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Chargers sign safety Adarius Pickett

The Chargers added a local prospect to the roster Thursday. The team announced the signing of safety Adarius Pickett, who played at UCLA. He went through the Chargers’ rookie minicamp last weekend on a tryout basis. Pickett led the Bruins in tackles last year, and was second-team All-Pac 12. He was initially signed by the [more]

Jason Verrett considered retirement after tearing Achilles

49ers cornerback Jason Verrett has looked like the first-round choice he was when he has been on the field. The problem is the 25th overall pick of the 2014 draft can’t seem to stay on the field. After rehabbing a knee injury and working his way back, Verrett tore his Achilles while running in a [more]

Report: Rams to have joint practices with Chargers

When your team headquarters are located in the same greater metropolitan area, it makes it rather easy to get together for joint practices. The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will do just that this fall, according to Vincent Bonsignore of Additionally, the report also says the Rams and Oakland Raiders will conduct [more]

Forrest Lamp splitting first-team reps at guard

After two lost seasons for Forrest Lamp, the Chargers are giving the former second-round choice “every opportunity” to win a starting job this season. Lamp made most of his 51 starts at Western Kentucky at left tackle with a handful of starts at right guard. The Chargers are working him at both guard spots. He’ll [more]

Chargers re-sign Damion Square

Damion Square is back with the Chargers. The veteran defensive lineman visited with the Titans after becoming a free agent in March, but no deal materialized in Nashville and Square remained on the market until Monday. That’s when the Chargers announced that Square has agreed to a new deal with the team. Square joined the [more]

Chargers sign sixth-rounder Emeke Egbule

The Chargers signed a fourth player from their draft class. Linebacker Emeke Egbule has agreed to a four-year deal. The Chargers announced the pact with the sixth-round pick on Saturday. Egbule comes to Los Angeles after two years as a starter at the University of Houston. He had 69 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two [more]

Nasir Adderley: Derwin James and I can be the best safety duo in the NFL

Chargers rookie safety Nasir Adderley isn’t accustomed to facing the highest level of competition, having played his college football at Delaware, but he has high hopes for how he’ll adjust to the NFL. Adderley, a second-round pick who has a good chance at earning a Week One starting job, thinks he and fellow safety Derwin [more]

Chargers sign Easton Stick, two other draft picks

The Chargers signed three of their seven draft picks, according to the NFL’s official transactions. Fourth-rounder Drue Tranquill, fifth-rounder Easton Stick and seventh-rounder Cortez Broughton signed their four-year rookie deals. Tranquill, a linebacker, spent five seasons at Notre Dame and made 292 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions in 51 games. [more]

Report: Chargers sign seventh-round pick Cortez Broughton

The Los Angeles Chargers have signed seventh-round pick Cortez Broughton to his four-year rookie contract, per Adam Caplan of Sirius XM NFL Radio. Broughton was the last of the Chargers’ seven selections in the draft and is the first of the group to sign with the team. All drafted players receive four-year deals with first-round [more]

Philip Rivers isn’t at all worried about his contract status with Chargers

When it comes to a possible contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers, Philip Rivers may be the least worried party involved. In an interview with former teammate Nick Hardwick and Jon Schaeffer on XTRA 1360 in San Diego, Rivers didn’t seem the slightest bit concerned about where his contract sits with the Chargers. If [more]

Which teams will see the biggest drop in wins this year?

On Wednesday, PFT Live considered the teams that could gain the most wins in comparison to 2018. On Thursday, we flipped it around. Which teams will experience the greatest dip in victories this season? Simms and I drafted three teams each. And we quickly learned it’s not easy to look at teams with double-digit win [more]

Chargers waive Austin Roberts

The Chargers waived tight end Austin Roberts on Thursday. Roberts, 23, has never played a regular-season NFL game. He went undrafted in 2018. The UCLA product got a tryout with the 49ers at their rookie minicamp last year before the Chargers signed him. Roberts tore an anterior cruciate ligament in July and spent the season [more]

Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford passed Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo passed Stafford, Kirk [more]

Philip Rivers: Our first goal is always winning the division

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said on Monday that he doesn’t feel like he’s in a rush to get a new contract done and he also said he’s not in a great rush to start thinking about winning Super Bowl LIV in Miami next February. That’s obviously the ultimate goal for a team that went 12-4 [more]

Philip Rivers in no rush for a new contract

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says he doesn’t need a new contract. Rivers, who is heading into the final year of his current deal, said today that he appreciates it if the Chargers re-sign him but he’d be content with playing the 2019 season and then heading into free agency in 10 months. “I’m thankful for [more]

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