lamp practicing for first time since 2017 season-ending injury Chargers offensive guard Forrest Lamp never made it to the field for his rookie season in 2017 after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in training camp. After being one of the most highly anticipated players, Lamp is practicing for the first time since his injury, according to Los Angeles Times' Dan Woike.
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Chargers at Cardinals: What I Watched For And Saw The Los Angeles Chargers first preseason game is in the books and, the score not withstanding, there were several encouraging developments on the field. This is particularly true with some of the younger and lesser-known players who took the field Saturday night.
Los Angeles Chargers G Forrest Lamp activated from PUP list Guard Forrest Lamp missed his entire rookie season because of a knee injury, but the Los Angeles Chargers still see him as part of their future. Lamp started competing for his place on the depth chart on Monday, when the Chargers announced he was activated from the physically unable to perform list.
Chargers OL Forrest Lamp practices for the first time since ACL tear On Monday, the Chargers offensive guard practiced for the first time since tearing his ACL last August, taking the field at Jack Hammett Sports Complex after being activated from the physically unable to perform list.
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: The Chargers Are Deep at Wide Receiver ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 1: Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals - PFF Analysis Team: It was largely a stagnant performance from the Chargers offense, but wide receiver Geremy Davis was one standout, as he showed on his spectacular 47-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter.
Video: UFC Featherweight Queen Cris 'Cyborg' Visits Los Angeles Chargers Camp Pic.twitter.com/Ub8Bx9xYA6 UFC women's featherweight champion Cristiane Justino has some fans in the National Football League. On Monday, "Cyborg" stopped by Los Angeles Chargers camp, where she was greeted by offensive lineman Russell Okung and Mike Pouncey.
Why Hasn't Hunter Henry Been Placed On Injured Reserve Yet? Based on my social media timeline, it seems a large segment of the Los Angeles Chargers fan base is convinced Hunter Henry is going to play at some point in 2018. This, of course, is being fueled by the fact that Henry, who tore his ACL on May 22, has yet to be placed on the Injured Reserve some ten weeks after sustaining the injury.
Chargers Notes: Gates, Jones, Smith, Nwosu After Hunter Henry was lost for the season with a torn ACL, it was immediately speculated that the Chargers might look to bring back Antonio Gates. Gates' NFL career appeared to be over after the Chargers indicated they were moving on, but Henry's injury threw him a lifeline.
Should you have to pay full price for preseason games? The obvious answer is no. I was at the preseason game last night where the Chargers played the Cardinals. The environment felt like a regular season game. There were a lot more people than I anticipated and many stayed into the fourth quarter. As far as the product on the field, not so much.
Chargers' Russell Okung raises fist during national anthem Saturday Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung stood with his fist raised during the national anthem Saturday ahead of the game against the Cardinals game Saturday. Okung did the same during the 2017 season to protest social injustice and police brutality.
Chargers' Brandon Facyson, Detrez Newsome shine among all rookies in debut Running back Detrez Newsome is out of West Carolina University and he showed that Los Angeles continues to find diamond in the rough players at the RB position. Newsome was impressive with his burst and breakaway speed for a touchdown in the third quarter, but it was called back by penalty.
NFL must rewrite the new helmet rule, now The new helmet rules continue to be applied as written. Which will continue to make football something other than football. In Saturday night's game between the Chargers and Cardinals, a pair of fouls were called on Arizona players. One, a penalty called on safety A.J.
Tight ends drop 5 passes against the Cardinals; Antonio Gates remains a possibility Yesterday some young players were afforded the opportunity to play quite a bit. Some players stepped up. At the tight end position, unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Head coach Anthony Lynn was asked about whether the team is still interested in signing hall of famer to be Antonio Gates.
Chargers' rookie defenders feel comfortable in NFL preseason debut A+++ for effort, @ChaseEdmonds22. #LACvsAZ pic.twitter.com/hVrcpNY4EI. - NFL August 12, 2018.
Thoughts On The Chargers Loss Against The Cardinals His 88.7 passer-rating was the best among the three quarterbacks on the night, aided by the only touchdown the Chargers scored through the air, even though Smith watched several of his passes get flat-out dropped.
WATCH: Chargers' Geremy Davis make impressive grab from Geno Smith for a TD There's nothing like seeing impressive catches by wide receivers, but what makes it a whole lot better is when you see a defender get "Moss'ed".
Chargers’ Preseason Week 1 player of the game: Geremy Davis If you're a proponent of wide receiver Geremy Davis making the squad, he certainly put forth his best effort on Saturday night. Davis caught four passes for 88 yards and a touchdown, averaging 22 yards per reception. The touchdown catch he made was especially impressive.
Philip Rivers will play next two preseason games Especially after what we had to watch week one against the Cardinals. Head Coach Anthony Lynn came out and said the starting quarterback will play the next two games. I know a couple days back Lynn mentioned how because Philip Rivers has been around for so long that they will want to monitor his reps.
Los Angeles Chargers: Defensive depth now a strength The Los Angeles Chargers had many positives following their preseason Week 1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals; nowhere was this more apparent than in the defensive depth demonstrated by some new and returning faces on the roster.
Los Angeles Chargers: The one big standout from preseason week 1 The Los Angeles Chargers are finally back in action but fans are going to have to wait to see the team's first year of a new season. The Chargers took on the Arizona Cardinals in week 1 of the NFL preseason and fell to Arizona, 17-24.
3 standouts in Chargers preseason loss It's tough to ever put too much stock into a preseason. Especially a game where your best players didn't play. Last night, Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen, Casey Hayward, and Joey Bosa all sat out. That's four of their top players. What that did do is pave the way for some of the younger players to step up.
Los Angeles Chargers: Reactions to Preseason Week 1 vs. Cardinals The Los Angeles Chargers didn't get the win they hoped for as they opened the 2018 preseason against the Arizona Cardinals, but there were certainly more positives than negatives to take away from this game. Many second and third string players stepped up in a big way, but others appear to be headed down the depth chart after a rough first outing.
Anthony Lynn: Chargers "too sloppy" in preseason debut Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was not pleased with his team's performance in a preseason-opening loss to the Cardinals. "You could tell that it was definitely preseason week one," he said. "It was too sloppy. You look at the time of possession and we had the ball two minutes longer and we had twice as many yards.
Kirk has big early play, Cardinals top Chargers in preseason opener He slipped making a move, against the punter no less, but the 38-yard return set up a touchdown drive in the first-team offense's only series of the game, and the Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 in their preseason opener on Saturday night.
Geno Smith finds Geremy Davis for Los Angeles Chargers touchdown For the first time in his professional career, Geno Smith's uniform bore no references to the New York City area. Signer of a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers back in April, Smith holds a notorious place in New York football history.
Anthony Lynn: Philip Rivers Will Play the Next Two Preseason Games After the Los Angeles Chargers opened preseason play with a road loss to Arizona Cardinals, Chargers.com's Ricky Henne reported via Twitter that Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said starting quarterback Philip Rivers would play in the next to preseason games.
Chargers-Cardinals Final Score: Los Angeles Chargers Lose to the Arizona Cardinals 21-17 With Philip Rivers on the sideline in street clothes, Cardale Jones took the first snaps from under center for the Los Angeles Chargers. He was unable to get the offense going and Drew Kaser came on to punt. He outkicked his coverage a bit, but the coverage was poor and only the turf monster saved a touchdown.
