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Which teams are best situated if their coaches test positive?

As the positive COVID-19 test for Eagles coach Doug Peterson shows, any NFL head coach can be rendered unavailable at a moment’s notice in 2020. So which teams are in the best shape to withstand the sudden availability of their head coach? That was the subject of Tuesday’s PFT Live draft. Simms and I each [more]

Winston Moss makes pitch to stay with XFL

Long-time Packers assistant Winston Moss had served as the head coach of the XFL 2.0’s Los Angeles franchise. Moss hopes to keep working for XFL 3.0, which subject to bankruptcy court approval will be owned in part by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “I was excited to hear the news,” Moss told TMZ.com. “I’ve been on [more]

New XFL owners “love” having eight teams, and eventually having more than eight

The re-resurrected XFL will move forward under the management of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his ex-wife and current business manager Dany Garcia, and RedBird Capital. Garcia spoke to Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com regarding the vision for XFL 3.0, if/when the bankruptcy court approves the transaction. For starters, Garcia suggested that the XFL will have eight [more]

Joey Bosa’s new contract came together faster than he expected

Joey Bosa‘s first NFL contract didn’t get done until training camp was over and his camp and the Chargers engaged in one of the most contentious negotiations a rookie has had in recent NFL history. His second NFL contract was very different. Bosa and the Chargers agreed to a contract last week that Bosa says [more]

Chargers cut six to get to 80 players

The Chargers aren’t waiting to drop to the 80-player limit put in place for this summer by an agreement between the NFL and NFLPA. The team announced on Saturday that they have dropped defensive tackle P.J. Johnson, tackle Koda Martin, wide receiver Andre Patton, tight end Jared Rice, safety Roderic Teamer and tight end Andrew Vollert from the roster. The moves leave the [more]

The full Joey Bosa contract breakdown

At first blush, the new contract for Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa looked great. On closer inspection, it’s spectacular. Here are the full details of the deal Bosa signed this week, per a source with knowledge of the numbers. 1. Signing bonus: $35 million. 2. Fully-guaranteed roster bonus, due August 15: $7 million. 3. 2020 [more]

Tyrod Taylor may start, but Anthony Lynn wants Justin Herbert ready

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said that from a sheer experience standpoint, it was likely that Tyrod Taylor would be his starting quarterback in Week One. Beyond that, he’s making no promises, making sure rookie Justin Herbert is ready at any point after that. The first-round pick isn’t being thrown into the lineup the way Joe [more]

Anthony Lynn glad to have Joey Bosa extension out of the way

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is happy that a contract question mark over a star player won’t be hanging over their heads this summer. “Joey is tied down for a little while and we’re all excited about it. We have some other guys with contracts coming up but time will tell,” Lynn said, [more]

Anthony Lynn says Tyrod Taylor “probably will be our Day 1 starter”

In a normal year, the Chargers would have gotten three months of offseason work with first-round draft choice Justin Herbert. As everyone knows, 2020 has turned into anything but a normal year. So Chargers coach Anthony Lynn conceded the obvious: Herbert “can’t make up the physical reps” he missed due to the restricted offseason. Veteran [more]

Chargers make massive commitment to Joey Bosa during strange times

Joey Bosa‘s holdout from 2016 apparently resonated into 2020. At a time when the NFL is bracing for a season of unprecedented chaos, unexpected losses and a potentially sharp drop in the salary cap for 2021, the Chargers bit the bullet and made Joey Bosa the highest paid defensive player in NFL history with a [more]

Report: Chargers, Joey Bosa agree to a five-year, $135 million extension

No wonder Joey Bosa took his time getting to training camp. He surely had a big smile underneath his mask when he entered the team facility. The Chargers and the defensive end reached agreement on a five-year, $135 million extension that goes through the 2025 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Bosa will receiver $78 [more]

Joey Bosa reports to training camp

The Chargers’ testing window went from 1-5 p.m. PT today. Joey Bosa made it with minutes to spare, Daniel Popper of TheAthletic.com reports. The defensive end said three words: “I made it.” He was the last player to report to training camp. It would have come as a surprise if Bosa hadn’t shown up. The [more]

Tom Telesco: Nothing to share contract-wise on Joey Bosa

Chargers veterans are set to report Tuesday for a first round of COVID-19 testing ahead of training camp and General Manager Tom Telesco isn’t expecting any members of that group to be absent. Telesco said on a Monday conference call that he has not heard about any players on the team opting out of playing [more]

Austin Ekeler feels “somewhat like a lab rat”

The NFL in 2020 has developed in recent days an experimental vibe, especially as the experiment that is Major League Baseball threatens to end up like Peter Brady’s volcano. Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has picked up on that sense that it’s all one big experiment, and he’s keenly aware of the players’ role in [more]

Keenan Allen complains about Top 100 ranking, Mike Evans fires back

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen was not pleased when NFL Network’s countdown of the Top 100 players revealed him at No. 77. Allen wrote on Twitter that he believes he should be ranked higher, and he named three players — Tyreek Hill of the Chiefs and Mike Evans and Chris Godwin of the Buccaneers, whom [more]

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