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  Chargers | SD will work out Marcus Mariota    Sat Mar 28, 10:36 AM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to work out for the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, April 15.

Footballguys view: It's interesting to note the Chargers interest here, but they'd have to move up quite a bit to snare Mariota. We believe Mariota could go off the board at sixth overall (Jets) at the latest. The Chargers may not be able to work out a long-term agreement with Philip Rivers, and they are searching for his heir apparent.

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  Chargers | Search for RB continues    Wed Mar 25, 09:01 PM

The San Diego Chargers remain in search of a fourth option at running back after RB Ryan Mathews turned down their one-year contract offer in favor of signing with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason. The agent for Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was dismissive at the notion of any potential trade to the Chargers Wednesday, March 25. The Chargers seem likely to address the need via the NFL draft. Only RB Danny Woodhead, RB Branden Oliver and RB Donald Brown are under contract for 2015.

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  Chargers | Branden Oliver a starter for now    Sat Mar 21, 03:37 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver is penciled in as the starting running back at this point.

Footballguys view: Yeah, we just can't see that lasting to the start of the season. Oliver is a nice change-of-pace back, but he's not a feature back. The Chargers should pick a running back in this talent-rich draft class.

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  Chargers | Joe Mays visits team    Fri Mar 20, 03:06 AM

Free-agent LB Joe Mays (Chiefs) took a visit to the San Diego Chargers, according to team sources.

Footballguys view: Mays hasn't attracted a ton of interest on the open market. He's a two-down thumper who is a liability in coverage.

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  Chargers | Chris Hairston visiting    Thu Mar 19, 02:57 PM

Free-agent OT Chris Hairston (Bills) is meeting with the San Diego Chargers Thursday, March 19, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Hairston barely played for the Bills last year despite a ton of talent. He will get a shot somewhere and the Chargers are desperate for offensive line help. The question is, can he live up to the potential finally, wherever he lands?

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers not on trade block    Thu Mar 19, 02:31 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers likely will not be traded even though he plans to play out his current contract, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The team wants to sign Rivers to a long-term contract and could use the franchise tag on him next offseason. Stranger things have happened, but we'd be shocked to see Rivers ever wear another uniform.

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  Chargers | Patrick Robinson signs with San Diego    Thu Mar 19, 10:55 AM

Free-agent CB Patrick Robinson (Saints) signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the San Diego Chargers Thursday, March 19. The deal includes a $1 million signing bonus, $1 million base salary ($250,000 guaranteed) and up to $1 million in playing time incentives.

Footballguys view: Making a position of strength stronger, the signing allows the Chargers to use three different corners who can play outside. A first-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, Robinson started out as the No. 2 cornerback, but struggled and was demoted. He did bounce back with solid play as a slot corner later on and might benefit by not having to start, instead rotating in as needed.

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  Chargers | Mitch Unrein signs    Wed Mar 18, 07:45 PM

Free-agent DT Mitch Unrein (Broncos) signed a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, March 18. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: It's a good signing by the Chargers. They steal away a workman-like defensive tackle from their division rival. Unrein is a solid player who can line up at defensive end or defensive tackle. He'll work as a rotational player for the Chargers.

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  Chargers | Mitch Unrein visits    Wed Mar 18, 05:12 PM

Free-agent DT Mitch Unrein (Broncos) visited with the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, March 18.

Footballguys view: Unrein is a lunch-pail guy who can work at defensive end or defensive tackle. He hasn't generated much interest, and we think he returns to the Broncos.

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  Chargers | SD serious about Marcus Mariota?    Wed Mar 18, 03:14 PM

Oregon State QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to work out for the San Diego Chargers next month, and many around the league are speculating that the team could be serious about trading up for Mariota in the year's draft. The Chargers may be prepared for a future without current QB Philip Rivers, as the 2015 season is the final year of his current deal. However, general manager Tom Telesco said that the team isn't thinking of trading Rivers.

Footballguys view: They would have to trade up 10 or more spots just to land Mariota. San Diego would at least have to get in front of the Jets at 6th overall if they want the Oregon quarterback.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers dishes on future    Wed Mar 18, 03:09 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers isn't currently thinking about a contract extension with the team, but he believes he'll play out his current contract that ends after the 2015 season. 'What I can control and all I know as of today, I am signed up for one more year,' Rivers said. 'I guess things could change, but with all the uncertainty in many aspects, I don't see it changing before camp gets here, and when camp gets here I'm even more certain to play it out.' He won't rule out playing in Los Angeles if the team moves there, but there are more appealing cities for he and his family.

Footballguys view: Ooh, nothing like a little offseason intrigue! Stay tuned here as we haven't heard the last of this. The Chargers could put the franchise tag on Rivers for 2016, and there is speculation brewing that San Diego is prepared for a future without Rivers.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers says he'll be ready    Tue Mar 17, 10:38 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) has been working out nearly every day at Chargers Park, although not to the level he normally would be at this time of year. Still, he declared Tuesday, March 17, that he will be ready for the team's offseason program.