Bird Droppings: News and notes from the Arizona Cardinals win over the Los Angeles Chargers If you stayed up for all 3:35 minutes of the Arizona Cardinals preseason opening win over the Los Angeles Chargers, well I feel your pain this morning. If you checked out early, that's okay, there is plenty of news coming out of the game from around the web and we have you covered, as we always do.
AFC Notes: Chargers, Schofield, Vaccaro, Titans, Jets The Chargers are seemingly never able to stay healthy, and this year hasn't been any different. They've already lost Hunter Henry and Jason Verrett to season ending injuries.
Russell Okung raises fist during national anthem Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung stood behind his teammates in the bench area, his fist raised, during the playing of the national anthem on Saturday night, via a photo from Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News. Okung did the same last season to protest social injustice and police brutality.
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Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals Open Thread The 2018 regular season is still weeks away, but tonight we get out first look at the Los Angeles Chargers in game action as they take on the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale.
Philip Rivers not expected to play against the Cardinals Not too surprising, but we figured starting quarterback Philip Rivers will not be in action against the Cardinals in the preseason opener tonight. Expect to get a long look at both Cardale Jones and Geno Smith. Both are neck and neck for the backup quarterback job.
Chargers Inactives for Preseason Week 1 vs the Cardinals While the team hasn't officially listed any players in or out for tonight's preseason showdown against the Arizona Cardinals, there is a list of a few players:. Some veterans are getting some rest while the team plays it safe with a few players who got banged up during week.
OPEN THREAD: Chargers vs. Cardinals Preseason Week 1 Don't expect the starters to see a ton of snaps in their first game of the preseason. We usually see that happen in Weeks 2-3. The Chargers are already keeping some of their key players out of this game. It's smart. You don't need any of those guys getting hurt in a meaningless game.
3 things to watch for on offense for the Chargers against the Cardinals Though we likely won't see much of the starters for the Chargers in the preseason opener against the Cardinals, there will be enough to keep your eyes on when it comes to building the 53-man roster.
Kirk has big early play, Cardinals beat Chargers 24-17 As it was, the 38-yard return set up a touchdown drive for the Cardinals in the first-team offense's only series of the game, and Arizona beat the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 in the teams' preseason opener on Saturday night.
Denzel Perryman is The Key to Success on Defense But with a run defense that was second-to-last in 2017, the presence of a healthy Denzel Perryman at middle linebacker will be vital to solving their run-stopping woes and could lead the Chargers to extensive postseason success.
Chargers start Cardale Jones in preseason as search for backup QB continues - Cardale Jones may very well be a better quarterback than he was a year ago. But if so, it was hard to tell on Saturday night. The Chargers put the former fourth-round pick in the starting lineup to open the preseason, giving the big-armed Jones a chance to prove himself worthy of backing up Philip Rivers.
Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals: What To Watch For In just a few short hours, the Los Angeles Chargers will take the field in Glendale, Arizona against Sam Bradford, Chandler Jones and the Arizona Cardinals and, like you, I'm all but counting down the seconds. In other words, it took six long months, but preseason football has finally arrived!
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Successful turnout for Chargers free tattoo event Square showed off his tattoos to the ABC 7 crew and explained one on his left arm, "This one says love, blood, and loyalty - those are just words that I live by." Perryman posed for photos and was grateful for the devotion displayed by Chargers fans permanently painting the Bolt on their bodies.
3 Chargers rookies to watch in preseason opener against the Cardinals Chargers coach Anthony Lynn and general manager Tom Telesco have brought new talent to the franchise this offseason, not only through free agency but it appears they could end up with one of the more talented drafts classes when it's all said and done.
Chargers vs. Cardinals: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming and more The NFL is back and the Los Angeles Chargers will open their preseason in Glendale, Arizona as they travel to take on the new look Arizona Cardinals. Tonight, we should get our first look at the Chargers 2018 NFL Draft class, and also watch the beginning of some key positional battles: safety, linebacker, running back, wide receiver, among others.
Chargers Not-That-Early 53-Man Roster Prediction Tonight is the first step many players will be taking in the race to make the final 53-man roster for the 2018 Chargers. This includes a number of hopeful UDFAs and some veterans who may soon start to find their spots from last year slowly slipping away.
Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Chargers: Game time, TV, Radio, and more WHO:: Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Chargers. WHERE:: University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona. WHEN:: Saturday, August, 11, 2018 7:00pm Arizona Time. TV:KPNX-TV -EnglishKFPH-TV -Spanish. RADIO:Arizona Sports 98.7 FM-EnglishLatino Mix KQMR 100.3 FM-Spanish.
3 position battles to keep an eye on in Chargers’ preseason opener against Cardinals Though we likely won't see much of the starters for the Los Angeles Chargers in the preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals, there will be enough to whet your appetite in this game, so long as you are keen on following the build to a 53-man roster.
Cardale Jones, Geno Smith battling for Chargers No. 2 QB Saturday's preseason opener will give the Chargers a longer look at which quarterback will back up Philip Rivers.
Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Chargers preseason preview podcast The Arizona Cardinals open up their 2018 season tonight against the Los Angeles Chargers. Of course Jess and I had to get you ready for the start of the year. It starts with a look at the A.Q. Shipley injury and how the Arizona Cardinals will deal with it.
Kartje: Kicker Roberto Aguayo hopes to put 'Hard Knocks' behind him with Chargers Aguayo joined the Buccaneers marked for surefire success - a record-setting collegiate kicker selected with the 59th pick in 2016 NFL draft, the first kicker picked that high in a decade. Across the league, the Bucs were ruthlessly panned for that boldness.
Chargers' defensive-line unit has Alabama flavor The defensive line of the Los Angeles Chargers has an Alabama flavor. at least, the second-team line does. Only two AFC teams have shorter odds of reaching the Super Bowl this season than Los Angeles.
Chargers' Anthony Lynn gives insight on playing time for starters in Saturday's game The first preseason game against the Cardinals is nearly 24 hours away and fans are gearing up to see what's in store for the 2018 Chargers. With expectations at an all-time high, it's safe to say that we won't be able to see that much action from the starters tomorrow.
Things to watch for this preseason: Battle at the tight end position Not too long after general manger Tom Telesco decided to not re-sign free agent tight end Antonio Gates for age 38 season, Los Angeles' young star TE Hunter Henry suffered his second season-ending injury in as many campaigns.
BFTB Roundtable: Which Defensive Player Are You Most Excited To Watch? With inside linebacker depth being one of the weakest on the team, Hines has the opportunity to win a job over the likes of Hayes Pullard and Nick Dzubnar to create some solid depth behind Denzel Perryman.
7 things to watch for: Chargers vs. Cardinals Let's go over seven things to watch for. Backup QB is the best position in sports. That's a fact, well according to Alex Moran it is. Kellen Clemens, Philip Rivers' previous backup, is no longer on the team. Geno Smith, Cardale Jones and undrafted rookie Nic Shimonek are.
Watch: Chargers' Keenan Allen talk what makes him a dominant route runner It's hard to argue against Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen being the best route runner in the league. Allen possesses elite, short-area quickness that allows him to create separation at the top of the route, whether he's in the slot or on the perimeter.
How Mike Williams can fix the Los Angeles Chargers' offensive weakness Catching touchdowns in the end zone is what he was born to do, with toughness and ball-tracking ability some of his biggest strengths coming out of college. So far in training camp, he's been showing off just that. One of the recurring criticisms of Tom Telesco's selection of Williams revolves around the idea of positional "need".
