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Three Way-too-early Bold Predictions for 2015 Chargers

The San Diego Chargers are primed to bounce back after just missing the playoffs last year. With the 2015 season creeping up behind us, let's take a look at three bold, but possible, predictions for the Chargers.SPOILER ALERT: Below are actual facts. If you don't want to be spoiled, please stop reading.1. Melvin Gordon will run for 1,000+ yards, make the Pro Bowl, and win Offensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Hopeful Rivers Plays Out Career with Franchise

Less than two months ago amongst rumors the Chargers could be moving the team to Los Angeles, Philip Rivers spoke with the San Diego Union Tribune about his future with the Chargers. Asked if he would play out his contract rather than agreeing to an extension, Rivers said, “Yes.” Philip explained that nothing he anticipated would cause him to reconsider, "I guess things could...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Changing Numbers; Going to Wear No. 25 After All

NFL Players often like to wear the same number they wore in college. For some it's been the same number since high school (or longer). If someone on the team happens to already have the number they are out of luck. They either have to strike a deal with the veteran or just choose another number.Melvin Gordon appeared to cool with picking another number and went ahead and choose No...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Melvin Gordon, LenDale White And Chris Johnson Are Hanging Out Today

Melvin Gordon knows a thing or two about playing running back, and the Wisconsin alum and San Diego Chargers’ first-round pick seems to be spending time this Memorial Day Weekend with two other guys who do as well.  Gordon posted this photo on his Instagram a short time ago. In it, he’s with former Tennessee Titan runners LenDale White and Chris Johnson. It looks like the trio...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This San Diego Chargers girl in a Philip Rivers jersey is the hottest thing you’ll see today

The San Diego Chargers have some awesome fans. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen between now and NFL training camps Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier (21-30) running backs This woman may be No. 1. Chargers schedule came out today! This girl an not wait for football season already!! #Fan4Life #Chargers #SanDiego — Chelsea Beaumonte...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Philip Rivers and Chargers Making “a Little Progress” on a Contract Extension

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers status with the team has been a talking point ever since the free agency period began. Trade rumors surfaced in the months leading up to the draft. Was San Diego really going to move on from its franchise quarterback? As the draft approached and San Diego added running back Melvin Gordon from Wisconsin, it became apparent that the Chargers...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Add Potential QB Depth in Chase Rettig

Fourth all-time in passing yardage at BC, Rettig is looking to restart a pro career that was derailed before it got started in 2014. After completing just one of three passes in the preseason, undrafted free agent Rettig was released prior to the start of the 2014 season by the Green Bay Packers. His most productive college passing season was his 2012 junior year where he racked...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers sign OT Joe Barksdale

Barksdale was shockingly still available this late in free agency. Barksdale was a 3rd round pick of the Raiders in 2011, but he barely played in his first 2 seasons in the league, playing 282 snaps in 2011-2012 combined. He became a starter in 2013 with the Rams, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 25th ranked offensive tackle in 13 starts. He couldn’t quite match that in 2014...
Via The Football Fan Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers ranked extremely high in SI’s new Power Rankings

At least one media outlet is extremely high on the San Diego Chargers in 2015. Sports Illustrated loves the Bolts. Chargers #8 RT @SInow: The Seahawks lost the Super Bowl, but they're winning our off-season Power Rankings: — Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) May 20, 2015 Here’s what SI says about the Chargers: This team has finished somewhere between 7–9...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Davis: I'm trying all I can do to keep this team in Oakland

Recent reports indicate that the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are close to sealing a deal that would move both teams to Los Angeles to play in a joint stadium. However, some Raiders fans are not happy about their team moving down south. They showed their dislike by holding a small protest outside of the NFL’s Spring Meeting that took place Tuesday in San Francisco...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Sign QB Chase Rettig, Waive QB Cole Stoudt

The San Diego Chargers announced the signing of QB Chase Rettig on Wedneday. The team also waived QB Cole Stoudt to make room for Rettig. Rettig, 23, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College back in May of last year. Unfortunately for Rettig, he lasted just a few months with ... The post Chargers Sign QB Chase Rettig, Waive QB Cole...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Chargers Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers give Melvin Gordon four years, $10.67 million guaranteed

San Diego thought enough of Melvin Gordon to move up in the draft and ensure that he'd be a Charger. Now, they'll pay the Wisconsin product like the valuable asset he is. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, all rookies have their first salaries slotted. Gordon will get a $6 million signing bonus and $10 million guaranteed -- both high for a a position that was viewed as...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Waive OT Bryce Quigley Following Signing Of Joe Barksdale

