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NFL Could Wait Until March For Los Angeles Decisions

Nov 11, 2015 7:50 PM

The NFL may wait until March to decide which team or teams move to Los Angeles.

The Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers are each considering relocation to Los Angeles.

Waiting until March would put each of the teams in a difficult situation in regards to season ticket holders.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Joins Carson Stadium Project

Nov 11, 2015 11:00 AM

Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disney, will be responsible for hiring the president of the company formed to bring the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to Carson, California.

Carson Holdings, a joint venture formed this year by the Chargers and Raiders, named Iger its non-executive chairman.


"Should the owners approve the move, Los Angeles will proudly welcome two incredible teams to our community and build a stadium worthy of their fans," Iger said in a statement. "LA football fans will enjoy unprecedented access to games during the season, in a state of the art stadium designed to deliver the most entertaining, exciting and enjoyable experience possible."


The stadium, should it be built, will be constructed by the city of Carson and leased by the teams through Carson Holdings.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams

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Philip Rivers, Jay Cutler Have No Hard Feelings For Each Other

Nov 6, 2015 11:14 AM

Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers were AFC West rivals for several seasons, but the bad blood has evaporated during Cutler's time with the Chicago Bears.

“I have no issues with Jay at all,” Rivers said. “There will be a normal handshake, just like with all the other quarterbacks. There are really no hard feelings there whatsoever. There weren’t really any even that night, or after. Obviously the hype that ensued kind of built it up.

“It was just the timing of it really more than anything. Shoot, there are a lot of interactions like that that happen out here on this practice field during training camp with my own teammates. So, there’s nothing malicious about it. But you look back and go, 'That’s crazy what was made of it.' In hindsight you wish it probably never happened, but it was certainly not the big deal that it turned into.”

Cutler praised Rivers on a conference call with San Diego-area reporters.

“I’ve got a tremendous amount of respect for him,” Cutler said. “He’s been a staple in this league for a long time. He’s put up huge numbers year in and year out. This year is no different. And no matter what their record is, what point of the game is or what the score of the game is, you know you’re going to get his best effort. He’s fun to watch.”

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers

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Keenan Allen Out For Season With Lacerated Kidney

Nov 3, 2015 3:05 PM

Keenan Allen will miss the remainder of the season with a lacerated kidney.

Allen is expected to make a full recovery.

Allen had caught 67 balls for 725 yards and four touchdowns this season for the San Diego Chargers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Fantasy, Injury

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Keenan Allen Out For 'Some Time' With Kidney Injury

Nov 2, 2015 4:33 PM

Keenan Allen is likely to miss some time with a kidney injury.

Allen has been one of the NFL's most productive wide receivers this season.

Mike McCoy said he couldn't put an approximate timeline on when Allen will be back.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Injury

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USC Announce $270M Renovation Plans For Coliseum

Oct 30, 2015 11:18 AM

The University of Southern California announced plans for extensive renovations for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that could allow it to stage the 2024 Olympics and also serve as a temporary site for an NFL team next season.

The $270 million renovation will bring premium suites and boxes, along with more aisles and new seating for the entire stadium.

"Everybody is going to get a new, great fan experience," USC athletic director Pat Haden told reporters. "You don't have to climb over 18 people to get a hot dog."


Construction is not expected to begin until after the 2017 USC football season and could be completed by the start of the 2019 season.


Todd Dickey, USC's senior vice president, said the NFL has "strongly indicated" the league would like a team to play at the Coliseum in 2016, possibly for two or three seasons.

Michael R. Blood/AP

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams

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NFL Blames Clock Operator, Side Judge For Time Error In PIT-SD Game

Oct 13, 2015 1:16 PM

The NFL has blamed an error by a clock operator, and the failure to correct it by on-field officials, for an unusual run-off of 18 seconds near the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 24-20 victory Monday night over the San Diego Chargers.

The performance of those responsible will be reviewed as per standard procedure, according to league spokesman Michael Signora.

The incident occurred after a touchback as the Steelers gained possession for their game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. By NFL rule, the clock should not have started because the receiving team possessed the ball in the end zone without taking it onto the field of play.

The clock continued to run, however, and when the Steelers huddled, the clock showed 2:38 remaining instead of 2:56, as it should have.

Official game time is kept on the stadium scoreboard, which is operated by a league-hired local resident who usually has college football officiating experience.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers

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Deal Between Rams, Chargers In Los Angeles Possible

Oct 7, 2015 12:08 PM

Some owners believe the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers may be able to strike a deal to work together on a football stadium in Los Angeles.

