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  Chargers | Chris Peace back at practice    Thu Aug 22, 09:10 PM

Los Angeles Chargers DE Chris Peace (groin) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Chargers | Derwin James to be placed on IR    Thu Aug 22, 06:24 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James (foot) underwent surgery Thursday, Aug. 22, to repair the stress fracture in his foot and will start the regular season on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: This is a huge blow to a defense that was looking to take a step to the elite this year. James was the playmaking wild card and will be missed. Backup rookie Nasir Adderley is dealing with a hamstring and might not be 100% for the season opener.

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  Chargers | Nasir Adderley could play in preseason finale    Thu Aug 22, 05:27 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Nasir Adderley (hamstring) has been ruled out for the team's third preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 24, but head coach Anthony Lynn told reporters he 'definitely' wants to get him in the exhibition finale next week versus the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Derwin James is already out until November at least, so Adderley is on the spot. The Chargers face the Colts Week 1 and might dodge Andrew Luck, but Adderley will be tested eventually.

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  Chargers | Nasir Adderley back on field    Wed Aug 21, 05:43 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Nasir Adderley (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon not expected back for Week 1    Wed Aug 21, 03:21 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to continue his holdout through the start of the regular season since there has not been any progress made in contract talks, according to sources.

Footballguys view: It's time to plan on a long absence for Gordon if you haven't already - maybe as much as eight games or more. Austin Ekeler is going to be a solid RB2 for as long as Gordon is out and Justin Jackson a flex with RB2 upside. Gordon is looking riskier in the third round now and may fall further on draft boards.

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  Chargers | Dontrelle Inman back in the fold    Tue Aug 20, 07:07 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers signed free agent WR Dontrelle Inman (Patriots) Tuesday, Aug. 20, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Inman was with the Chargers from 2014-2017 and has plenty of experience catching passes from Philip Rivers. He's now back to compete for a spot on the depth chart behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin.

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  Chargers | Mike Windt released    Tue Aug 20, 12:10 PM

Los Angeles Chargers LS Mike Windt was released on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon working out    Mon Aug 19, 08:36 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he has been working out in California and wants to remain in football shape while waiting for a resolution to his contract situation.

Footballguys view: The two sides have not made any progress and there's really no end in sight to this holdout. Gordon is prepared to miss regular season games if he has to. That means we could see Austin Ekeler get to start for the Chargers while Gordon is gone. We'll see if this situation clears up as the regular season is fast approaching.

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  Chargers | Derwin James to miss to 3-4 months    Mon Aug 19, 04:04 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James (foot) is expected to miss three to four months, rather than the original timeline of a three-month recovery.

Footballguys view: This is a big blow to the Chargers defense. James should be able to return before the team makes a run at the postseason. Expect him to be one of their IR/Designated to Return players.

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  Chargers | Solid line for Artavis Scott    Sun Aug 18, 08:38 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Artavis Scott caught four of his five targets for a game-high 64 yards in a 19-17 preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Aug. 18.

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  Chargers | Adrian Phillips expected to start    Sun Aug 18, 09:38 AM

Los Angeles Chargers S Adrian Phillips is likely to become the team's regular strong safety due to the injury to S Derwin James (foot), which will keep him sidelined until mid-November in a best-case scenario..

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  Chargers | Derwin James to undergo surgery    Sat Aug 17, 01:01 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James (foot) is scheduled to undergo surgery on the stress fracture in his foot and is expected to be sidelined for at least three months, according to sources.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers sitting Sunday    Fri Aug 16, 09:33 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not play in the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

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  Chargers | Coach thinks Derwin James will play in 2019    Fri Aug 16, 06:22 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James (foot) does not have a timetable for his return, but head coach Anthony Lynn said he expects James to play in 2019.

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  Chargers | Derwin James has stress fracture    Fri Aug 16, 03:01 PM

Los Angeles Chargers FS Derwin James (foot) has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. The team is still determining a timetable for James.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers likely to play out deal    Fri Aug 16, 01:26 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is likely to play out the final season of his current four-year, $83.25 million contract in 2019 before he and the team address a new deal next offseason, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Rivers has a cap hit of $23 million in 2019, then he's set to be an unrestricted free agent. If he stays healthy and plays like everyone expects, we can't see the Chargers letting him get away.

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  Chargers | Derwin James sporting walking boot    Fri Aug 16, 01:17 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James (unspecified) is sitting out practice Friday, Aug. 6, with a walking boot on his right leg.

