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  Chargers | Danny Woodhead looks to be healthy    Mon Jun 29, 10:01 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) missed 13 games last season due to a broken ankle, but he appeared fast and healthy in offseason work.

Footballguys view: An important note for fantasy owners here, especially PPR league players. Woodhead feels good after returning from the serious ankle injury he suffered early last season. His quickness and ability to make defenders miss in the open field is going to be utilized often when he's on the field as a change-of-pace back behind rookie Melvin Gordon. Woodhead should snare about 50 passes this year, and PPR owners should consider him a RB4 and occasional flex play in 2015.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen losing weight    Mon Jun 29, 04:15 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen said he's been losing weight in order to play faster this season.

Footballguys view: A lighter and faster Allen is a more dangerous Allen. If healthy, he's got the ability to be one of the best receivers in the game today. His current ADP is WR21 (4.12) in 12-team PPR leagues, and he could easily outperform that draft slot as the Chargers top receiving threat.

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  Chargers | Stevie Johnson has chemistry with QB    Mon Jun 29, 01:16 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson showed good chemistry with QB Philip Rivers during offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: All reports seem to indicate that Johnson is over the moon about his connection with Rivers. With Eddie Royal gone to the Bears, Johnson is set to take over as the team's WR3 behind Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd. He's a great late-round flier to add as a WR6 for your fantasy squad.

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  Chargers | Rookie RB Gordon as good as advertised    Sat Jun 27, 04:44 PM

Eric D. Williams, from ESPN.com, writes that Chargers rookie RB Melvin Gordon has been as good as advertised at minicamp and OTAs. He's expecting Gordon to start as the lead back for the Chargers in 2015.

Footballguys view: Ryan Mathews moved on in free agency, so the Chargers drafted Gordon in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft with the idea that he could be the lead back this season. Gordon reminds us of former Vikings RB Robert Smith because of his speed and ability to eat up chunks of yards in a hurry. Gordon is not a pile-pusher, but he can bounce runs outside to move the chains. We'll likely see Danny Woodhead as the change-of-pace back behind Gordon when the rookie needs a breather.

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  Chargers | Brandon Flowers sat out    Tue Jun 23, 03:44 PM

San Diego Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (undisclosed) sat out of practices this month with a minor injury, but he said he'd be ready for training camp. Flowers signed a four-year deal with $20.5 million guaranteed this offseason.

Footballguys view: Flowers was a fine addition for the Chargers in 2014, and it's good they were able to keep him around for this season. They'll get him healthy and pair him opposite 2014 first-round pick Jason Verrett to make a dangerous starting cornerback duo.

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  Chargers | Ladarius Green to see more touches?    Fri Jun 19, 05:51 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green may be more involved in the offense this year, according to QB Philip Rivers. 'I hope and I think we all agree that he needs to be a bigger part of [the offense] as we move forward this year,' Rivers said. 'We need to have him be a weapon for us because he'll be a heck of a matchup for us on some defenses.'

Footballguys view: The idea of a smaller role for Antonio Gates has already been floated earlier this offseason. That would mean a larger role for Green. Fantasy owners should wait to see how things work out in training camp and the preseason before they go nuts for Green. The situation is fluid, so make sure to watch things unfold in August.

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  Chargers | Danny Woodhead ready to return    Mon Jun 15, 02:45 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead said he wants to be the same person this season as he was before suffering a season-ending broken ankle in Week 3 last year. 'I think I am [the same person]. That's the main thing -- getting comfortable and going out and doing it, and then showing yourself that you can do it again,' Woodhead said. Head coach Mike McCoy praised Woodhead's work ethic and isn't surprised he's ready to play again.

Footballguys view: The Chargers rushing attack will have a new (and better) look this year. Rookie Melvin Gordon should lead the way on the ground, and having a healthy Woodhead back in action as a change-of-pace back will boost the offense. He won't do much as a runner, but we could see him catching about 50 passes this year for the Chargers. Woodhead has value in PPR leagues because of his receiving ability.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon compared to Jamaal Charles    Fri Jun 12, 10:47 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has been compared to Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles by multiple teammates because of his size, speed and patience.

