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West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would limit the [more]

There’s plenty of help available at safety

Eric Reid may end up being right. But hardly anyone else who plays his position is getting signed at the moment either. The 49ers safety has a mitigating factor (his willingness to peacefully protest racial inequality) which could well keep him looking for sometime, but the rest of the safety market has gone stale. Other [more]

Chargers sign Mike Pouncey

Mike Pouncey is heading to Los Angeles. The Chargers announced that they agreed to terms with Pouncey on a two-year deal this afternoon. Pouncey, a center who has played his entire career with the Dolphins, was released last week after declining to take a pay cut. There’s no immediate word on how much money he’s [more]

Korey Toomer visiting Colts

The Colts saw one of their starting linebackers from last season leave as a free agent when Jon Bostic signed with the Steelers over the weekend. They’ll be visiting with a possible addition to their linebacking group on Monday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Korey Toomer will be in Indianapolis to meet with the [more]

Danny Woodhead retires

Danny Woodhead, a running back who arrived in the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 2008 and lasted a decade in the league, has decided to call it a career. The 33-year-old Woodhead wrote on Instagram that he is retiring. “God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE!” Woodhead wrote. [more]

Mike Pouncey visiting the Chargers

A day after being released by the Dolphins, free agent center Mike Pouncey has scheduled his first visit. Pouncey will visit the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The 28-year-old Pouncey has played his entire career with the Dolphins, who chose him in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft. He has been a [more]

Chargers sign kicker Caleb Sturgis

The Chargers have badly needed an upgrade at kicker for two years, and they may have finally found it. Caleb Sturgis will sign with the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Sturgis was a 2013 fifth-round pick of the Dolphins who spent two years in Miami and then signed with the Eagles in 2015. [more]

Report: Caleb Sturgis visited Seahawks Thursday, visiting Chargers next

Two teams that struggled through kicking problems in 2017 are taking a look at former Philadelphia Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis. According to Eric D. Williams of, the Seattle Seahawks hosted Sturgis for a visit on Thursday. Sturgis is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday. Blair Walsh missed several important kicks for [more]

49ers sign Jerry Attaochu to one-year deal

The 49ers have signed outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu to a one-year deal, his representatives, SportsTrust Advisors, announced on Twitter. The Chargers moved up in the second round in 2014 to select Attaochu, who left Georgia Tech as the school’s all-time sack leader with 31.5. But his four seasons with the Chargers were defined by injuries. [more]

Lions sign Kenny Wiggins

The Lions are expected to visit with Matt Slauson on Friday and one of his former teammates with the Chargers will be there to welcome him to Detroit if it goes off as planned. The Lions announced on Thursday that they have signed guard Kenny Wiggins. No terms of the deal were disclosed. Wiggins started [more]

Matt Slauson visiting Lions on Friday

Free agent offensive guard Matt Slauson is visiting the Lions on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Slauson, 32, went on injured reserve with a biceps injury after seven games last season. He started all seven games at left guard. He started all 16 games for the Chargers at center in 2016, so his [more]

Chargers add tight end Virgil Green

The Chargers are being subtle about this, unlike other teams, but they’re still making moves. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers are signing Broncos tight end Virgil Green. The 29-year-old Green caught just 14 passes last year, but that’s not really his job. He’s primarily a blocker, and his physical style [more]

Chargers re-sign Adrian Phillips

The Chargers came into the offseason with a pair of safeties headed for free agency, but they’ve reached a new deal with one of them. The team announced that they have re-signed Adrian Phillips to a one-year deal. Phillips was set to be a restricted free agent had they not come to an agreement. Phillips [more]

Chargers keep tackle Michael Schofield

The Chargers aren’t making big moves, but they’re trying to shore up weak spots. The team announced they had re-signed veteran tackle Michael Schofield to a two-year deal. Schofield was claimed off waivers from the Broncos just before the start of the regular season, and played in 15 games for the Chargers. He started five [more]

Sebastian Janikowski visiting the Chargers

Sebastian Janikowski is leaving the Raiders, but he might not be leaving the state of California or the AFC West. Janikowski is expected to visit the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Chargers have been in desperate need of a kicker the last couple of years, and even if the 40-year-old Janikowski isn’t the [more]

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