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Report: Chargers interviewed Giants assistant Anthony Blevins for special teams coordinator

The Chargers’ search for a new special teams coordinator includes a pair of candidates from Joe Judge’s final staff with the Giants.Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports that the Chargers interviewed Giants assistant linebackers and assistant special teams coach Anthony Blevins for the opening. The Chargers fired Derius Swinton last week and they’ve also interviewed Giants [more]

Tom Telesco not ready to talk new contracts for Mike Williams, Derwin James

Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said in a Thursday press conference that he saw the 2021 season as an “exciting start” to head coach Brandon Staley’s time with the team and that he’s a supporter of Staley’s approach to taking risks on fourth downs, but he was less forthcoming when it come to contract matters.The [more]

Tom Telesco: I support Brandon Staley 100 percent, we’re both big believers in using data

Chargers coach Brandon Staley gained a reputation as perhaps the most analytics-driven coach in the NFL during the 2021 season, and when the Chargers fell short of the playoffs, Staley’s approach drew plenty of criticism. But Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco is completely on board with Staley’s approach.“I support him 100 percent,” Telesco said of [more]

Louisiana woman accused of defrauding retired NFL players’ healthcare fund

Toni Charles, a Louisiana woman who had a child with former NFL defensive lineman Norman Hand, has been accused of defrauding a healthcare fund for retired NFL players and their dependents.According to the Associated Press, Charles is accused of submitting false claims to the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Reimbursement Account Plan on behalf of Hand’s [more]

Tom Telesco: I don’t think a lot about my job security

Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco’s ninth year on the job ended without a trip to the postseason and that makes it seven times that the Chargers have fallen short of the playoffs during his tenure.Telesco was asked why the team has habitually been out of the playoffs over the course of his tenure and said [more]

2022 NFL draft order: Eagles hold 15th, 16th, and 19th overall picks

The Wild Card round of the playoffs is in the books and that means we now know six more spots in the draft order for the 2022 NFL Draft.The Eagles lost to the Buccaneers on Sunday and that leaves them with the 19th overall pick for the spring. That will be the lowest of the [more]

Chargers interviewed Thomas McGaughey for ST coordinator

The Chargers have started talking to candidates to fill their special teams coordinator opening.Gilbert Manzano of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that they have interviewed Thomas McGaughey for the job. McGaughey has spent the last four seasons in the same role with the Giants and remains tied with the team, but he’s started looking [more]

San Diego plots potential litigation over Chargers relocation

With St. Louis getting $790 million from the NFL over the re-relocation of the Rams to L.A., someone in San Diego has gotten an idea.As explained by Jeff McDonald of the San Diego Union-Tribune, there’s a movement in the former home of the Chargers to sue the NFL over the team’s departure.Former City Attorney Michael [more]

Texans coaching search moves on to Hines Ward, Joe Lombardi interviews

The Texans’ search for a new head coach continued with a couple of interviews on Saturday, including one with an unexpected addition to this year’s group of candidates.The team announced that they have completed interviews with Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. Ward now works as the special assistant to [more]

Bears request to interview Chargers’ JoJo Wooden for G.M.

The Bears are looking at one of the top personnel men with the Chargers for their opening at General Manager.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Chicago has requested to interview JoJo Wooden, Los Angeles’ director of player personnel.Wooden has been with the Chargers since 2013, the same year Tom Telesco took over as the [more]

Full vote totals for 2021 NFL All-Pro team

The Associated Press revealed its 2021 NFL All-Pro team on Friday and the group had five unanimous selections.Rams receiver Cooper Kupp, Packers receiver Davante Adams, Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt, and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald were each selected by all 50 voters.Cowboys right guard Zack Martin (46), Cowboys Linebacker [more]

Chargers fire special teams coordinator Derius Swinton

The Chargers are making a change on special teams.Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Los Angeles has fired special teams coordinator Derius Swinton after one season with the franchise.Swinton was a part of head coach Brandon Staley’s first staff in 2021.The team used two kickers this season, but the position got stabilized with Dustin Hopkins [more]

Inglewood remains a go to host Super Bowl LVI

The recent decision by the Recording Academy and CBS to postpone the 64th annual Grammy Awards over health and safety concerns prompted questions about whether Super Bowl LVI would be played as scheduled in Inglewood, California. The league does, in fact, have a contingency plan in place, but the league always has a backup plan [more]

Brandon Staley remains committed to “process”

The Chargers have one of the best quarterbacks in football, which guarantees that they’ll contend for postseason appearances for years to come. Given their failure to qualify for the playoffs in 2021, however, work needs to be done around him.Personnel is part of it, obviously. But they have plenty of talented players. On defense, stopping [more]

Brandon Staley: We have to improve to play the level of defense that I expect

After losing last Sunday’s thriller to the Raiders, the Chargers missed the playoffs with a 9-8 record in head coach Brandon Staley’s first season.While Staley’s offensive staff led by coordinator Joe Lombardi accomplished its goal to continue quarterback Justin Herbert‘s development, Los Angeles’ defense struggled throughout the season.The Chargers finished the year 23rd in yards [more]

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