May 2019 - Los Angeles Chargers Wiretap

Travis Benjamin Wants To Accept Ted Ginn's 40-Yard Dash Challenge

May 29, 2019 9:34 AM

Ted Ginn recently said he'd race anyone for $10,000, but Travis Benjamin says the New Orleans Saints wide receiver won't battle him.

Benjamin said he tried to accept Ginn's challenge and that he hoped to participate in next month's planned 40-yard dash tournament featuring several NFL players, but he never heard back.

"When I wrote them they didn't write me back, so I knew what that was," Benjamin said. "I won't back down from a challenge one bit. I'm a competitive person. If you want to get on the field and race, we can race."

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

Dean Spanos: New Deal For Philip Rivers 'Will Happen'

May 22, 2019 8:13 AM

Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos is guaranteeing a new contract for Philip Rivers.

"It's going to happen; it will happen," Spanos said. "We have an understanding, as long [Rivers] wants to be here, we want him here. We love Philip Rivers. You can't say enough great things about him. I don't think the contract issue is a big thing for us or for him."

Rivers, 37, has one year remaining on his contract, paying him $11 million in base salary this season and counting $23 million against the salary cap.

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

Philip Rivers Would Be Comfortable Playing Out 2019 Without Extension

May 6, 2019 4:12 PM

Philip Rivers is entering the final season of his current contract, but he's comfortable playing out the season without an extension.

“I’m thankful for that if that opportunity comes, but I’m fine right where we are,” Rivers said. “I’m under no immediate stress or urgency to get this done. If that means playing it out, that will be fine. It really will.”

Rivers isn’t asking for any kind of long-term commitment.

“I’d be fine with it and we could look at it again in the early spring if that in fact is how it plays out,” Rivers said. “I really have no goal, or see it playing a certain way. I really don’t. I’m very at peace with where it is right now. I’m under contract this season and I’m excited for this team and our opportunities.”

Rivers has a cap hit this year of $23 million this season.

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