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Chargers sign KJ Costello

A fourth quarterback has been added to the Chargers roster. The team announced the signing of KJ Costello on Sunday. Costello went undrafted this year after finishing his collegiate years at Mississippi State. Costello spent his first three college seasons at Stanford and threw for 6,151 yards, 49 touchdowns and 18 interceptions for the school. [more]

Austin Ekeler: If you want fantasy points, you better draft me

Austin Ekeler is warning you: Draft him on your Fantasy Football team or else. The Chargers running back had 933 total yards last season and three touchdowns despite missing six games with a hamstring injury. It was his first opportunity as the lead back with Melvin Gordon having departed in free agency. “Hey, I’m going [more]

Tyrod Taylor: Nothing but positive conversations with Deshaun Watson

General Manager Nick Caserio and head coach David Culley both said earlier this week that Deshaun Watson‘s presence at training camp has not been a distraction to the Texans and the team’s current No. 1 quarterback said the same thing on Friday. Tyrod Taylor has been working with the first team while Watson has not [more]

Madden 22 quarterback ratings include some curious choices in the top 10

To no surprise, the new Madden game has Patrick Mahomes rated as the best quarterback, with a 99. The surprises come after that. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who turns 44 in four days, comes in at No. 2 with a 97. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the 2020 NFL MVP, has a 96. He’s third. Fourth [more]

Joey Bosa sees “fun challenge” in new Chargers defense

As the Chargers’ offseason program came to a close, Joey Bosa said “it’s been tough” learning the new defense that head coach Brandon Staley wants the team to run during his first season on the job and the educational process hasn’t come to an end. The Chargers are now in training camp and Bosa is [more]

Justin Herbert: “I think it’s pretty cool that Patrick Mahomes knows who I am”

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes created a minor controversy this offseason when a fan told him to watch out for Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert and Mahomes replied, “I’ll see it when I believe it.” In addition to being a slip of the tongue — Mahomes meant to say, “I’ll believe it when I see it” — [more]

After lagging on vaccinations, Chargers now near 90 percent

Less than two weeks ago, the Chargers were near the bottom of the NFL in player vaccinations, with less than 50 percent of their players vaccinated. They’ve made significant progress since then. The Chargers are now close to having 90 percent of their players vaccinated, with many fully vaccinated and others having the first shot [more]

Chargers place Justin Jackson on COVID-19 list, John Hurst on PUP

The Chargers placed running back Justin Jackson on the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday. Jackson appeared in nine games last season, rushing for 270 yards on 59 carries and catching 19 passes for 173 yards and no touchdowns. The Chargers made him a seventh-round choice in 2018. The team placed receiver John Hurst on the active/physically [more]

Chargers sign Tre’ McKitty to wrap up draft class

The Chargers came into Tuesday with two unsigned draft picks, but they now have their entire class under contract. Shortly after announcing first-round tackle Rashawn Slater’s agreement on his rookie deal, the Chargers passed along word of tight end Tre' McKitty‘s signing as well. It’s a four-year deal for McKitty, who joined wide receiver Josh [more]

Chargers sign first-round pick Rashawn Slater

The Chargers have gotten an important piece of business done on the eve of training camp. Los Angeles has signed offensive lineman Rashawn Slater to his four-year rookie contract, the team announced on Tuesday. With Slater the 13th pick in 2021, the Chargers will have to make a decision on Slater’s fifth-year option in the [more]

Madden has no 99 edge rushers

The folks at Madden are publishing on a daily basis the initial ratings at the various positions for the upcoming edition of the game. (For those of us who play Ultimate Team, all that matters is our collection current and historical 99s will soon give way to 59s. Again.) At edge rusher, the folks at [more]

Stefon Diggs snubbed by Madden as top receiver in NFL

Last year, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs made an immediate impact with his new team, leading the league in receptions and receiving yards. That wasn’t enough, however, to vault him to the top of the Madden ratings for the new version of the game. Diggs actually lands at No. 4 in the initial ratings, with a [more]

Chargers sign third-round pick Josh Palmer

The Chargers have signed third-round pick Josh Palmer, the team announced on Friday. Palmer was the 77th overall pick in this year’s draft after spending four years at Tennessee. The wide receiver played 47 games for the Vols, putting up consistent numbers through his last three seasons. He caught 33 passes for 475 yards with four [more]

Keenan Allen: Justin Herbert will have a better feel for the game in second season

Quarterback Justin Herbert‘s strong rookie campaign in 2020 has made the Chargers one of the intriguing teams in the AFC. New head coach Brandon Staley brought in former Saints QBs coach Joe Lombardi to run Los Angeles’ offense. And if Herbert significantly improves from his first to his second year, the Chargers should at least [more]

Melvin Ingram signing with Steelers

Apparently the visit went well. The Steelers hosted former Chargers edge rusher at their facility on Monday. Now before the close of business, the veteran has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the club, according to multiple reports. Ingram told reporter Josina Anderson that he was heading out of town after completing the deal. [more]

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