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Rams, Chargers rivalry quickly gets interesting

The Fight For L.A. became literal on Wednesday, and the combatants seemed to enjoy it. For most teams, fights during joint practices become real reason for concern. Based on the comments emerging after multiple skirmishes at a Chargers-Rams joint practice, the notion of the two teams vying for the same market exchanging blows after the [more]

Rams, Chargers throw punches in joint practices

The Rams and Chargers are sharing the Los Angeles market for the first time this year. They’ve also been sharing a practice field this week as the two teams have engaged in joint practices at the Rams’ practice facility in Irvine, Calif. Those practices led to several scuffles during Wednesday’s session. According to Greg Beachem [more]

Cardale Jones unimpressed with AJ McCarron’s new restaurant idea

Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron opened a new restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Tuesday. Ajian bills itself as a casual “build your own sushi” restaurant. Chargers quarterback Cardale Jones took a shot at the idea, tweeting that a restaurant with that idea already is open. Jones referred to Fusian, an Ohio-based sushi restaurant that opened in [more]

Manti Te’o ready to make the most of fresh start in New Orleans

Manti Te'o says he’s past the whole fake-dead-girlfriend thing. And the torn Achilles that ended last season. And San Diego. The Saints linebacker told Mike Triplett of ESPN.com that he was enjoying his fresh start in a new city, and finally putting some of his awkward past behind him. “You know, that was something that [more]

UCLA quarterback takes flak for speaking the truth about college football

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen recently made waves by articulating hard but obvious truths about college football, a multi-billion-dollar business built on the outdated notion that football is an extracurricular activity. The fact that Rosen is catching some heat for it doesn’t make his remarks any less accurate. “Look, football and school don’t go together,” Rosen [more]

Chargers’ Mike Williams begins running again after disc issue

Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams took a significant step forward in his recovery from a herniated disc in his back. According to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com, Williams began running again on the field for the first time on Monday. He’s been sidelined since rookie mini-camp in May when he sustained the injury. [more]

Brandon Flowers to announce retirement

Cornerback Brandon Flowers will announce his retirement Tuesday, according to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network. Flowers visited the Cardinals two weeks ago, but Arizona signed Tramon Williams instead. He has also received interest from the Patriots and had contact with the Steelers early in free agency. Flowers, 31, finished last season on injured reserve [more]

Chargers shuffle roster with three moves

The Chargers made some changes to the roster on the offensive side of the ball on Monday. Tight end Asante Cleveland has been waived/injured and the team signed tight end Mike Estes and wide receiver Cameron Posey. Cleveland is the only one of the three players with any regular season experience in the NFL. He [more]

Chargers enjoy their first visit to StubHub Center

The Chargers were on the field at the StubHub Center for the first time for a Saturday practice with the Rams that gave them a chance to start getting acquainted with the building they’ll call home for the next three seasons. The stadium, which is the home of the MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy, seats 30,000 [more]

LaDainian Tomlinson, remembering his roots, calls for change

LaDainian Tomlinson thanked many people in his Hall of Fame speech, but his theme focused on his roots. The former Chargers and Jets running back, who owns NFL records for most touchdowns in a single season (31), most rushing touchdowns in a season (28) and most points in a season (186), began his 26-minute speech [more]

Chargers release safety Darrell Stuckey

One key Chargers veteran won’t be playing in L.A., after all. The team released safety Darrell Stuckey on Friday. He was a fourth-round pick in 2010 and a five-time team captain. Stuckey was released with a “failed physical” designation. He has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since training camp opened. “For the [more]

Chargers sign an offensive lineman after Forrest Lamp injury

The Chargers’ plans for the offensive line took a blow this week when rookie guard Forrest Lamp tore his ACL. Lamp was ticketed for a starting job on the right side of the line after joining the team as a second-round pick, but he will miss the entire season as a result of the injury [more]

Chargers lose second-round rookie Forrest Lamp to torn ACL

The Chargers’ second-round draft pick won’t play this season. Guard Forrest Lamp, whom the Chargers took out of Western Kentucky with the 38th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, has been lost for the season to a torn ACL, the team announced. It’s a tough blow for the Chargers, who are also dealing with [more]

Chargers rookie Forrest Lamp carted off with leg injury

The Chargers aren’t enjoying much luck with their draft class so far. Already without first-rounder Mike Williams with what could be a serious back problem, they were dealt another blow Wednesday. According to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times, rookie guard Forrest Lamp was carted off the field with an apparent right leg injury. [more]

Antonio Gates will go to HOF ceremony, Philip Rivers will stay in L.A.

There’s been some back and forth on the issue about whether the Chargers were barring a couple of their players from heading to Canton for this weekend’s Hall of Fame ceremonies or if they were just strongly suggesting they stay home, but the issue appears to be settled once and for all. Chargers coach Anthony [more]

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