Footballguys view: Yeah, we're not buying that comparison--the same one that was tossed around in the pre-draft process. His acceleration is Charles-like, but the rookie needs to be more decisive as a runner. Almost 20 percent of his carries (19.2) were stopped for a loss or no gain in college. Instead of dancing behind the line of scrimmage (or bouncing too many runs outside), Gordon needs to learn how to take what the defense gives him at the pro level. Gordon's speed and starter's workload make him an attractive option for fantasy owners looking for a RB2.

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  Chargers | Danny Woodhead fully healthy    Tue Jun 9, 01:47 AM

San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle, leg) is healthy, according to head coach Mike McCoy. "He looks the way (he did) the snap before he went down (in Week 3)," McCoy said Monday, June 8.

Footballguys view: Getting Woodhead back will boost the Chargers offense. He's not a pile-pusher, but Woodhead is dangerous in space as a runner. Woodhead is a fantastic receiver out of the backfield as well. He'll serve as the team's change-of-pace back behind rookie Melvin Gordon.

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  Chargers | Malcom Floyd may be in final season    Wed Jun 3, 02:14 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd said he may consider retirement after the 2015 season.

Footballguys view: Floyd was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wyoming in 2004. He caught the first touchdown pass Philip Rivers ever threw for the Chargers, and Floyd has incredibly strong chemistry with the veteran quarterback. A career deep threat, Floyd is slowing down at 33-years old. We could see the Chargers WR3 (Stevie Johnson) get more work this season than some think.

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  Chargers | Stevie Johnson impressing at OTAS    Tue Jun 2, 03:19 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson was spry during organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. He showed his elusiveness and even caught some red-zone passes from QB Philip Rivers.

Footballguys view: Stevie Johnson might have more left in the tank than some think. His career went off track with the 49ers, but that was due to the poor passing game led by QB Colin Kaepernick. Now catching passes from Rivers, Johnson will take over as the WR3 for Eddie Royal who moved on in free agency to the Bears. Last year, Royal finished as the 32nd-best fantasy receiver. Johnson has a current ADP of WR68 (14.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen embracing leadership    Wed May 27, 08:17 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen is the second longest tenured wide receiver on the team, other than WR Malcom Floyd. "Hopefully I can take on a leader role along with Malcom. Hopefully I can help the new guys build a connection with Philip (Rivers) and understand the playbook. I'm helping them with the new terminology, and picking up on the words and the lingo. Even though they may have been in similar systems, I'm helping them with the splits and where Phil wants it to be. I've grown a lot since I first came here. I don't press as much as I used to. I am under control. It is only two years, but I've definitely grown a lot."

Footballguys view: Allen just needs to stay healthy to perform like a high-upside WR2. He played in 14 games last year and had five games where he had three receptions or less. He's currently going off the board at WR25 (5.09) in 12-team PPR leagues. Allen expects to work out of the slot a lot more in 2015.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers wants to retire a Bolt    Wed May 27, 11:58 AM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said Tuesday, May 26, it would be 'awesome' to stay in San Diego but added there is nothing new on the contract extension front.

Footballguys view: There were plenty of rumors floating around before the draft about Rivers possibly getting dealt. That didn't happen, and now it looks like Rivers could finish his career with the Chargers. Rivers said he has no expectations as to when a deal could be finalized.

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  Chargers | Phillip Rivers to receive extension?    Thu May 21, 07:18 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the Chargers are optimistic about a long-term extension. Rivers had been the subject of trade rumors prior to the NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Oh how things change pretty quickly around here. Some felt Rivers was as good as gone earlier this year, and now it looks like he could be staying with the Chargers for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned.

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  Chargers | Make two roster moves    Wed May 20, 02:16 PM

Free-agent QB Chase Rettig (Packers) was signed by the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, May 20. Subsequently, QB Cole Stoudt was released.