Tre Boston Thinks NFL Teams Are Colluding To Underpay Safeties Statistically, Tre Boston was one of the NFL's better cover safeties last season, when he played for the Chargers. He figured he'd cash in when he hit free agency, only to languish until July 25, when he signed with the Cardinals for one year, $1.5 million, with incentives that could push those earnings up to around $3 million.
Gus Bradley press conference heading into the first preseason game Heading into Saturday's preseason game Gus Bradley spoke about some of the things he'll be focusing on when the defense is on the field. Bradley mentioned the second and third string players will get a lot of reps and it'll be and exciting time to watch the young players.
Preseason debut gives young Chargers a chance to ease NFL transitions "We want to see guys execute," Lynn said. "We want to see guys play fast and guys play physical. Those are the things we're looking for.
Casey Hayward opens up about the first couple weeks of training camp On a recent Chargers podcast, Casey Hayward opened up about a few things in practice. Let's get into some of his quotes. Hayward on who has caught his eye in practice:. ""I would probably say Mike Davis and Craig Mager so far… I feel like those guys have played really good in this camp so far.
Madden NFL 19 Still Thinks the Chargers Are in San Diego. The San Diego Chargers spent a decade flirting with the idea of relocating to Los Angeles and then in January of 2017 they officially announced their relocation from America’s Finest City to…
PFF ranks the starting running backs in the NFL Pro Football Focus put out an article recently going over the running back groups and tandems in the NFL. The Chargers ranking may surprise you. Looking at the list, it's heavily weighted on the starter. The New Orleans Saints are ranked number one of the list because they essentially have two started in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara.
Everything You Need to Know About Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals Who: Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals. When: Saturday, August 11th, 2018,. Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ. Head to Head: The Chargers, then San Diego, beat Arizona 19-3 in their most recent preseason game on August 19th, 2016.
Preseason preview: Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Chargers Two weeks after training camp opened for the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers, the two teams get together to close out week one of the 2018 NFL preseason schedule. What: Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals. Where: University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, Arizona.
3 Arizona Cardinals players to watch against the Los Angeles Chargers Yes, many of us have seen them or read about them at camp, but this will be the chance to see them go against other players that they may be unfamiliar with. The first guy I will be watching is obvious: Josh Rosen.
So long, pizza - Plant-based diet has Isaac Rochell ready to break out Second-year Chargers defensive lineman Isaac Rochell has dropped 25 pounds thanks to his new diet and is raising eyebrows in Chargers camp.
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Philip Rivers Has Looked Great in Practice Three bold predictions for Philip Rivers next season - Jason Reed : Philip Rivers really does not get the credit he deserves as one of the quarterbacks in the National Football League.
The Chargers still play in San Diego, according to 'Madden 19' announcers The Chargers' move to Los Angeles is still going to take some getting used to, and that evidently applies to the latest edition of Madden 19. A user noticed that the gameplay announcers welcomed fans to the "Mission Valley area of beautiful San Diego, California" during a simulated game between the 49ers and Chargers at StubHub Center.
Anthony Lynn says Joey Bosa doing fine, left foot just sore Chargers coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Joey Bosa has only a sore left foot and is doing fine, Eric Williams of ESPN reports. The defensive end, though, isn't likely to play Saturday night against the Cardinals.
Chargers’ Mike Williams primed for breakout season Mike Williams, the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, was hampered by injuries in his rookie season. Williams appeared in 10 games but was held to just 11 receptions, 95 yards, and no touchdowns. The injury that held Williams back last season was a herniated disc in his back that he suffered in rookie minicamp.
Things to watch for this preseason: Battle for the Chargers starting kicker One of the points of emphasis for the Chargers heading into 2018 was the kicker position. Los Angeles began last season by cutting Josh Lambo and deciding on undrafted rookie Younghoe Koo, only to cut him just four games into the season.
Madden NFL 19 Review Because I was on the fence about getting Madden this year, after really not seeing much in terms of updates to my favorite game mode, I decided to purchase the EA Access game pass for $5. You get to try out the game for 10 hours before you buy it, and before release day, so if you've pre-ordered, you can easily cancel if the game is awful.
Preseason Game 1 BFTB Commentary Football is back everyone. The first preseason game for the Los Angeles Chargers is going down Saturday at 7pm PT, and what better way to start the season than watching with us?! Like we did last year, Garrett Sisti, Daniel Stebbins, Michael Peterson, and myself will be doing a live broadcast during the game.
Update: Chargers' Justin Jones spotted in boot at practice The Chargers injury bug couldn't possibly get worse, right? Wrong! Defensive end Joey Bosa hurt his foot earlier this week, but it appeared to be minor. Defensive tackle Justin Jones also got injured on the same day. He was spotted at Thursday's practice wearing a protective boot on his left ankle, according to Los Angeles Daily News' Jack Wang.
Madden NFL 19’ Forgot The Chargers Moved To Los Angeles For example: It's not hard for someone to slip and say that the Los Angeles Chargers are based out of San Diego. It's not a bad thing, it's just that when a franchise was in a city for more than 50 years, you might need some time to adjust.
Isaac Rochell working with the starters in Joey Bosa's absence It’s looking more and more like Joey Bosa will not play in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Bosa likely wouldn’t have played more than a series or two an…
Joey Bosa Did Not Practice Today, Likely Won't Play Saturday It was noted that Bosa did not seem hobbled by the left foot injury and any precautions taken today with him are likely the team attempting to play things safe. Bosa was likely to only play a single series in this Saturday's preseason opener but I would be very surprised to see him suit up at all.
Michael Schofield looking to make most of his opportunity With Forrest Lamp still out, veteran Michael Schofield is looking to make the most of his opportunity with the Chargers. Lamp hasn't practiced as he's been out with a pair of knee surgeries. Last year Schofield played swing tackle for the Chargers. He'd fill in when Joe Barksdale was out.
Foot injury to Joey Bosa opens door for Chargers' Isaac Rochell Two days after Joey Bosa walked off the practice field with an injured left foot, the Pro Bowl defensive end looked perfectly healthy. He didn't practice on Thursday, but he also paced along the sidelines at Jack Hammett Sports Complex without a significant limp.
Mike Williams playing "big role in the red zone right now" Wide receiver Mike Williams was listed with the second team when the Chargers released their first depth chart of the year this week, but there are reasons to think he'll be playing something closer to a starting role.
Epic Fail! Madden 19 thinks Chargers still play in San Diego The infamous video game, Madden 19 is set for release Friday, Aug. 10. The game has had its fair share of glitches every year, and it appears there are a few bugs that need to be worked out before it's actually released to the general population tomorrow.
Los Angeles Chargers: Three bold predictions for Philip Rivers next season Not only is Rivers one of the best current quarterbacks in the league, at this pace, he is going to go down as a top-10 quarterback all-time and is a surefire selection for the Hall of Fame. There is an obvious explanation as to why this is the case and that is due to the stellar quarterback era that Rivers has played in.
Taking a look at the Chargers' first unofficial depth chart of 2018 The Chargers face off against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 of the preseason. The Bolts just released their first unofficial depth chart, which somewhat gives us an idea of where certain players are at. However, I look at this as a formality and not something anyone should get worked up over.
Chargers' Jones, Smith push to back up dependable Rivers - The Los Angeles Chargers must choose between potential and experience when they select the next primary backup to Philip Rivers. Cardale Jones has displayed in one NFL game the tantalizing physical tools he showed in leading Ohio State to the 2014 national title.
