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Chargers Sign Tom Telesco To Multi-Year Extension

Mar 16, 2019 7:40 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers signed Tom Telesco to a multi-year contract extension at the completion of last season, according to a report.

It's the second extension Telesco has received from the Chargers.

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Raiders Sign Tyrell Williams To Four-Year, $44M Deal

Mar 13, 2019 6:30 PM

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to sign Tyrell Williams to a four-year, $44 million contract. The deal includes $22 million in guaranteed money.

Williams will become Oakland's No. 2 wide receiver behind Antonio Brown.

Williams finished with 41 catches for 653 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2018. 

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Tyrod Taylor Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Chargers

Mar 13, 2019 1:36 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with Tyrod Taylor.

Taylor will be the backup quarterback for Philip Rivers.

Taylor spent last season with the Cleveland Browns.

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Lions, Seahawks, Chargers Among 10 Teams Meeting With Kyler Murray

Mar 4, 2019 9:53 AM

Kyler Murray met with ten teams while at the combine.

The Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Washington, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Chargers met with Murray. Then 10th team to meet with Murray hasn't been identified.

Murray is expected to be a first round pick.

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2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition

Feb 24, 2019 9:55 AM

By Jeff Risdon, RealGM

This edition has quite a few changes in player and draft slot from the first edition. Spending two weeks with NFL personnel evaluators at the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl gave me a better idea of how some prospects are viewed from the NFL ranks, and the changes here reflect that. Note that at this stage of the draft season, coaches are still getting their feet wet with most of the prospects. The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State. Instant impact pass rusher who can play in a variety of roles and schemes. At this point, the only real question is his durability. Will that be enough to convince the Cardinals to look elsewhere? Right now, I don’t think it trumps Bosa’s game-changing potential.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama. It’s hard to watch the 49ers devote yet another premium draft pick to the defensive line, but it’s also hard to ignore just how much Williams can help San Francisco where they really need it. Someone could trade up here to land Williams too.

3. New York Jets: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. I expect Oliver to show out in Indy and revive the interest in him as the potential No. 1 overall pick. His ability to create pressure up the gut and make plays behind the line is exactly what the Jets need in a division with a diverse range of opposing QBs.

4. Oakland RaidersKyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. Does it make sense for the Raiders to scrap Derek Carr? Probably not. But it’s so easy to see Jon Gruden being infatuated with all Murray can do and how it would allow the Raiders to change the dynamics of defending them. They’re in a good position to take such a risk, too.

5. Tampa Bay BuccaneersCody Ford, OT, Oklahoma. Ford is an instant starter at one of the tackle spots, which is both a credit to his rapid rise and an indictment of how badly the Buccaneers need the powerful help he can provide. 
 
6. New York Giants: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. What, no QB?! Not in this instance. Instead, GM Dave Gettleman opts to fortify the pass rush with the versatile Allen and buys another year with Eli Manning. His pass rushing prowess is a difference-maker. 
             
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. This pick seems like a lock if Haskins remains on the board. The Jaguars sorely need to hit on a high-end QB, and Haskins has the pocket passing precision to pay off quickly. 
             
8. Detroit Lions: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson. Ferrell checks the boxes the Lions want in upgrading the pass rush: he can line up in multiple spots and schemes and plays the run exceptionally well on his way to the QB. Lower ceiling than the pass rushers above him here but his ability to generate pressure on his own is underrated. 
             
9. Buffalo Bills: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. I was surprised at the buzz around Taylor from scouts at the Senior Bowl. His athletic profile and potential is highly regarded and could easliy land him in Buffalo, where building around running QB Josh Allen and replacing free agents at both RT and RG are imperative. 
             
10. Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. Joe Flacco handles the reins until the live-armed Lock can take over. It’s a risky pick--Lock has real warts that must be smoothed--but could result in John Elway finally getting the QB position right. 
             
11. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB, LSU. This is a very common projection and that’s for good reason; the Bengals are typically one of the easiest organizations to read in terms of draft intentions. To quote The Cranberries, “Everybody else is doing it so why can’t we?”
             
12. Green Bay Packers: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. A do-it-all weapon who can quickly ingratiate himself to Aaron Rodgers for both his blocking and his receiving, this one should get the QB’s seal of approval. 
             
13. Miami Dolphins: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. A divisive prospect but one with a very high ceiling, Gary could help catapult the Dolphins defense with his athleticism and ability to get after the passer. 
             
14. Atlanta Falcons: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. Atlanta appears to be a prime candidate to trade back, but “settling” for the freaky Fant should tickle Falcons fans’ fancy. Another versatile receiving weapon in an offense that is already hard to defend.

