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Sean Payton: We’ve got to add a pass rusher

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints looks on from the sidelines during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C.  Cox/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Saints are coming off their third straight 7-9 season and a third straight season with a defense that ranked at the bottom of the league, which doesn’t make for much suspense when it comes to discussing areas of focus for the offseason.

New Orleans needs to get better on defense and coach Sean Payton knows where he wants to start that process. Payton wants more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

“It’s a must. We’ve got to find a pass rusher,” Payton said, via the team’s website. “Now, whether that comes from free agency or that comes from the draft, we have to be better at affecting the quarterback. Last year if you took hurries, sacks, pressures — a study of all three things that can happen with a rush — we were in the bottom third of the league and that has to get better.”

With Chandler Jones and Melvin Ingram looking like strong candidates for the franchise tag, defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Mario Addison could be the top free agent options coming off the edge. The draft will likely offer several possibilities for New Orleans to consider with the 11th overall pick and using both routes might be the best approach for a team in serious need of a defensive upgrade.

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Sunday morning one-liners

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30:  Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles carries the ball in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines during the Capitol One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) Getty Images

A look at what free agency will bring for Bills WR Brandon Tate.

Assessing the cost of the Dolphins bringing back WR Kenny Stills.

What will the Patriots do at tight end this offseason?

Former Jets G Damien Woody was “shocked” by CB Darrelle Revis‘ arrest.

The case for the Ravens drafting a cornerback in the first round.

An update on Bengals RB Giovani Bernard’s recovery from a torn ACL.

When should the Browns address the quarterback position?

The Steelers still aren’t sure what they have in CB Senquez Golson.

Texans DE J.J. Watt donated $10,000 to a Wisconsin family dealing with the aftereffects of a fatal car accident.

Some praise for a pair of Colts rookies.

Alabama DL Jonathan Allen could fit with the Jaguars.

Will the Titans draft players with local ties this year?

Four free agent options for the Broncos at wide receiver.

A look at which positions are popular picks for the Chiefs in mock drafts.

A breakdown of the Raiders defensive line.

The Chargers like what they got from rookie LB Jatavis Brown.

An attempt at figuring out a way the Cowboys could make a run at signing DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

Will the Giants trade for a left tackle?

An optimistic take on the Eagles defense for 2017.

How much roster turnover will the Redskins have this year?

The film will help the Bears make a quarterback decision.

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah appears to be on track in his injury rehab.

Remembering when former Packers DE Willie Davis stood with Muhammad Ali.

WR Adam Thielen’s contract is a hot topic around the Vikings.

A breakdown of the Falcons defensive backs.

The Panthers have started working on their offensive line.

The Saints have decisions to make at safety.

Will the Buccaneers have a shot at drafting Florida State RB Dalvin Cook?

General Manager Steve Keim said the Cardinals’ contract talks with LB Chandler Jones have gone well.

Fixing the Rams offensive line isn’t a quick job.

The 49ers have a youthful coaching staff at the top.

There are several tackle options available for the Seahawks.

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Anthony Lynn: We can take Melvin Gordon to another level

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27:  Melvin Gordon #28 of the San Diego Chargers gives a stiff arm to Quintin Demps #27 of the Houston Texans in the second quarter at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Getty Images

When Anthony Lynn was hired as the Chargers’ head coach, running back Melvin Gordon said that he thought Lynn was the perfect coach to bring out the best in him.

The feeling appears to be mutual. Gordon had more success in his second NFL season than he did as a rookie, something Lynn noticed while watching tape of the running back. He also told Gordon “that we can take this to another level” once they start working together.

“He’s not there yet,” Lynn said, via ESPN.com. “But that’s what is encouraging to me. When I look at the tape, I say, ‘Oh my goodness, we can help him get better here and here.’ And he’s already good. But there’s more yards [to be gained].”

Lynn was a running backs coach before rising to interim offensive coordinator and interim head coach with the Bills last season, something he feels gives him an insight into the “little things” that backs can do to maximize their production. If those little things translate to a big jump for Gordon, Lynn’s chances of success in his first year will look good.

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Chargers left tackle King Dunlap arrested for violating protective order

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 08:  Tackle King Dunlap #77 of the San Diego Chargers on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 8, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 18-17.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

Chargers left tackle King Dunlap was arrested last night in Nashville, for violating an order of protection filed by his girlfriend.

He has posted bond and was released from jail, and his lawyer told WKRN the issue was a “misunderstanding,” after he went to the girlfriend’s house to get some clothes.

