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  Chargers | Branden Oliver impressive in OTAs    Wed May 24, 11:17 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver has caught the attention of QB Philip Rivers this spring.

Footballguys view: Oliver hurt his Achilles' last August and missed the 2016 season. It sounds like he's back to full strength as Rivers was raving about him in OTAs. Oliver will compete with guys like Kenneth Farrow and Kenjon Barner to be the change-of-pace back behind Melvin Gordon.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams falling behind    Wed May 24, 10:25 AM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is falling behind, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, who'd like to see him back on the field next week. 'If he wasn't a rookie it would be different,' Lynn said. 'But he has so much to learn, and some of this you can only learn on the field.'

Footballguys view: Williams injured his back in the first practice of rookie minicamp and has been out ever since. Lynn is just being honest when he comments on the rookie WR falling behind. Williams is a dynamic player and can make crazy catches that others just dream of. He's not fast or a savvy route-runner and could be using this time to establish chemistry with QB Philip Rivers. Williams reminded many in the scouting community of Plaxico Burress because of his size, wingspan and 'my ball' mentality.

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  Chargers | Three Chargers competing for No. 3 CB job    Mon May 22, 08:07 PM

Los Angeles Chargers CBs Craig Mager, Trovon Reed and Trevor Williams are expected to compete for the No. 3 cornerback job during training camp. Reed may have an advantage in the competition because he has a good understanding of defensive coordinator Gus Bradley's scheme since he played for the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Chargers | Travis Benjamin expected to be returner    Mon May 22, 07:47 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers plan to use WR Travis Benjamin as a punt returner in 2017.

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  Chargers | Geremy Davis trying to expand game    Sun May 21, 09:28 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Geremy Davis said his biggest strength is his size, but he is trying to improve his yards after catch and his run blocking in order to secure a roster spot.

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  Chargers | Dontrelle Inman undergoes surgery    Sat May 20, 08:04 AM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman (core) underwent core muscle surgery Friday, May 19, in Philadelphia.

Footballguys view: Inman had a career high 58 catches in 2016, but additions to the WR corps will likely keep his numbers down. This surgery should keep him sidelined for six weeks. We should see Inman back on the field sometime around training camp.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen already up to speed    Thu May 18, 11:21 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is already running routes at full speed in practice, and he said Tuesday, May 16, that he surprised himself with how well he is able to compete.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Chargers here. We all know Allen is incredibly talented when healthy...but it's the staying healthy part that is a problem for him. He's only played in nine games over the last two years combined. When healthy, Allen can be a fantasy factor and the favorite target of QB Philip Rivers. Expect the team to ease him along during OTAs with the idea that he could fully participate when training camp starts.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams dealing with back issue    Thu May 18, 11:20 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is dealing with some soreness in his lower back and won't be rushed back to practice, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

Footballguys view: Williams was a top-10 pick in the 2017 NFL draft, and he reminds some in the scouting community of Plaxico Burress. He's big, has a large wingspan and can win at the catch point regularly. Expect the team to take it easy on him as he deals with this back injury.

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  Chargers | Rayshawn Jenkins signs contract    Wed May 17, 08:02 PM

Los Angeles Chargers fourth-round draft choice S Rayshawn Jenkins signed his four-year deal with the Chargers Wednesday, May 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Los Angeles signs Mitchell Paige    Wed May 17, 03:00 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers signed WR Mitchell Paige Tuesday, May 17. Paige took part in the team's rookie mini camp as a tryout player over the previous weekend.

Footballguys view: The team that cut Wes Welker now picks up a player who reminded many in the scouting community of Welker during his time in college at Indiana. Paige is not big, but he can get open and has strong hands out of the slot. In addition to working as a receiving weapon, Paige can be dangerous as a return man. He also can get in on some trick plays and throw a touchdown here or there (see Michigan State game). We love the story and will be monitoring him in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Chargers | Tre Boston contract update    Mon May 15, 08:28 PM

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers SS Tre Boston signed a one-year deal with the Chargers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Orlando Franklin released    Mon May 15, 10:52 AM

Los Angeles Chargers OG Orlando Franklin was cut Monday, May 15. The move saves the team $3 million against the salary cap.

