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Philip Rivers wins PFWA’s Good Guy Award

Philip Rivers, who was praised for his dealings with local and national media during his career, is the 2021 winner of the Good Guy Award by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). He retired Jan. 20 after one season with the Colts and 16 with the Chargers. Rivers, the 17th Good Guy Award winner, [more]

Chargers QBs coach: Justin Herbert’s right where he should be with new offense

While Brandon Staley was previously a defensive coordinator, one of his most important jobs as the first-year coach of the Chargers is continuing the development of quarterback Justin Herbert. The 2020 offensive rookie of the year, Herbert set several first-year passing records in his 15 starts for Los Angeles. Staley hired former Saints quarterbacks coach [more]

Mike Williams: I’m not really focused on a potential contract extension

The Chargers picked receiver Mike Williams with the seventh pick in 2017. While he’s become a key player within their offense, he’s also recorded just one season with 1,000 yards receiving. Last year, Williams reeled in 48 passes for 756 yards with five touchdowns in 15 games. He’s now entering the last season of his [more]

Jason Verrett looking forward to the future

Everyone knows Jason Verrett‘s injury history, which is why Verrett is focusing on the history part. He is done talking about his injuries. “I don’t want to deal with any more injury questions; that’s in the past,” Verrett said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of “I finished the season out healthy, going into this season [more]

Chargers to hold joint practices with 49ers before their preseason game

The 49ers and Chargers will hold joint practices in Southern California leading up to their preseason game in Los Angeles, Matt Maiocco of reports. The COVID-19 pandemic eliminated the preseason and all joint practices in 2020. The 49ers worked out with the Broncos in 2019, and the Chargers held joint practices with the Saints [more]

Kenneth Murray excited to play in Chargers new defensive scheme

As the Rams’ defensive coordinator in 2020, Brandon Staley helped implement a scheme that had that team finish atop the league in points allowed and yards allowed. Now as the Chargers head coach, Staley is bringing that system to a training facility an hour or two south — depending on traffic. And that’s been good [more]

Seahawks become the new betting favorites to land Julio Jones

On the eve of the arrival of the period for a potential Julio Jones trade, a new betting favorite has emerged: The Seahawks. PointsBet has Seattle as a +225 proposition to make the deal, followed by the Titans at +250. Next come the Eagles at +275, followed by the Ravens and 49ers at +300. The [more]

Former Oilers receiver Jim Beirne dies at 74

Jim Beirne, a receiver who played nine NFL seasons, died last week from complications of Alzheimer’s, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Beirne was 74. Beirne played for the Oilers from 1968-73 and again from 1975-76 after spending the 1974 season with the Chargers. The Oilers made Beirne a fourth-round choice out of Purdue [more]

Kenneth Murray feeling “100 percent” after offseason shoulder surgery

Chargers linebacker Kenneth Murray was able to play all 16 games of his rookie year, but he had to undergo offseason shoulder surgery in January. Murray said Tuesday that he originally suffered an injury to his shoulder in college but continued to play through it for two years. He would occasionally get hit on the [more]

Patriots become the betting favorites to land Julio Jones

The markets are moving. After just a few days, the Patriots have rocketed to the top of the odds for the next Julio Jones destination. The PointsBet sports book has moved the Patriots from +700 to +150, making them the current favorites to land the Falcons receiver. The Titans likewise have surged, from +1000 to [more]

Hunter Henry wearing No. 85 as a tribute to Antonio Gates

Hunter Henry spent five seasons with the Chargers. He has spent fewer than three months with the Patriots. But the tight end, who signed a three-year, $37.5 million contract in free agency, quickly has developed a love for his new surroundings, his new teammates and his new coaches. “I enjoy this culture. I think it [more]

Former Bills, Bucs linebacker Eugene Marve dies at 60

Former NFL linebacker Eugene Marve died Monday after a short hospital stay for an undisclosed medical condition, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Marve was 60. He became the first player from Saginaw Valley State drafted into the NFL. The Bills made Marve a third-round choice in 1982, and he played six seasons [more]

Brandon Staley: Justin Herbert “off and running” in new offense

The Chargers got on the field for the start of Phase Three of the offseason program on Monday and that gave head coach Brandon Staley a chance to watch quarterback Justin Herbert at the helm of the offense that coordinator Joe Lombardi has been installing this offseason. Herbert called that change “a great opportunity to [more]

Derwin James: I need my practice, can’t think about injuries

The Chargers had safety Derwin James back on the field for the start of organized team activities on Monday and James faced questions about staying on the field after the workout. James missed the first 11 games of the 2019 season after hurting his foot in an August practice and he missed all of last [more]

Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead eliminated at U.S. Four-Ball Championship

Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead failed to advance out of the stroke play portion of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship held at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash. Woodhead and his partner, Michael Wilheim, shot a combined 1-over par 144 during their two rounds at Chambers Bay and secondary venue The Home [more]

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