Footballguys view: Rivers isn't a spring chicken anymore. He'll take it easy at this time of year, but when training camp rolls around we'll see Rivers at his normal level.

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  Chargers | Marcus Mariota in play for Bolts?    Tue Mar 17, 10:35 PM

The San Diego Chargers might be serious about their interest in Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, and numerous people around the league have speculated the team could be serious about selecting Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft. They are scheduled to work Mariota out next month.

Footballguys view: An interesting situation here. Philip Rivers is in the final year of his contract, and the team may want to draft their next quarterback. They have the 17th overall pick in the draft, and they would have to move up around 10 spots (at least) to secure Mariota's services.

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  Chargers | Stevie Johnson officially signs    Tue Mar 17, 11:18 AM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Stevie Johnson (49ers) officially signed with the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, March 17, on a three-year deal. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: It's a good move for the Chargers and for Johnson. He gets to jump-start his career after things fell apart with the 49ers. They get a veteran wide receiver who should win the starting job opposite Keenan Allen in 2015.

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  Chargers | Stevie Johnson headed to San Diego    Tue Mar 17, 10:44 AM

Free-agent WR Stevie Johnson (49ers) will sign with the San Diego Chargers, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Johnson stays in California with this move. He gets to compete for the WR2 job opposite Keenan Allen in San Diego. Johnson's career got off track during his time in San Francisco, but catching passes from Philip Rivers could jump-start his career again. He could experience a similar resurgence to what Eddie Royal did with the Chargers.

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  Chargers | Stevie Johnson eyeing San Diego     Mon Mar 16, 09:34 PM

Free-agent WR Stevie Johnson has the San Diego Chargers on his list of teams he is considering signing with.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Johnson could stay in California if acquired by the Chargers. He'd have a good quarterback throwing to him in Philip Rivers, and Johnson could help rebuild his declining stock. If added, Johnson would compete to be the WR2 opposite Keenan Allen.

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  Chargers | SD interested in Cecil Shorts    Sat Mar 14, 01:22 PM

Free-agent WR Cecil Shorts (Jaguars) has drawn interest from the San Diego Chargers.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are looking for an underneath receiver since Eddie Royal moved on in free agency. Shorts could essentially do the same things Royal did in the offense, and he would be a good addition.

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  Chargers | Stevie Johnson visited San Diego    Sat Mar 14, 01:19 PM

Free-agent WR Stevie Johnson (49ers) visited the San Diego Chargers Friday, March 13.

Footballguys view: The Chargers need receiving help with Eddie Royal moving on in free agency. Johnson's time with the 49ers can be summed up as disappointing. He needs a fresh start, and perhaps he could get his career back on track in San Diego.

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  Chargers | SD may pursue Michael Crabtree    Sat Mar 14, 11:15 AM

Free-agent WR Michael Crabtree (49ers) could be an option for the San Diego Chargers this offseason.

Footballguys view: Crabtree could work underneath routes for the Chargers. He's fearless running over the middle, and working with a quarterback like Philip Rivers could get him back closer to the numbers he put up in 2012.

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  Chargers | Jimmy Wilson signs    Fri Mar 13, 07:36 PM

Free-agent SS Jimmy Wilson (Dolphins) has signed a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | SD to look at Reggie Wayne?    Wed Mar 11, 06:16 PM

Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) could be a target of the San Diego Chargers after they lost out on Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson in free agency. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was a former front office executive with the Colts.

Footballguys view: Wayne looked used up at the end of last season due to any number of injuries, but the Chargers could get some decent football out of Wayne as a role player if it was the injuries more than his age that sapped his game of effectiveness in 2014.

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  Chargers | San Diego pursued Andre Johnson    Wed Mar 11, 04:48 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson received interest from the San Diego Chargers before he decided to sign with the Colts.

Footballguys view: Malcom Floyd's comeback story was stirring last year, but this could be a sign that the team is looking to replace him. The Chargers reportedly offered more money to Johnson than the Colts did. They could be in the market for another veteran like Dwayne Bowe after he gets his inevitable release from Kansas City.

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  Chargers | Jimmy Wilson to visit    Wed Mar 11, 11:27 AM

Free-agent SS Jimmy Wilson (Dolphins) is expected to visit the San Diego Chargers Friday, March 13.

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  Chargers | Ricardo Mathews re-signs    Tue Mar 10, 07:27 PM

San Diego Chargers DE Ricardo Mathews re-signed to a one-year contract Tuesday, March 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Chad Rinehart released    Tue Mar 10, 07:01 PM

San Diego Chargers OG Chad Rinehart was released Tuesday, March 10.

