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Russell Okung declares his candidacy for NFLPA president

As expected, Chargers left tackle Russell Okung has become the first player to throw his hat into the ring for the position of NFL Players Association president. Okung officially disclosed his candidacy to Ken Belson of the New York Times. An opponent of a 17-game season, Okung’s election — if it happens before the finalization [more]

Nick Bosa will talk to his brother about facing Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

Nick Bosa knows exactly who to ask about playing the Chiefs. The 49ers defensive end’s not-so-secret weapon is his older brother, Joey, who faces the Chiefs twice a season every season with the Chargers. “We’re going to be talking,” Nick said Thursday, via Matt Barrows of “He has pretty good input on these guys. [more]

Tom Telesco says “a lot of moving parts” involved in Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon decisions

Los Angeles Chargers G.M. Tom Telesco believes that Philip Rivers still has good football left in him. He believes Melvin Gordon is an “excellent football player” and deserves to get paid. But when it comes to whether the futures of Rivers and/or Gordon reside with the Chargers, it’s a bit complicated. Telesco said in an [more]

Rivers-to-Bucs chatter helps the Bucs

With Philip Rivers and family loading up the truck and moving out of Beverly (Hills, that is), plenty of reporters and insiders are connecting dots regarding a 38-year-old quarterback and a 44-year-old franchise that is located in Rivers’ new state of residence: Florida. The Buccaneers, they’re saying, are a potential destination for Rivers, whose time [more]

Philip Rivers and family leave San Diego, move to Florida

Soon-to-be free agent quarterback Philip Rivers often talks about the importance of spending time with his wife and nine children. When the Chargers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles, Rivers and his family stayed put, and he made the long commute to the team facility each day because he thought it was important for [more]

Antonio Gates announces his retirement

Antonio Gates didn’t play football in 2019, but he never formally announced his retirement. That changed on Tuesday. In a post to social media, Gates made the end of his playing days official. “I never dreamed that I would play this game of football so long or how fortunate I would be to play it [more]

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Yesterday was a crushing loss for the Texans, but at least they can comfort themselves with their future, and how they can use the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to make a good team better. Oh wait, they already traded that one to the Dolphins. Sorry guys, that was probably too soon. With [more]

Russell Okung intends to run for NFLPA president

As they negotiate a potential new labor deal, things largely have been progressing smoothly between the NFL and the NFL Players Association. That could change, fairly soon. Per multiple sources, Chargers left tackle Russell Okung intends to run for NFLPA president. The next election happens in March. Current union president Eric Winston’s term expires then, [more]

Colts sign Artavis Scott to a futures deal

The Colts announced Friday they have signed receiver Artavis Scott to a reserve/future contract. Scott was with the Chargers the past three seasons. In 2019, he spent time on the team’s practice squad. Scott was on injured reserve for the 2018 season. As a rookie in 2017, Scott spent the entire season on the Chargers’ [more]

Stan Kroenke companies sue insurance firm over arsenic cleanup at Inglewood stadium site

With the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers set to play their next football games in the brand new stadium set to be completed in Inglewood this summer, a lawsuit has been submitted on behalf of two companies owned by Rams owner Stan Kroenke over an arsenic cleanup project at the site. According to Nathan Fenno [more]

Troy Aikman considered a number of teams after leaving Cowboys

With Patriots quarterback Tom Brady about to embark on free agency, and openly discussing the idea of playing for someone other than the Patriots, it’s worth remembering he’s far from the first future Hall of Famer to make a late-career cameo elsewhere. Whether it’s Peyton Manning with the Broncos or Joe Montana with the Chiefs, [more]

Report: Chargers plan to hold onto offensive coordinator Shane Steichen

The Chargers promoted Shane Steichen from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator when they fired Ken Whisenhunt during the regular season and it appears they’ll be giving him the job on a permanent basis. NFL Media reports that the Chargers plan to bring Steichen back for the 2020 season. His contract is set to expire so [more]

Tua Tagovailoa to enter 2020 NFL Draft

Tua Tagovailoa called it a “difficult time,” but he’s about to be comforted by the warm embrace of professional football. The Alabama quarterback just announced that he was declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft. Alabama coach Nick Saban said he “has probably had as much of an impact on our program as any player we’ve [more]

Four more spots in 2020 NFL Draft order filled in

The Patriots not being involved in the divisional round of the playoffs is unusual enough. Having them involved so early in next year’s annual selection meeting will be peculiar as well. With the results of the wild card weekend in the books, four more slots in the 2020 NFL Draft order have been filled in. [more]

Only one team made the final eight in 2018 and 2019

The NFL’s 12-team playoff field typically undergoes significant turnover. The final eight teams feature an almost complete overhaul from last year’s quarterfinalists. Seven of the eight teams that played in last year’s divisional round won’t be back: the Colts, Chargers, Patriots, Cowboys, Rams, Saints, and Eagles. The new seven are the Titans, Texans, Ravens, Vikings, [more]

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