Footballguys view: James will miss significant time with a fracture in his foot. The Chargers defense looks like one of the better units in the league, but James is a playmaker who can't be replaced.

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  Chargers | No progress in Melvin Gordon talks    Thu Aug 15, 07:40 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has not make any progress in contract extension talks with the Chargers, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Nothing new here as training camp and the preseason rolls on. The Chargers seem content to wait this thing out, and they could go with guys like Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson if Gordon misses time. Gordon wants to return to the team before the start of the regular season but is prepared to sit out games if he does not receive a new deal.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen may miss rest of preseason    Thu Aug 15, 07:37 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during practice this week and could miss the last three preseason games, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Chargers don't want any setback here, and with a few weeks to go before the season opener it's wise to shut the veteran down. Allen is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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  Chargers | Andrew Vollert to IR    Thu Aug 15, 02:21 AM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Andrew Vollert (knee) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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  Chargers | Ben Johnson joins Chargers    Wed Aug 14, 02:59 PM

Free-agent TE Ben Johnson (Chargers) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers Wednesday, Aug. 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Josh Corcoran let go    Wed Aug 14, 02:16 AM

Los Angeles Chargers LB Josh Corcoran was released on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

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  Chargers | Thomas Costigan joins LAC    Mon Aug 12, 06:30 PM

Undrafted free-agent DE Thomas Costigan (Bryant) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, Aug. 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived/injured TE Andrew Vollert (knee).

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  Chargers | Andrew Vollert out for season    Sat Aug 10, 04:50 PM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Andrew Vollert (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, and will miss the 2019 season.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler has big-play knack    Fri Aug 9, 01:27 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler gained 10 or more yards on 17.9 percent of his carries in 2018, which ranked the highest among all running backs with at least 100 carries.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler efficient in loss    Fri Aug 9, 01:44 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed five times for 40 yards and caught three passes for 29 yards in a 17-13 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 8. He also lost a fumble.

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  Chargers | Knee injury sidelines Andrew Vollert    Fri Aug 9, 12:22 AM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Andrew Vollert (knee) exited the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals with a right knee injury Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers to sit out game    Thu Aug 8, 01:28 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will be held out of the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: It's the first preseason game for the Chargers, so this move is not surprising. QB Tyrod Taylor is expected to start and be backed up by Cardale Jones and Easton Stick.

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  Chargers | Andre Patton could sit Thursday    Wed Aug 7, 12:55 AM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Andre Patton (undisclosed) is listed as questionable to face the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Chargers | Travis Benjamin may miss preseason game    Wed Aug 7, 12:53 AM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (undisclosed) is questionable for the preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: Benjamin is a seasoned veteran and doesn't need a ton of reps in the preseason. He will work as the speed slot No. 3 receiver behind Mike Williams and Keenan Allen in 2019.

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  Chargers | Jatavis Brown ready to practice    Tue Aug 6, 11:13 PM

Los Angeles Chargers LB Jatavis Brown (ankle) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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  Chargers | Jerry Tillery, Nasir Adderley to sit Thursday    Tue Aug 6, 03:22 PM

Los Angeles Chargers DL Jerry Tillery (shoulder) and DB Nasir Adderley (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry feeling better    Sun Aug 4, 08:46 PM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (illness) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 4.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry under the weather    Sat Aug 3, 09:27 PM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (illness) exited during practice Saturday, Aug. 3, because of an illness.

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  Chargers | Jamar McGloster, Larry Allen added    Fri Aug 2, 05:56 PM

Free-agent OT Jamar McGloster (Raiders) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers Friday, Aug. 2. Terms of the contract are not disclosed. The team also claimed OG Larry Allen Jr. off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys and waived/injured OT Cole Toner (undisclosed) and LB Tre'von Johnson (undisclosed).

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  Chargers | Fred Trevillion let go    Thu Aug 1, 03:21 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Fred Trevillion (hamstring) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Aug. 1, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

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  Chargers | LA Chargers add Dee Liner     Thu Aug 1, 03:13 PM

Free-agent DT Dee Liner (Titans) signed an undisclosed contract with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Aug. 1. TE Daniel Helm was waived to make room for him on the roster.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon's agent requested trade    Thu Aug 1, 12:31 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's agent, Damarius Bilbo, said Thursday, Aug. 1, he has requested that the Chargers explore trading Gordon. General manager Tom Telesco told Bilbo that Gordon is still highly valued by the team, and the agent was not given permission to seek any trade partners.

Footballguys view: Reports indicate the Chargers are willing to pay $10 million annually but will not budge on giving Gordon more at this time. The Chargers are also not budging on allowing Gordon to seek a trade. We'll see if somethings shakes loose as things continue in Gordon's holdout.

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  Chargers | Jerry Tillery should do more next week    Wed Jul 31, 08:37 PM

Los Angeles Chargers DT Jerry Tillery (shoulder) should be able to participate in team drills next week, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

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  Chargers | Three Chargers dealing with injuries    Tue Jul 30, 02:58 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Jaylen Watkins (knee) is working through some 'general soreness' in his surgically repaired knee, TE Virgil Green (undisclosed) has a minor strain of an undisclosed body part and S Nasir Adderley (hamstring) is dealing with hamstring soreness, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

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  Chargers | Detrez Newsome returns to practice    Tue Jul 30, 02:40 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Detrez Newsome (leg) was back on the practice field Monday, July 29, after leaving practice over the weekend due to a right leg ailment.

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  Chargers | Two WRs revert to IR    Mon Jul 29, 08:45 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WRs Dylan Cantrell (shoulder) and Fred Trevillion (hamstring) cleared waivers Monday, July 29, and have reverted to the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Chargers | Detrez Newsome injures leg    Sun Jul 28, 08:36 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Detrez Newsome (leg) suffered a right leg injury during practice Sunday, July 28.

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  Chargers | Joey Bosa moving on from injury    Sun Jul 28, 05:47 PM

Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa (foot) said he's 'in a much better place' this year after being limited to just seven games in 2018 due to a foot injury. 'I don't like watching film from last year,' Bosa said. 'It was not me. I didn't have the same power, the same strength. It's not an excuse. It is what it is - but it's a fresh slate this year. I kind of want to put that behind me, what happened last year. ... I hope to continue to stay healthy. I just want to keep improving.'

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  Chargers | Wide receiver moves made    Sun Jul 28, 01:15 PM

Free-agent WRs Malachi Dupre (Cardinals) and Jordan Smallwood (Lions) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, July 28. In corresponding moves, WRs Dylan Cantrell (undisclosed) and Fred Trevillion (undisclosed) were placed on the waived/injured list.

Footballguys view: Cantrell has excellent quickness for his size and also is a top blocking wide receiver. He could catch on a practice squad once he's healthy.

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  Chargers | LAC, Melvin Gordon not close on salary talks    Sun Jul 28, 11:54 AM

RB Melvin Gordon and the Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly $2 million to $3 million apart in discussions on average salary.

Footballguys view: That is a significant amount and means that this will stay at a stalemate unless Gordon decides to put off getting paid until next year or take less than he thinks he is worth or the Chargers decide to cave to his demands.

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  Chargers | Jatavis Brown may return in a few weeks    Sat Jul 27, 04:51 PM

Los Angeles Chargers LB Jatavis Brown (ankle) hopefully will be able to return to practice during the third week of training camp, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

Footballguys view: Kyzir White could get more practice snaps in Brown's stead. Brown has been an IDP force at times, and a non-factor in the defense.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers in line for extension    Fri Jul 26, 01:02 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers has one year remaining on his contract, and Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Friday, July 26, that the two sides have discussed an extension. 'We're on the same page with Phil. We've talked about it,' Telesco said on NFL Network. 'He's our leader now and in the future. And we're in a good place. We'll still have those talks, but really right now we're focused on and he's focused on playing. Behind the scenes we'll probably have some talks but right now we're getting ready for the opening game with the Colts. But like I said, he's our quarterback now and in the future and I couldn't be more happy to have him right now.'

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler running with starters    Fri Jul 26, 09:22 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler ran with the first-team offense in the first practice Thursday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Ekeler will share with Justin Jackson in any games that Melvin Gordon sits out, and he's the more valuable back in PPR leagues, although Jackson's value in a Gordon-less Chargers backfield is closer to Ekeler's than ADP indicates.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon holdout could be long    Fri Jul 26, 08:44 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's holdout threatens to extend into the regular season, according to sources.

Footballguys view: This is basically the read we have all had from the outside looking in. Gordon should be out of the first round and it is understandable to pass on him in the second round, even in the early third. Austin Ekeler is currently going in the seventh round and Justin Jackson is in the high double-digit rounds, but that could change with every passing day that Gordon is absent.

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