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  Chargers | Orlando Franklin officially signed    Tue Mar 10, 04:31 PM

Free-agent OG Orlando Franklin (Broncos) has officially signed a five-year deal with the San Diego Chargers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: It remains to be seen if Franklin is going to push for a starting job at right tackle or inside at guard for the Chargers. He spent most of his time with the Broncos as a right tackle, but last year was moved to left guard and looked okay.

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  Chargers | Nothing doing with Ryan Mathews    Mon Mar 9, 10:17 PM

The San Diego Chargers and representatives for impending free-agent RB Ryan Mathews met Monday, March 9, and there was some communication. However, a source said that nothing is happening right now, but that is subject to change.

Footballguys view: The Chargers met with Mathews' representatives at the combine too. No movement has been made yet, but most feel they'll get something done.

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  Chargers | Trevor Robinson, Bolts agree    Mon Mar 9, 10:16 PM

The San Diego Chargers agreed to a two-year deal with C Trevor Robinson, a source said Monday, March 9. The deal is for up to $4.25 million with playing time bonuses.

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  Chargers | Five-year deal for Orlando Franklin    Mon Mar 9, 01:08 PM

Updating a previous item, Denver Broncos impending free-agent OG Orlando Franklin is expected to sign a five-year deal with the San Diego Chargers when the new league year starts Tuesday, March 10, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Franklin will reunite with his former offensive coordinator in head coach Mike McCoy. Franklin started at both guard and tackle and missed just one game in his four years with the Broncos.

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  Chargers | Will sign Orlando Franklin    Mon Mar 9, 04:12 AM

Free-agent OG Orlando Franklin (Broncos) is jumping to the San Diego Chargers when the league year opens Tuesday, March 10. Franklin will sign a deal worth $7.2 million per year and $14 million in guaranteed money. The number of years is not known.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Chargers use Franklin at guard or right tackle this year. He may compete with D.J. Fluker to be the starter at that position.

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  Chargers | Brandon Flowers agrees to new deal    Sun Mar 8, 04:00 PM

San Diego Chargers impending free-agent CB Brandon Flowers has agreed to a four-year deal with the Chargers, according to multiple league sources. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: A fantastic move by the Chargers here. The cornerback market is pretty hot, so keeping Flowers might have cost them a bit more than originally expected. He shined in the Chargers secondary last year after the Chiefs dumped him to free up some cap space in 2014.

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  Chargers | Chargers pursuing Orlando Franklin    Sat Mar 7, 11:32 PM

Free-agent OG Orlando Franklin (Broncos) is drawing interest from the San Diego Chargers.

Footballguys view: We'll see if they want Franklin at right tackle or inside at guard. Franklin was a right tackle for most of his career in Denver, but last year he was moved to left guard and did a decent job. If added by the Chargers, Franklin would compete with D.J. Fluker to be the right tackle.

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  Chargers | Brandon Flowers back with Chargers?    Sat Mar 7, 09:17 PM

Free-agent CB Brandon Flowers is close to re-signing with the San Diego Chargers, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We'll believe it when it happens. The cornerback market is going to be white-hot, and Flowers is one of the more coveted players at the position.

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  Chargers | San Diego may pursue Randall Cobb    Sat Mar 7, 12:29 PM

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb could be a target for the San Diego Chargers during free agency.

Footballguys view: Cobb is going to generate a lot of interest on the open market. If added, we'd likely see the Chargers let Eddie Royal go in free agency.

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  Chargers | Mike Iupati expected to be a target    Sat Mar 7, 12:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent OG Mike Iupati is expected to receive interest from the San Diego Chargers during free agency.

Footballguys view: Iupati is one of the best guards available on the open market. He's a great run-blocker, but his pass-protection needs some work.

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  Chargers | Ndamukong Suh may be target    Sat Mar 7, 11:39 AM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh could be a target for the San Diego Chargers in free agency.

Footballguys view: Get in line. Suh is one of the hottest--if not THE hottest--names in free agency. The Dolphins and Raiders are also rumored to be strongly interested.

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  Chargers | Reggie Walker released    Fri Mar 6, 07:21 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Reggie Walker was released Friday, March 6.

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  Chargers | Jacoby Jones to be kick returner    Fri Mar 6, 05:48 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Jacoby Jones will primarily serve as the team's kick returner in 2015, but he can also serve a complementary role in the receiving game. The Chargers averaged just 22.2 yards per kick return in 2014 (ranked 22nd in the league) and 8.8 yards per punt return (No. 16 in the league). Jones averaged 10.1 yards per punt return and 27.4 yards per kick return for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.

Footballguys view: Jones doesn't offer much as a receiver, but he can be a quality return man for the Chargers. Signing him (keeps him away from Denver) and will allow WRs Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal to focus on receiving duties. This move could also signal that the Chargers are ready to move on from Royal as he is set to be an unrestricted free agent next week.

