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Anthony Lynn wanted to do more than put out a statement

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn is not among those who have released public statements about the death of George Floyd and the subsequent unrest across America, and he says he didn’t put out a statement because his thoughts aren’t easily encapsulated in a few short paragraphs. Lynn told the Los Angeles Times that he didn’t want [more]

Damion Square says he is back with Chargers

Defensive tackle Damion Square announced via his instagram account on Monday that he will be back with the Los Angeles Chargers for the 2020 season. “How SW⚡⚡T it is to be loved by you!!!!!! GREATFULL to be back with FAMILY!” Square said in the posting. Square has spent the last five seasons playing for the [more]

Where are the vast majority of NFL head coaches on the current unrest?

At this critical moment in American history, only three NFL head coaches have made public statements in their own names (and only their own names) about the situation. Three. Of 32. Even though the vast majority if the league’s players are minorities. Beyond Dolphins coach Brian Flores, Colts coach Frank Reich, and Chargers coach Anthony [more]

Three more COVID-19 cases at SoFi Stadium construction site

Three more construction workers at SoFi Stadium have tested positive for COVID-19, moving the total to the project to eight. According to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, the positive tests were shared with trade partners by the joint venture overseeing the construction project. The emails said the workers last worked on site on [more]

Anthony Lynn makes social justice uprising a priority in Monday’s videoconference with players

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was asked on Sunday night by Jim Trotter of NFL Media whether Lynn will discuss the events of the weekend with his players this week. Lynn said the process already has begun. “We are now,” Lynn said. “Some coaches started last week. My first meeting is 4 a.m. with rookies tomorrow [more]

Melvin Gordon on playing with no fans: “We didn’t have fans anyway”

If COVID-19 forces NFL teams to play in empty stadiums, Melvin Gordon says it won’t feel much different for him. Gordon, who played his entire career for the Chargers before signing with the Broncos this offseason, noted that the Chargers played in front of plenty of empty seats. “We didn’t have fans anyway,” Gordon said [more]

The Simms QB top 40 countdown, No. 34: Tyrod Taylor

Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor hasn’t started a game since September 2018. Still, during his time as a starter, he has generated a record of 23-21-1. By all appearances, he’ll get the chance to resume his starting career this year, as rookie Justin Herbert learns the NFL ropes. Whether Taylor keeps the job longer than three [more]

Pep Hamilton thinks Justin Herbert benefitted from staying at Oregon in 2019

Quarterback Justin Herbert had a big decision to make after his 2018 season at Oregon. Herbert had to choose between staying in school and entering the NFL Draft with many people projecting he’d be a first-round pick if he opted for the professional route. Herbert didn’t go that way, however. He remained in school and [more]

Rams announce August 14 opening of SoFi Stadium

The new NFL stadium in Inglewood was supposed to open in July, with a Taylor Swift concert. That event has been postponed. The first football game to be played there has not. The Rams announced on Wednesday their preseason schedule, which begins with an unofficial christening of SoFi Stadium on Friday, August 14. That night, [more]

The Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 37: Justin Herbert

Another day, another guy who has never taken a snap at the NFL level crashes the Chris Simms list of the top 40 quarterbacks in football. Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, the sixth overall pick in the 2020 draft, comes in at No. 37. We discussed during PFT Live the things that makes Herbert potentially special, [more]

Austin Ekeler welcomes leadership role in running backs room

Three years ago, Austin Ekeler entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent from Western State. He just turned 25 last week, but Ekeler is the old guy in the running backs room now. “I feel like I just got in the league, but now I’m the oldest guy in the room,” Ekeler said, via [more]

Hunter Henry: I think it’s fine playing out year under tag

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry said that he and the team were close to an agreement to a long-term extension earlier in the offseason, but momentum slowed before they could hammer out the final details of a new deal. That didn’t appear to leave any hard feelings as Henry signed his franchise tag in April [more]

K.J. Hill: I’m taking being the 34th wide receiver drafted as fuel

Wide receiver K.J. Hill left Ohio State with a school-record 201 career receptions, but that didn’t help him get picked in the early rounds of this year’s draft. It didn’t help Hill get drafted in the middle rounds, either. Hill became the 34th receiver picked when the Chargers finally took him off the board in [more]

Report: Ryan Leaf arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested in Palm Springs, California, on Friday for misdemeanor domestic battery, TMZSports.com reports. Leaf’s bail was set for $5,000. The Chargers selected Leaf with the second overall choice in 1998, but his career did not last long. He started only 18 games with the Chargers, going 4-14 with 13 [more]

Former Chargers defensive back Joe Beauchamp dies at 76

Former Chargers defensive back Joe Beauchamp died Wednesday, the team announced. Beauchamp was 76. He played for the Chargers from 1966-1975, which included games in both the AFL and NFL. The Chargers selected Beauchamp in the redshirt sixth round of the AFL draft in 1966 out of Iowa State. He played 10 seasons, seeing action [more]

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