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Nick Bosa: I think I’d be ready for the pros now, if the NFL would let me

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa can’t enter the 2018 NFL draft because he’s a sophomore, and league rules require players to be three years out of high school before they can turn pro. But Bosa thinks he’d be ready to make a big impact in the pros right now, if only the league would [more]

Mitch Morse out, Casey Hayward questionable for Chiefs-Chargers

The Chiefs host the Chargers on Saturday night with first place in the AFC West on the line and they’ll be playing without their starting center. Mitch Morse has been ruled out for the second straight week as a result of the foot injury he suffered in Kansas City’s Week 13 loss to the Jets. [more]

Chargers promote Isaac Rochell to take Andre Williams’ roster spot

The Chargers promoted defensive end Isaac Rochell from the practice squad. He will take the roster spot left vacant with running back Andre Williams‘ move to injured reserve. Williams, the team’s third-string running back, broke a wrist on the final play of Sunday’s victory over Washington. The Chargers made Rochell a seventh-round pick this year. [more]

AFC playoff picture: It’s showdown time

The Steelers rallied back on Sunday night to beat the Ravens, but the Patriots couldn’t do the same in Miami on Monday night. That means the Steelers have clinched a division title while the Patriots still need to put the finishing touches on the AFC East. It also means that the Steelers can wrap up [more]

NFL warns of “significant discipline” for any offensive conduct toward officials

Numerous incidents regarding players, coaches and officials in recent weeks has led the NFL to send a memo to teams to warn of severe penalties for continued abuse of officials. According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent sent a memo to all 32 teams on Monday saying there will be [more]

Andre Williams out for year with broken wrist

Chargers third-string running back Andre Williams broke a wrist on the final play of Sunday’s victory over Washington and will miss the rest of the season, coach Anthony Lynn said Monday. Williams will undergo surgery. While Williams played only five offensive snaps this season, he was a core special teams player with 95 special-teams snaps. [more]

NFL could set record for most worst-to-first teams

The Eagles are in. Will the Panthers, Jaguars and/or Chargers join them? All four of those teams finished in last place in 2016. If all four win their divisions this season, it would set a record for the most worst-to-first teams in NFL history. In both 2005 and 2006, three teams went from worst-to-first. The [more]

Chargers cruise to stay tied for top of AFC West

Philip Rivers didn’t really look like an old guy. At least until the Chargers gave him the fourth quarter off. The Los Angeles domination of Washington was so complete that backup quarterback Kellen Clemens took the field with 11 minutes and 11 seconds left, just because it was already well in hand. The Chargers won [more]

Chargers rolling, up 23-6 at halftime

Washington can’t stop the Chargers. Only the clock can. Los Angeles is up 23-6 at halftime, as the Chargers scored on their first five possessions, and nearly had a sixth. The half ended with Austin Ekeler‘s 33-yard run, and the Chargers couldn’t get a timeout called in time to kick a field goal. That was [more]

Chargers up 13-0 on slow-starting Washington

Maybe it’s jet lag. Or maybe Washington just isn’t very good to start games. The Chargers are out to a 13-0 lead, with a touchdown drive sandwiched between a pair of field goals. Philip Rivers hit tight end Hunter Henry for the touchdown, part of a 10-of-15 start, with 122 yards passing. The Chargers outgained [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Falcons and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should [more]

Eight teams that missed playoffs in 2016 currently in playoff position

Since the 12-team playoff format was introduced to the NFL in 1990, every year has seen at least four teams advance to the postseason after failing to make it the previous year. We’re on track to see that number double. As of today, eight of the 12 playoff spots in the league are taken up [more]

Philip Rivers has no problem with “competitive banter”

The issue of quarterbacks showing emotion has become a major talking point this week, thanks to images of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shouting a profanity at offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on the sideline during Sunday’s win over the Bills. And so the topic was presented to another quarterback with a reputation for showing emotion from [more]

A Ravens-Chargers AFC title game isn’t as crazy as it sounds

While contemplating the AFC playoff field during Thursday’s PFT Live, a crazy thought that may not be all that crazy occurred to me: What if the presumed AFC Championship showdown between the Steelers and Patriots were disrupted not by one team losing in the divisional round but by both losing in the conference semifinals? Indulge [more]

Philip Rivers has no desire to play until he’s 45

With Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson making it clear that they plan to play until they turn 45, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has no such aspiration. “I don’t have a number in mind,” Rivers told the PFT PM podcast on Wednesday. “I can tell you right now it ain’t gonna be [more]

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