“This event was a misunderstanding between the parties as to what was allowed under the order,” attorney Worrick Robinson said. “They had been discussing a joint resolution. This was not an egregious event, but two parties trying to come to a mutual understanding.

“Unfortunately a literal reading of the order meant absolutely no contact, and we trust the facts will resolve all issues in a favorable way for Mr. Dunlap.”

Neighbors apparently called police when they saw Dunlap’s car in the woman’s driveway.

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Friday morning one-liners

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks to Alejandro Villanueva #78 during the first half of the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

A look at the Bills’ history using the franchise tag.

Will the Dolphins make another trade for a cornerback?

The dulcet tones of Patriots coach Bill Belichick will be featured as the narration on a World War II film.

A call for the Jets to release CB Darrelle Revis right now.

A review of the Ravens’ special teams work in 2016.

Banging the drum for former Bengals T Willie Anderson’s Hall of Fame cause.

Debating DE Myles Garrett’s fit as the top pick for the Browns.

The Steelers don’t have to sign T Alejandro Villanueva to a long-term deal, but that may be their hope.

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is looking forward to training camp in West Virginia.

The Colts secondary should look different next season.

The Jaguars are focused on being better on the line of scrimmage.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota’s peers share their thoughts of his first two seasons.

The Broncos have some defensive needs this offseason.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is helping to raise money for Special Olympics athletes.

A tweet by Raiders QB Derek Carr received a fairly negative response.

The Chargers may be losing LB Melvin Ingram this offseason.

The skies weren’t overly friendly for Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford recently.

Giants WR Odell Beckham got an autograph request from Drake.

A preview of offseason machinations on the Eagles offensive line.

Is WR Pierre Garcon going to leave the Redskins?

Former Bears DT Tommie Harris wrote about the death of his wife.

The Lions think their new uniforms will get a positive response.

Two undrafted Packers running backs had very different experiences in 2016.

The Vikings have several ways to create cap space.

Running through all of Falcons LB Vic Beasley’s 15.5 sacks in 2016.

Panthers DE Charles Johnson has been making the rounds this offseason.

An argument in favor of the Saints re-signing RB Tim Hightower.

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston spoke to Yankee prospects at their spring training facility in Tampa.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn’t expect Ben Roethlisberger to retire this year.

Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur discussed some of his plans for his first season with the team.

Five 49ers needs and players who could fill them.

Will the Seahawks make a play for a veteran offensive tackle?

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Thursday morning one-liners

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots drinks beer during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) Getty Images

With the tag window open, the Bills have a decision to make on CB Stephon Gilmore.

The transition tag could come into play for the Dolphins.

The first offseason job for the Patriots is getting TE Rob Gronkowski well again.

Is Rex still screwing things up for Jets owner Woody Johnson?

Another speedy WR could be a fit with the Ravens in round one.

The Bengals aren’t really into the whole franchise tag scene.

One analyst thinks there’s no QB worth the Browns taking No. 1 overall.

Determining the market for Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is tricky.

Count the Texans among the teams unlikely to use the franchise tag.

The Colts secondary should look dramatically different.

The Jaguars worked on their depth yesterday.

The Titans don’t want to be reality TV stars.

Broncos C Matt Paradis had successful surgery on his other hip.

The Chiefs must trust Tyler Bray, or have a Plan B in mind.

Chargers OT Chris Hairston still wants to thank San Diego.

The Raiders don’t really have anyone to play tag with.

Another day, another workout video for Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith.

RB Adrian Peterson keeps making eyes at the Giants.

Basically, you can ask if the Eagles are interested in every WR in the world.

Is Washington paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong choice on QB Kirk Cousins.

The Jay Cutler era should change the way the Bears view QBs.

The Lions are thinking Super Bowl, sort of.

A look at the legacies of a few recent former Packers.

A look at the Vikings’ 19 free agents.

The Falcons’ trade history has been mixed.

A Q and A with outgoing Panthers president Danny Morrison.

The Saints have a rare year of offseason peace with QB Drew Brees.

The Buccaneers are in position to add to speedy WR help.

It’s just a matter of time before the Cardinals tag Chandler Jones.

New Rams coordinator Wade Phillips is the master of quick turnarounds.

49ers RB Carlos Hyde is still a “work in progress,” according to his old coach.

A glut of starting LTs in free agency is good news for the Seahawks.

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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Should the Bills let CB Stephon Gilmore walk in free agency?

Here’s a look at the Dolphins’ top priorities in the draft.

Patriots CB Cyrus Jones earned a Super Bowl ring as a rookie, but he admits his play was a disappointment.

Could the Jets try to make a play for Eagles QB Chase Daniel?

Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will also serve as the team’s quarterbacks coach.

Bengals offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler didn’t miss a snap in 2016.

Will the Browns overpay to keep WR Terrelle Pryor?

Will the Steelers make WR Antonio Brown the NFL’s highest-paid receiver?

Will the Colts keep RB Jordan Todman?

Texans DE J.J. Watt is organizing his fifth annual charity softball game.

If the Jaguars sign CB A.J. Bouye, they’d have a lethal secondary.

The Titans could be targeting a big-name receiver in free agency.

The Broncos will consider WR Victor Cruz.

Bookmakers think Eric Berry is more likely to leave the Chiefs than to re-sign with them.

Free agent S Tony Jefferson indicated the Raiders may have interest in him.

Chargers OT Chris Hairston is thanking the fans in San Diego.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo’s wife is pregnant with their third child.

Who will the Giants cut next after Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings?

Here are some mock draft possibilities for the Eagles.

Here’s an argument against tagging Kirk Cousins.

Could the Bears end up with Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo or Brock Osweiler at quarterback?

Lions Hall of Famer sees himself in current Lions CB Darius Slay.

The Packers have sustained far more stability than their NFC North rivals.

Here are all of Randy Moss’s touchdowns of 40 yards or longer, most of which came as a Viking.

Here’s a look at how the Falcons’ receivers played last season.

Will the Panthers tag DT Kawann Short?

Saints WR Michael Thomas is the nephew of Keyshawn Johnson.

In a Buccaneers reunion, Donnie Abraham is joining Lovie Smith’s staff at Illinois.

Kurt Warner thinks his old Cardinals teammate Anquan Boldin belongs in the Hall of Fame.

The Rams’ new quarterbacks coach thinks Jared Goff has plenty of potential.

Seahawks K Blair Walsh didn’t get any guaranteed money.

The 49ers’ new special teams coach has worked with Kyle Shanahan before.

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Tuesday morning one-liners

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 13:  Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks on during a game against the Miami Dolphins  at Qualcomm Stadium on November 13, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Bills can clear cap space if they desire.

LB Daniel Davie is a recent addition to the Dolphins roster.

Patriots DB Cyrus Jones‘ rookie year didn’t go as hoped.

The Jets are taking chances on players with red flags in their background.

Ten suggested moves for the Ravens to make.

Bengals G Kevin Zeitler didn’t miss a snap in the 2016 season.

Is DE Myles Garrett a good choice for the Browns defense?

Steelers LB James Harrison will try to become the oldest player to record a sack.

Texans DE Joel Heath was honored by his high school.

Pass rush is an area where the Colts have room for improvement.

A Jaguars-centric look at defensive free agents.

The top plays by Titans RB DeMarco Murray during the 2016 season.

The Broncos put together a list of the league’s top 100 free agents.

Injuries opened the door for younger players on the Chiefs defense.

Is TE Mychal Rivera going to be back with the Raiders?

Chargers QB Philip Rivers made an airport trip to meet new offensive line coach Pat Meyer.

Can the Cowboys find a war daddy pass rusher?

Running through WR Victor Cruz’s biggest moments with the Giants.

Quarterback isn’t likely to be a major priority for the Eagles this offseason.

Redskins fans who also root for the Nationals probably won’t like Bryce Harper’s hat choice.

Will the Bears’ support for a change to workman’s comp laws hurt them with free agents?

The Lions could make an addition at cornerback soon.

Assessing the benefits of stability for the Packers.

What are the next offensive line moves for the Vikings?

The Falcons signed seven players to their offseason roster.

Would the Panthers consider signing WR Victor Cruz?

Reggie Wayne is a big fan of returning Saints wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson.

Seven Buccaneers defensive players who showed growth last season.

Bo Jackson liked what he saw from Cardinals RB David Johnson in 2016.

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips brings a lot of experience to his new job with the Rams.

Hiring Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator likely means a scheme change for the 49ers.

What does K Blair Walsh’s signing mean for the Seahawks kicking game in 2017?

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Monday morning one-liners

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Bills coach Sean McDermott is dealing with a free agent cornerback for the second straight season.

The Dolphins issued a statement on the death of former LB Quentin Moses.

Patriots WR Michael Floyd fired back at critics.

A few observations about the Jets schedule.

Assessing the chances that the Ravens re-sign DT Brandon Williams.

The Bengals’ stadium could be home to a new MLS team.

Which safeties will the Browns look at in free agency?

