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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.

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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

Jan 7, 2019 8:23 AM

Russell Okung had some strong words following the Los Angeles Chargers' 23-17 playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens.

For the second time in three games, Okung was called for a questionable foul late in the game on a running play that could have helped his team win.

The offensive lineman believes those calls are no coincidence, and that perhaps the NFL wants them to earn their way to the Super Bowl on the road instead of hosting a game in a 27,000-seat soccer stadium.

"Roger Goodell doesn't want us to come home," Okung said. "That's all I can say."

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2019 11:42 AM

The NFL has just two teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Saints also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Ravens and Bills are in the top-10 on defense.

The Chiefs rank first in the NFL in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

 

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters

Dec 18, 2018 8:10 PM

The NFL has released its 2019 Pro Bowl rosters, headlined by Patrick Mahomes.

AFC Pro Bowl Roster By Position

OFFENSE

Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins*, Houston Texans; Tyreek Hill*, Kansas City Chiefs; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Tackle: Taylor Lewan*, Tennessee Titans; Alejandro Villanueva*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

Guard: David DeCastro*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Marshal Yanda*, Baltimore Ravens; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts

Center: Maurkice Pouncey*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Mike Pouncey, Los Angeles Chargers

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Kansas City Chiefs; Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes*, Kansas City Chiefs; Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers; Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Running back: James Conner*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos

Fullback: Anthony Sherman*, Kansas City Chiefs

DEFENSE

Defensive end: J.J. Watt*, Houston Texans; Myles Garrett*, Cleveland Browns; Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers

Interior lineman: Geno Atkins*, Cincinnati Bengals; Jurrell Casey*, Tennessee Titans; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Outside linebacker: Von Miller*, Denver Broncos; Jadeveon Clowney*, Houston Texans; Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs

Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley*, Baltimore Ravens; Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans

Cornerback: Xavien Howard*, Miami Dolphins; Jalen Ramsey*, Jacksonville Jaguars; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots; Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns

Free safety: Derwin James*, Los Angeles Chargers; Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens

Strong safety: Jamal Adams*, New York Jets

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Jason Myers*, New York Jets

Long snapper: To be named by coach.

Punter: Brett Kern*, Tennessee Titans

Return specialist: Andre Roberts*, New York Jets

Special teamer: Adrian Phillips*, Los Angeles Chargers

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Wide receiver: Julio Jones*, Atlanta Falcons; Michael Thomas*, New Orleans Saints; Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings; Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Tackle: Tyron Smith*, Dallas Cowboys; Terron Armstead*, New Orleans Saints; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Guard: Zack Martin*, Dallas Cowboys; Brandon Brooks*, Philadelphia Eagles; Trai Turner, Carolina Panthers

Center: Alex Mack*, Atlanta Falcons; Max Unger, New Orleans Saints

Tight end: Zach Ertz*, Philadelphia Eagles; George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Quarterback: Drew Brees*, New Orleans Saints; Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Running back: Todd Gurley*, Los Angeles Rams; Saquon Barkley, New York Giants; Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk*, San Francisco 49ers

DEFENSE

Defensive end: Cameron Jordan*, New Orleans Saints; DeMarcus Lawrence*, Dallas Cowboys; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings

Interior lineman: Aaron Donald*, Los Angeles Rams; Fletcher Cox*, Philadelphia Eagles; Akiem Hicks, Chicago Bears

Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack*, Chicago Bears; Ryan Kerrigan*, Washington Redskins; Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly*, Carolina Panthers; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

Cornerback: Kyle Fuller*, Chicago Bears; Patrick Peterson*, Arizona Cardinals; Darius Slay, Detroit Lions, Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Free safety: Eddie Jackson*, Chicago Bears; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Strong safety: Landon Collins*, New York Giants

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Aldrick Rosas*, New York Giants

Long snapper: To be named by coach

Punter: Michael Dickson*, Seattle Seahawks

Return specialist: Tarik Cohen*, Chicago Bears

Special teamer: Cory Littleton*, Los Angeles Rams

AFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM

Baltimore Ravens (3): ILB C.J. Mosley*, FS Eric Weddle, G Marshal Yanda*

Cincinnati Bengals (1): DT Geno Atkins*

Cleveland Browns (2): DE Myles Garrett*, CB Denzel Ward

Denver Broncos (2): RB Phillip Lindsay, OLB Von Miller*

Houston Texans (4): OLB Jadeveon Clowney*, WR DeAndre Hopkins*, ILB Benardrick McKinney, DE J.J. Watt*

Indianapolis Colts (2): TE Eric Ebron, G Quenton Nelson

Jacksonville Jaguars (1): CB Jalen Ramsey*

Kansas City Chiefs (6): OT Eric Fisher, OLB Dee Ford, WR Tyreek Hill*, TE Travis Kelce*, QB Patrick Mahomes*, FB Anthony Sherman*

Los Angeles Chargers (7): WR Keenan Allen, RB Melvin Gordon, DE Melvin Ingram, FS Derwin James*, ST Adrian Phillips*, C Mike Pouncey, QB Philip Rivers

