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  Chargers | Philip Rivers not going to Pro Bowl    Sun Jan 18, 03:59 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not play in the 2015 Pro Bowl, even though a roster spot has opened up.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates still going strong    Tue Jan 13, 02:46 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates put up a very strong year in 2014 despite being written off as being too old just several seasons earlier. 'I don't even understand,' offensive coordinator Frank Reich said last month. 'I don't understand how there's no physical drop-off in his game. None. I mean, I never saw him when he was 25, but what he does off the line of scrimmage, how crafty he is and the physical skill to execute how smoothly he runs -- maybe he slowed down, but I just don't see it. I don't see any dent in the armor.' Gates' contract runs through next season, and he plans to honor it. Gates passed Lance Alworth for the most receiving yards in franchise history this year, and he also became just the fourth tight end in history to move past 10,000 career receiving yards.

Footballguys view: Ladarius Green failed to emerge this year with the way Gates continues to play. He's a favorite target of Philip Rivers, and there's no need to think his play will drop off severely until we see more of a decline.

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  Chargers | Shareece Wright would like to return    Mon Jan 12, 05:30 PM

San Diego Chargers impending free-agent CB Shareece Wright said he would like to re-sign with the Chargers this offseason but is not sure if the team wants to bring him back.

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  Chargers | Austin Pettis signs    Fri Jan 9, 04:32 PM

The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent WR Austin Pettis (Rams) to an undisclosed deal Friday, Jan. 9.

Footballguys view: An interesting move for the Chargers here. Pettis was a third-round pick for the St. Louis Rams in the 2011 NFL draft, but he failed to play up to expectations. The Rams cut Pettis in October after he was late for a team meeting. He'll get a chance to redeem himself in San Diego.

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  Chargers | Jeromey Clary announces retirement    Thu Jan 8, 02:05 PM

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary has announced his retirement from professional football.

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  Chargers | Two players work out    Wed Jan 7, 07:08 AM

The San Diego Chargers worked out OL Ben Heenan and DB Delvin Breaux, two former Canadian Football League players.

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  Chargers | Brad Sorensen re-signs    Tue Jan 6, 06:11 PM

The San Diego Chargers re-signed QB Brad Sorensen to a Reserve/Futures contract Tuesday, Jan. 6.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers focuses on rest    Mon Jan 5, 06:23 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, ribs) is looking forward to resting and rehabbing in the offseason after absorbing 36 sacks this season and dealing with a bulging disc in his back and injured ribs down the stretch. He may tailor his offseason workouts a bit after focusing on endurance training and mobility last offseason. Rivers won't commit to whether he'll need offseason surgery on his back.

Footballguys view: Good move for the veteran here. Rivers took a league-high 544 attempts out of the shotgun this year, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He was ranked 30th in the league in play-action passes, even though he completed a league-high 82$ of play-action passes for 495 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

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  Chargers | Ladarius Green a work in progress    Fri Jan 2, 05:20 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green had just two more catches this year (19) than he did last year, but he also failed to find the end zone in 2014 after catching three touchdown passes in 2013. Green missed two games this year due to various ailments, which limited his role in the offense. He played in just 274 snaps (27% of the team's offensive snaps) this year compared to 350 offensive snaps last season. "I've got a lot to work on, from route-running, to blocking and catching -- everything," Green said, when asked about his offseason plays. "It could have been a lot better. I was hurt. I've got to try and stay healthy. And I've got to try and do what I can for the team. I've still got a lot to improve on.'

Footballguys view: Green's fantasy stock is low right now because he's been slow to develop. If you play in a deeper league, go ahead and toss out some buy low offers for the athletic tight end. Antonio Gates has one year left on his contract, but he carries a $9.7 million cap number in 2015.

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  Chargers | SD hopes to keep Philip Rivers     Thu Jan 1, 09:51 AM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the team will work on a long-term deal, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Rivers is set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Telesco noted he wants Rivers to retire as a Charger.

Footballguys view: It would be really difficult to imagine Rivers in any other uniform. We have a feeling the two sides will be able to come to a new contract agreement before Rivers hits free agency.

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  Chargers | Donald Brown will return    Thu Jan 1, 01:02 AM

San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown will return for the 2015 season, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

Footballguys view: Brown may return, but will starter Ryan Mathews? The injury prone 2010 first-round pick hits free agency after yet another injury-riddled season. The Chargers might be ready to move on from Mathews.

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  Chargers | Craig Watts signs    Tue Dec 30, 07:38 PM

The San Diego Chargers signed OG Craig Watts to a Reserve/Futures contract Tuesday, Dec. 30.


  Chargers | Eight signed to futures deals    Mon Dec 29, 07:25 PM

The San Diego Chargers re-signed DT Chas Alecxih, WR Torrence Allen, CB Richard Crawford, WR Javontee Herndon, TE David Paulson, S Adrian Phillips, OT Bryce Quigley and LB Colton Underwood to futures contracts Monday, Dec. 29. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Marcus Gilchrist injured    Sun Dec 28, 02:22 PM

San Diego Chargers CB Marcus Gilchrist (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Week 17 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen will not play    Sun Dec 28, 12:10 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (collarbone) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.

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  Chargers | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Dec 28, 11:57 AM

The San Diego Chargers have declared OG Chris Watt, LB Cordarro Law, DL Damion Square, CB Greg Ducre, WR Keenan Allen, DL Ryan Carrethers, RB Ryan Mathews inactive for Week 17.

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  Chargers | Jeff Baca promoted    Sat Dec 27, 12:48 PM

The San Diego Chargers signed practice squad OG Jeff Baca to their active roster Saturday, Dec. 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also placed P Mike Scifres (shoulder) on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: Even if the Chargers make the playoffs their annihilated offensive line mike kill them during the Wild Card round. Lucky for his fantasy owners, Philip Rivers is really good at ignoring how bad his line is. We still see him as a QB1 this week, and hope that Santa Claus is just late with the offensive linemen he asked for on his Christmas List.

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  Chargers | Mike Scifres likely heading to IR    Fri Dec 26, 08:13 PM

San Diego Chargers P Mike Scifres (shoulder) is progressing well from clavicle surgery but will likely be placed on the Reserve/Injured list because the team wants to keep WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder) and RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) on the active roster.

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  Chargers | Friday practice report for Week 17    Fri Dec 26, 05:41 PM

San Diego Chargers P Mike Scifres (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and has been ruled out for Week 17. C Chris Watt (ankle) was limited in practice and is questionable. DT Corey Liuget (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (concussion) fully practiced and is probable.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers probable    Fri Dec 26, 05:39 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 31, and is probable for the team's Week 17 game.

Footballguys view: Rivers doesn't have Keenan Allen, but he'll put the Chargers offense on his back in an attempt to secure a playoff berth. He's a good Week 17 play.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen doubtful    Fri Dec 26, 05:38 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is doubtful for Week 17.

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  Chargers | Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 25, 04:59 PM

San Diego Chargers P Mike Scifres (shoulder) and OG Chris Watt (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 25. DT Corey Liuget (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (concussion) were listed as full participants. The Chargers did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers practices    Thu Dec 25, 04:56 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, chest) was able to participate fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. The Chargers did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

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  Chargers | No practice for Ryan Mathews     Thu Dec 25, 04:47 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. The Chargers did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen doesn't practice    Thu Dec 25, 04:40 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder) did not take part in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. The Chargers did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers is a full-go Wednesday    Wed Dec 24, 06:23 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, chest) was able to participate fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Footballguys view: Rivers was on fire in Week 16. The team wants him to ride that momentum into Week 17 against the Chiefs.

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  Chargers | Ryan Mathews does not practice    Wed Dec 24, 06:16 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Footballguys view: Having Mathews on the field would be a boost for the Chargers. Check back to see if he can practice on Friday.

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  Chargers | No practice for Keenan Allen    Wed Dec 24, 06:15 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Footballguys view: Allen's playing status for Week 17 is up in the air right now. Check back to see if he can practice by Friday.

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  Chargers | Wednesday's practice report    Wed Dec 24, 05:44 PM

San Diego Chargers P Mike Scifres (shoulder) and OG Chris Watt (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. DT Corey Liuget (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (concussion) were listed as full participants.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers feeling better    Tue Dec 23, 04:12 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) said he's feeling better this week than last week, and he's not expecting to miss any practice time.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Chargers here. Rivers was on fire in Week 16 against the 49ers, and he's looking to carry that momentum over to this week. The Chargers can get into the postseason if they beat the Chiefs in Week 17.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen sits    Tue Dec 23, 03:29 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Footballguys view: Allen has a chance to play in Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He'll likely be limited all week as he continues to deal with this shoulder injury.

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  Chargers | Ryan Mathews not practicing    Tue Dec 23, 03:07 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Footballguys view: The Chargers need all hands on deck this week. They can play their way into the postseason if they beat the Chiefs in Week 17. We'll see if Mathews can be cleared to play later in the week. Right now, his playing status is up in the air.

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  Chargers | Make two roster moves    Mon Dec 22, 05:12 PM

The San Diego Chargers placed OG Johnnie Troutman (knee) on Reserve/Injured Monday, Dec. 22, and re-signed OT Kenny Wiggins.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers' injury not career-threatening    Mon Dec 22, 04:40 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back), who is playing with a bulging disc in his back, isn't dealing with a career-threatening injury if he continues to play, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Rivers is expected to play in Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he may sit out of practice Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23, to rest.

Footballguys view: Rivers was on fire in Week 16. We should see him limited during practice this week, but he should be able to play against the Chiefs in Week 17. The Chargers could sneak into the playoffs with a win over the Chiefs, so Rivers could be on fire again this week.

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  Chargers | No updates on Johnnie Troutman, Shareece Wright    Mon Dec 22, 04:38 PM

San Diego Chargers OG Johnnie Troutman (knee) and CB Shareece Wright (concussion) have no injury updates heading into Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen, Ryan Mathews could return    Mon Dec 22, 04:34 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder, ankle) and RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) could return to the lineup for Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Mathews has missed the last two games with a severe ankle sprain, and he hasn't practiced at all since his injury.

Footballguys view: Getting both players back would be huge for the Charges. Allen is the team's best receiver, and he gives the team a threat on the outside. Mathews is their best running back, and his punishing style can soften up an opposing defense.

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  Chargers | Dontrelle Inman rises to the occasion    Mon Dec 22, 04:32 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman caught the first seven catches of his career for 79 yards in the team's Week 16 win over the San Francisco 49ers with WR Keenan Allen (shoulder, ankle) sidelined. The team is confident in the youngster, as evidenced by QB Philip Rivers' decision to throw to him on a fourth down with the game on the line.

Footballguys view: Inman came out of Virginia undrafted in 2011. The Jaguars gave him a look, but Inman went to the CFL where he was a standout player for the Toronto Argonauts for two years. Inman has good size (6'3") and the concetration to make tough catches.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers will play in Week 17    Mon Dec 22, 02:14 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) will play Sunday, Dec. 28, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Rivers has been dealing with a bulging disk in his back.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers has bulging disk    Sun Dec 21, 11:09 AM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is playing through a bulging disk in his lower back, according to sources. He may require offseason surgery.

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  Chargers | Brandon Flowers injures ankle    Sat Dec 20, 09:49 PM

San Diego Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (ankle) exited the team's game Saturday Dec. 20, and had his right ankle taped by trainers.

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  Chargers | Melvin Ingram limps off    Sat Dec 20, 09:31 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram (undisclosed) limped off the field with an undisclosed injury against the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Dec. 20.

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  Chargers | Chris Watt exits    Sat Dec 20, 09:05 PM

San Diego Chargers C Chris Watt (leg) was favoring his left leg when he exited the field with assistance during the team's Week 16 game Saturday, Dec. 20.

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  Chargers | Ryan Mathews not dressing    Sat Dec 20, 07:17 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is inactive Saturday, Dec. 20, for Week 16.

Footballguys view: This was expected. The Chargers are starting Branden Oliver.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen sitting out    Sat Dec 20, 07:15 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (collarbone) is inactive Saturday, Dec. 20, for Week 16.

Footballguys view: Allen's injury may not be season-ending, but most expected him to be out in Week 16.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers good to go    Sat Dec 20, 07:15 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is active Saturday, Dec. 20, for Week 16.

Footballguys view: Rivers has been struggling recently. We'll see if he can play better tonight against the 49ers.

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  Chargers | Week 16 Inactives    Sat Dec 20, 07:09 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared LB Cordarro Law, DL Damion Square, CB Greg Ducre, WR Keenan Allen, P Mike Scifres, DL Ryan Carrethers, RB Ryan Mathews inactive for Week 16.

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   Chargers | Philip Rivers probable    Fri Dec 19, 05:04 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 19, and is probable for the team's Week 16 game.

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  Chargers | Friday practice report for Week 16    Fri Dec 19, 04:32 PM

San Diego Chargers P Mike Scifres (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 16. TE Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) and DT Corey Liuget (ankle) both fully practiced and is questionable. DT Ryan Carrethers (elbow) fully participated in practice and is probable.

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  Chargers | Ryan Mathews, Keenan Allen out    Fri Dec 19, 04:32 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) and WR Keenan Allen (shoulder, ankle) have been ruled out for Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Mathews may not even return for next week's finale. It'll be Branden Oliver and Donald Brown splitting the work for the Chargers at San Francisco on Saturday.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers ready for Saturday    Thu Dec 18, 11:20 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) looked good throwing the ball in the practice Thursday, Dec. 18, according to head coach Mike McCoy. 'Philip had an outstanding day,' McCoy said. 'A ball did not hit the ground in all the throws he made today. Philip was Philip, so he'll be ready to roll.'

Footballguys view: Rivers will be without Keenan Allen and he is playing with a back injury that Adam Schefter reported as worse than commonly known, so he's far from an ideal option against the still tough 49ers defense.

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