San Diego Chargers Wiretap

Chargers Claim Zach Mettenberger Off Waivers

May 17, 2016 6:16 PM

The San Diego Chargers have claimed Zach Mettenberger off waivers.

Mettenberger was waived this week by the Tennessee Titans.

The Chargers held the No. 2 waiver wire priority behind the Cleveland Browns and reunite Mettenberger with Ken Whisenhunt.

Mettenberger offers prototypical pocket quarterback size, a big arm and a willingness to squeeze the ball into tight spaces. Mettenberger has a QBR of just 16.5 over the past two seasons.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Waiver

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Melvin Gordon Underwent Microfracture Surgery In January

May 10, 2016 9:36 AM

Melvin Gordon underwent microfracture knee surgery this offseason in January.

Gordon had a disappointing rookie season with the San Diego Chargers.

Gordon's timetable for recovery is four to six months.

Gordon suffered the cartilage tear in his left knee that required surgery during a Dec. 20 game against the Dolphins.

"I'm getting better. I'm getting better," Gordon said. "I'm not where I want to be, but I think I'm ahead of schedule. I'm sprinting pretty well. I'm cutting."

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Fantasy, Injury

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Matt Slauson Signs Two-Year Deal With Chargers

May 9, 2016 9:51 AM

Matt Slauson has signed a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers.

Slauson was released by the Chicago Bears on May 1st.

Slauson made 12 starts at left guard last season and four at center.

The Chargers are expected to use Slauson at center, although the team added former USC center Max Tuerk in the third round of last week's draft.


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

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Chargers GM: Running Game Has To Get Better

Apr 25, 2016 9:51 AM

The San Diego Chargers aren't ready to give up on Melvin Gordon, last year's first-round pick, but general manager Tom Telesco says the team's running game "has to get better."

"I don't think we've ever said (the running game) wasn't important," Telesco added. "We just weren't good enough at it last year."

San Diego used more than 20 offensive line combinations in 2015, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

San Diego Union-Tribune

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Goodell Attends Rally In Support Of New San Diego Stadium

Apr 24, 2016 1:33 AM

A year ago, with the Chargers not interested in a proposal for a new stadium in Mission Valley, the NFL sought a stadium project the team could enthusiastically support.

On Saturday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell traveled to San Diego at the invitation of Chargers chairman Dean Spanos to attend a rally of about 4,000 fans. Goodell was there to support the start of a signature-gathering effort for a citizens' initiative effort to build a $1.8 billion stadium and convention center expansion downtown, next to the Padres' Petco Park.

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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Chargers Receiving Interest In No. 3 Pick

Apr 20, 2016 1:44 PM

The San Diego Chargers are receiving interest in the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Titans traded the No. 1 overall pick to the Rams last week, and the Browns, who hold the No. 2 overall pick, are "actively shopping" that pick.

The Rams are expected to pick a quarterback while any team trading up to No. 2 would presumably do so to also select a quarterback.

Laremy Tunsil, who is widely considered the top overall prospect, would be available at No. 3 under that scenario.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Chargers Believe They Can Build Downtown San Diego Stadium By 2022

Mar 30, 2016 11:53 AM

Officials from the San Diego Chargers believe they can build a new football stadium downtown to be ready by 2022.

The stadium would be municipally owned by a new Joint Powers Authority, which would be created to run the stadium and all non-football entertainment events, including concerts, the report said.

The proposed 65,000-seat downtown stadium would call for the Chargers to apply $650 million in private funding toward the new venue, which would include a $300 million contribution from the NFL.

The Chargers previously said the downtown venue would "create an unparalleled entertainment and sports district" to host Super Bowls and provide a home for Comic-Con.

If the ballot measure for a new stadium fails, the Chargers could join the Los Angeles Rams in a stadium in Inglewood scheduled to open in 2019.

ABC 10 News

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Eric Weddle Agrees To Four-Year, $29M Deal With Ravens

Mar 14, 2016 1:47 PM

Eric Weddle has agreed to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a four-year, $29 million deal.

