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Bears sign Manti Te’o to practice squad

The Bears signed veteran linebacker Manti Te'o to their practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. He takes the roster spot of kicker Kai Forbath, whom the Rams signed to their active roster Tuesday. Te’o has appeared in 62 games with 48 starts over seven NFL seasons. He has played with the Chargers (2013-16) and Saints [more]

Chargers designate Melvin Ingram for return from injured reserve

As the Chargers emerge from their bye with a looming game against the Jaguars (a/k/a the NFL’s 2020 Slump Tonic), they could be getting back their bookend to Joey Bosa. Pass rusher Melvin Ingram has been designated for return from injured reserve. Ingram landed on IR late last month with a knee problem that either [more]

Ten NFL teams have one win or fewer

The NFL, as it should, likes to point out positive aspects of a season in progress, especially when it comes to the scoring of points and other things that make the game exciting. Here’s something the NFL won’t be issuing a press release about. Nearly a third of the league stinks. More specifically, 10 of [more]

49ers to remember Fred Dean with helmet decal tonight

The 49ers will honor the memory of Hall of Famer Fred Dean tonight. The team announced it will wear a helmet decal with Dean’s No. 74. Dean died last week from COVID-19. He was 68. The Chargers made Dean a second-round choice in 1975, and he spent parts of seven seasons in San Diego before [more]

Joey Bosa happy to have earlier bye than expected

The NFL made a number of changes to the schedule for Week Six and beyond as a result of rescheduling the Broncos-Patriots game for this Sunday and the Chargers were involved in many of them. Week Six was supposed to find them playing the hapless Jets, but they have a bye instead as that game [more]

Reports: Hall of Fame defensive end Fred Dean dies of COVID-19 at 68

Hall of Fame defensive end Fred Dean has died at the age of 68 from COVID-19, according to multiple reports. Dean spent 11 years in the NFL after being selected in the second round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers out of Louisiana Tech. He spent parts of seven seasons with [more]

Los Angeles, Dallas become potential NFL playoff bubble locations

The NFL and NFL Players Association would be wise to put all teams in a bubble now. For now, the league is discussing only the possibility of a postseason bubble. According to TheAthletic.com, the league is considering the viability of a postseason bubble, along with the possibility of playing some postseason games at neutral sites. [more]

Penalty for C.J. Gardner-Johnson helmet toss wouldn’t have extended last night’s game

Last night’s game ended with 4:17 to play in overtime after the Chargers failed to convert a fourth and seven, following the Saints’ first-drive field goal. But should the game really have been over? After the whistle blew with Chargers receiver Mike Williams tackled short of the line to gain, Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson removed [more]

Drew Brees improves to 4-0 against the Chargers

Drew Brees has still never lost to his first NFL team. Brees and the Saints beat the Chargers 30-27 on Monday night, the fourth time in four attempts that Brees has beaten the Chargers. He previously led the Saints to wins of 37-32 in 2008, 31-24 in 2012 and 35-34 in 2016. The Chargers selected [more]

Cam Jordan: Justin Herbert “may be a force to be reckoned with”

After the Chargers played the Buccaneers in Week Four, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said that he told Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn that he has a “great one” in the rookie quarterback. The Saints had similar things to say about Herbert after Monday night’s game. Linebacker Demario Davis said Herbert “definitely doesn’t play like [more]

Saints rally from 17-point deficit to grab 30-27 overtime win over Chargers

Wil Lutz converted a 36-yard field goal and Marshon Lattimore tackled Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams a yard shy on fourth down as the New Orleans Saints held on to earn a 30-27 victory over Los Angeles in overtime on Monday night. The Saints fell into an early 20-3 hole as rookie quarterback Justin Herbert [more]

Jared Cook’s first catch goes for game-tying, 41-yard touchdown

Jared Cook had no targets in the first 48 minutes, 39 seconds on Monday night. He now has a game-tying touchdown. The Saints tight end caught a 41-yard touchdown from Drew Brees, who made safety Nasir Adderley bite on the pump fake. New Orleans has scored 17 unanswered points, including 10 since halftime, to forge [more]

Justin Herbert throws three TDs as Chargers lead 20-10 at halftime

Justin Herbert has nine completions. Six different receivers have receptions. Three of those have touchdowns. The Chargers rookie quarterback threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen, a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams and a 3-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Henry. Los Angeles leads the Saints 20-10 at halftime. Herbert had three touchdowns in [more]

Keenan Allen questionable to return with back injury

Chargers receiver Keenan Allen has had athletic trainers working on loosening him up. The team announced Allen is questionable to return with a back injury. Allen has two catches for 29 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown. He entered the game with 32 receptions for 327 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers didn’t miss him on [more]

Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen give Chargers 6-0 lead

Keenan Allen has his second touchdown of the season. The Chargers star receiver caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Justin Herbert with 6:26 remaining in the first quarter. Michael Badgley missed the extra point attempt wide right. The Chargers have a 6-0 lead. The Chargers and Saints traded punts before Los Angeles went 80 yards [more]

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