Footballguys view: The Chargers drafted two guards in the 2017 NFL draft, and they didn't need to see Franklin on the bench with such a larger paycheck. Injuries prevented Franklin from playing well during his two seasons with the Chargers. We should see him find a job (maybe starting) before the start of training camp.

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  Chargers | Tre Boston agreed to terms with Bolts    Fri May 12, 05:31 PM

Free-agent SS Tre Boston (Panthers) agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers Friday, May 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Tre Boston plans to join Chargers    Fri May 12, 05:30 PM

Free-agent SS Tre Boston (Panthers) said he plans to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Chargers | Chargers sign four other rookies to deals    Thu May 11, 07:53 PM

Los Angeles Chargers second-round OG Forrest Lamp, fifth-round CB Desmond King, sixth-round OT Sam Tevi and seventh-round DL Isaac Rochell agreed to terms with the club Thursday, May 11.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams signs rookie contract    Thu May 11, 05:00 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, May 11. Financial details were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: At 6'4" 218 pounds, Williams has the prototypical size that scouts look for. He's not an explosive or quick-twitch player, but his size, wingspan and leaping ability make him tough to cover. Williams can make difficult catches seem routine, and he should at least be a good red zone target as a rookie.

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  Chargers | Anthony Lynn believes in Philip Rivers    Thu May 4, 01:22 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers has started 176 consecutive games, and head coach Anthony Lynn believes he has another three or four productive years ahead of him. The Chargers did not a draft a quarterback because Lynn still has high expectations for his veteran quarterback. 'We definitely think Philip can still play,' Lynn said. 'Whoever we drafted was going to have to come in and sit for a while because I think Philip is going to continue to play at a high level.'

Footballguys view: Rivers has been up and down over the latter half of his career and last season was one of the worst he's had in some time, with the highest interception total (21), and third lowest completion percentage (60.4) of his career. It's good the Chargers believe in him, but how many times can he reboot his career? We'll see if an upgraded O-Line and added weapons helps Rivers play better.

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  Chargers | Two Chargers RBs could be third down back    Wed May 3, 02:49 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RBs Branden Oliver and Kenjon Barner appear to be the leading candidates for the third down back role this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: Either one could work as a change-of-pace back behind Melvin Gordon. Fantasy owners are looking at Gordon as RB6 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues right now. Oliver and/or Barner are going to replace Danny Woodhead (Ravens) this year, and there's a bit of fantasy value there...especially in PPR leagues. We'll watch this battle unfold in training camp.

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  Chargers | Andre Williams could be main RB backup    Wed May 3, 02:45 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Andre Williams is expected to be given the opportunity to earn the role as the main backup to RB Melvin Gordon on first and second downs in 2017.

Footballguys view: Williams is big but not as physical as his size (6'0" 230 pounds) would indicate. He was on the Chargers practice squad for most of last year, but he did get to see the field in Week 17. In that game, Williams had 87 rushing yards on 18 carries. In deep fantasy leagues where you can handcuff your top RBs, Williams is the name to target if you're invested in Melvin Gordon.

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  Chargers | Two Chargers to work at OG    Wed May 3, 08:19 AM

Los Angeles Chargers OG Forrest Lamp and OG Dan Feeney are expected to work solely at guard in their rookie years, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

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  Chargers | Jake McGee waived by Chargers    Mon May 1, 10:41 PM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Jake McGee was waived Monday, May 1.

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  Chargers | Jason Verrett's option exercised    Mon May 1, 03:08 PM

Los Angeles Chargers CB Jason Verrett's fifth-year option was exercised Monday, May 1.

Footballguys view: When healthy, Verrett is one of the best young corners in the game today. He missed most of 2016 with a torn ACL, but all signs point to him being ready for this season. The Chargers are spending around $8.5 million here with this option that is guaranteed for injury.

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  Chargers | Jason Verrett option picked up    Mon May 1, 11:40 AM

Los Angeles Chargers CB Jason Verrett had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 1.

