January 2019 - Los Angeles Chargers Wiretap

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

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

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

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers

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.


Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor, Signing

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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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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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