San Diego Chargers Wiretap

Melvin Gordon, Chargers' Offensive Line Chasing 1,000-Yard Season

Dec 2, 2016 8:28 AM

Melvin Gordon and his San Diego Chargers' teammates along the offensive line are chasing a 1,000-yard season.

Gordon is already at 908 yards this season, making it conceivable that he could surpass the mark this weekend with several games to spare.

"It'd be a nice accomplishment for my young career," Gordon said. "I think every back wants to get to 1,000. I am chasing it, but it's really not the focus. I'll be glad if I get it."

Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said it'd be meaningful for Gordon to hit 1,000.

"The lineman have said something to me a couple times, so I know it means something to them," Whisenhunt said. "I think the idea of a 1,000-yard rusher, to accomplish that goal, speaks a lot about those guys, too. Obviously, we all know what it means about Melvin, but that group of guys including the tight ends and the fullback Derek (Watt) because they're an important group in that -- it's hard to be recognized as a group with those guys a lot of times. 

"Most of the times the recognition is not favorable if you're giving up sacks or not running the football. When you have a 1,000-yard rusher, a lot of people associate that with the offensive line being successful. So yeah, it means something to them."

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Chargers Expected To Exercise Option For Los Angeles Relocation

Dec 1, 2016 11:21 PM

The San Diego Chargers are expected to exercise the team's option to move to Los Angeles in 2017.

During the NFL owners meetings in January, in which the league approved the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles, the Chargers were granted the option to relocate to L.A. with a deadline of Jan. 15, 2017.

The Chargers received only 43 percent approval on Measure C in November, the team's $1.8 billion plan that proposed raising hotel taxes from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent to secure $1.15 billion in bonds to help pay for the stadium project.

"Dean has said that he wants everyone to be able to focus on the remainder of the Chargers' season, and so won't be making any final decisions until after the season is over," said Mark Fabiani, the point person on the stadium situation for the Chargers. "That hasn't changed."

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Legal

Roger Goodell: 'Ideal Scenario' Keeps Chargers, Raiders In Place

Nov 18, 2016 7:06 AM

Having both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers remain in their current cities is the "ideal scenario" for the NFL, according to Roger Goodell.

There has been movement for the Chargers to join the Rams in Los Angeles and the Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas.

"If we get our issues resolved in San Diego, and our issues resolved in Oakland, I think that's the ideal solution, frankly," Goodell said. "I think that's what we would all like to see happen. But there's a lot that has to get done in those two communities to get there."

The Chargers' hopes of remaining in San Diego suffered a major setback last week, when the organization received only 43 percent approval for a proposed $1.8 billion stadium and convention center.

The Raiders would have the opportunity to join the Rams if the Chargers ultimately find a way to stay in San Diego, their home since 1961. Las Vegas approved $750 million in public funds to help build a new stadium for the Raiders, who must now get approval from three-quarters of the NFL owners in order to relocate.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

League Office Wants To Prevent Relocation Of Raiders, Chargers

Nov 14, 2016 2:34 PM

The NFL league office wants to avoid having the Oakland Raiders relocate to Las Vegas and the San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles.

The league is concerned with the Chargers becoming the Clippers to the Rams' Lakers if they move to Los Angeles. San Diego voters rejected a plan to build a downtown stadium, which could leave the Spanos family with Mission Valley as their best option.

There are also concerns with the Raiders leaving the economic wealth of the Bay Area along with their longtime passionate fan base for Las Vegas.

Mark Davis would likely need a partner to build a new stadium in the Bay Area.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

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NFL Pessimistic About Potential Stadium Deal Between Chargers, Rams

Nov 14, 2016 10:49 AM

Concern currently exists at the league level regarding the ability of the Chargers and Rams to strike a deal and to work together on building and sharing a stadium and a market.

The Chargers lost a ballot resolution last week to build a new stadium in San Diego.

Barring an extension, the window of opportunity for the Chargers to agree upon a stadium deal with the Rams to share Los Angeles closes on January 15, 2017.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States

Nov 9, 2016 1:36 PM

With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

California and Massachusetts joined Washington and Colorado as states where marijuana can be consumed for any purpose. If the Raiders relocate to Las Vegas, that won't change as Nevada has legalized marijuana for recreational purposes.

Florida is one of various states to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. 

The NFL previously justified their ongoing ban because federal law considers marijuana as a controlled substance.

The 49ers, Raiders, Rams, Chargers and Patriots joined the Seahawks, Broncos, Jaguars, Dolphins and Buccaneers.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Chargers' Stadium Vote Fails, Opening Door For L.A.

Nov 9, 2016 9:03 AM

The San Diego Chargers received only 42.5 percent approval on Measure C, the team's $1.8 billion downtown stadium and convention center annex that proposed raising hotel taxes from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent to secure $1.15 billion in bonds to help pay for the project on Tuesday.

The citizens' ballot initiative required two-thirds of the voting public within city limits to approve the project.

In a letter sent late Tuesday night, club chairman Dean Spanos thanked season-ticket holders and fans for their support but offered no insight into his intentions moving forward.

"In terms of what comes next for the Chargers, it's just too early to give you an answer," Spanos wrote. "We are going to diligently explore and weigh our options, and do what is needed to maintain our options, but no decision will be announced until after the football season concludes and no decision will be made in haste."

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

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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.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

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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.


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

Conor Orr/NFL

LaDainian Tomlinson Among First-Year Eligibles For Hall Of Fame
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

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Keenan Allen Out For Season With Torn ACL
Keenan Allen had six catches for 63 yards before the injury.

Ian Rapoport/

Keenan Allen Carted Off With Right Knee Injury
Keenan Allen's right knee appeared to buckle as he came out of a break and he fell to the ground.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Steelers Claim Zach Mettenberger Off Waivers
The Chargers claimed the quarterback off waivers from the Titans when he was released in May.


Zach Mettenberger To Be Released By Chargers
Zach Mettenberger had been outplayed by Mike Bercovici who is an undrafted rookie.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

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

Chris Wesseling/

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