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  Chargers | Rayshawn Jenkins expects to play big role    Sun Apr 30, 11:23 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Rayshawn Jenkins said he expects his role in the secondary to be similar to that of Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams will have a role    Sun Apr 30, 10:42 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams was No. 1 on the team's draft board and will have an immediate impact, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. 'You just can't have enough good players,' Lynn said. 'We'll definitely find a role for him.'

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  Chargers | Six UDFAs joining Chargers    Sun Apr 30, 04:41 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent TE Sean Culkin (Missouri), RB Austin Ekeler (Western State), QB Eli Jenkins (Jacksonville State), WR Andre Patton (Rutgers), WR Artavis Scott (Clemson) and WR Dontre Wilson (Ohio State). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Younghoe Koo joining Chargers    Sat Apr 29, 09:22 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent PK Younghoe Koo (Georgia Southern) Saturday, April 29. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Dan Feeney drafted by Chargers    Fri Apr 28, 10:01 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers selected OG Dan Feeney with the 71st pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.

Footballguys view: A solid interior guy, Feeney is proof this Chargers are very concerned about improving the offensive line.


  Chargers | Forrest Lamp selected by the Chargers    Fri Apr 28, 07:47 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers selected Western Kentucky OG Forrest Lamp with the No. 38 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.

Footballguys view: What an absolute steal. He dominated Alabama last season which tells you all you need to know about his talent. Considering how much the teams ahead of this pick needed offensive line talent, it's insane he was here for the Chargers. That said, good on the Chargers for continuing to build the offensive line.


  Chargers | Tyler Johnstone waived    Fri Apr 28, 06:52 PM

Los Angeles Chargers OT Tyler Johnstone was waived Friday, April 28.

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  Chargers | LA Chargers eyeing DeShone Kizer?    Fri Apr 28, 01:35 PM

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer is reportedly very much on the radar of the Los Angeles Chargers, who hold the No. 38 selection in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday, April 28.

Footballguys view: This is interesting because Philip Rivers has some tread left on his tires but he looked bad at times last season and turned the ball over too much. It's the second time he's needed to reboot himself and that has to concern a team who needs to produce wins often as they settle into the Los Angeles market. Kizer wouldn't replace Rivers this year and frankly he has enough issues to where he may never, but if he develops, it gives the Chargers flexibility over the next few years.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams to open up offense    Thu Apr 27, 10:54 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Mike Williams' presence will help open up the offense, according to WR Keenan Allen.

Footballguys view: Williams is dangerous as all get out, and is a big threat in the red zone. Teams cannot focus on any one aspect of this offense and Williams will attract attention, meaning other players will pop free.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams selected by the Chargers    Thu Apr 27, 08:58 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers selected Clemson WR Mike Williams with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.

Footballguys view: We love Keenan Allen but the man can't stay healthy and Philip Rivers needs help. Williams has excellent body control and is equally effective digging the ball off the turf as he is snatching it out of the air. A natural hands-catcher, Williams is also able to use his arms to ward off defenders and create separation, though at his size he should be more physical. Williams is an instant red zone threat too, something the Chargers need with Antonio Gates aging. He's a huge help to this offense and an aggressive receiver the Chargers need.


  Chargers | Mike Williams works out for Chargers    Wed Apr 26, 10:54 AM

Clemson WR Mike Williams worked out for the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, April 20, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Chargers have the seventh pick and Williams is in consideration in that range of the first round, but the Chargers have three good wide receivers locked up long term. It would be a surprise if he went to Los Angeles.

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  Chargers | Dontrelle Inman signs tender    Tue Apr 25, 07:24 PM

Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent WR Dontrelle Inman signed his one-year tender Tuesday, April 25.

Footballguys view: Inman will be the fourth receiver behind Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, and Tyrell Williams, but he has proven to be capable when called up due to injury. He could play a bigger role by the end of the season due to misfortune above him on the depth chart again this year.

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  Chargers | Joey Bosa present Monday    Mon Apr 24, 07:05 PM

Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa was present for the start of the team's voluntary minicamp Monday, April 24, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Bosa skipped some of the offseason workouts last week.

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  Chargers | Jeff Cumberland returns to LA    Wed Apr 12, 05:08 PM

Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Chargers) signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers Wednesday, April 12. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Jeff Cumberland expected back with Chargers    Wed Apr 12, 03:41 PM

Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Chargers) is expected to re-sign with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Cumberland is an in-line tight end who excels as a blocker. His season was cut short due to an Achilles' injury in the 2016 preseason.

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  Chargers | Jonathan Allen to visit Chargers    Tue Apr 11, 10:33 AM

Alabama DE Jonathan Allen will visit the Los Angeles Chargers Wednesday, April 12.

Footballguys view: The Chargers have the 7th overall pick, and they'd likely have to move up if they want Allen. He can dominate outside at end or inside at tackle, and Allen is known for making plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Allen should be picked in the top 3 somewhere...top 5 at the latest.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen nearing full health    Mon Apr 10, 04:16 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) said he's around 85 percent healthy but feels good with his rehabilitation process.

Footballguys view: Allen has only appeared in nine games over the last two years due to injury. If (finally) healthy, he's going to be the Chargers top target. That makes him at least a WR2 for fantasy owners with WR1 upside.

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  Chargers | Korey Toomer signs RFA tender    Wed Apr 5, 01:20 PM

Restricted free-agent LB Korey Toomer (Chargers) signed his original-round tender - a one-year deal worth $1.797 million - with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, April 4.

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  Chargers | Korey Toomer re-signs with Chargers    Tue Apr 4, 07:03 PM

Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent LB Korey Toomer was re-signed Tuesday, April 4.


  Chargers | Two Chargers sign tenders    Mon Apr 3, 11:55 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Andre Williams and WR Isaiah Burse signed their exclusive-rights tenders Monday, April 3.

Footballguys view: Williams looked as good or better than he did at any time in his Giants career when he got on the field late last season. If he can make the team, he could be the primary early-down back-up to Melvin Gordon.

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  Chargers | Los Angeles unlikely to pursue Nick Mangold    Mon Apr 3, 06:48 PM

Free-agent C Nick Mangold (Jets) is not expected to receive interest from the Los Angeles Chargers because they appear committed to give C Max Tuerk and C Spencer Pulley a chance to earn playing time at center or guard, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams.

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  Chargers | Sean McGrath signs tender    Thu Mar 30, 05:20 PM

Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent TE Sean McGrath signed his exclusive-rights tender Thursday, March 30.

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  Chargers | LaDainian Tomlinson hired by Chargers    Thu Mar 30, 09:18 AM

Hall of Fame RB LaDainian Tomlinson was hired by the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, March 30, as a special assistant to the owner. He'll focus on fans and the community, and he'll remain an analyst with the NFL Network.

Footballguys view: We love Tomlinson, but he's got his work cut out for him. Los Angeles s a town with many options for people to spend their time on, the Rams are already there and the former fans in San Diego are unlikely to be driving to Los Angeles any time soon. The Chargers need to establish a base of fans quick, otherwise their tenure in LA could be brief.

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  Chargers | Breakout season for Branden Oliver?    Fri Mar 24, 11:29 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Branden Oliver said he was happy to re-sign and believes 2017 could be a breakout season for him.

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  Chargers | DeShone Kizer working out for Chargers    Fri Mar 24, 09:32 AM

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer is working out for the Los Angeles Chargers Friday, March 24.

Footballguys view: The Chargers need a QB to groom behind Philip Rivers, and Kizer could be that guy. He's big, athletic and has a rocket arm....but there's a lot to work on. He's inconsistent with decision making and tends to lock onto his initial read rather than anticipate where other receivers will be in the play. Kizer has tremendous upside, but he's not ready to start in the NFL yet.

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  Chargers | Adrian Phillips signs tender    Thu Mar 23, 04:01 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Adrian Phillips signed his exclusive rights tender Thursday, March 23.

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  Chargers | Branden Oliver re-signs with Chargers    Thu Mar 23, 02:12 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Branden Oliver re-signed to a one-year contract Thursday, March 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: A solid backup who occasionally provided more, Oliver isn't likely to have a big impact next season, but serves as a good safety net for Melvin Gordon owners.

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