Faye Spanos, wife of Chargers owner Alex Spanos, dies at age 92 Faye Spanos, the wife of Los Angeles Chargers owner Alex Spanos, has died at the age of 92. The Chargers released a statement on Wednesday announcing the passing of the family's matriarch. Faye married Alex in 1948 and she became a mother to four children, grandmother to fifteen grandchildren, and great grandmother to ten.
Roberto Aguayo outkicking Caleb Sturgis in training camp? Ah Role Models, what a great film. Remember that one? Specifically the part where Joe Lo Truglio's Kuzzik is absolutely stunned when Paul Rudd and Co. arrive at the big battle scene in an awesome Minotaur truck?
Ranking the top 15 receivers for 2018 fantasy football Unfortunately, his production rests on the shoulder of Jameis Winston, and I for one am NOT a fan, but I do plan for Evans to bounce back this year. I would prefer him as a #2 WR on my team, and I would take it all day! Playoff Schedule: vs NO, @ Bal, @ Dal.
Graziano: 15 fantasy tips from my training camp tour Buy on Jimmy G., but pump the brakes on Kirk Cousins? Dan Graziano shares the fantasy tidbits he gathered during his training camp tour.
The familiar injury big is hovering over Chargers camp A talented roster can become quickly decimated when a few key players go down to injury, and the season-ending ACL tear suffered by tight end Hunter Henry way back in OTAs could be a bad omen.
Chargers DE Joey Bosa Suffers Left Foot Injury in Practice Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa suffered a left foot injury during the 11-on-11 team drills in practice on Tuesday, Eric Williams of ESPN reports. Afterward, Bosa hobbled off the field on his own and spent the rest of practice receiving treatment from the team's training staff.
Faye Spanos, Chargers owner's wife, dies at 92 Faye Spanos, the wife of Los Angeles Chargers owner Alex Spanos, has died. She was 92.
ESPN's Field Yates praises Chargers center Mike Pouncey The first preseason games is just three days away, and the Chargers have been in training camp grinding away for over a week now. With expectations set high for a team that bolstered their roster in the offseason, it has a numbers of fans and analysts in attendance to see how the Bolts are looking.
Chargers matriarch Faye Spanos dies at age of 92 The entire Spanos family is heartbroken to announce the death of the family's matriarch, Faye Spanos, who passed away peacefully at age 92. Faye was the essence of grace, compassion, humility, and kindness. Her devotion to her family and her deep faith in God guided her throughout her life.
Philip Rivers and TE Virgil Green are developing chemistry in training camp It can be difficult to replace a starter when they go down with an injury, but tight end Virgil Green appears to be doing his best to dispel that notion. Following quarterback Philip Rivers comments to the Chargers official team site, it appears that the team's free agent signing of Green is paying off.
Chargers' Joey Bosa tied for second-best odds to win defensive player of the year Aside from the scare from Tuesday's practice, when he had to leave with a foot injury, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has established himself as one of the best edge rushers in the entire league and is the true heart and soul of the team's defense.
Battle of the Backups: Highlighting the Chargers QB competition Behind the starters, is where real competition exists. Philip Rivers is the proverbial first-string quarterback and will be leading the Chargers for his 15th season. It is uncertain, however, which quarterback on the roster will be behind him on the depth chart come Week one.
Los Angeles Chargers: Three questions entering preseason week 1 The Los Angeles Chargers have been picking up steam as the popular dark horse to watch out for heading into the 2018-2019 NFL season. Despite missing the playoffs the last four seasons, the Chargers have built one of the best all-around rosters. And boy, are they going to be fun to watch.
Joey Bosa Has Second-Best Chance to Win NFL DPOY. Ingram, Hayward Snubbed. The good people over at Bovada just released their odds for the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year Award and third-year DE Joey Bosa is tied with the Raiders' Khalil Mack and the Rams' Aaron Donald with the second best chance to win the title with 11/2 odds.
Los Angeles Chargers' Philip Rivers feels 'growing' connection with Virgil Green Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said that he is building chemistry with tight end Virgil Green. Green signed with the Chargers as a free agent this offseason. Per Rivers, the connection with Green has strengthened since the start of training camp.
NFL Network debates who is the best football player in Los Angeles We are only a few days away from discussing actual games. Even if it's one or two series of the starters. At this point, most people will take talking third and fourth stringers over the casual debates and arguments that occur over the course of the off-season.
Philip Rivers feels "growing" connection with Virgil Green Talk of Antonio Gates' return to the Chargers has remained just that at this point, so Virgil Green remains the top man on the depth chart at tight end with Hunter Henry out for the year.
Melvin Gordon reveals fans get him mistaken for Todd Gurley "often" Chargers running back Melvin Gordon recently opened up to Adam Schefter on his podcast, "The Adam Schefter Podcast," that he is often misidentified by fans for Rams running back Todd Gurley when he is out in LA.
Wife of Chargers owner passes away - Faye Spanos, the wife of Los Angeles Chargers owner Alex Spanos, has died. She was 92. Faye Spanos died late Tuesday night of undisclosed causes. She married Alex Spanos in 1948, and they raised four children in Stockton, California.
Ticketmaster And Los Angeles Chargers Extend Partnership Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing, announced an extension of its official partnership with the Los Angeles Chargers to bring an enhanced mobile experience to football fans in Los Angeles. Ticketmaster will also serve as the official primary and secondary ticketing partner for the Chargers.
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Can Michael Schofield Make the Most of His Opportunity? Fantasy football rankings: Sorting the dynasty TEs into tiers - Curtis Patrick: Henry was one of the most effective tight ends in the league in 2017 across many metrics but is on the shelf for all of 2018 with a torn ACL.
Everything going right for Los Angeles Chargers after first week Sure, it's only a few days of positive results for the Los Angeles Chargers. No real games have been played, and only a few plays with pads run so far. But boy do the Bolts look better. Every move seems to be working, and every player is developing. Here's what's been going the past week:.
Los Angeles Chargers held first ever blue-white scrimmage Fans packed the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa for the Los Angeles Chargers first ever blue-white scrimmage Saturday morning. The Chargers went live and simulated game action to prepare for their first preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Los Angeles Chargers Release First Unofficial Depth Chart This afternoon the Los Angeles Chargers released an unofficial team depth chart, their first of training camp. There is not a lot to be gleaned from depth charts at this stage in the preseason, but it is all we have other than reports of who looks good/bad in practice and who is injured.
Philip Rivers Has No Desire to Play into His 40s Although it used to be considered an anomaly, Tom Brady has almost single-handedly shifted the discussion of quarterback resiliency into an expectation of being able to play into and beyond a slinger's 40th birthday. In many ways, it almost seems like the natural arms race that goes into any physical competition.
Chargers' Joey Bosa's injury is 'nothing serious', no update on Justin Jones A moment occurred that left every Chargers fan holding their breath when they heard the news that defensive end Joey Bosa left practice Tuesday with a left foot injury. It was first reported by ESPN's Eric D. Williams. The injury occurred during 11-on-11 team drills.
Chargers release first official depth chart We've all been waiting to see how the first week of training camp has gone. Today, the Chargers released their first official depth chart of the season. By the looks of it, this will change by the time the team hosts the Kansas City Chiefs in a month.
Even Madden 19 Thinks The Chargers Should Be In San Diego Twitter user Michael Cook purchased the Hall of Fame edition of Madden 19 on Tuesday and picked the San Francisco 49ers as his team in franchise mode. Imagine his surprise when he started a game against the Chargers at StubHub Center and this happened:.
Report: Joey Bosa's foot injury "nothing serious" The Chargers have gotten used to bracing for the worst possible news about injured players, but their latest star to get hurt in practice appears to have avoided that scenario.