Miami Dolphins (1): CB Xavien Howard*

New England Patriots (2): QB Tom Brady, CB Stephon Gilmore

New York Jets (3): SS Jamal Adams*, K Jason Myers*, RS Andre Roberts*

Pittsburgh Steelers (6): WR Antonio Brown, RB James Conner*, G David DeCastro*, DT Cameron Heyward, C Maurkice Pouncey*, OT Alejandro Villanueva*

Tennessee Titans (3): DT Jurrell Casey*, P Brett Kern*, OT Taylor Lewan*

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM

Arizona Cardinals (1): CB Patrick Peterson*

Atlanta Falcons (2): WR Julio Jones*, C Alex Mack*

Carolina Panthers (2): ILB Luke Kuechly*, G Trai Turner

Chicago Bears (5): RS Tarik Cohen*, CB Kyle Fuller*, DT Akiem Hicks, FS Eddie Jackson*, OLB Khalil Mack*

Dallas Cowboys (5): RB Ezekiel Elliott, CB Byron Jones, DE DeMarcus Lawrence*, G Zack Martin*, OT Tyron Smith*

Detroit Lions (1): CB Darius Slay

Green Bay Packers (2): WR Davante Adams, QB Aaron Rodgers

Los Angeles Rams (4): DT Aaron Donald*, QB Jared Goff, RB Todd Gurley*, ST Cory Littleton*

Minnesota Vikings (4): OLB Anthony Barr, DE Danielle Hunter, FS Harrison Smith, WR Adam Thielen

New Orleans Saints (5): OT Terron Armstead*, QB Drew Brees*, DE Jordan Cameron*, WR Michael Thomas*, C Max Unger

New York Giants (3): RB Saquon Barkley, SS Landon Collins*, K Aldrick Rosas*

Philadelphia Eagles (3): G Brandon Brooks*, DT Fletcher Cox*, TE Zach Ertz*

San Francisco 49ers (2): FB Kyle Juszczyk*, TE George Kittle

Seattle Seahawks (2): P Michael Dickson*, ILB Bobby Wagner

Washington Redskins (2): OLB Ryan Kerrigan*, OT Trent Williams

* Indicates starter

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Chargers Clinch Playoff Berth

Dec 14, 2018 8:41 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers clinched a playoff berth with their comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.

The Chargers went for two after scoring a touchdown with four seconds left in regulation to secure a 29-28 win on the road.

The Chiefs and Chargers are tied atop the AFC West at 11-3, but Kansas City owns the tiebreaker with a better division record.

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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10

Dec 12, 2018 10:02 AM

Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection, followed by Rashan Gary of Michigan going to the San Francisco 49ers.

1. Arizona: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2. San Francisco: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
3. Oakland: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
4. NY Jets: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
5. Atlanta: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
6. Buffalo: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
7. Jacksonville: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Tampa Bay: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
9. Detroit: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
10. NY Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
11. Cincinnati: Devin White, LB, LSU
12. Cleveland: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
13. Washington: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma
14. Carolina: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
15. Green Bay: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
16. Philadelphia: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
17. Miami: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
18. Denver: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
19. Indianapolis: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
20. Tennessee: Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida
21. Baltimore: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
22. Minnesota: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
23. Pittsburgh: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
24. Seattle: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
25. Oakland (from Dallas): Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
26. Oakland (from Chicago): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
27. Houston: Michael Deiter, C/G, Wisconsin
28. LA Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
29. New England: Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
30. LA Rams: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

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Melvin Gordon Will Be Game-Time Decision Against Chiefs

Dec 12, 2018 8:09 AM

Melvin Gordon will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Gordon has missed the last two games with a sprained right knee.

"I've been grinding hard to get back and we're still trying to decide what we're going to do," Gordon said. "I know Coach [Anthony Lynn] is trying to be careful and doesn't want me to further hurt myself or things like that. So we'll see where that goes, but I'm a lot stronger and more confident than I was last week."

The running back said the decision will be a mutual one made by himself, the medical staff and the Chargers' front office.

"I'm hopeful," Anthony Lynn said. "He's one of our better players. I'd like for him to play. We're trying to win every game we can to get into the playoffs, but if he's not ready, he's not going to play."

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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.

Jack Wang/Los Angeles Daily News

Chargers Could Feature Melvin Gordon In Passing Game
Melvin Gordon caught just 22 passes while at Wisconsin, but he's been far more productive in the NFL.

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Rams Pushing To Attract Fans In San Diego
The Rams are trying to attract fans in San Diego left upset by the Chargers relocation.

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LaDainian Tomlinson: Chargers Are SB Contenders 'On Paper'
The Chargers missed the playoffs last season, but they've been called the AFC West's "team to beat" by John Elway.

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Philip Rivers Would Welcome Antonio Gates Back With Chargers
Philip Rivers would welcome Antonio Gates back with the Chargers in the wake of Hunter Henry's torn right ACL.

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Hunter Henry Suffers Torn ACL During OTAs
The Chargers suffered a major blow on Tuesday when Hunter Henry tore his right ACL on the first day of OTAs.

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Chargers Exercise Fifth-Year Option On Melvin Gordon
Melvin Gordon enjoyed his first 1,000-yard season in 2017.

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