Los Angeles Chargers Wiretap

Joey Bosa Named Defensive Rookie Player Of The Year

Feb 4, 2017 7:57 PM

Joey Bosa has won the 2016 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie Player of the Year award in a landslide.

Bosa had 12.5 sacks despite missing the first four games due to a holdout.

Bosa earned 37 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. He easily outdistanced Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who received 10. The other three votes went to Falcons linebacker Deion Jones in balloting announced Saturday night.


Tags: San Diego Chargers, Personal Award

Chargers Hire Gus Bradley As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 21, 2017 9:28 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator.

Bradley was fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars in his fourth season as head coach.

The San Francisco 49ers and Washington also had interest in Bradley.

Bradley replaces John Pagano, who was not retained after five seasons as the Chargers' defensive coordinator and 15 years overall in the organization. 

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Philip Rivers Isn't Pushing For Trade To 49ers

Jan 18, 2017 9:04 AM

The Chargers are leaving San Diego for Los Angeles, which has led to speculation that Philip Rivers might want to move on as well.

Rivers shot down that notion to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, saying he has a no-trade clause and is fine with Los Angeles.

Jim Trotter of ESPN reached out to Rivers for comment on rumors linking him to the San Francisco 49ers, to which the quarterback said, "news to me."

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Chargers Will Retain Ken Whisenhunt As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 18, 2017 8:58 AM

Anthony Lynn will retain Ken Whisenhunt as his offensive coordinator with the San Diego Chargers.

The assumption all along was that Whisenhunt would remain on the staff, but Lynn confirmed as much on Tuesday when he was introduced.

"As we put this together, things may change. So I can't really answer that right now," Lynn said. "But Ken Whisenhunt, I know he's going to be my offensive coordinator. I interviewed for a couple jobs last year and Ken was the No. 1 coordinator on my list. So I was happy to see that he was here and he definitely will be retained. We're still putting it together and I don't want to get too far down the road with that."

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Philip Rivers Comfortable With Relocation To Los Angeles

Jan 13, 2017 1:13 PM

Philip Rivers has no issues going along with the Chargers in their relocation from San Diego to Los Angeles. There was previously speculation that Rivers would resist a move.

“I’m not gonna be there for 13 years but I’m gonna given ’em all I’ve got in the short time I have left,” Rivers said.

He said he will be “the same guy I’ve always been,” and that he hopes folks in San Diego will still look at him and say, “That’s our quarterback” in the same way his Alabama hometown still does.

He nevertheless admitted to being “excited” and “fired up” about playing in Los Angeles.

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Mike McCoy Returning To Broncos As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 13, 2017 8:19 AM

Mike McCoy will reportedly return to the Denver Broncos as offensive coordinator under new coach Vance Joseph.

McCoy spent four years as Denver's coordinator from 2009-12 before leaving to become the head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Chargers Plan To Hire Anthony Lynn As Head Coach

Jan 13, 2017 12:28 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers plan to hire Anthony Lynn as their next head coach.

A deal is "unofficial, but in the works," a source tells ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Lynn would be the Chargers' 16th head coach in franchise history and the team's first African-American head coach. He had a second interview scheduled with the Chargers on Thursday.

Lynn, 48, was one of six candidates initially interviewed by the Chargers. The others included Sean McDermott, hired as the Bills head coach, New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith, Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub and Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Chargers To Play In 30,000-Seat StubHub Center For Two Seasons

Jan 12, 2017 12:09 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers will play their home games in 2017 and 2018 at the StubHub Center in Carson.

The capacity of the stadium for football will be approximately 30,000. The stadium will have 3,000 premium and field seats, along with 46 suites and 16 cabanas.

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Report: Chargers May Rebrand In Los Angeles

Jan 12, 2017 8:04 AM

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

Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that the Chargers are considering the adoption of a new name in L.A.

It wouldn't happen in 2017, but it will be a consideration for future years.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Chargers To Announce Relocation To Los Angeles

Jan 11, 2017 10:43 PM

The San Diego Chargers will announce they're moving to Los Angeles.

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

The Chargers have notified NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and other league owners, of their intent to move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, sources said.

Dean Spanos had yet to send a formal relocation letter to the NFL, yet to notify public officials in Los Angeles or San Diego of the team's move, or even tell the members of the San Diego organization about his plans. 

This is said to have been an extremely difficult decision for Spanos to reach, sources said. While the economics of the decision have been clear, Spanos' loyalty and connection to San Diego have countered it. 

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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Roger Goodell: 'Ideal Scenario' Keeps Chargers, Raiders In Place
Having both the Raiders and Chargers remain in their current cities is the "ideal scenario" for the NFL, according to Roger Goodell.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

League Office Wants To Prevent Relocation Of Raiders, Chargers
Mark Davis would likely need a partner to build a new stadium in the Bay Area.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

NFL Pessimistic About Potential Stadium Deal Between Chargers, Rams
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

NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States
With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Chargers' Stadium Vote Fails, Opening Door For L.A.
Voters rejected raising hotel taxes in San Diego from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent to secure $1.15 billion in bonds to help pay for the project on Tuesday.

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Philip Rivers Becomes San Diego's All-Time Passing Leader
Philip Rivers has passed Dan Fouts to become the Chargers' all-time leader in passing yards.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

Trevor Siemian To Start For Broncos Against Chargers
Trevor Siemian missed last week's game against the Falcons with a non-throwing shoulder injury.


Chargers Sign Dexter McCluster
Dexter McCluster makes sense for the Chargers because of his familiarity with the team's offensive scheme from his time with the Titans when offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt served as that team'

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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

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