Footballguys view: Rettig had a solid career for four seasons at Boston College, completing 685-of-1,242 attempts (55.25) for 8,263 yards and 52 touchdowns. He left BC ranked third all-time in completions, fourth in passing yards and fourth in touchdowns. He's a camp arm for the Chargers and that's it.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon contract details    Tue May 19, 07:58 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's four-year rookie deal has $10.669 million guaranteed and includes a $6.019 million signing bonus.

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  Chargers | Joseph Barksdale to sign    Tue May 19, 02:19 PM

Free-agent OT Joseph Barksdale (Rams) will sign a one-year deal worth $350,000 with the San Diego Chargers, according to a source. The deal also comes with more than $1 million in incentives available.

Footballguys view: A good move for the Chargers here. Barksdale graded out positively as a pass-blocker last year for the Rams, but he did not attract a ton of interest on the open market this offseason. His arrival means D.J. Fluker is likely to move inside to right guard. The Chargers added left guard Orlando Franklin earlier this offseason in free agency, and their new offensive line should help better protect Philip Rivers in 2015.

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  Chargers | Joseph Barksdale visits    Mon May 18, 07:27 PM

Free-agent OT Joseph Barksdale (Rams) met with the San Diego Chargers Monday, May 18, but no deal is imminent at this time, according to a source. Barksdale is looking to sign with a team that will give him a chance to compete for a starting job.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are continuing to look for help on the offensive line. Barksdale graded out positively as a pass-protector last year, but he hasn't found the right spot yet on the open market. If the Chargers add him, then that would allow them to move D.J. Fluker inside to right guard.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon impresses at minicamp    Fri May 15, 09:43 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon impressed in his first day of rookie minicamp Friday, May 15, making quick decisions at the line of scrimmage and showing good burst when he reached the second level.

Footballguys view: Gordon basically looks like he did in college. He's the best running back to come out of Wisconsin (sorry Ron Dayne), and Gordon can step in immediately for the Chargers as a starter. Fantasy owners--and DFS players--should love his big-play ability. His current ADP is RB26 (5.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon expected to be in camp    Thu May 14, 11:05 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to participate in rookie minicamp that begins Friday, May 15, even though he has not signed a contract.

Footballguys view: Gordon actually ended up signing his rookie deal before rookie minicamp opened, but the Jaguars willingness to sign Dante Fowler to his full rookie deal at #3 overall even though he tore his ACL should be taken as a good faith sign that teams will honor first-round pick terms even if injuries happen before they are signed.

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  Chargers | Denzel Perryman signs    Wed May 13, 04:17 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Denzel Perryman signed an undisclosed contract Wednesday, May 13.

Footballguys view: We love the pick of Perryman. He's a smart linebacker who arrives at the ball-carrier with natural violence. Perryman will consistently wrap up his man and does a good job of avoiding blockers tasked with taking him on at the second level. He'll struggle in coverage at the pro level, but he's at least a quality two-down thumper for the Chargers.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers did not expect trade    Fri May 1, 06:21 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he did not ask for a trade this offseason and did not expect to be traded during the draft. Rivers said he is open to a possible contract extension but is also comfortable with playing out his contract.

Footballguys view: Whether this is spin or not, Rivers and the Chargers were never parting ways. It's too hard to find a franchise quarterback. With Melvin Gordon to keep defenses honest, this could be a nice rebound season for Rivers and the San Diego offense.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon to be eased in?    Thu Apr 30, 10:59 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon isn't going to be expected to be an every-down back as a rookie, and RB Danny Woodhead and RB Branden Oliver will still have roles.

Footballguys view: Woodhead should still have a role as a change-of-pace back, but why move up for Gordon in the first round if you're going to ease him in? We think Gordon could lead all rookie rushers this year in terms of rushing yards.