A review of the best work done by Steelers tight ends last season.

Previewing the Texans’ attempt to improve at quarterback.

The Colts defensive line failed to impress in 2016.

Offensive line is a likely area of interest to the Jaguars in free agency.

Former teammate Lem Barney is happy to see Dick LeBeau still working for the Titans.

What will the Broncos offense look like in 2017?

Former Chiefs assistant coach Dave Adolph died at the age of 79.

RB Latavius Murray’s future is the biggest offensive question for the Raiders this offseason.

Catching up on the Chargers’ “Fight for L.A.”

Cowboys TE Jason Witten shares his thoughts on his quarterbacks.

Could WR Brandon Marshall wind up with the Giants?

Finding similarities between these Eagles and the 2000 version.

Breaking down the Redskins defensive line.

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery was happy to see Chance the Rapper win at the Grammy Awards.

Lions T Taylor Decker played a role in Joey Bosa’s development.

TE Beau Sandland will have an opportunity to win playing time for the Packers.

Analyzing the reasons for short throws in the Vikings offense.

LB Paul Worrilow may be moving on from the Falcons.

TE Greg Olsen likes the way Panthers fans sing “Sweet Caroline” more than other renditions.

Getting to know new Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen.

What does the offseason hold for Buccaneers S Bradley McDougald?

A look at how Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald fared with Kurt Warner and Carson Palmer.

The Rams front office did a little gardening.

The new 49ers regime appears realistic about the job ahead of them.

A few Seahawks financial updates.

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Gus Bradley: Chargers players a “pretty good fit” for my scheme

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 04:   Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after a pass as  Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers looks on during the second half of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 4, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Chargers are holding meetings with their new coaching staff this week and that group includes defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, who joined Anthony Lynn’s staff after being dismissed as the Jaguars’ head coach before the end of the 2016 season.

The step down in responsibility doesn’t seem to have dimmed Bradley’s enthusiasm as he repeatedly described himself as “excited” about things with his new team in an interview for the team’s website. Among the things that have him feeling good is the way that the Chargers personnel fits the scheme he’s installing, which he calls “a 4-3 with just enough elements of a 3-4.”

“Well, I think the players we have here is why it was a good fit. When you look at the personnel and what they’ve done in the past, especially what they’ve done really well, you can start picturing these players in our defense and realize it’s a pretty good fit,” Bradley said. “The pieces in place here are a really good fit for what we’ll do scheme wise. Right now [I’m breaking down film on our] players, and I’m looking at their skillset and what they do well.  Every time you put in a defense, your objective is to get the ball.  That is our overall objective.  So you look at putting players in the best position possible utilizing their skillset.  So when I watch tape, I’m trying to find out what their skill set is.  And within that scheme, trying to design it so they are in the best possible position to utilize it.”

One of the players Bradley is looking forward to utilizing is defensive rookie of the year Joey Bosa. Regardless of scheme, Bosa is going to be charged with coming hard off the edge of the defense and Bradley said “the challenge is we have to add to” what the 2016 first-round pick did in his first season. If Bradley can do that, the chances of the Chargers defense taking a step forward will look pretty good.

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Sunday morning one-liners

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 04:  Kurt  Warner announces the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide at Wortham Theater Center on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Getty Images

Bills owner Terry Pegula explained what he likes about new coach Sean McDermott.

The Dolphins added a Hall of Famer to their rolls with Jason Taylor’s election on Saturday.

Dion Lewis and James White hope to join the list of Patriots running backs with big Super Bowl performances.

Jets owner Woody Johnson hasn’t been officially named the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom.

The Ravens laid out their rationale for raising ticket prices.

Bengals S George Iloka checked out the Super Bowl festivities in his home town.

What should the Browns be willing to give up in a trade for Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo?

Laying out 51 reasons why the Steelers aren’t in the 51st Super Bowl.

Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes wouldn’t mind staying in state with the Texans.

Colts RB Frank Gore was named the winner of the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan would like his team to play in London at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Titans G.M. Jon Robinson shares what he learned while working for the Patriots.

Broncos LB Von Miller was a close second in defensive player of the year voting.

Opinions vary about whether the Chiefs can win a Super Bowl with QB Alex Smith.

Raiders DE Khalil Mack offered thanks after being named the NFL’s top defensive player.

Said Chargers DE and NFL defensive rookie of the year Joey Bosa, “It’s really exciting for the future and the team. I get better every year, and I found my routine on how to do things.”

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott joked about cutting the offensive rookie of the year award in half so RB Ezekiel Elliott could share the honor with him.

