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Rams, Chargers To Play Three Home Games On Same Day At Same Time

Apr 20, 2017 8:27 PM

The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will play three home games during the 2017 season on the same day and at the same time.

The Rams will play their home games at the Coliseum, while the Chargers will play at the StubHub Center in Carson.

The Rams and Chargers will eventually play in the same stadium in Inglewood.

Neither the Rams or Chargers will host a night game this season.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers

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NFL Relocation Fees Won't Be Shared With Players

Apr 11, 2017 4:45 PM

As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the NFL individually assessed relocation fees that will each be doled out to 31 other franchises. Those fees, according to various reports, total anywhere from $1.43 billion to $1.68 billion, or a distribution of approximately $46 million to $54 million per team. 

Those fees are not directly new revenue and won't be shared with players.

The CBA specifically excludes these fees from the revenues used to determine the league’s salary cap. 

Sports Illustrated’s Jack Dickey wrote back in January: “An observer from outside the sports world could reasonably conclude that the NFL is in actuality a trade group for land barons.”

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Legal

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Melvin Gordon Doesn't Want Rivalry With Todd Gurley

Apr 6, 2017 12:42 PM

Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley will share Los Angeles beginning this coming season, but the pair of running backs don't want to stoke a rivalry.

"It's what you guys make it," Gordon said. "At the end of the day, we're both going out there trying to be the best back and trying to prove that we're the best back. It's not just Todd that I have to worry about -- there's a lot of great backs that I'm trying to beat and outshine.

"So there's more to focus on than just Todd. I know there's going to be a lot on that just because he's up the street from me. But I go out there and I do what I need to do, and that will talk for itself."

Conor Orr/NFL

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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Anthony Lynn: Chargers Need Young Quarterback

Apr 3, 2017 8:33 AM

Philip Rivers has started 176 consecutive games, but the Los Angeles Chargers have plans to draft a quarterback to compete with Kellen Clemens for the No. 2 job behind Rivers.

"I think we do have to get a young quarterback on campus. We have to start developing someone because we have two veteran quarterbacks," Anthony Lynn said. "Both of them are long in the tooth. I think they have some good years left in them -- don't get me wrong. But, you have to start thinking about down the line too."

The Chargers have worked out Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes, Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs and Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer.

Los Angeles Times

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Draft, Misc Rumor

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Chargers Name LaDainian Tomlinson Special Assistant To Ownership

Mar 31, 2017 8:26 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers have named LaDainian Tomlinson a special assistant to ownership.

Tomlinson, who is an NFL Network analyst, will remain in his current role as well.

"L.T. is one of the most beloved and iconic Chargers of all time," chairman Dean Spanos said in a statement. "His active involvement in our fight for Los Angeles is vital, and he represents the very best of what it means to be a Charger on the field and in the community."

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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Jerry Jones' Legends To Profit Immensely Due To NFL Relocations

Mar 28, 2017 2:49 PM

Jerry Jones is a large shareholder of Legends, a hospitality-marketing company that will now sell the suites, concessions and sponsorships for the Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders.

Jones played a big role in guiding the Raiders to Las Vegas, as he did for the 49ers in Santa Clara and the Rams and Chargers in Los Angeles.

Legends is expected to earn hundreds of millions of dollars due to this new stadium activity.

Some valuations of Legends has eclipsed a few NFL teams.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers

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Saints Close To Signing Manti Te'o

Mar 20, 2017 4:11 PM

The New Orleans Saints are close to a deal with Manti Te'o.

The Saints have already signed one inside linebacker this year, giving A.J. Klein a three-year, $15 million deal.

In 2016, Te'o suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Week 3 against the Colts and was done for the year.

Te'o, who turned 26 in January, has missed a combined 26 games in his four previous NFL seasons.

ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Russell Okung Agrees Upon Four-Year, $53M Deal With Chargers

Mar 9, 2017 5:37 PM

Russell Okung has agreed upon a four-year, $53 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Okung will be guaranteed $25 million.

Okung was the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and spent the first six seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks before joining the Denver Broncos last season.

Okung was a Pro Bowler in 2012 at left tackle.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

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

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LaDainian Tomlinson To Take Front Office Job With Chargers

Feb 28, 2017 8:42 AM

LaDainian Tomlinson will take a front office job with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a report.

