San Diego Chargers Wiretap

Philip Rivers Becomes San Diego's All-Time Passing Leader

Oct 14, 2016 7:53 AM

Philip Rivers has passed Dan Fouts to become the San Diego Chargers' all-time leader in passing yards.

Fouts had 43,040 yards in his career and Rivers entered Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos with 42,916.

After going 18-forf-29 with 178 yards and a touchdown, Rivers now has 43,094 yards in his career.

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Trevor Siemian To Start For Broncos Against Chargers

Oct 13, 2016 6:12 AM

Trevor Siemian will start for the Denver Broncos against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.

Siemian missed last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a non-throwing shoulder injury.

He suffered a bruised AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder just before halftime of the Broncos' Week 4 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rookie Paxton Lynch filled in for Siemian.


Tags: Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Injury

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Chargers Sign Dexter McCluster

Sep 20, 2016 4:38 PM

The San Diego Chargers have signed Dexter McCluster.

San Diego lost Danny Woodhead to a torn ACL in Week 2.

McCluster makes sense for the Chargers because of his familiarity with the team's offensive scheme from his time with the Tennessee Titans when San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt served as that team's head coach.

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Danny Woodhead Done For Season With Torn ACL

Sep 19, 2016 4:45 PM

The San Diego Chargers have lost Danny Woodhead for the remainder of the season after he tore his ACL on Sunday afternoon.

The Chargers have placed Woodhead on the IR, a week after No. 1 wide receiver Keenan Allen suffered the same injury.

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LaDainian Tomlinson Among First-Year Eligibles For Hall Of Fame

Sep 15, 2016 8:47 AM

LaDainian Tomlinson leads the list of first-year players eligible for the Hall of Fame's 2017 class.

Tomlinson, the NFL's MVP in 2006, was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and six-time All Pro across 11 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets. He ranks fifth in career rushing yards (13,684), seventh in all-purpose yards (18,456) and third in touchdowns (162).

The list of first-year eligibles also includes safety Brian Dawkins, defensive end Jason Taylor, quarterback Donovan McNabb, running back Shaun Alexander and wide receivers Hines Ward and Chad Johnson.

Those players will be joined by 2016 finalists such as Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Terrell Owens, John Lynch and Don Coryell.

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Keenan Allen Out For Season With Torn ACL

Sep 12, 2016 4:24 PM

The San Diego Chargers have confirmed Keenan Allen tore the ACL in his right knee in Week 1 and will miss the rest of the 2016 season.

Allen had six catches for 63 yards before the injury.

Allen was limited to eight games in 2015 due to a lacerated kidney. Allen was on pace for over 1,400 yards before the 2015 injury.

The Chargers signed Allen to a four-year, $45 million extension this offseason.

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Keenan Allen Carted Off With Right Knee Injury

Sep 11, 2016 4:25 PM

Keenan Allen suffered a right knee injury late in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs and had to be carted off of the field.

Allen was ruled out for the game. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.

Allen's right knee appeared to buckle as he came out of a break and he fell to the ground. Teammates gave Allen a hug as he left the field.

Allen had six catches for 63 yards before the injury.

Allen suffered a kidney laceration in the eighth game of 2015 and missed the rest of the season.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

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Steelers Claim Zach Mettenberger Off Waivers

Sep 1, 2016 8:16 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have claimed Zach Mettenberger off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.

The Chargers claimed the quarterback off waivers from the Tennessee Titans when he was released in May.

A sixth-round selection in 2014, Mettenberger finished 0-10 as a starter in Tennessee and did not play in the past two preseason games for San Diego.


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Zach Mettenberger To Be Released By Chargers

Aug 30, 2016 12:40 PM

Zach Mettenberger will be released by the San Diego Chargers.

Mettenberger had been outplayed by Mike Bercovici who is an undrafted rookie.

The Chargers claimed Mettenberger off waivers after the Tennessee Titans released him in May. Mettenberger had a relationship with Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt from his time serving as head coach of the Titans.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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James Jones Released By Chargers

Aug 29, 2016 10:11 PM

James Jones has been released by the San Diego Chargers.

Jones never seemed to become comfortable in the Chargers' offense.

Back in March, the Packers informed Jones that they would rather go forward with ascending receivers such as Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery, Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis.

Jones will likely be picked up by a team that loses some of their depth at wide receiver later in the season.

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Joey Bosa, Chargers Finally Agree Upon Four-Year Deal
Joey Bosa was the third overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and has been expected to play a key role in the Chargers' defense.


Antonio Gates: Chargers Will Welcome Joey Bosa Back 'With Open Arms'
The Chargers and Joey Bosa remain engaged in a contract standoff, but that doesn't mean the rookie's teammates don't want to see him on the field.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Chargers Pull 'Best Offer' To Joey Bosa
The Chargers said Joey Bosa rejected the offer on Wednesday.


Chargers, Joey Bosa Have Reportedly Talked This Week
The Chargers and third overall pick Joey Bosa have discussed a possible contract agreement this week, according to a report.

USA Today

Joey Bosa Feels There's Been 'Irreparable Damage' With Chargers
Joey Bosa was the third overall pick out of Ohio State by the Chargers

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report (via Tom Krasovic/San Diego Union Tribune)

Stevie Johnson Out For Season After Tearing Meniscus
He was expected to operate as the primary slot receiver after tallying 45 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns in his first season with the Chargers.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Joey Bosa's Mom Regrets Not 'Pulling An Eli Manning'
Frustrated with the contract stalemate between the Chargers and her son, Cheryl Bosa vented on Facebook.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers To Sign James Jones
The Chargers hosted James Jones and Brian Hartline for an audition on Tuesday.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

James Jones Visiting With Chargers
The Chargers are hosting James Jones for a workout on Tuesday.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Still No Talks Between Joey Bosa, Chargers
The Chargers and rookie Joey Bosa still aren't discussing a contract agreement.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Stevie Johnson To Undergo Surgery On Torn Meniscus
Stevie Johnson was scheduled to be the Chargers' No. 3 wide receiver.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Melvin Gordon Working With Adrian Peterson On Ball Security
Melvin Gordon has joined Adrian Peterson for offseason workouts in Houston.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Chargers' Stadium Plan Headed For November Ballot
San Diego voters will decide in November on a proposal by the Chargers to raise local hotel taxes for a downtown stadium and convention facility.

Associated Press

San Diego Voters To Decide Chargers' Stadium Plan In November
The Chargers would contribute $650 million for the stadium portion of the project, using $300 million from the NFL and $350 million from the team, licensing payments, sales of "stadium-builder" tick


Only Four First-Round Picks Remain Unsigned
Joey Bosa (No. 3, Chargers), Darron Lee (No. 20, Jets), Will Fuller (No. 21, Texans) and Joshua Garrett (No. 28, 49ers) are unsigned.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Joey Bosa Skipping Minicamp Over Contract Dispute
Joey Bosa did not report to the first day of the Chargers' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday because of an apparent contract dispute.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Keenan Allen Agrees To Four-Year, $45M Extension With Chargers
Keenan Allen had 67 catches for 725 yards and four touchdown catches last season through eight games before suffering a lacerated kidney.


Chargers File Over 110,000 Signatures In Support Of New Stadium
The Committee for Sports, Entertainment and Tourism delivered 83 boxes containing 110,786 signatures to be filed with San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland in support of a new stadium for the Chargers

Tyler Dragon/NFL

Chargers Discussing Long-Term Deal With Keenan Allen
The Chargers have been discussing a long-term contract extension with Keenan Allen, according to multiple sources.

Conor Orr/NFL

Chargers Claim Zach Mettenberger Off Waivers
Zach Mettenberger has a QBR of just 16.5 over the past two seasons.

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