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  Chargers | Jacoby Jones signs with Chargers    Fri Mar 6, 01:35 PM

Free-agent WR Jacoby Jones (Ravens) signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers Friday, March 6, per a league source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Jones isn't a threat as a receiver. However, he's a good option for the Chargers as a return man.

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  Chargers | Jacoby Jones to visit SD    Wed Mar 4, 07:22 PM

Free-agent WR Jacoby Jones (Ravens) is scheduled to visit with the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, March 4.

Footballguys view: Jones is not much of a receiving threat. However, he's still an impact return man who is incredibly dangerous with the ball in his hands.

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  Chargers | Dwight Freeney plans to play    Mon Mar 2, 01:12 PM

San Diego Chargers impending free-agent LB Dwight Freeney said he plans to play next season after considering retirement.

Footballguys view: Freeney's not the player he used to be, but he could help someone as a part-time pass-rusher. Freeney will look to sign with a team that is a contender and has a clear role for him.

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  Chargers | Jeromey Clary released    Thu Feb 26, 06:02 PM

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (undisclosed) was cut with a failed physical designation Thursday, Feb. 26.

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  Chargers | Jarret Johnson officially cut    Wed Feb 25, 05:33 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Jarret Johnson was officially released Wednesday, Feb. 25, following his retirement.

Footballguys view: This is merely a technicality. Johnson has decided to retire, and that save the Chargers $5 million in cap space.

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  Chargers | Relocation not bothering Philip Rivers    Wed Feb 25, 07:19 AM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not letting recent talk about the team leaving San Diego influence him about re-signing. 'Is the location of this team going to be a deciding factor?' Rivers said in a radio station interview. 'I can't honestly tell you that it will be.'

Footballguys view: We'll see Rivers get an extension with the Chargers in the near future. He's had a career resurgence under head coach Mike McCoy. It wouldn't surprise us to see him get a deal that keeps him with the Chargers for the rest of his career.

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  Chargers | Ryan Mathews reps to meet with SD    Sat Feb 21, 12:50 PM

San Diego Chargers impending free-agent RB Ryan Mathews' reps are scheduled to meet with the Chargers at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Footballguys view: The Chargers should be able to keep Mathews around for a good price if they want. He's a talented runner who can be an effective starter at the pro level. However, Mathews has struggled to stay healthy and has only played a full 16-game regular season once in his five-year career. Even in that season, Mathews was hurt in the postseason. He only played six games last year, and his price should be quite low.

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  Chargers | King Dunlap agrees to deal    Fri Feb 20, 07:48 PM

San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap has agreed to a new four-year deal with the Chargers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Chargers have locked in their left tackle with this new deal. Per Pro Football Focus, Dunlap allowed just three sacks on 625 dropbacks and his teammates voted him 2014 Lineman of the Year. The Chargers have turned their offensive line around, and it has gone from a weakness to a strength in only a couple of years.

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  Chargers | SD will discuss Philip Rivers extension    Fri Feb 20, 02:17 AM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the team will have discussions on a contract extension at an appropriate time, but no discussions are scheduled for this week according to general manager Tom Telesco.

Footballguys view: Rivers is entering the final year of his contract in 2015. He has a $17.4 million cap hit this year, so the team could extend the contract and drop that number to clear up more salary cap space.

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  Chargers | SD will meet with Ryan Mathews' agent    Thu Feb 19, 03:25 AM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews, an impending free agent, has interest from the Chargers in a new contract. General manager Tom Telesco will meet with Mathews' agent at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Footballguys view: The Chargers might want to keep Mathews around, but he's unlikely to break the bank. The talent is there, but staying healthy has been a problem for Mathews during his entire pro career.

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  Chargers | Still no surgery for Philip Rivers    Tue Feb 10, 09:50 AM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) said he doesn't need surgery to repair the bulging disk in his back. 'At this point, the back injury is not requiring surgery,' Rivers said. 'We'll kind of revisit it in a month or so. But everything is improving. I'm back to my regular workouts and running around. Me and my wife played a little tennis the other day. I've hit the golf ball a few times, so I'm actually on the up and up. So I'm pretty excited.'

Footballguys view: Rivers is going to heal up this offseason, and we think he'll be somewhat limited during minicamp. Once training camp arrives, Rivers should be able to take on a full amount of his normal reps. Last season, Rivers was slowed down at the end of the year by this back injury. The team will try to get him to a point where there is no decline in Rivers play late in the season.

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  Chargers | Chris Shula added to staff    Mon Feb 9, 12:43 PM

Former John Carroll University defensive coordinator Chris Shula was named the defensive quality control coach of the San Diego Chargers Monday, Feb. 9. Shula is the son of former NFL head coach David Shula and grandson of former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula.

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