Weddle will make $9 million this season and receive $13 million in guaranteed money.

Weddle has been one of the NFL's safeties during his time with the San Diego Chargers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Antonio Gates Signs Two-Year Deal With Chargers

Mar 9, 2016 1:14 PM

Antonio Gates has agreed to re-sign with the San Diego Chargers on a two-year deal.

At 104, he enters this season seven touchdowns from tying Tony Gonzalez's record for most all-time by an NFL tight end. 


Gates joined the Chargers in 2003 as an undrafted free agent.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

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

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Joe Barksdale Agrees To Four-Year, $22.2M Deal With Chargers

Mar 8, 2016 12:10 PM

The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a four-year, $22.2 million deal with Joe Barksdale.

Barksdale will receive $10.5 million in guaranteed money.

Barksdale was voted the Chargers' best lineman in 2015 at right tackle.

Barksdale was also versatile enough to move to left tackle mid-game due to injury.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

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

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Chargers Cut Donald Butler
The Chargers have cut Donald Butler two seasons into a seven-year, $51.8 million contract.

Chargers Open To Trading Down From No. 3
San Diego hasn't owned such a high pick since 2004 when they had the top overall pick and traded away Eli Manning in a deal for Philip Rivers.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Antonio Gates Likely To Re-Sign With Chargers
Antonio Gates has played all 13 seasons of his NFL career with the Chargers and there is an "air of formality" surrounding his free agency.

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Dean Spanos Trying To Keep Chargers In San Diego
The NFL will add $100 million to any project that keeps the Chargers in San Diego.

Kevin Patra/

Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

Oskar Garcia/AP

Browns, Chargers, Cowboys Could Select QB At Top Of Draft
Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch are considered the top quarterbacks.

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Chargers Will Remain In San Diego At Least Through 2016
The Chargers have until January 15, 2017, to exercise their option to move to Los Angeles.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Philip Rivers Considered Retirement Last Offseason
Philip Rivers signed a four-year extension with the Chargers in August.

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Rams-Chargers Hold First Meeting To Discuss Sharing L.A. Stadium
The Chargers have a one-year option to reach a lease agreement and become a tenant of the stadium whose construction is being headed by Rams owner Stan Kroenke.


Report: Chargers Accept Plan To Share Los Angeles Stadium With Rams
It is unclear whether the Chargers will stay in San Diego this season or share a stadium in Los Angeles.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Ken Whisenhunt Hired By Chargers As Offensive Coordinator
Ken Whisenhunt was fired during the regular season and his name came up as a possible hire for the Chargers when Frank Reich was dispatched earlier this month.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers Expected To Quickly Embrace Move With Rams
The Chargers can decide whether to be a partner with the Rams on the stadium or a tenant.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

NFL Approves Relocation Of Rams To Los Angeles
The Chargers have an option to join the Rams in the Inglewood project.

Ian Rapoport/

NFL Owners Prefer Inglewood With Two Teams Proposal
Any move must be approved by 24 of the NFL's 26 owners.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Jerry Jones' Rams-Chargers L.A. Prospoal Could Be Preferred Plan
Jerry Jones is proposing a forced marriage of the Chargers and Rams in Los Angeles.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Goodell Calls Plans To Stop L.A. Relocation 'Inadequate'
Roger Goodell sent the report to teams Saturday in anticipation of a potential vote on the L.A. relocation issue during the NFL owners meetings in Houston on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Chargers Extend Mike McCoy Through 2017
Mike McCoy has a 22-26 record in three seasons in San Diego.

Kevin Patra/

Rams' Inglewood Stadium Could Accommodate 100,000 Fans
The venue would be capable of hosting two teams with 70,240 fixed seats and accommodate another 30,000 people in standing-room-only areas for large events.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Chargers, Rams, Raiders Officially File For Relocation To Los Angeles
The Chargers played the 1960 season at the L.A. Coliseum before moving to San Diego for the 1961 season.

RealGM Staff Report