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  Chargers | SD trades up for Melvin Gordon    Thu Apr 30, 09:47 PM

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon was selected 15th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Footballguys view: This is a great fit behind a big offensive line and in an offense that can move the ball through the air. Gordon is really just a two-down back - he doesn't catch the ball well or pass-block incredibly effectively. But it's a great landing spot and he could be a RB2 right away in redraft. He's certainly a top five pick in rookie drafts.


  Chargers | SD meets with Philip Rivers' reps    Wed Apr 29, 02:08 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' representatives met with the Chargers last week to discuss a possible contract extension.

Footballguys view: This is what all of the Rivers trade talk has been about, and he'll likely get the terms he wants after saber-rattling in the media about retiring or sitting out.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers won't be traded    Tue Apr 28, 06:03 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not be traded, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Additionally, the Chargers will not extend Rivers' contract as of now, but they would like to get an extension done.

Footballguys view: This story of a non-trade has been floating around for a couple of days. It seems like Rivers is staying with the Chargers for at least the 2015 season. We'll see if the two sides can come together on a new deal as Rivers is set to hit free agency next year.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers to receive extension?    Tue Apr 28, 06:00 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers could still receive an extension, according to Rivers' agent, despite being the subject of trade rumors leading up to the NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: An extension would be the best move if Rivers is going to stay with the Chargers. His contract runs out after this season, and placing the franchise tag on him next offseason would be an expensive transaction.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers hasn't been discussed    Mon Apr 27, 09:11 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers hadn't been the topic of conversations between the Chargers and other NFL teams as of Monday, April 27. There have been plenty of trade rumors surrounding Rivers this offseason, but a trade is unlikely prior to the start of the NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Footballguys view: As we get closer to the draft, it is looking like Rivers is going to stay with the Chargers....for now.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers trade unlikely    Mon Apr 27, 02:09 PM

Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is unlikely to be traded to the Tennessee Titans on draft day this Thursday, April 30. A deal couldn't be done without Rivers signing a contract extension and passing a physical with the Titans, and neither of those have been in motion this week.

Footballguys view: Just because the Chargers could be out of the running doesn't mean that pick is staying with the Titans. The Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams are other teams that may be willing to trade with the Titans for the No. 2 overall pick in order to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.

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  Chargers | Branden Oliver bulking up    Sun Apr 26, 12:21 AM

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver said he wants to break more tackles in 2015 and has spent the offseason working on his power and strength.

Footballguys view: Awesome. He's still a change-of-pace back at best. Oliver took the fantasy world by storm--briefly--last year, and he drew plenty of comparisons to Darren Sproles. He's not quite as dangerous or explosive as Sproles, but Oliver can be used effectively as a reserve runner and receiver out of the backfield.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers disgruntled with SD?    Wed Apr 22, 05:25 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers may be losing faith in the organization, according to NFL Network analyst and former Chargers' RB LaDainian Tomlinson. 'The parts around him keep on moving... Philip could be looking at the situation and thinking 'we're not close to winning a championship anytime soon',' Tomlinson said. Rivers, however, has shown up for the start of the offseason program.

Footballguys view: Rivers certainly won't be closer to a title in Tennessee than he would be in San Diego (or Los Angeles). There's been a lot of murmurs about Rivers being unhappy, but that tends to happen when a player is seeking a new contract.

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  Chargers | SD plans to keep Philip Rivers    Wed Apr 22, 02:22 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is the team's starting quarterback, and the team intends to keep it that way for a while, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

Footballguys view: Rivers' name has been thrown around in a trade for #2, which would turn into Marcus Mariota, but he is also due an extension and the two developments could be related. We would still bet on Rivers remaining a Charger long past 2015.

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  Chargers | Alvin Scioneaux cut    Tue Apr 21, 05:21 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Alvin Scioneaux was released Tuesday, April 21.

Footballguys view: Scioneaux was picked up by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Wofford last year after the draft. He has yet to play in a regular-season game at the pro level, and he may struggle to find a new home elsewhere in 2015.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers at offseason workouts    Mon Apr 20, 08:58 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was present for the first day of offseason workouts Monday, April 20, as expected. It is business as usual for Rivers.