 
15. Washington: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. Currently built more like a defensive end than a wideout, the 6-4, 230-pound Metcalf proved he can play before his neck injury. The durability question keeps him out of the top 10, methinks. Washington doesn’t mind...
 
16. Carolina Panthers: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama. Williams proved himself in big games, and his ability to adapt within a play and recover if initially beaten stand out. With the questions Carolina has at both tackle spots, adding a ready-made starter is a positive.


17. Cleveland BrownsBrian Burns, EDGE, Florida State. Pairing the lanky, speedy Burns with Myles Garrett would provide the Browns defense with even more ways to attack in new DC Steve Wilks’ scheme. I had OT Andre Dillard here for a long time before changing.


18. Minnesota Vikings: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss. Little has loads of athletic potential but uneven results in pass protection. Vikings GM Rick Spielman bites the apple and hopes it tastes sweet in a year or two at a position where the team keeps hitting sour notes.

19. Tennessee Titans: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. Murphy offers naturally instinctive stickiness in coverage and the ability to play outside or in the slot. He’s a player who could rocket way up from this range with a good week in Indy. 

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. The Steelers search for a playmaking CB leads them to Williams, who offers length and speed to help bolster an uneven secondary. 
             
21. Seattle Seahawks: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida. If Frank Clark leaves in free agency, the Seahawks almost have to use this pick to address the pass rush. If Clark returns, that opens this pick up to other options, but Seattle would still need EDGE help. Polite brings sizzle off the edge.

22. Baltimore Ravens: Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State. The Ravens could do a lot worse to build around Lamar Jackson than selecting the physical, reliable Harmon. Aside from having great hands and running smooth routes, he’s an incredible blocker. 
             
23. Houston Texans: Garrett Bradbury, OC/OG, North Carolina State. The quest to upgrade the long-struggling offensive line in Houston turns to one of the most physical finishers in the draft and an instant starter at any of the three IOL positions for the Texans. 
             
24. Oakland Raiders (from CHI): N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State. Oakland uses the bounty from Amari Cooper to replace him with the supersized Harry, who moves quite well for a 6-6 receiver and can really help on 3rd downs and in the red zone. 
  
25. Philadelphia Eagles: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State. His stiff-arm bull rush wowed in Mobile, and his game tape features more of his high football IQ and ability to bend the edge. He and Derek Barnett as the Eagles young edges would be fun to watch

26. Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame. A powerful interior rusher with the ability to dominate (see the Michigan game), Tillery instantly reinforces the weakest point on the promising young Colts defense.
             
27. Oakland Raiders (from DAL): Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. Bush can fly all over the field and do anything asked of an NFL LB, but his size (he’s expected to be 5-10/225) is a detraction. Give Gruden football players like this and the size doesn’t matter (much).             

28. Los Angeles Chargers: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. The Chargers depth up front is shallower than a Kardashian’s intellect. Dillard can play either tackle spot and appears undervalued at this point in the draft process. 
             
29. Kansas City Chiefs: DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia. Building up the pass defense is an imperative for a team that figures to see a lot of comeback attempts against them. Baker brings a physical presence with a high football IQ; his speed in Indy is one of the biggest things I’m watching. 
             
30. Green Bay Packers (from NO): Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College. Lindstrom can play any interior line position. The Packers need his technically savvy surliness right away. 
  
31. Los Angeles Rams: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware. The first FCS-level prospect comes off the board at the back end of the first round, and Adderly instantly upgrades the back end of the Rams defense with his all-around game.

32. New England Patriots: Irv Smith, TE, Alabama. It’s convenient to call Smith a Gronk replacement, but the lithe Smith has a different style of game. The Patriots will find ways to use his elusiveness in space and his blocking chops.

Teams that lack a first-round pick...

Dallas Cowboys: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

New Orleans Saints: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Chicago Bears: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

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Chargers Decline Option On DT Corey Liuget

Feb 14, 2019 9:15 AM

Corey Liuget will become a free agent after the Los Angeles Chargers decided not to exercise the 2019 option on the defensive tackle's contract.

Tom Telesco said it remains a possibility for Liuget to re-sign with the Chargers in free agency.

Selected No. 18 overall by the Chargers in the 2011 draft out of Illinois, Liuget was due to make $8 million in 2019, including a $4 million roster bonus due on the third day of the new league year in March.

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Chargers Ready To Discuss New Contract With Philip Rivers

Jan 18, 2019 8:13 AM

Philip Rivers says he wants to play a few more seasons and the Los Angeles Chargers want him around.

The quarterback is entering the final year of his contract, but general manager Tom Telesco said the Chargers want to begin conversations at some point about a new deal with Rivers.

