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Report: Chargers trying to trade Trai Turner

Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said on Thursday that the team’s offseason won’t be all about their offensive line, but it looks like a good bit of the focus will be on that area. The team has three impending free agent starters on the line and they’re reportedly looking to move a fourth. Adam Schefter [more]

Tom Telesco not putting all his focus on Chargers offensive line

Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco added a couple of veteran offensive linemen last offseason, but the arrival of right tackle Bryan Bulaga and right guard Trai Turner didn’t make the line a particularly strong part of the team. Telesco said on Thursday that the team needs to run the ball more effectively and be more [more]

Chargers signing kicker Tristan Vizcaino

The Los Angeles Chargers are signing kicker Tristan Vizcaino, according to former NFL kicker Nick Novak. Vizcaino appeared in one game last season for the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks. He converted all three field goal attempts and three extra points attempts he had in relief of an injured Robbie Gould. Vizcaino has [more]

Chargers keeping options open regarding Mike Williams’ future

Chargers receiver Mike Williams is entering the fifth-year option that will pay him $15.68 million for 2021. That leaves the team with a decision to make. Do they sign him to a long-term deal, try to trade him, cut him or let him play out the option? “We’re going to keep all options open,” Chargers [more]

Tom Telesco on Hunter Henry: We’re leaving all options open right now

As Hunter Henry prepares to be a free agent, he’s said he hasn’t ruled out a return to the Chargers. That’s good news, because General Manager Tom Telesco didn’t sound like someone who wanted to let the tight end go during his Thursday press conference. “Well he falls under the category of things we’ve done [more]

Top 100 free agents 2021: Dak Prescott again tops the list

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2021 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott 2. Bears receiver Allen [more]

Chargers OC Joe Lombardi: Justin Herbert’s ability to make big plays is exciting

One of the biggest draws of the Chargers head coaching vacancy this offseason was the presence of Justin Herbert. But with former Rams defensive coordinator taking the job, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will largely steer Herbert’s development in his second season. With good reason, Lombardi recently told the Chargers’ website that he’s excited about coaching [more]

Four of seven new coaches had only one interview in the 2021 cycle

Seven teams, nearly a full fourth of the league, changed coaches during or after the 2020 season. Those seven teams requested a total of 58 interviews. Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press has obtained the internal NFL football operations list of 2021 head coach interview requests. The interviews requested by (but not necessarily conducted by) [more]

Justin Herbert likes that Brandon Staley is a former college quarterback

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley became a hot candidate this offseason because of his work as the Rams’ defensive coordinator. But one of Staley’s most important tasks in his new job is continuing the development of Justin Herbert. The quarterback set several rookie passing records en route to being named offensive rookie of the year. [more]

Report: Tiger Woods was on way to meet Justin Herbert, Drew Brees

Tiger Woods was on his way to meet NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees and Justin Herbert when he crashed his car in a rollover accident in the Los Angeles area Tuesday, Shelley Smith of ESPN reports. Woods reportedly was running late for a scheduled photo shoot with Brees and Herbert, who were playing golf. Woods underwent [more]

Travis Benjamin “at peace” with decision to opt out of 2020 season

After signing a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the 49ers last March, wide receiver Travis Benjamin elected to opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. At the time of his decision in August, he was only a few weeks removed from losing his grandmother to COVID-19. In an interview with Eric Branch [more]

Former Chargers great Doug Wilkerson dead at 73

The Chargers announced the death of a member of the team’s Hall of Fame on Monday. Former guard Doug Wilkerson has died at the age of 73. Wilkerson was a first-round pick of the Oilers in 1970, but was traded to the Chargers the next year and he remained with the team through the 1984 [more]

Hunter Henry sets money, good QB as free agency priorities

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry never hit the open market last year because the team slapped a franchise tag on him, but he may get there this offseason. Henry is set for unrestricted free agency once as long as the Chargers don’t tag him again or lock him up before the start of the new [more]

Former NFL defensive line coach Wayne Nunnely dies at 68

Wayne Nunnely, who spent 16 years coaching the defensive line in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos has died at age 68, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas announced. Nunnely retired from coaching following the 2011 season after a three-year stint with the Denver Broncos. “We are saddened to [more]

Justin Herbert: Anyone should aspire to be like Tom Brady

Tom Brady has played almost as long as Justin Herbert has been alive. Herbert, 22, hopes for at least some of the success Brady has had. “I think anyone should aspire to be like Tom Brady, to have as much success as he’s had for as long as he’s been able to do it,” the [more]

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