Footballguys view: Rivers is a true professional, and he's not going to miss workouts just because he may not be playing for the Chargers this year. Rumors continue to swirl about the Chargers shopping their star quarterback so they can move up in the 2015 NFL draft and select Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates wants to be dialed back    Thu Apr 16, 09:09 AM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates said he doesn't want to play as many snaps in 2015 as he did last year. 'With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season,' Gates said. 'I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on how much volume they have me doing. I'd like to come in on third-and-7s, red zones, those situations. That's what my contribution is at anyway.'

Footballguys view: Well, like death and taxes, one sure thing is the Chargers will tempt us with promises of more Ladarius Green and then tear it from us with cold, cruel hands. We'll have to see whether this develops into a real thing come the summer, and it's certainly a situation fantasy owners need to monitor. Green has a lot of ability, he just needs opportunity and he might have the break out fantasy season we've been waiting for if Gates is truly wanting to dial back his role.

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  Chargers | Signing Chris Hairston    Wed Apr 15, 03:39 PM

Free-agent OT Chris Hairston (Bills) is signing with the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, April 15. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hairston played for current Chargers' offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris while in Buffalo. He's a reserve player who has battled injuries in 2012 and 2013.

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  Chargers | SD to trade up for Marcus Mariota?    Wed Apr 15, 12:04 AM

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota worked out for the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, April 14, with head coach Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator Frank Reich, quarterbacks coach Nick Sirianni and several front office members in attendance, sources said. The Chargers pick No. 17 overall, and it would be highly unlikely a camp would allow its client to work out for a team that far back without a strong sense a trade up is a real possibility.

Footballguys view: This is the hottest rumor floating around right now, and it makes sense for both sides. Zach Mettenberger is no long-term answer for the Titans, and adding Rivers would be a boost for their team. The Chargers like Mariota a lot, and they could move forward with a new franchise quarterback.

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  Chargers | SD to work out Marcus Mariota    Mon Apr 13, 08:38 PM

The San Diego Chargers will work out University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota in Eugene Tuesday, April 14. The workout had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 15.

Footballguys view: San Diego could have real interest in Mariota. While we think other teams are blowing smoke about their interest in the Oregon quarterback (mainly the Titans), the Chargers might want to find the heir to Philip Rivers. In fact, there are rumors swirling about the Chargers shipping Rivers to Tennessee so they can move up to the second-overall pick and nab Mariota. Stay tuned.

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  Chargers | Randy Gregory visiting    Sat Apr 11, 06:13 PM

Nebraska DE Randy Gregory was scheduled to meet with the San Diego Chargers Saturday, April 11.

Footballguys view: Gregory is a supremely gifted and incredibly athletic pass-rusher. Who knows how much his draft stock will fall because of a positive test for marijuana (his third-known hot test) at the scouting combine earlier this year. Gregory can get after the quarterback, but he'll already be in the NFL's drug program because of the test.

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  Chargers | Bryce Petty to meet with Bolts    Thu Apr 2, 09:43 AM

Baylor QB Bryce Petty has a meeting set up with the San Diego Chargers.

Footballguys view: The Chargers may be looking beyond Philip Rivers. He's only under contract for one more year, and many think that he could move on in free agency next offseason. Petty is no franchise quarterback. He's a shotgun quarterback who worked in a gimmicky system in college and didn't make pro throws or pro reads.

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  Chargers | Michael Huey signs    Tue Mar 31, 05:33 PM

Free-agent OG Michael Huey (Redskins) signed an undisclosed deal with the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, March 31.

Footballguys view: Huey participated in the veteran combine earlier in March. He'll compete for a reserve spot on the offensive line.


  Chargers | Chas Alecxih, Jeff Baca waived    Tue Mar 31, 05:31 PM

San Diego Chargers DT Chas Alecxih and OG Jeff Baca were placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, March 31.


  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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