Chargers fans face nervous wait on Joey Bosa injury At some point, Chargers fans need to face the reality that their favorite team may be cursed. Today's injury to Joey Bosa could end up being the team's third significant injury before their first preseason game is played. The team faces a nervous wait about the defensive end's foot.
Chargers' Bosa suffers foot injury in practice The Chargers' defense, bitten by the injury bug already, saw another player, defensive end Joey Bosa, suffer an injury in practice. Bosa exited the field on his own with a left foot injury.
Chargers safety Derwin James finally working with starters Chargers safety Derwin James has been the hot commodity after being the team's first round selection in the 2018 NFL draft, and he is finally getting in reps with the first team after being sidelined with a hamstring injury, according to ESPN's Eric D.
Los Angeles Chargers Easiest Games in 2018 The Los Angeles Chargers had a bit of a strange 2017 season. It involved them starting 0-4 and then somehow finishing 9-7 and just barely out of the playoffs. Now, heading into the 2018 season, things are looking up due to a strong roster. After a few years of missing the mark, now the organization is expecting a return to the playoffs.
Joey Bosa left practice with foot injury The Chargers have had to deal with a couple of big injuries already this year and another key player gave them at least a scare at Tuesday's practice. According to multiple reports, defensive end Joey Bosa left the session early after hurting his left foot.
Chargers' Bosa 'fine' after injuring foot in drills 3 overall selection of the 2016 draft, Bosa led the Chargers in sacks last season with 12.5, and he is one-half of the Chargers' talented pass-rush tandem that includes Melvin Ingram, who finished with 10.5 sacks last year. Bosa played a full, 16-game season for the first time in his NFL career in 2017, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Report: More injuries pile up for Chargers Injuries are continuing to mount for the Los Angeles Chargers. Those two names are very concerning to see on the injury list, however, the initial reports don't seem to be overly serious. I hope that proves to be true. Joey Bosa is about as vital of a piece of this team as it gets.
Joey Bosa leaves today's practice with a foot injury Maybe the team should reevaluate. I'm no injury expert but something has to change. Today, they lost a relatively important player. Yes, that's sarcasm. Bosa is arguably the best player on the team. He's objectively top three. It's good news that he was able to walk off on his own power.
Geno Smith, Cardale Jones offer Chargers different options at backup quarterback Both are at least nine years younger than Rivers, leaving open the slight possibility that one could develop into a successor - or at least a bridge between the Rivers era and whatever comes next. That's the big picture. According to offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, the immediate criteria for a backup quarterback is much simpler.
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Should the Chargers look at CB Bashaud Breeland? Bashaud Breeland is a 26-year old corner that has plenty of starting experience in the NFL. Not only has he played on the perimeter, last year he played 745 of his 856 snaps on the outside, the year prior he played exclusively in the slot. Breeland signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Carolina Panthers that was voided due to injury.
Chargers Have the 13th Best Talent Under 25 They may have also hit big in the draft again with safety Derwin James, expected to be a Week 1 starter barring another catastrophe. The secondary is loaded with young depth that already has experience, including Desmond King and Trevor Williams." Kacsmar is correct that, without the recent injuries, this team would be ranked in the top ten.
ESPN ranks under-25 talent of all 32 teams It's always interesting to see where the league values the players on the Chargers roster. Recently, a panel of analysts ranked every teams talent under the age of 25. When ESPN did this a year ago, they ranked the Chargers as high as six. This year, they took a bit of a tumble in the rankings.
Los Angeles Chargers' Joey Bosa leaves practice with foot injury Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa left Tuesday's practice with a left foot injury, multiple media outlets reported. Bosa was able to walk off the field on his own, albeit without his left shoe, and was being evaluated, according to socalnewsgroup.com.
Watch: Chargers' Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen connect for a touchdown One sight that fans should get used to seeing again as their first preseason game is now days away is Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and wide receiver Keenan Allen hooking up for big gains, or in this case, a beautiful lob that led to a touchdown in Monday's practice.
Joey Bosa leaves Chargers practice with left foot injury The severity of the injury is unclear, but the Pro Bowl defender walked off the field unassisted during 11-on-11 drills, limping slightly while holding his left shoe. He received treatment in the Chargers' medical tent at Jack Hammett Sports Complex for the rest of practice.
Making sense of the AFC West In what I think has been one of the more understated moves of the offseason, the Chiefs traded one of the best young corners in the NFL, Marcus Peters. The move was puzzling considering what the Chiefs got in return, as well as Peters' propensity for big plays, which will be sorely missed.
PFF ranks Philip Rivers the NFL's 8th best QB entering 2018 Via ProFootballFocus.com:. Last year I broke down how Rivers had put together the best four-game streak of his career from Weeks 11 through 14, a stretch during which the Chargers turned a lost season into a potential playoff run due in no small part to Rivers' mistake-free quarterbacking.
Chargers' Anthony Lynn on Derek Watt: 'Love his versatility' Chargers fullback Derek Watt is looking to have an increased role in the offense in 2018, and the early indications from training camp display a player who should do just that. Coach Anthony Lynn has been impressed by Watt and what he has shown thus far and addressed that in media availability Monday.
Mike Williams healthy and productive for Chargers Williams is back from ACL surgery and is looking like the player the Chargers drafted with the 7th pick last year. He would have immediate fantasy potential in the potent Los Angeles offense if he earns the starting nod opposite Keenan Allen. Category: Rumors - More Los Angeles Chargers: News, Rankings, Projections, Stats.
Nick Novak’s pro career to continue in AAF In his third stint with the Chargers last season, Novak was signed in relief of Younghoe Koo and made nine of his 13 field-goal attempts. But a back injury suffered on Thanksgiving against the Dallas Cowboys shut him down for the season and forced the Chargers to go to their third kicker of the year, which of course eventually led to the forth.
Injury Update: Dylan Cantrell has a bone bruise We now finally have a diagnosis for what has Dylan Cantrell sidelined right now. That is a painful injury. Last summer I partially tore my ACL and wound up with some severe bone bruising as well. It is very painful and takes a long time to heal.
QB trade-market reality check: 15 who could get moved We talked to NFL execs and evaluators about which passers could be this year's Sam Bradford.
Derwin James getting work with the starters at free and strong safety Derwin James came off the non-football injury list only four days ago. It didn't take the Chargers' first-round pick long to catch up. James is getting more work with the starters at safety, Eric Williams of ESPN reports. Jahleel Addae and James rotated between free and strong safety Monday.
Injury Update: Forrest Lamp Working The Sled During Recent Practice It's obviously been well over a year since Forrest Lamp tore his ACL on the first day of full pads during last year's training camp. A very, very, long year. It honestly seems like yesterday the entire staff and were parading out in the streets following his selection during the 2017 draft.
Chargers LB Uchenna Nwosu shines in Monday's practice It may have been a surprise to see the Chargers select linebacker Uchenna Nwosu in the second-round when the team had bigger needs like addressing the defensive tackle position, but it's clear the team wanted to get faster, more physical and to stop the run after coming in near dead last in the category.
No timetable for Forrest Lamp's return from injury The elephant in the room has been last years second round rookie Forrest Lamp and how he hasn't returned from injury yet. Today, head coach Anthony Lynn commented on Lamp and his preseason status:. That doesn't sound too encouraging. The Chargers need Lamp if they want to be as good as these predictions think they'll be.
