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Chargers Optimistic About New Deal With Philip Rivers

May 22, 2015 1:23 PM

The San Diego Chargers are now optimistic about their chances of signing Philip Rivers to a long-term extension.

Rivers was in trade rumors leading up to the draft due to his uncertain future with the franchise.

The sides have made "a little progress" on a new deal.

The Chargers could also apply the franchise tag on Rivers in each of the next two offseasons.

Ian Rapoport/

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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NFL Optimistic Team Will Move To L.A. By 2016

May 19, 2015 1:59 PM

The NFL has a growing confidence that a team will relocate to Los Angeles by 2016.

One source said they’re “confident there’ll be multiple options” and that’s no surprise, given Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s Hollywood Park project and the Carson project, which is being spearheaded by former 49ers executive Carmen Policy, as a potential home for the Raiders and Chargers.

The progress in St. Louis is described as “steady,” while Oakland has “moved backward since March.” 

Albert Breer/ (via PFT)

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

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Chargers Want More Speed, Turnovers On Defense

May 13, 2015 12:05 AM

The San Diego Chargers invested in running back with their first overall pick, but went defense with their final four picks.

The Chargers are looking for more speed on that side of the ball.

“The most important thing and our No. 1 goal this offseason is playing faster,” Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano said this week. “If we’re thinking too much, we’re not going to play fast. So, our mentality going into this spring is we don’t want thinkers. We want reactors and guys playing fast.”

Second-round selection, linebacker Denzel Perryman, third-round pick, cornerback Craig Mager, fifth-round selection, edge-rusher Kyle Emanuel, and sixth-rounder Darius Philon, a defensive tackle, all ran 40-yard times under five seconds.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, IQ

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Eric Weddle Won't Report To Workouts Without New Deal From Chargers

May 6, 2015 12:03 PM

Eric Weddle is in the final season of his contract with the San Diego Chargers and won't report to voluntary workouts without a new deal.

“I’m not coming in anytime soon until something on their side is said,” Weddle said during an appearance with Dan Sileo of The Mighty 1090. “They know where we’re at and they obviously know their stance, so we’ll see what happens from there.”

Weddle said that he’s been in contact with defensive coordinator John Pagano about changes to the team’s defensive playbook and the team doesn’t have any mandatory work until minicamp starts on June 16.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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

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Philip Rivers Denies Asking For Trade From Chargers

May 1, 2015 10:19 PM

Philip Rivers denied ever asking the San Diego Chargers or a trade.

There were rumors for weeks that the Chargers could trade Rivers to the Tennessee Titans.

"I think deep down in my gut I didn't think I would be gone," Rivers told San Diego-area radio station The Mighty 1090 AM. "But you just never know. I don't think you ever know. There was certainly enough smoke out there to linger a little bit to make you see if there was a fire. But I never felt like, 'Oh my gosh, this is happening.'"


Rivers had been virtually assured by the front office he wouldn't be dealt.

"I took them for their word, which was what it was -- nothing was going on," Rivers said. "But at the same time, are you really going to tell a player a month out, 'Hey, we're trying to trade you.' You know what I mean? So what I'm saying is you never really know, although I'm certainly a guy who wants to believe the truth in every way, and that's what it was."

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

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

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Philip Rivers Told By Chargers He Won't Be Traded

Apr 30, 2015 6:36 PM

Philip Rivers has been told by the San Diego Chargers that he won't be traded.

Rivers has been linked to a move to the Tennessee Titans.

The Chargers and Rivers will have ongoing extension talks.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Raiders, Chargers Release Updated Stadium Renderings (Photos)

Apr 23, 2015 10:34 PM

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have released overhauled renderings of their proposed $1.7 billion stadium in Carson near Los Angeles.

The Chargers and Raiders presented their concept in New York this week to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities, composed of six team owners.

The revised plans show a futuristic open-air venue that has a peristyle reminiscent of the one at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

"We wanted the building to be iconic and sleek, like a luxury sports car," said David Manica, president of Manica Architecture, who is designing the stadium. "Very aerodynamic, in motion, flowing lines from every angle." 

A signature element of the design is a 115- to 120-foot tower that rises through and extends above the main concourse.

There would be a cauldron that would change depending on the team.

For Raiders games, a flame would burn in the cauldron in honor of legendary team owner Al Davis.