Super Bowl Sunday will find Giants WR Odell Beckham in a new role.

Said former Eagles S Brian Dawkins of falling short of election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, “I’m disappointed. That’s how I feel right now. I’ll be fine, though. I’m upset now, but I’ll be fine.”

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins got a little overheated during a flag football game.

If the Bears needed a reminder about the importance of quarterbacks, this year’s Super Bowl provides one.

Do the Falcons offer the Lions a blueprint for greater success?

Said Packers WR Jordy Nelson of winning the comeback player of the year award, “To be able to be out there again this year and play in all 16 games was an honor and you realize how much you miss it when you miss a whole season. My wife, my two boys who are back home, thanks for being patient. These last two years I probably spent about three or four months on crutches. That’s not great when you have a 7-year-old, but they’ll understand.”

Vikings COO Kevin Warren was named the first recipient of the Texas Southern Pioneer Award.

Said Falcons CB Jalen Collins of facing Tom Brady, “We just have to go out there and challenge them, take away his looks and not give him any pre-snap reads so he can pick the defense apart.”

Can the Panthers get back on track in 2017?

The Saints are celebrating the Hall of Fame election of longtime K Morten Andersen.

A one-handed catch by Buccaneers WR Mike Evans was selected as the play of the year at the NFL Honors event on Saturday night.

Some reactions to former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner’s election to the Hall of Fame.

Former Rams WR Isaac Bruce wasn’t elected to the Hall of Fame and said recently he wouldn’t be discouraged if that’s how things played out.

Will the 49ers offense look like the one Kyle Shanahan has put together for the Falcons?

S Kenny Easley became the fourth former Seahawks player elected to the Hall of Fame.

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Joey Bosa named Defensive Rookie of the Year

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27:  Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers rests on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Getty Images

Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa got a late start to his NFL career after a lengthy contract dispute followed by a hamstring injury. But he was worth the wait.

Bosa was an outstanding player as a rookie for the Chargers and has just been named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. It was an easy decision after Bosa had 10.5 sacks and was a generally dominant player on the Chargers’ defense.

The 50-member panel of voters for the NFL’s awards gave 37 votes to Bosa, 10 to Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey and three to Falcons linebacker Deion Jones.

With the Chargers now moving to Los Angeles, it’s easy to picture Bosa becoming the face of the franchise in their new home as Philip Rivers ages. He’s on the verge of becoming a major NFL star.

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Joey Bosa says Philip Rivers is all in for L.A. move

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 24:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns looks to pass against Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers in the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Getty Images

In the aftermath of the announcement that the Chargers will move from San Diego to Los Angeles, reports/rumors/whatever emerged that quarterback Philip Rivers wasn’t all in. Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa declared otherwise on Thursday.

Appearing on behalf of MET-RX at Radio Row in Houston, Bosa said definitively that the veteran quarterback embraces the relocation. Bosa said he does, too; which is good, since none of them really have a choice.

Bosa declined to provide a sacks goal for 2017, but he admitted that he’d like to do better than the 10.5 sacks he racked up as a rookie. Making that performance even more impressive was that he did it in only 12 games.

For more from Bosa, check out the video from Bosa’s Thursday visit to PFT Live.

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Gigantic Thursday PFT Live coming

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11:  David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a two point conversion during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

Wednesday’s PFT Live was huge. Thursday’s will be even huger. If that’s even a word.

It’s a 10-guest extravaganza, including visits from Cardinals running back David Johnson, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, former Texans, Colts, and Titans receiver Andre Johnson, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan, former 49ers coach and Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian, former Patriots and current Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, former Bengals, Patriots, and Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson, and ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.

The show begins at 6:00 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio, sliding over toe NBCSN at 7:00 a.m. ET. Also, every guest from every hour of every show will be available in podcast form, at iTunes or audioBoom.

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Report: Travis Benjamin needed postseason knee scope

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Travis Benjamin #12 of the San Diego Chargers tries to run past  Jason McCourty #30 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium on November 6, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images

Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin needed arthroscopic knee surgery after the season, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Tuesday.

Benjamin caught 47 passes for 677 yards and four touchdowns last season, his first with the Chargers, but he missed two games and only had nine receptions in the second half of the season while dealing with the injury.

The report said he had surgery last week after dealing with a Grade 2 PCL sprain in his right knee over the last several weeks of the season.

Benjamin signed with the Chargers last March after four years with the Browns, where he first emerged as an explosive punt returner and later became a deep threat in the passing game. Benjamin has 14 career touchdown catches and three career punt return touchdowns.

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