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Chargers still open to Antonio Gates returning

As NFL training camps open, veteran tight end Antonio Gates remains unsigned. And the only team he’s ever played for remains interested in bringing him back. Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said on AM 570 LA Sports radio that he would like to have Gates back. The Chargers previously thought it was time to move [more]

Chris McCain pleads not guilty on battery charges

Colts defensive end Chris McCain has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor battery. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that McCain entered that plea during an arraignment this week. McCain is accused of spitting on and grabbing the neck of a woman on January 7 and Holder reports the court ordered McCain [more]

Dexter McCluster heads to the CFL

Terrell Owens could be playing in Canada. For now, a former NFL player some 15 years younger than Owens is headed there. The Toronto Argonauts announced on Monday that they have signed running back Dexter McCluster. A second-round pick of the Chiefs in 2010, McCluster played both running back and receiver in the NFL. After [more]

Dan Fouts off Chargers preseason broadcasts

Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts, perhaps the greatest player in Chargers history, has criticized the team’s move, saying he’ll always be a San Diego Charger, and never a Los Angeles Charger. Fouts has also left his longtime job calling Chargers preseason games, but not because he criticized the team’s move north. Jay Posner of [more]

Ohio man pleads guilty to defrauding five NFL players

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud after promising he could deliver merchandise to five NFL players for their charitable events only to keep the money himself. According to the Associated Press, Camario Richardson, 39, pleaded guilty to chargers in a federal court in Kansas City on Monday. Richardson told five unnamed NFL [more]

Daniel Jeremiah, LaDainian Tomlinson join Chargers broadcast teams

The Los Angeles Chargers have looked to broadcast talent cultivated by the NFL Network to add to their broadcast teams this season. The team added former scout Daniel Jeremiah to its radio broadcast while Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson is joining the team’s preseason TV broadcasts. Additionally, Mario Solis will take over play-by-play [more]

Virgil Green: It’s been easy to adjust to Philip Rivers

When tight end Virgil Green signed with the Chargers as a free agent this offseason, he was expected to be a complement to Hunter Henry in the lineup. That expectation changed when Henry tore his ACL at a practice in May and left Green as the No. 1 player at the position. There’s been chatter [more]

Jason Verrett is “hungry” after losing most of past two seasons to injuries

Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett is “happy” with where he is heading into 2017. He’s also “hungry” — very hungry — after two years of injuries. “I think it’s going to be a little bit more juice, just dealing with the fact that I lost two seasons,” Verrett told Hayley Elwood of the team website. “I’m [more]

Derwin James buys his mother a house

The first thing Derwin James bought when he received his $7.1 million signing bonus as part of his four-year, $12.39 million deal with the Chargers was a house for his mother. The safety posted a photo on Instagram of the two-story house. James wrote: “Today was a special day. Bought my momma her dream house [more]

Dan Fouts has no interest in being identified as an L.A. Charger

As the Chargers continue their “Fight for L.A.,” there’s apparently one hill that they’re not going to take. Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts made it clear he didn’t want to be identified by his old team’s new city. Via The Big Lead, Fouts was being interviewed on San Diego’s 1090 AM Monday, when the [more]

LaDainian Tomlinson: I believe Antonio Gates only wants to play for Chargers

The Chargers still could use a tight end. Antonio Gates remains available. LaDainian Tomlinson, now a special assistant in the team’s front office, played with the tight end for seven seasons with the Chargers. “I believe the only place Antonio wants to play is the Chargers,” Tomlinson said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I think he [more]

Keenan Allen could see even more opportunities in absence of Hunter Henry

While the Chargers don’t have a replacement for Hunter Henry, they do have an idea how to take up the slack for their starting tight end. The Chargers are putting more on the shoulders of Keenan Allen in the absence of Henry, who tore his ACL in May. Eric Williams of ESPN reports that “the [more]

Rams, Chargers welcome LeBron to L.A.

The Los Angeles NFL franchises have realized that they need to pretend to be excited about the arrival of LeBron James to town, even if they are, at a minimum, concerned about how the return to prominence of the Lakers may eclipse other local sports teams. Maybe the rising LeBron tide lifts all L.A. boats. [more]

Chargers got “an outstanding spring” from Derwin James

The Chargers took safety Derwin James with the 17th overall pick in the draft, and after two months of watching him work they’re liking what they’re seeing. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said the Chargers threw everything at James and were pleased to see how much he was capable of handling. “For the most part, [more]

Rams want #LABron, or so they say

If you haven’t heard, LeBron James will once again become a free agent. With plenty of speculation that he’ll join the L.A. Lakers, one of the local NFL teams has gotten in on the act. “We’ve been ready for #LABron,” the L.A. Rams posted on Twitter, with a photo that includes James and team owner [more]

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