The Rams have previously wanted to work alone on their proposed stadium in Inglewood, while the Chargers have been working with the Oakland Raiders on a site in Carson.

Some owners actively oppose Stan Kroenke’s desire to move the Rams, believing that Dean Spanos has tried long enough to get a new stadium in San Diego.

The Raiders have become an afterthought with the Rams-Chargers impasse.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune (via PFT)

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams

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Chargers Cut Donald Brown

Oct 3, 2015 8:41 PM

Donald Brown has been released by the San Diego Chargers to make room for Michael Ola.

Brown signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with $4 million guaranteed in 2014.

Kevin Patra/

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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Group Of Influential Owners Opposed To Rams' Move To Los Angeles

Sep 28, 2015 12:06 PM

A group of influential owners strongly opposes the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles.

That group includes Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who is emerging as a leader of the NFL’s Los Angeles committee.

Richardson and other owners view the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders as more eligible to move under the league’s relocation policy, especially since it appears that St. Louis has cobbled together a viable plan for building a new stadium.

A move by the Chargers is also considered the least disruptive to existing fan bases.

The process includes at least 24 owners approving any move. 


Both the Chargers and Rams appear to have enough votes to block a move by the other party.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams

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NFL Could Move Only One Team To Los Angeles Indefinitely
The Rams are the team most likely to relocate if just one franchise is moved.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Raiders, Chargers Willing To Change Divisions
The Chargers and Raiders are rivals in the AFC West, which could make game scheduling and other issues difficult in a shared stadium.

Michael R. Blood/AP

Philip Rivers Has No-Trade Clause In Extension
Philip Rivers previously expressed a reluctance to raise his family in Los Angeles.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Philip Rivers, Chargers Agree Upon Extension With $65M Guaranteed
The new deal worth $83.25 million with $65 million guaranteed gives Philip Rivers the highest guaranteed money of any player under a current contract.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

NFL Exec: Oakland Has No Viable Plan To Keep Raiders
The Raiders, Chargers and Rams all have interest in relocating to Los Angeles.

Kevin Patra/

Junior Seau's Family Not Allowed To Speak At Hall Of Fame Ceremony
Junior Seau had told this family if he ever made it, he wanted his daughter, Sydney, to introduce him.

Ken Belson/New York Times

Philip Rivers Showing 'Little Urgency' In Negotiating With Chargers
The Chargers maintain hope of signing Philip Rivers to a new deal.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

L.A. Coliseum Offers To Host One NFL Team
USC, which operates the Coliseum, confirmed Thursday it will submit a proposal to the NFL.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Rose Bowl Not Interested In Being Temporary NFL Home
Officials of the Rose Bowl do not want their stadium to serve as a temporary home for an NFL team that relocates to Los Angeles.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Antonio Gates Suspended Four Games For PED Violation
Antonio Gates said he did not knowingly take a banned substance, but he acknowledged he did take supplements this offseason and would accept the consequences.


NFL Could Use 27,000-Seat Soccer Stadium As Temporary L.A. Venue
The venue is home to the L.A. Galaxy of the MLS and seats just 27,000.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Eric Weddle: Chargers Don't Have Me In Long-Term Plans
Eric Weddle is scheduled to make $7.5 million in base salary in the final year of a five-year, $40 million deal.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

NFL To Hold Additional Meeting On Los Angeles In August
The conference will be used as a timeline and process update, focused on the progress of home markets (Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis) to keep their teams.

Ian Rapoport/

Chargers Table Extension Talks With Eric Weddle
Eric Weddle has been skipping OTAs in hopes of a new contract.

Chris Wesseling/

Ex-Teammate: Rivers Far More Approachable Than Peyton
Peyton Manning has been affable pitchman in commercials, but his qualities as a teammate have been uneven.

RealGM Staff Report

Chargers Optimistic About New Deal With Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers was in trade rumors leading up to the draft due to his uncertain future with the franchise.

Ian Rapoport/

NFL Optimistic Team Will Move To L.A. By 2016
The progress in St. Louis is described as "steady," while Oakland has "moved backward since March."

Albert Breer/ (via PFT)

Chargers Want More Speed, Turnovers On Defense
The Chargers invested in running back with their first overall pick, but went defense with their final four picks.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Eric Weddle Won't Report To Workouts Without New Deal From Chargers
Eric Weddle is in the final season of his contract with the Chargers.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Philip Rivers Denies Asking For Trade From Chargers
Philip Rivers had been virtually assured by the front office he wouldn't be dealt.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

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