Without Forrest Lamp, Chargers could again lean on Michael Schofield COSTA MESA - Life could be worse for Michael Schofield. This past February, the Chargers' offensive lineman scurried onto the Olympic ice in Pyeongchang and lifted his fiancée Kendall Coyne into the air - celebrating her gold medal with the U.S. women's hockey team, and creating a viral moment in the process.
Chargers have fourth-best odds among AFC teams to win Super Bowl The Chargers are headed into the new season with some momentum after winning 8-of-12 games to close out the 2017 campaign, but it is still surprising to see the Bolts possess the fourth-best odds to win the AFC this upcoming season at +2000 - tied with the Jaguars and Texans and only behind the Patriots, Steelers and - per Bovada.lv.
Nate Burleson thinks the Chargers have the best receiving core in the NFL That is high praise to say the least. In the segment below former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson explains why he thinks the Chargers have the best receiving core in the NFL. He starts out by listing their height, which is a little comical.
Los Angeles Chargers' Philip Rivers on retirement: 'I don't have a number in my head' Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers isn't interested in setting a definitive retirement age. Rivers, who turns 37 in December, said he is focused on playing out the final two years left on his current contract. As for playing into his 40s, well, Rivers didn't sound as interested to commit as a few other quarterbacks in the league.
Sports Betting Spotlight: Los Angeles Chargers season preview Las Vegas handicapper Kelly Stewart and Wynn Las Vegas sports book director Johnny Avello join the Review-Journal's Todd Dewey to preview the Los Angeles Chargers' season in the first of a series of 32 NFL team videos. The Chargers finished 9-7 last season and their 2018 win total is 9½.
Injury Update: WR Cantrell Loses Crutches, Leg Heavily Wrapped at Practice The team will probably continue being cautious with any sort of injury going forward so I do not expect to see a ton of Cantrell or Williams during the month of August to ensure they are at full-health for the first regular season game.
Philip Rivers non-committal about playing into his 40's In a recent interview with Albert Breer, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was very non-committal when it comes to playing into his 40's. Both Tom Brady and Drew Brees have been quite vocal about playing well into their 40's. It would appear that Rivers would rather not.
Philip Rivers on retirement: I don't have a number in my head We've heard several current quarterbacks talk about playing well into their 40s and so has Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers isn't joining them on that bandwagon, however.
Russell Okung's vision of guaranteed NFL contracts Russell Okung, the Chargers' left tackle and an NFLPA executive committee member, wants NFL contracts to pay out the way they do in the NBA and MLB.
Los Angeles Chargers return to training camp Monday And World Live Video Politics Investigations Consumer Health and Food Weather Entertainment Watercooler Sports Community Pets Automotive #ABC7Eyewitness Tips TV Listings ABC7/Contact Meet the News Team Jobs/Internships The Los Angeles Chargers are returning to training camp in Costa Mesa on Monday.
2018 AFC West Record Predictions The AFC West has easily become of the best and most entertaining divisions to look out for next season. This division has been won by the Kansas City Chiefs for the best few seasons, however that may all change as they had just lost quarterback Alex Smith.
Look: Chargers QB Philip Rivers career-high passing yards against every NFL team Quarterback Philip Rivers has been the face of the franchise for the Chargers ever since he took over under center. Rivers has played against every NFL team, and it's pretty neat to see how much damage he has done against opposing defenses.
Chargers Training Camp Notes: Jatavis Brown Looks Fantastic First I would like to preface this by saying these are my observations based on ONE practice scrimmage. As the great philosopher Allen Iverson once said: "Practice, we're talking about practice here!". Here are my Los Angeles Chargers Blue/White scrimmage observations:.
Chargers' Jatavis Brown, Kyzir White show out in Blue-White scrimmage Aside from the safety position, linebacker is one of the other slots that will be needed to watch for this training camp. Specifically, the competition between Jatavis Brown and fourth-round selection Kyzir White. One of the stars of the first few practices has been White, who is converting to an OLB.
Rayshawn Jenkins making the most of his opportunity The fourth round draft pick from 2017 is getting an opportunity every player wants; a chance to start. Rayshawn Jenkins has been running with the first team defense during training camp at free safety. Last year he played predominantly played strong safety or in the slot.
Mike Williams catches two touchdowns in the Chargers scrimmage The closer we get to the season roles are slowly starting to be carved out. It's starting to look more and more like Mike Williams will have himself a big part in this offense. In yesterday's blue and white scrimmage, he scored two touchdowns. The first touchdown looked like it came with the second team.
Los Angeles Chargers: Why I Hate Offseason Hype Based on the hype surrounding Mike Williams in the last week or so, you'd think that he's an automatic lock to be a pro-bowler this season. I'm writing today because I'm getting annoyed with all the hype pieces surrounding him, when he hasn't played a meaningful game yet this season.
WATCH: Chargers offensive lineman have a dance off We might be making weekly articles about non football related Chargers items here. Today, it was a few of the Chargers players just letting loose and having a good time. This it’s amusing to…
A Look at the Los Angeles Chargers Today I am going to continue my look at the Chiefs opponents in the AFC West with an overview of the Los Angeles Chargers. Then I will put my optimistic glasses on, and give what I feel is their best case scenario. In 2017, the Chargers finished 9-7 narrowly missing out on the playoffs in head coach Anthony Lynn's first season.
West Notes: Donald, There are a couple of critical dates coming up in the Aaron Donald saga this week, as Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk points out.
When Will Derwin James Start Working With The First Team? After two practices and a scrimmage, Derwin James has spent almost all of his time working with the second-team defense. This may have some fans puzzled as the team obviously didn't select James to not start on this defense.
WR Mike Williams Catches 2 TDs, Continues to Amaze in Blue-White Scrimmage In head coach Anthony Lynn's second season with the Bolts, he was finally able to put together the inter-squad scrimmage he hoped to have the prior season, but didn't feel he had to time to make it happen.
Encouraging reports on Mike Williams are coming out of camp Williams had a rough rookie season due to injuries. I've been as hard on him as anyone. But the talent is there and if he continues to show the kind of skills he's displayed through camp thus far, he could be the weapon that puts the Bolts over the top this season.
The NFL's top training camp position battles: 32 to watch The Jets and Bills are searching for a starting QB, while the Cowboys need a Dez Bryant replacement. NFL Nation picks the top battle for every team.
Making the case for Chargers' Tyrell Williams in fantasy football Fantasy football is right around the corner and many fans are gearing up for their drafts within the next few weeks. The Chargers have a couple intriguing options in wide receiver Keenan Allen, running back Melvin Gordon and quarterback Philip Rivers, but WR Tyrell Williams could be an option to store away.
5 Chargers who should someday be enshrined in Canton 8 overall pick of the 1986 NFL draft, Leslie O\u2019Neal was one of the greatest defensive players in Chargers history and before the days of Junior Seau, he was the team\u2019s defense. His 105.5 career sacks are easily the most in team history, 36 more than the player who ranks second, Shaun Phillips.
Chargers' Rayshawn Jenkins in the mix to start at free safety after bumpy rookie season Coaches are hopeful Jenkins has grown out of them. "He's really aggressive," Lynn said. "That's what you like about Rayshawn. That comes with time and experience. As he gets more acclimated to the speed of this game, he'll make better decisions." BIG TARGET.
PFF disrespects Chargers in AFC West predictions Pro Football Focus is doing podcasts for every division going team by team giving them a percentage to win the division. For the AFC West, you may be surprised at the results. They have the Chiefs slotted to win the division at 42 percent, while the Chargers are right below them at 29.6 percent.