When the Chargers play, simulated lightning bolts would swirl behind glass encasing the tower and, if the team were to score a touchdown, a bolt would shoot out of the top.

The tower would be transformed into a giant Lombardi Trophy if the venue were to host a Super Bowl.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Legal

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Chargers, Titans Haven't Held Philip Rivers' Trade Talks

Apr 23, 2015 1:30 PM

The San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans have held no trade discussions involving Philip Rivers, according to a source within the Chargers' organization.

There have been consistent reports linking the two teams on a trade of Rivers for several weeks.

Rivers is unsure about his future with the Chargers amid the possibility of relocation to Los Angeles.

Rivers could reunite closer to home with Ken Whisenhunt and the Titans.

San Diego also has interest in drafting Marcus Mariota.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Chargers Confident Extension Will Come With Eric Weddle

Apr 22, 2015 7:41 PM

Tom Telesco is confident that Eric Weddle will eventually be signed by the San Diego Chargers to a long-term extension.

Weddle is entering his ninth NFL season, all spent with San Diego. He hasn't missed a game the past five years while being named an All-Pro after each of them. 

"He's a major part of our football team, an excellent player," Telesco said. "I'm sure our future would have him involved. There's no doubt. We're a better football team with him."

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

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

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Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson

Apr 21, 2015 1:04 PM

The Minnesota Vikings want a resolution to the Adrian Peterson situation during draft week.

"If he's not traded next week, they're going to keep him," the source said.

The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

According to a source, the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the six teams that could deal for Peterson.

Peterson was reinstated last week from an NFL suspension for a child-abuse incident. 

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tomlinson: Philip Rivers Seems To Have Lost Confidence In Chargers
LaDainian Tomlinson himself had a difficult departure from the Chargers.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Chargers Unlikely To Trade Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers is in the final year of his contract, has indicated an unwillingness to engage in contract extension talks and will play out the deal.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Jets, Chargers, Buccaneers To Work Out Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota has a wide draft range from No. 1 to No. 10.

Bryan Fischer/

Chargers Not Entertaining Idea Of Trading Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers is playing out his contract this season and will be a free agent in 2016.

Chris Wesseling/

Stevie Johnson Signs Three-Year Deal With Chargers
Stevie Johnson caught 35 passes for 435 yards and three touchdowns on 50 targets in 13 games for the 49ers.


Ryan Mathews Agrees To Three-Year, $11.5M Deal With Eagles
Ryan Mathews will receive $5 million in guaranteed money.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

AEG Abandons Pursuit Of Downtown Los Angeles Stadium
AEG invested at least $50 million and five years in their efforts to build a stadium.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno, Tim Logan/Los Angeles Times

Brandon Flowers, Chargers Agree Upon Four-Year Deal
Brandon Flowers was a late addition to the Chargers' 2014 roster and gave the team an upgrade at cornerback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jacoby Jones Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Chargers
Jacoby Jones is a valuable return man and in three-receiver sets.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List
Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

A.J. Smith Retires At 66
A.J. Smith was general manager of the San Diego Chargers between 2003 and 2012.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Rivers' Contract Unlikely To Be Impacted By Potential Relocation
The Chargers are considering moving to Los Angeles, which won't be a big issue for how Philip Rivers decides his future.

Chris Wesseling/

Raiders, Chargers Working Together On Stadium In Carson (Photo)
The Chargers and Raiders will continue to seek public subsidies for new stadiums in their home markets, but they are developing a detailed proposal for a privately financed Los Angeles venue.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


NFL Waiting On Better L.A. Stadium Offers
The Rams are the clear frontrunner to move to Los Angeles when the time comes, according to Jay Glazer.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Philip Rivers May Need Offseason Back Surgery
Philip Rivers has a bulging disk in his lower back and may need surgery in the offseason.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

NFL Won't Relocate To Los Angeles In 2015
Roger Goodell told the Raiders, Rams and Chargers any team that is considering relocating to Los Angeles should look to 2016 instead, according to sources.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Philip Rivers Battling Serious Back Injury
Philip Rivers has struggled in recent weeks, but he expects to play on Saturday.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chargers Won't Relocate For 2015 Season
The Chargers would have had to pay the City of San Diego $17.6 million to leave in 2015.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Keenan Allen Likely To Miss Week 16 With Broken Collarbone
Keenan Allen's 77 catches for 783 yards lead the team, also adding four touchdowns.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

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