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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

Apr 21, 2015 12:57 PM

LaDainian Tomlinson believes Philip Rivers has "lost confidence" in the San Diego Chargers' organization.

"I don't know if Philip wants to be there anymore. I think he's lost confidence in the organization," Tomlinson said. "He's seeing a lot of changes going on and the LA thing is valid; him not wanting to go to LA, that is very valid, I can see that."

Tomlinson himself had a difficult departure from the Chargers.

"The parts around him keep on moving. The receiving corps keeps on changing; Eddie Royal is now gone. We talked about this before with Vincent Jackson leaving years ago. There are so many parts that are leaving where Philip is looking around that locker room and he doesn't see anyone he's familiar with other than Antonio Gates," Tomlinson said. "Now to that point, Antonio Gates next year is a free agent. Eric Weddle is going to be up. Next year the Chargers have a lot of decisions to make with a lot of key guys, so Philip could be looking at the situation and thinking we're not close to winning a championship anytime soon."

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Tags: San Diego Chargers

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Chargers Unlikely To Trade Philip Rivers

Apr 16, 2015 12:41 PM

There has been speculation that the San Diego Chargers could trade Philip Rivers to the Tennessee Titans in a deal that moves them up to the second overall pick to draft Marcus Mariota.

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.


The Chargers are in win-now mode and Rivers remains under Chargers' control for three more seasons regardless of whether he signs an extension.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

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

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Jets, Chargers, Buccaneers To Work Out Marcus Mariota

Mar 28, 2015 2:19 PM

The New York Jets, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan on working out Marcus Mariota.

Mariota has a wide draft range from No. 1 to No. 10.

Jameis Winston is expected to be the first quarterback selected.

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Tags: New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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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/

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.


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
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.

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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

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

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

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