PFF says Chargers have two of the top five edge rushers from 2017 Everybody knows once both of the Chargers edge guys get rolling, that's when the team is at their best. According to PFF, they were both at their best for most of the season last year. Last year Joey Bosa had the seventh most sacks in the league, at 12.5.
Chargers' 2018 Schedule Prediction: Part 2 Wilson will make some plays, including a few of his signature "how did he do that"-type stuff, Baldwin will catch a number of passes and possibly score, but the Seahawks will simply be unable to stop the Chargers and their plethora of playmakers on either side of the ball.
Rookie WR Dylan Cantrell is out indefinitely Over the course of the last week rookie wide receiver Dylan Cantrell has been name dropped continuously. Supposedly having a very good week of practice. Today, the Charger received bad news. That doesn't sound like somebody that will be back anytime soon.
UPDATE: Rookie WR Dylan Cantrell Is Out Indefinitely As Jamie Hoyle mentioned yesterday, rookie wide receiver Dylan Cantrell injured his knee during a Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp practice. At the time, we had no indication of what kind of time…
Chargers' Mike Williams flashes playmaking ability first week of camp 7 overall pick in the 2017 draft, is getting into a rhythm after missing training camp last season.
Ex-Chargers QB Dan Fouts on Philip Rivers: 'A Hall of Famer' It's easy to say that former Chargers quarterback and current Hall of Famer Dan Fouts is one of the best to play for the franchise. Fouts praised QB Philip Rivers for his great career and stated on NFL Network's Good Morning Football that he believes he belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he decides to hang up his cleats.
Deep Ball Aces: Chargers' Travis Benjamin is cream of the crop Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin has proven to be dynamic with next to unparalleled break-away speed to finish off big plays when the ball is thrown to him. The Miami product has nine receiving touchdowns since he joined the team for the 2016 season.
Chargers free safety position up in the air The Chargers have one of the most complete rosters, especially on the defensive side of the ball, but the one decision they are going to have to make is at safety, where two starting spots and a third key rotation spot are up for grabs.
Bobby Beathard was architect of Chargers’ best teams The Chargers have had other great teams. The 1980-82 team led by Coryell. The 2006 squad that went 14-2. But none of those teams reached the final step before being able to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. The '94 Chargers did, and that team would not have been there without the efforts of Beathard.
Top Ten Offensive Performances of 2017: #7 Tyrell Williams v. WAS Wk. 14 Redskins - 4 catches, 132 receiving yards, 1 touchdown. After getting a full season of Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams together on the field, I've really grown to like their play-styles and how well they compliment each other. You can see it throughout the box-scores.
Los Angeles Chargers: Melvin Gordon is the key to success The Los Angeles Chargers are one of the most interesting teams to watch heading into next season. With such a talented roster and a year more of experience under their belts, this roster looks ready to take the extra step. Leading the way is one of few veterans on the team, Philip Rivers.
Fantasy - 32 Teams in 32 Days - The Los Angeles Chargers Ok fine it is the Los Angeles Chargers. Speaking of the Chargers, these guys are a sneaky dark horse pick to win the AFC West, and could even go deep in the playoffs. Could. We're talking about a franchise that rarely cashes in on potential. But, for your fantasy football purposes, what happens between weeks 1-16 are what really matters.
Denzel Perryman's daughter will not be denied San Diego Chargers LB Denzel Perryman is good at stopping NFL running backs. Unfortunately, that same talent does not overlap with the ability to stop two-year-old girls from doing whatever the damn hell they want. Yes, that's adorable and completely humanizing.
Training Camp Report: Dylan Cantrell Injures Right Leg During Practice It's still early, but Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Dylan Cantrell has been the talk of training camp. After struggling against press coverage early on, Cantrell made some adjustments and was beginning to make a habit of outwrestling his defensive counterparts for highlight-worthy, contested grabs during team drills.
AFC West Update: A key Los Angeles Chargers player will miss significant time in 2018 Around this time each year there's an unfortunate surplus of injuries, and it should come as no surprise that the Los Angeles Chargers are one of the teams dealing with health issues in training camp. Let's get you caught up on what's transpired within the division:.
Denzel Perryman's daughter won't stop touching the microphone and it's hilarious If you have a child, you watch this and understand just how much you can relate to this is. This is peak "I know we are in front of a lot of people and you're not going to yell at me." Denzel Perryman has an adorable daughter. She knows it. He asks her not to touch the microphone and she pauses for a quick second.
Chargers' Free Safety Position Is Up for Grabs The Los Angeles Chargers possess one of the best all around rosters in the NFL, especially on defense. The team has arguably the best pass rushing duo in the league in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, as well as one of the better cornerback groups you'll find.
2018 year is a bounce back year for Jatavis Brown Everyone knows about Denzel Perryman. He's the rock of the defense. At the linebacker position last year, it was when he wasn't in or the player next to him that made life difficult on everyone else. Whether that was Hayes Pullard, Korey Toomer, Nigel Harris, Adrian Phillips, or Nick Dzubnar.
Chargers' first-round pick reacts after being robbed at gunpoint in Los Angeles It was just one of those things that you never expect to happen to you, but it happened, and I'm just happy to be out here playing football." The first-round pick has also been dealing with some issues on-the-field. James strained his hamstring in mid-July, which forced him to miss the first week of training camp.
Dylan Cantrell goes down with right knee injury in practice The rookie sixth round pick out of Texas Tech has been getting glowing reviews from both players and coaches. Today, wide receiver Dylan Cantrell went down with a right knee injury. It seems like a good thing that Cantrell was able to jog off the field on his own weight and without any help.
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Denzel Perryman ready to hit as Chargers prepare for intrasquad scrimmage With his players adjusting to a new staff, new schemes and a new practice facility, he didn't need to extend the to-do list. Now, the Chargers enter the season with the most continuity in the AFC West, where every other team has changed either its head coach or its starting quarterback.
Chargers Send Embarrassing Email That Has San Diego Fans Howling With Laughter The Los Angeles Chargers have been out of San Diego for over a year, but evidently, not everyone working with the organization knows the team has moved. Earlier this week the Chargers sent out an email advertising some new gear the team has available, which isn't out of the norm.
Sky is the limit for the Bolts XM Radio host Alex Marvez was on hand on the Chargers practice and believes the sky is the limit for this team. I'd agree if they hadn't just lost two of their better players on each side of the ball. That doesn't say the team won't be good. They will be good save a disastrous injury.
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Philip Rivers Is a Future Hall of Famer It was just one of those things that you never expect to happen to you, but it happened, and I'm just happy to be out here playing football." Chargers Host Young Players for Youth and High School Football Day - Rachel Gossen: "He's one of the best competitors out here…of all time," Watson said.
Derwin James on robbery: "I wouldn't wish that upon anybody" Chargers first-rounder Derwin James finally made it to the practice field Thursday, after missing the first four days of camp with a hamstring injury. But after what he went through off the field in June, he's glad to be here at all.
The Los Angeles Chargers Screwed Up Again And It's Hilarious The Los Angeles Chargers have consistently shot themselves in the foot since moving away from San Diego. Their first year in LA was a long series of comical missteps and it appears that's only continuing. This week there was yet another example.
Los Angeles Chargers Are Launching a New Documentary Series The Los Angeles Chargers in a partnership with Spectrum SportsNet have announced that they will premiere a new series called Backstage: Chargers on Thursday, September 6, on Spectrum SportsNet. It will also be available the following day on Facebook at facebook.com/backstagechargers for those without access to Spectrum SportsNet.