There is no word on the nature of the job, whether it's significant or simply ceremonial.

Tomlinson has been working for The NFL Network.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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Philips Rivers Says He'll Always Be 'Playing For San Diego'

Feb 22, 2017 8:17 AM

Philip Rivers drew a standing ovation at the San Diego Hall of Champions dinner on Tuesday night, telling the audience, "I hope that you can always see me as [a San Diego Charger]."

The Chargers are relocating from San Diego to Los Angeles.

"It really was special over the last decade," Rivers, 35, said. "The only regret I have is not winning it all while we were here. It's something we always wanted to do and get done for this community and for our team."

"It has been very special to be a San Diego Charger," he continued. "And I hope that you can always see me as that.

"I know it'll be different, but just know that ... I'll play like crazy and fight like crazy, as a Los Angeles Charger, just like I did for you guys. And I know y'all can respect and understand that. But I hope you also know that I will always be playing for San Diego as well."

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Rivers said he took into account the team's potential move to Los Angeles when he decided in 2015 to sign a contract extension through 2019.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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Joey Bosa Named Defensive Rookie Player Of The Year
Joey Bosa had 12.5 sacks despite missing the first four games due to a holdout.

AP

Chargers Hire Gus Bradley As Defensive Coordinator
Gus Bradley replaces John Pagano, who was not retained after five seasons as the Chargers' defensive coordinator.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Philip Rivers Isn't Pushing For Trade To 49ers
The Chargers are leaving San Diego for Los Angeles, which has led to speculation that Philip Rivers might want to move on as well.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Chargers Will Retain Ken Whisenhunt As Offensive Coordinator
Anthony Lynn will retain Ken Whisenhunt as his offensive coordinator with the San Diego Chargers.

Conor Orr/NFL

Philip Rivers Comfortable With Relocation To Los Angeles
Philip Rivers admitted to being "excited" and "fired up" about playing in Los Angeles.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Mike McCoy Returning To Broncos As Offensive Coordinator
Mike McCoy will reportedly return to the Broncos as offensive coordinator under new coach Vance Joseph.

Mike Klis/9News

Chargers Plan To Hire Anthony Lynn As Head Coach
Anthony Lynn would be the Chargers' 16th head coach in franchise history.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chargers To Play In 30,000-Seat StubHub Center For Two Seasons
The Chargers will play their home games in 2017 and 2018 at the StubHub Center in Carson.

Arash Markazi/ESPN

Report: Chargers May Rebrand In Los Angeles
The Chargers are reportedly returning to Los Angeles and another report claims they will consider rebranding the team entirely.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Chargers To Announce Relocation To Los Angeles
The Chargers played in San Diego for 55 years after one season in Los Angeles in 1960.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Reportedly 'Zeroed In' On Sean McDermott As New Coach
The Bills have reportedly "zeroed in" on Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their next head coach, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News.

Buffalo News

Chargers To Interview Matt Patricia, Dave Toub, Mike Smith
Matt Patricia is defensive coordinator of the Patriots while Dave Toub is special-teams coordinator for the Chiefs.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

RealGM Staff Report

Chargers Fire Mike McCoy As Head Coach
Mike McCoy was head coach for four seasons and the Chargers went 5-11 in 2016.

ESPN

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Dean Spanos Admits Chargers Are Leaning Towards Move To L.A.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos admitted on Sunday that he's leaning towards exercising his right to move to Los Angeles.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Report: Chargers 'As Good As Gone' For Los Angeles
The Chargers have been in San Diego since 1961 but Art Spanos reportedly "has every intention" of moving the team.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Chargers Won't Decide On Move To L.A. Until After Season
NFL owners unanimously approved a final tenant-lease contract between the Chargers and Rams on Wednesday.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Melvin Gordon, Chargers' Offensive Line Chasing 1,000-Yard Season
Melvin Gordon is already at 908 yards this season, making it conceivable that he could surpass the mark this weekend with several games to spare.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers Expected To Exercise Option For Los Angeles Relocation
The Chargers were granted the option to relocate to L.A. with a deadline of Jan. 15, 2017.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN