San Diego Chargers Wiretap

Chargers Not Entertaining Idea Of Trading Philip Rivers

Mar 18, 2015 8:46 PM

The San Diego Chargers have no plans of trading Philip Rivers.

Rivers is playing out his contract this season and will be a free agent in 2016.

The Chargers could use the franchise tag on Rivers in the offseason, but would like to sign him to a long-term extension.

Rivers conceded that a potential franchise relocation to Los Angeles is "part of" his thinking.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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

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Stevie Johnson Signs Three-Year Deal With Chargers

Mar 17, 2015 12:57 PM

Stevie Johnson has signed a three-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.

Johnson spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers and will help replace Eddie Royal.

Johnson had a contract cash value of $6.025 million for the 2015 season before his release by the 49ers.

Johnson caught 35 passes for 435 yards and three touchdowns on 50 targets in 13 games for the 49ers.

ESPN

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

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Ryan Mathews Agrees To Three-Year, $11.5M Deal With Eagles

Mar 11, 2015 2:03 PM

Ryan Mathews and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed upon a three-year, $11.5 million deal.

Mathews will receive $5 million in guaranteed money.

Mathews has been productive at running back when healthy since being a first round pick by the San Diego Chargers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

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AEG Abandons Pursuit Of Downtown Los Angeles Stadium

Mar 9, 2015 8:49 PM

AEG has decided to abandon their plans to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles.

AEG invested at least $50 million and five years in their efforts to build a stadium.

“I think it’s fair to say we have turned our attention to proceeding with an alternative development,” AEG Vice Chairman Ted Fikre said.

The St. Louis Rams are seeking a stadium in Inglewood, while the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are working on a proposal in Carson.

Eric Grubman, NFL executive vice president and point man for the league on L.A., said the league has been "very interested" in the downtown site and has spent significant time with senior members of AEG. “We would always prefer to have an excellent site in the mix, but we recognize that it is not in our control.”

 

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

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

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Brandon Flowers, Chargers Agree Upon Four-Year Deal

Mar 8, 2015 8:05 PM

Brandon Flowers and the San Diego Chargers have agreed upon a four-year deal.

Flowers was a late addition to the Chargers' 2014 roster and gave the team an upgrade at cornerback. Flowers started 14 games, playing a total of 769 snaps. He missed time due to a concussion and a groin injury.

Flowers was originally a second round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

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Jacoby Jones Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Chargers

Mar 6, 2015 12:54 PM

The San Diego Chargers have agreed upon a two-year deal with Jacoby Jones.

Jones was released this offseason by the Baltimore Ravens.

Jones is a valuable return man and in three-receiver sets.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

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Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List

Mar 4, 2015 4:59 PM

Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

"All the options are open," Nelson Peterson said of those scenarios. "There's no doors closed on anything at this time. … Adrian will come back from this with a vengeance. He plays hard anyway, but he's got an extra chip on his shoulder. He will bounce back from this."

Peterson would prefer a move to the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are meeting on Wednesday to discuss next steps.

 

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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A.J. Smith Retires At 66

Mar 1, 2015 10:55 AM

A.J. Smith has retired after four decades in NFL front offices.

Smith was general manager of the San Diego Chargers between 2003 and 2012.

Smith was most recently a senior executive with Washington.

“We had a family discussion and an actual voting process. It was unanimous!” Smith wrote in an e-mail. “… We have experienced incredible highs and lows in our 38-year ride. At the age of 66, it's time for me to enjoy my family and friends more than ever before. I will now get going on my long-awaited bucket list.”

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

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Rivers' Contract Unlikely To Be Impacted By Potential Relocation

Feb 24, 2015 10:46 AM

Philip Rivers is entering the final season of his contract with the San Diego Chargers and has said that uncertainty of the franchise's future won't be a big issue in negotiations.

The Chargers are considering a move to Los Angeles.

"Is the location of this team going to be a deciding factor? I can't honestly tell you that it will be," Rivers said, via ESPN.com. "Is it a factor at all? Sure, but I can't tell you that it's at the top of the list, because it's just really not. That goes without saying I hope we're staying. But should we move, it doesn't move to the top of my list for deterrents for not being a Charger."

Rivers is set to make $15.75 million in base salary in 2015 with a $17 million cap hit. Both sides want to work out a deal, but have yet to start discussing any restructuring to Rivers' contract, per ESPN.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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

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Raiders, Chargers Working Together On Stadium In Carson (Photo)

Feb 19, 2015 9:45 PM

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are moving forward on a plan to build a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, which is located south of Los Angeles.

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.

This latest high-stakes move was precipitated by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who announced in December his plan to build an 80,000-seat stadium on the land that used to be Hollywood Park.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Legal

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

ProFootballTalk

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

NFL Appears Unlikely To Relocate To L.A. In 2015
The NFL isn't sure which team or teams they want to relocate to Los Angeles.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Chargers Seek Consensus On San Diego Stadium Deal
The Chargers are keeping a watchful eye on what happens in Los Angeles while trying to build a new stadium in San Diego.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Raiders, Seahawks Could Switch Divisions Depending On L.A. Moves
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.

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report

Report: NFL Plans To Send 1-2 Teams To L.A. Within Two Years
The timeline would include a team announcing its intention to move in the 2015 or 2016 offseason.

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Danny Woodhead Out For Season With Broken Fibula

NFL.com

Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Mike Sando/ESPN

Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

Bill Barnwell/Grantland

Danny Woodhead Signs Two-Year Extension With Chargers Through 2016
Danny Woodhead proved to be an excellent fit last season in joining the Chargers from the Patriots.

RealGM Staff Report

2014 NFL Draft: Complete First Round
Teddy Bridgewater was a candidate to go first overall to the Texans back in January, but they instead went with Jadeveon Clowny and the QB was selected by the Vikings at No. 32.

RealGM Staff Report

Telesco: NFL Teams Don't Seem To Make Huge Draft Mistakes Anymore
The Chargers employ six area scouts who each cover about 35-45 schools.

Tom Krasovic/San Diego Union-Tribune

Seahawks To Host Packers To Launch 2014 NFL Season
The Seahawks will play the Packers to open up the NFL season.

RealGM Staff Report

Chargers Exercise Option On Corey Liuget
Corey Liuget's option is worth $6.969 million instead of $10.633 million, a savings of $3.694 million.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Shawne Merriman Joins WWE
Shawne Merriman played collegiately at Maryland and was a three-time All-Pro with the Chargers.

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