Chargers to start airing team series in September Los Angeles and Spectrum SportsNet announced on Wednesday a content and programming partnership to deliver a new series called Backstage: Chargers that will premiere Sept. 6 at 9:00pm PT and Sept. 7 at 5:00pm PT.
Los Angeles Chargers prepare for upcoming preseason game And World Live Video Politics Investigations Consumer Health and Food Weather Entertainment Watercooler Sports Community Pets Automotive #ABC7Eyewitness Tips TV Listings ABC7/Contact Meet the News Team Jobs/Internships After a day off, the Los Angeles Chargers were back on the practice field in Costa Mesa on Thursday.
Chargers WR Dylan Cantrell is the real deal That is why the selection of former Texas Tech WR Dylan Cantrell made complete sense, and he has been off to a great start in training camp. Cantrell was a top target for former teammate and current Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but struggled with injuries.
WR Dylan Cantrell Stating His Case For Training Camp MVP Prior to the NFL Draft, wide receiver Dylan Cantrell was one of my personal favorites throughout the draft process. At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, Cantrell possesses one of the highest recorded RAS measurements ever recorded.
Rookie James confirms he was robbed in L.A. Chargers rookie safety Derwin James confirmed Thursday he was robbed at gunpoint in June and said, "I wouldn't wish that upon anybody."
Practice updates: Agauyo has a leg up on the kicking competition, Cardale/Geno tied, Cantrell running with the 1st team & more With multiple people on hand at practice, from reporters to fans, it gives us a glimpse of what's going on at practice. Let's go through a couple things that have stood out, starting with the kicking competition. We live in a world where Aguayo has been the most consistent kicker all week.
Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James returns to practice Los Angeles Chargers rookie safety Derwin James returned to practice for the first time in training camp after being activated from the non-football injury list, the team announced Thursday. James, who was nursing a hamstring injury, was selected with the 17th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Los Angeles Chargers place CB Jason Verrett, TE Austin Roberts on IR The Los Angeles Chargers placed Jason Verrett on injured reserve less than one week after the cornerback tore his Achilles, the team announced Thursday. The Chargers also placed tight end Austin Roberts on injured reserve due to the torn ACL he sustained on Saturday.
Trevor Williams avoids high-ankle sprain, will play in preseason The Chargers received good news on cornerback Trevor Williams. He avoided a high-ankle sprain, according to Jack Wang of the Southern California News Group. Williams will play in the preseason at some point, per Wang, but the Chargers have no reason to rush him back.
Derwin James makes Chargers training camp debut after hamstring injury "It happened. It was just one of those things that you never expect to happen to you, but it happened, and I'm just happy to be out here playing football." Any adjustments he'll have to make on the field will be much less stressful.
Chargers place Jason Verrett & Austin Roberts on IR; sign a CB & WR to replace them Last week the Chargers lost "starter" Jason Verrett as well as undrafted free agent tight end Austin Roberts. This morning they made a corresponding move to replace the two by adding a wide receiver and a corner.
Chargers Rookie Safety Derwin James Cleared To Practice Chargers first round pick Derwin James has been activated from the Non-Football Injury list and will practice today. James sustained a hamstring injury between OTA's and the start of Training Camp but has been cleared to begin practicing and will make his Training Camp debut.
Derwin James Says He Was Robbed at Gunpoint After Leaving Los Angeles Restaurant Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James was the victim of a robbery earlier this summer. Per ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams, James told reporters Thursday thieves held him at gunpoint as he was leaving a Hollywood restaurant in June.
AFC West Notes: Raiders, Mack, Chargers Could taxes play a big role in Khalil Mack's approach to negotiations with the Raiders? The standout defensive end is looking for a new multi-year deal, but he may favor a contract with significant guarantees that kick in after the Raiders relocate to Las Vegas, as Mike Florio of PFT points out.
Chargers activate Derwin James from NFI list The Chargers have gotten their share of bad injury news this offseason, so today's little piece of good news was likely well appreciated. Safety Derwin James will practice for the first time in training camp after the team announced that James has been activated from the non-football injury list.
Derwin James activated and will practice today Finally, some good news for the team. The first round pick has been activated from the non-football injury list and will practice today. This should have many fans excited. Selfishly, I'd like to see James get out there in a couple days and join the intrasquad scrimmage that takes place Saturday morning.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers is Hall of Fame worthy Despite the carousel of offensive linemen and position players that have come and gone around him through the years, quarterback Philip Rivers has been the heart and soul of the Chargers franchise.
Chargers place Jason Verrett on IR, add a cornerback The Chargers officially brought cornerback Jason Verrett's season to an end on Thursday. Verrett has been placed on injured reserve a little less than a week after he tore his Achilles during the conditioning test all players took at the start of camp.
Los Angeles Chargers CB Trevor Williams avoids serious injury Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Trevor Williams appears to have avoided a long-term injury. Williams had to be helped off the field after hurting his ankle during Tuesday's practice, but Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn told reporters Thursday that his sprained ankle did not appear to be too serious, although he had no timetable for his return.
Chargers rookie James ready to go after hamstring injury - If it was up to Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James, his training camp debut would have happened before Thursday. The Chargers decided to be cautious with their first-round draft pick as he recovered from a minor hamstring strain and delayed James' first workout in pads.
ESPN's Eric Williams predicts breakout year for Isaac Rochell The Chargers are in need of finding that third pass rusher as Chris McCain is no longer on the roster. The team has a couple contenders for that spot. Chris Landrum seems to be the popular pick among players. There's the second round pick Uchenna Nwosu out of USC.
L.A. story: The Chargers' homegrown Uchenna Nwosu Chargers rookie Uchenna Nwosu has the unique distinction of playing high school, college and professional football in the L.A. area.
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Which Chargers Should You Watch For in Fantasy? Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers - Over the final seven weeks of last season, Allen led the position and averaged 23.9 fantasy points per game. Volume might be just as good this year, with Hunter Henry now out for the year.
Los Angeles Chargers put CB Jason Verrett on injured reserve The Los Angeles Chargers have placed cornerback Jason Verrett on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. The Chargers also placed rookie tight end Austin Roberts on injured reserve and signed receiver Marcus Peterson and cornerback Channing Stribling.
Chargers place CB Jason Verrett on injured reserve The Los Angeles Chargers have suffered through yet another injury-plagued training camp heading into a 2018 season. The latest blow came when starting cornerback and former first-round pick Jason Verrett suffered a torn Achilles during conditioning drills at the start of camp last week.
Rookie WR Dylan Cantrell working his way off roster bubble Throw in the fact that the position group is one of the deepest on the team and Cantrell has had his work cut out for him from the beginning. Cantrell is in the midst of his first training camp and he's making the most of it so far.
Chargers offering free tattoos for second year After two decades without an NFL franchise, the City of Angels now has two teams, joining the Rams and one that is going all in to win it over being one year closer to playing in a joint stadium. That would be the Bolts, and they're taking the Fight For L.A.
PFF: Chargers possess third-best pass-rush in NFL Not only that, but they have one of the best pass-rushing groups in the NFL as well, per Pro Football Focus. PFF put the Chargers at No. 3 overall behind the Eagles and Jaguars.
Where were you when Dennis Gibson sent the Chargers to the Super Bowl? Throughout the year, SB Nation asks its NFL team sites to address a theme. This week, that theme is "where were you when" and so we are asking all of you, "where were you on January 15, 1995, when Dennis Gibson sent the San Diego Chargers to their first and so far only Super Bowl?