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Chargers Sign Olivea To New Six-Year Deal

Chargers offensive tackle Shane Olivea signed a new six-year deal Wednesday that will run through the 2011 season.

He was due to become a restricted free agent following this season.

Olivea has been the starting right tackle since joining the team as a seventh-round draft choice out of Ohio State in 2004. He's missed only one start, due to a sprained knee.

Via AP


Chargers Waive QB A.J. Feeley

Backup A.J. Feeley was waived Monday by the San Diego Chargers, whose remaining three quarterbacks have zero NFL starts and one touchdown pass among them.

The Chargers also released two draft picks and learned they'll be without left tackle Roman Oben for the season's first six weeks. As it is, the Chargers are currently down to fourth-string left tackle Cory Lekkerkerker as they try to keep first-year starting quarterback Philip Rivers in one piece. Rivers' backups are both rookies.

Via AP


Rivers Has Bruised Throwing Shoulder

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers slightly bruised his throwing shoulder when he was sacked late in the second quarter of Saturday night's exhibition game against Seattle.

Rivers had been scheduled to play into the third quarter. But he was the last player to return to the sideline after halftime, escorted by trainer James Collins. His right shoulder was wrapped and it appeared he was holding his arm close to his side.

Rivers was sacked by Craig Terrill and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Darryl Tapp.

Via NFL.com


Seau's 16-Year NFL Career Ends

Junior Seau is healthy and thinks he can still play. He also knew it was time to retire from a 16-year NFL career.

"It's pretty easy. When a team doesn't want you or need you, retire, buddy," the 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker said to laughter from a crowd of about 300 family, friends, players and team executives Monday at the San Diego Chargers' headquarters.

The 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker ended his career as only he could, with a news conference that was part revival meeting and part standup comedy.

Via AP


Report: Seau To Announce Retirement Monday

Junior Seau, one of the best linebackers of his era, will announce his retirment on Monday at the San Diego Chargers' training facility, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Seau, who spent most of his career with the Chargers, will end his 16-year career with 12 Pro Bowl selections and 1,585 tackles -- the most ever by a linebacker. He's widely considered a lock for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in 2011.

Via ESPN.com


Chargers Aug 2006 Archive

  • Chargers Practice Aboard USS Ronald Reagan

    The Chargers traded hats with military ship personnel, signed autographs and posed for pictures.

  • Schottenheimer Apologizes For Remark

    Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer apologized for an unfortunate remark and said he will never forget that mistake.

  • Jammer Signs Extension With Chargers

    The San Diego Chargers continue to secure their young nucleus with long-term deals after reaching an agreement with standout cornerback Quentin Jammer on a five-year contract extension on Tuesday night.

  • Tomlinson Returns To Chargers Practice On Saturday

    LaDainian Tomlinson returned to practice Saturday, and it might be the only time in August he carries the football at Qualcomm Stadium.

  • Tomlinson Misses Practice With Sore Neck

    Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson missed practice Friday with a sore neck, a day after colliding with teammate Igor Olshansky.

  • Woods Fails Broncos' Physical; Sign RB Nash

    Former first-round pick Rashaun Woods, whom Denver claimed off waivers, failed his physical Thursday and won't be joining the Broncos.

  • Broncos Acquire Rashaun Woods

    Denver acquired Rashaun Woods Wednesday, adding depth at wide receiver while Ashley Lelie continued holding out of training camp, the Rocky Mountain News reported in its online edition.

  • Chargers Cut WR Rashaun Woods

    The Chargers cut wide receiver Rashaun Woods on Tuesday, giving general manager A.