December 2015 - Los Angeles Chargers Wiretap

Eric Weddle Fined For Watching Daughter's Dance At Halftime

Dec 28, 2015 4:58 PM

Sam Weddle has been fined $10,000 by the San Diego Chargers for remaining on the field to watch his daughter perform a dance during a halftime show during last Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Weddle was stunned and furious.

Weddle almost certainly won't re-sign with the Chargers in the offseason. Weddle previously had left the door open about a return.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers

Titans, Browns, Chargers In Three-Team Race For First Overall Pick

Dec 19, 2015 4:52 PM

The Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers are tied for the worst record in the NFL at 3-10.

One of these three teams are likely to end up with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The first tiebreaker for the draft order is strength of schedule, with the team that played the weakest schedule picking first. That favors the Titans, who play in the AFC South and therefore have an easy schedule.

Cleveland has the toughest remaining schedule of the three teams.

Here’s how the current draft order looks, heading into Sunday:

1. Titans, 3-10, .471 strength of schedule
2. Browns, 3-10, .512
3. Chargers, 3-10, .521
4. Ravens, 4-9, .482
5. Cowboys, 4-9, .547*
6. 49ers, 4-9, .547*
7. Lions, 4-9, .571
8. Dolphins, 5-8, .467
9. Jaguars, 5-8, .471
10. Saints 5-8, .538
11. Bears 5-8, .541
12. Buccaneers 6-8, .454
13. Rams, 6-8, .530

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc

Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

Todd McShay/ESPN

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Bruce Arians Was Snubbed By Bears, Eagles, Browns, Chargers

Dec 16, 2015 1:23 PM

Bruce Arians should have been one of the strongest head coaching candidates in 2013.

Arians was coming off a strong year of leading the Indianapolis Colts on an interim basis while Chuck Pagano was undergoing cancer treatment.

“While I was in Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Diego cancelled the interviews that we had set up,” Arians said, via Jimmy Kempski of “I never got an answer [why they canceled], other than ‘Thanks, but no thanks. That day I was at the Bears, three of the teams decided to go in different directions. I was probably more disappointed because I thought I had the Bears job, and it was like a double-whammy.”

Arians eventually ended up with the Arizona Cardinals and he's become one of the NFL's best coaches.

The Browns hired Rob Chudzinski, fired him after one season, and are now 3-10 in Mike Pettine’s second season. The Bears hired Marc Trestman, fired him after two seasons, and are now 5-8 in their first year with John Fox. The Chargers hired Mike McCoy, who is now 3-10 in his third season. The Eagles hired Chip Kelly, who is now 6-7 in his third season.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Antonio Gates Likely To Continue Playing In 2016

Dec 14, 2015 1:42 PM

Antonio Gates will almost certainly continue his playing career in 2016.

“I don’t want to go out this kind of way,” Gates said Sunday night. “I don’t want to go out as a loser. Winning is the way, ideally, you want to go out. … I want to make one more run at it, and then if it doesn’t work, be like, ‘OK.’ That’s just my feeling right now.”

Gates will officially take a month or so after the season to assess his own desire and ability to continue playing.

Gates will also gauge how the San Diego Chargers are moving forward. Gates has been critical of the Chargers' youth movement.

“I’ll spend some time,” he said, “to see where I’m at, what’s being done, what changes there are, what our goals are.”

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bob Iger Has Helped Viability Of Carson Project

Dec 7, 2015 1:31 PM

Bob Iger joined the Chargers and Raiders plan for Carson last month, which has already been beneficial for its viability. 

“He feels like a partner to people like Roger Goodell and Bob Kraft,” said one source.

Iger is CEO of Disney.

There has been more support for the Spanos family within the NFL as the sentiment is they've done everything within their power to make San Diego work.

Some owners view the Raiders as a drag on the Carson project and that it would have 24 votes to win if they weren't included.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers

Rams Offer Total Share Of Inglewood Stadium To 2nd Team

Dec 2, 2015 1:45 PM

Stan Kroenke sent a letter to the NFL’s Committee on L.A. Opportunities last week outlining terms to share his proposed stadium in Inglewood with another team.

The potential deal includes a 50-50 split of the cost to build the $1.86-billion stadium and a 50-50 split of revenue from the venue.

Kroenke would retain control of the stadium’s design as well as revenue from the surrounding mixed-use development on the 290-acre site.

Nathan Fenno, Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers