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Super Bowl LV Moved To Tampa; L.A. To Host SB LVI

May 24, 2017 8:11 AM

The NFL is delaying the Super Bowl's return to Los Angeles.

League owners voted unanimously Tuesday to relocate the site of Super Bowl LV in 2021 from L.A. to Tampa's Raymond James Stadium. The vote was held days after it was revealed the opening of the Rams and Chargers' joint stadium would be delayed by a year.

Owners voted for the yet-to-be completed stadium to host Super Bowl LVI in 2022.

"From our standpoint, we felt this was an appropriate thing to do," Roger Goodell said. "We were fortunate that Tampa had a very competitive presentation when they bid on the Super Bowl earlier [in 2016]. So this was a solution the membership got on very quickly."

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor

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Rain Delays Chargers-Rams Stadium To 2020

May 19, 2017 7:48 AM

Heavy rainfall in Los Angeles has delayed the highly anticipated, $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood by a year.

The new stadium, which will be shared by the Chargers and Rams, will now open in 2020 instead of 2019. In the meantime, the Rams will play at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for an additional year and the Chargers will have one more season at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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Keenan Allen Ahead Of Schedule In Rehab From Torn ACL

May 17, 2017 7:32 AM

Keenan Allen has returned to the practice field ahead of schedule after tearing his ACL eight months ago.

Allen described himself as "80 to 85 percent" healthy in April.

"We've been real cautious with him," Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. "We're just working him in right now on a limited basis. But he's full go."

Allen has appeared in just nine games the last two seasons, losing half of his 2015 campaign to a lacerated kidney.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Rams, Chargers To Play Three Home Games On Same Day At Same Time

Apr 20, 2017 8:27 PM

The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will play three home games during the 2017 season on the same day and at the same time.

The Rams will play their home games at the Coliseum, while the Chargers will play at the StubHub Center in Carson.

The Rams and Chargers will eventually play in the same stadium in Inglewood.

Neither the Rams or Chargers will host a night game this season.

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NFL Relocation Fees Won't Be Shared With Players

Apr 11, 2017 4:45 PM

As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the NFL individually assessed relocation fees that will each be doled out to 31 other franchises. Those fees, according to various reports, total anywhere from $1.43 billion to $1.68 billion, or a distribution of approximately $46 million to $54 million per team. 

Those fees are not directly new revenue and won't be shared with players.

The CBA specifically excludes these fees from the revenues used to determine the league’s salary cap. 

Sports Illustrated’s Jack Dickey wrote back in January: “An observer from outside the sports world could reasonably conclude that the NFL is in actuality a trade group for land barons.”

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Legal

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Melvin Gordon Doesn't Want Rivalry With Todd Gurley

Apr 6, 2017 12:42 PM

Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley will share Los Angeles beginning this coming season, but the pair of running backs don't want to stoke a rivalry.

"It's what you guys make it," Gordon said. "At the end of the day, we're both going out there trying to be the best back and trying to prove that we're the best back. It's not just Todd that I have to worry about -- there's a lot of great backs that I'm trying to beat and outshine.

"So there's more to focus on than just Todd. I know there's going to be a lot on that just because he's up the street from me. But I go out there and I do what I need to do, and that will talk for itself."

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Anthony Lynn: Chargers Need Young Quarterback

Apr 3, 2017 8:33 AM

Philip Rivers has started 176 consecutive games, but the Los Angeles Chargers have plans to draft a quarterback to compete with Kellen Clemens for the No. 2 job behind Rivers.

"I think we do have to get a young quarterback on campus. We have to start developing someone because we have two veteran quarterbacks," Anthony Lynn said. "Both of them are long in the tooth. I think they have some good years left in them -- don't get me wrong. But, you have to start thinking about down the line too."

The Chargers have worked out Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes, Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs and Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer.

Los Angeles Times

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Chargers Name LaDainian Tomlinson Special Assistant To Ownership

Mar 31, 2017 8:26 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers have named LaDainian Tomlinson a special assistant to ownership.

