The San Diego Chargers have announced they will not relocate ahead of the 2015 season.
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Keenan Allen has a broken collarbone and is expected to miss the San Diego Chargers' Week 16 game at the San Francisco 49ers.
Allen hasn't had surgery to repair the collarbone, and no such procedure is currently planned.
Roger Goodell is expected to spend more time working on the NFL's issues with getting a team or teams to Los Angeles now that the new personal conduct policy is in place.
It currently sounds unlikely that a team will arrive in Los Angeles in time to play in 2015.
“There’s a schism about what to do in Los Angeles,’’ said one source with knowledge of L.A. effort. “The big issue is not only whether it should be one or two teams, and where the team or teams will be, but also which franchise should get the first shot? There is sentiment that [Rams owner] Stan Kroenke shouldn’t have the first shot. The Raiders are in horrible shape. The Chargers have a terrible stadium. In St. Louis, the city is trying at least to find a solution.”
The San Diego Chargers are keeping a watchful eye on what happens in Los Angeles, with 30 percent of the team’s premium sales -- including advertising, sponsorships, club seats and suites -- originating in the Los Angeles market.
The club continues to discuss a new stadium in downtown San Diego.
The proposal has yet to build consensus among city business and civic leaders, an important step for the team if it wants the project to succeed when inevitably placed on a countywide ballot for voters to weigh in.
Kroenke and Chargers owner and president Dean Spanos talked briefly on the field at Qualcomm Stadium about an hour before their teams played over the weekend.
The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are two of three main candidates to move to Los Angeles.
If the Raiders and Chargers were to both move to Los Angeles, the NFL would like one of those teams to move to the NFC West to avoid having two teams in the same division in the same city.
Mark Davis has volunteered to move to the NFC West and the Seattle Seahawks could move back to the AFC West.
The Seahawks moved from the AFC to NFC in 2002 as part of realignment.
The current plan is that the NFL will send one or two teams back to Los Angeles within the next 12 to 24 months, according to a league source.
The timeline would include a team announcing its intention to move in the 2015 or 2016 offseason, with arrangements to play at the Rose Bowl or the L.A. Coliseum pending the construction of a new stadium. Possible sites for a venue in L.A. include the AEG project at L.A. Live in downtown, the land purchased recently by Rams owner Stan Kroenke at Hollywood Park, Chavez Ravine, and a couple of locations that have not yet been publicly disclosed.
Ed Roski’s shovel-ready site at City of Industry is not regarded as a viable destination.
The St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are considered the three teams that could relocate. All three also previously played in Los Angeles.
Danny Woodhead will miss the remainder of the season with a broken fibula.
Woodhead was an excellent fit at running back for the San Diego Chargers due to his versatility.
"We're going to miss him. But we've got to move on," Mike McCoy said.
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.
Pete Carroll and Sean Payton are ranked second and third and are also in their first tier.
"The most important thing to me is the ability to control the offense, the defense and the special teams," a GM said in describing the ideal coach. "You can change and you can coach multiple things and you have the ability to teach almost every position group. Then you can lose any coach you want and replace from within because the head coach is the talent. Belichick is the ultimate model of that."
Belichick commmanded a 1 vote on 28 of 30 ballots.
In Tier 2 are Andy Reid at No. 4, Tom Coughlin at No. 5, Mike McCarthy and Mike Tomlin at No. 6, Jim Harbaugh at No. 8, John Harbaugh at No. 9, John Fox at No. 10 , Jeff Fisher at No. 11, Chip Kelly at No. 12, Bruce Arians at No. 13, Lovie Smith at No. 14 and Mavin Lewis at No. 15.
Tier 3 is led by Chuck Pagano At No. 16, followed by Rex Ryan (17), Mike Smith (18), Gus Bradley (19), Ken Whisenhunt (20), Mike McCoy (20), Marc Trestman (22) and Ron Rivera (23).
Tier 4 features Mike Zimmer (24), Jay Gruden (25), Bill O'Brien (26), Jim Caldwell (27), Doug Marrone (28), Joe Philbin (29), Jason Garrett (30), Mike Pettine (31) and Bruce Allen (32).
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.
Wilson is ranked ahead of Luck because he is still two years away from being paid market value.
Aaron Rodgers is ranked No. 3, though Barnwell writes that he would rank him as the most talented quarterback in the NFL right now. But Rodgers is 30 and makes far more money than younger, cheaper quarterbacks.
J.J. Watt is the first defensive player on the list and ranks No. 4.
Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton are ranked No. 5 and No. 6 respectively.
Robert Quinn is at No. 7 as the second-highest ranked defensive player.
Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Tom Brady rank No. 8-No. 11.
Here's the rest of Barnwell's top-50:
12. Patrick Peterson
13. Earl Thomas
14. Richard Sherman
15. Robert Griffin III
16. A.J. Green
17. Calvin Johnson
18. Von Miller
19. Philip Rivers
20. Eli Manning
21. Ben Roethlisberger
22. Joe Thomas
23. Joe Staley
24. Luke Kuechly
25. Greg Hardy
26. Jadeveon Clowney
27. Jimmy Graham
28. Tyron Smith
29. Duane Brown
30. Julio Jones
31. Dez Bryant
32. Tony Romo
33. Matthew Stafford
34. Patrick Willis
35. Darrelle Revis
36. Lavonte David
37. Demaryius Thomas
38. Muhammad Wilkerson
39. Trent Williams
40. Joe Haden
41. Nate Solder
42. Adrian Peterson
43. Ryan Tannehill
44. Mike Iupati
45. Ndamukong Suh
46. Gerald McCoy
47. Dontari Poe
48. Sheldon Richardson
49. Jim Harbaugh
50. Nick Foles
The San Diego Chargers have signed Danny Woodhead to a two-year extension through 2016.
Woodhead proved to be an excellent fit last season in joining the Chargers from the New England Patriots.