The San Diego Chargers officially placed OT Bryce Quigley on waivers Tuesday, according to the NFL transactions release. This comes shortly after the Chargers signed former Rams’ OT Joe Barksdale to a contract on Tuesday. Quigley, 22, originally signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State back June of last year. He ... The post Chargers Waive...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Bolster Offensive Line, Land Top Free Agent

The San Diego Chargers landed arguably the top remaining free agent and bolstered their offensive line on Tuesday, signing OT Joseph Barksdale to a one-year contract. The #Chargers will sign OT Joseph Barksdale to a 1-year deal, source said. Base minimum, $350K to sign, $1M more available in incentives. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 19, 2015   That’s exceptional value...
Via Gridiron Grit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders and Chargers close land deal to build stadium in LA

It’s starting to heat up behind the scenes as it relates to potential NFL relocation to Los Angeles. The day after the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers hired former San Francisco 49ers president Carmen Policy to head the Carson stadium project, it appears that the two teams have closed on a deal to acquire the land to build a stadium in the Southern California city. According...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego Chargers, Raiders close on land deal to build stadium in Carson

Fewer than 24 hours after the mayor’s task force in San Diego revealed a $1.1 billon stadium plan to keep the Chargers at home, the march to Los Angeles rolls on. Just in: The #Chargers and #Raiders closed Tuesday morning on the land deal to build a stadium in Carson. — Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) May 19, 2015 What does it all mean? In the grand scheme of things this is just...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Spanos gives up day-to-day control of Chargers to his sons

There's a different Spanos atop the San Diego Chargers' power structure.On Monday, the team announced that Dean Spanos will no longer run day-to-day franchise operations. He'll hand that duty off to his sons, John and AG.John, 35, will be president of football operations and AG, 36, will be president of business operations. Dean will still remain as chairman of the team's new stadium...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Rams tackle Joe Barksdale visited with the Chargers

Joe Barksdale has started 29 games the past two seasons.The former Rams' right tackle could start his 30th in San Diego.Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that Barksdale met with the Chargers on Monday. The Rams, Falcons, and Titans have also expressed interest in the 26-year-old.General manager Tom Telesco threw his support behind D.J. Fluker as the team's right tackle. But...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Going Through Mini-Camp Drills

This season could be a big one for the San Diego Chargers. They have had the passing game to win, but the running game has been lacking the last few years. Should first round pick Melvin Gordon live up to the hype it could end up being a great season for the Chargers.Over the weekend he took the field for the first time as a Charger--and he didn't look half bad! Read more »
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney Harrison: Patriots brought Deflategate on

Rodney Harrison has used his status as an NFL analyst to defend his former team on several occasions in the past, but he didn’t exactly fight for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s reputation while discussing Deflategate. During an appearance on NBC Sports Radio’s “Going Deep” with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman on Friday, Harrison...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tell Me All That You Know, I’ll Show You

If you go to the 15 minute mark of this week’s San Diego Sports Junkies podcast, you’ll here yours truly rambling on about the Bolts.  I admit that I was talking waaaaayyy too fast and the connection with their “Skypeline” was pretty sketchy.  I can’t even hear what I was saying.  However, the guys were very gracious and I plan to talk with them at some point soon....
Via Justice is Coming
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Rookie Award Predictions

With new rookies beginning practice with their new teams, a few have circumstances or skills that will make them more successful earlier in their career. Below I have broken down who I  believe has the best chance to win the offensive and defensive Rookie of the Year. Offensive Rookie of the Year 1. Melvin Gordon The second running back selected should have be a starring player...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon Posts Awesome Picture From His Arrival In San Diego: “Home Sweet Home”

NFL draftees very rarely complain about where they are picked, but Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon seems to be fully embracing his future as a member of the San Diego Chargers. Gordon, who was taken 15th overall by the franchise, has arrived in San Diego, and took a very cool Instagram photo overlooking the city with the caption “home sweet home.” Home sweet home A photo...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Five best trade fits for Philip Rivers

Franchise quarterbacks (or, in the case of Jay Cutler, perceived franchise quarterbacks) becoming available on the open market is extraordinarily rare. Over the past 15 years, it has happened only five times, all under extenuating circumstances: Drew Bledsoe in 2002. The Patriots only saw fit to trade him because they had some guy named Brady. Daunte Culpepper in 2006. Culpepper...
Via The Sports Post
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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