Tomlinson, who is an NFL Network analyst, will remain in his current role as well.

"L.T. is one of the most beloved and iconic Chargers of all time," chairman Dean Spanos said in a statement. "His active involvement in our fight for Los Angeles is vital, and he represents the very best of what it means to be a Charger on the field and in the community."

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Jerry Jones' Legends To Profit Immensely Due To NFL Relocations

Mar 28, 2017 2:49 PM

Jerry Jones is a large shareholder of Legends, a hospitality-marketing company that will now sell the suites, concessions and sponsorships for the Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders.

Jones played a big role in guiding the Raiders to Las Vegas, as he did for the 49ers in Santa Clara and the Rams and Chargers in Los Angeles.

Legends is expected to earn hundreds of millions of dollars due to this new stadium activity.

Some valuations of Legends has eclipsed a few NFL teams.

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Saints Close To Signing Manti Te'o
Manti Te'o, who turned 26 in January, has missed a combined 26 games in his four previous NFL seasons.

ESPN

Russell Okung Agrees Upon Four-Year, $53M Deal With Chargers
Russell Okung will be guaranteed $25 million.

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LaDainian Tomlinson To Take Front Office Job With Chargers
There is no word on the nature of the job, whether it's significant or simply ceremonial.

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Philips Rivers Says He'll Always Be 'Playing For San Diego'
Philip Rivers drew a standing ovation at the San Diego Hall of Champions dinner on Tuesday night, telling the audience, "I hope that you can always see me as [a San Diego Charger]."

ESPN

Joey Bosa Named Defensive Rookie Player Of The Year
Joey Bosa had 12.5 sacks despite missing the first four games due to a holdout.

AP

Chargers Hire Gus Bradley As Defensive Coordinator
Gus Bradley replaces John Pagano, who was not retained after five seasons as the Chargers' defensive coordinator.

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Philip Rivers Isn't Pushing For Trade To 49ers
The Chargers are leaving San Diego for Los Angeles, which has led to speculation that Philip Rivers might want to move on as well.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Chargers Will Retain Ken Whisenhunt As Offensive Coordinator
Anthony Lynn will retain Ken Whisenhunt as his offensive coordinator with the San Diego Chargers.

Conor Orr/NFL

Philip Rivers Comfortable With Relocation To Los Angeles
Philip Rivers admitted to being "excited" and "fired up" about playing in Los Angeles.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Mike McCoy Returning To Broncos As Offensive Coordinator
Mike McCoy will reportedly return to the Broncos as offensive coordinator under new coach Vance Joseph.

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Chargers Plan To Hire Anthony Lynn As Head Coach
Anthony Lynn would be the Chargers' 16th head coach in franchise history.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chargers To Play In 30,000-Seat StubHub Center For Two Seasons
The Chargers will play their home games in 2017 and 2018 at the StubHub Center in Carson.

Arash Markazi/ESPN

Report: Chargers May Rebrand In Los Angeles
The Chargers are reportedly returning to Los Angeles and another report claims they will consider rebranding the team entirely.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Chargers To Announce Relocation To Los Angeles
The Chargers played in San Diego for 55 years after one season in Los Angeles in 1960.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Reportedly 'Zeroed In' On Sean McDermott As New Coach
The Bills have reportedly "zeroed in" on Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their next head coach, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News.

Buffalo News

Chargers To Interview Matt Patricia, Dave Toub, Mike Smith
Matt Patricia is defensive coordinator of the Patriots while Dave Toub is special-teams coordinator for the Chiefs.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Chargers Fire Mike McCoy As Head Coach
Mike McCoy was head coach for four seasons and the Chargers went 5-11 in 2016.

ESPN

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Dean Spanos Admits Chargers Are Leaning Towards Move To L.A.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos admitted on Sunday that he's leaning towards exercising his right to move to Los Angeles.

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