Rivers signed a four-year, $83.5 million extension before the 2015 season that includes a no-trade clause.

"I can tell you he's not going anywhere, so he's going to be here," Telesco said. "We'll talk at the right point, as far as the moves we need to make in the offseason, the resources we have and how it all fits in. But yeah, he's not going anywhere."

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Antonio Gates Wants To Return To Chargers Next Season

Jan 14, 2019 8:38 AM

Antonio Gates, who made a late comeback to the Los Angeles Chargers this year, says he wants to continue to play football next season.

"I just don't see myself walking away with this taste," Gates said after his team's 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots. "And plus this team. I think when you add Hunter [Henry] back, and hopefully we get Jason Verrett back -- shoot, the sky's the limit. And I want to be a part of it.

"But that has to be a collective decision. I can't just want to come back. So we'll see how it goes."

The Chargers brought Gates, 38, back after Hunter Henry tore his ACL in May.

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NFL Could Move AFC Title Game To L.A. Coliseum If Chargers, Colts Win

Jan 11, 2019 4:46 PM

The NFL could move the AFC Championship Game to an alternate venue if the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts win their road games this weekend.

Dignity Health Sports Park seats less than 30,000 fans.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum would serve as host if the AFC title game is moved from Dignity Health Sports Park, though the Los Angeles Rams could also host the NFC title game.

The NFL could move one of the two games to Monday as the league has confirmed in the past should the Giants and Jets both host Championship games.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

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Chargers Sign Nick Rose To Handle Kickoffs

Jan 10, 2019 8:27 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers are signing Nick Rose to handle kickoffs in Sunday's divisional round playoff game against the New England Patriots, according to a source.

The Chargers allowed the most returns in the NFL during the regular season.

Kicker Mike Badgley had a touchback on only 9 of his 54 kickoffs during the regular season.

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Russell Okung: Roger Goodell Doesn't Want Chargers To Win
Russell Okung had some strong words following the Chargers' 23-17 playoff win over the Ravens.

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
The Chargers and Colts rank in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters
Patrick Mahomes is a Pro Bowl starter in his first season as a starting quarterback.

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Chargers Clinch Playoff Berth
The Chargers clinched a playoff berth with their comeback win over the Chiefs on Thursday.

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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10
Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection.

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Melvin Gordon Will Be Game-Time Decision Against Chiefs
Melvin Gordon has missed the last two games with a sprained right knee.

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NFL Concerned About Chargers' Financial Viability In Los Angeles
The Chargers are expected to revise its Inglewood revenue goals from $400 million to around $150 million.

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Chargers' Owner Alex Spanos Passes Away At 95
The Spanos family has owned the Chargers since Alex Spanos, a construction magnate from Stockton, bought a controlling interest for $48.3 million.

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Joey Bosa Expects To Be Out Until At Least Midseason
Joey Bosa is experiencing instability in a tendon in his left foot.

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Joey Bosa Could Be Out Until October
Joey Bosa suffered the initial injury on Aug. 7.

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Antonio Gates Practices, Could Play In Opener
The tight end signed a one-year deal to provide depth as Hunter Henry recovers from a torn ACL.

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Rams Made Aggressive Trade Offer To Raiders For Khalil Mack
The Rams will play the Raiders in Week 1.

Gary Klein/Los Angeles Times

The Essential 50 Of The 2018 NFL Season: Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa's first two NFL seasons have been borderline dominant and he's on the verge of becoming a perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate.

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Antonio Gates Signs One-Year Deal With Chargers
Antonio Gates became a free agent in March, and the team notified his representation that the Chargers would not seek to re-sign him.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers have held on during the second half of Philip Rivers' career with a few dips and surges, but they have only reached the playoffs once since 2009.

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Philip Rivers Still Commuting To Practice From San Diego
Philip Rivers has a driver and a $200,000 luxury SUV equipped with two captain chairs, a 40-inch TV and video apparatus.

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Chargers May Keep Two Kickers During Season
Anthony Lynn says the Chargers will consider keeping two kickers during the regular season, but he'd like one of his kickers to become the clear favorite for the No. 1 job.

Jeff Miller/Los Angeles Times

Philip Rivers Doesn't Have Number In Mind Yet On Retirement
Philip Rivers turns 37 in December and has two seasons remaining on his current contract with the Chargers.

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Darren Sproles Says He'll Play 'One More Year'
Darren Sproles planned on retiring after last season, but he tore his ACL in Week 3 and adjusted his plans.

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Chargers Have Reached Out To Antonio Gates
The Chargers have left open the possibility of re-signing Antonio Gates in the wake of Hunter Henry's season-ending ACL injury.

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