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Melvin Ingram visiting with Steelers

One of the league’s notable remaining free agents could be closer to finding a new team. Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, edge rusher Melvin Ingram is visiting with the Steelers on Monday. Ingram had spent the entirety of his nine-year career with the Chargers, but was not re-signed following the 2020 season. He played seven [more]

Report: Four teams remain below 50 percent vaccination threshold

On the day a 10th team met the NFL’s 85 percent threshold of vaccinated players, the news is not as optimistic for four other teams. Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press reports Washington, Indianapolis, Arizona and the Chargers have the lowest vaccination rates in the league. All four have fewer than 50 percent of their [more]

Patrick Mahomes: I have a ton of respect for Justin Herbert

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a close look at the start of Justin Herbert‘s NFL career in Week 2 last season and watched as the first-round pick staked the Chargers to an 11-point lead in the third quarter of the game. Mahomes mounted a comeback and the Chiefs prevailed 23-20 in overtime, but it was [more]

Report: Russell Okung patiently waiting for “satisfactory offer”

Offensive tackle Russell Okung remains a free agent with the start of training camps looming. Okung plans on playing but isn’t in a hurry to sign, Adam Beasley of PFN reports. Okung has had offers, just not a “satisfactory offer,” per Beasley. “Okung is being super patient as he searches for the right opportunity,” Beasley [more]

Trai Turner: I’m feeling like myself after tough 2020

Entering 2020, guard Trai Turner was coming off his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl selection for Carolina. But with a need at left tackle, the Panthers sent Turner to the Chargers for Russell Okung. The trade didn’t really work out well for either club. Okung started just seven games for Carolina while dealing with injuries throughout [more]

Brandon Staley doesn’t want to make it easy for Justin Herbert

Quarterback Justin Herbert‘s rookie season made it clear that the Chargers will be building around him for years to come and head coach Brandon Staley became a key part of that construction process when he was hired to replace Anthony Lynn in January. Staley’s background is as a defensive coach and he’s been consistent this [more]

Alex Gibbs dies at 80

Longtime NFL offensive line coach Alex Gibbs has died at the age of 80. The Broncos announced Gibbs’ death on Monday. He had three different stints with the team, including a run from 1995 to 2003 that saw Denver win a pair of Super Bowls. Gibbs played a major role in those wins by employing [more]

Chargers hire Alex Stern as an analyst

The Chargers are hiring Alex Stern as an analyst, Seth Walder of ESPN reports. Stern graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2020 with degrees in quantitative statistics and computer science. He began pursuing his master’s degree from UVA’s School of Data Science while working as an analytics intern for the UVA football team [more]

Anthony Lynn: Justin Herbert should have a “great foundation” going forward

The Chargers appear to have struck gold in drafting Justin Herbert last year at No. 6 overall, with the quarterback setting several rookie passing records en route to winning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. But as good as Herbert was, his former head coach Anthony Lynn was still fired following the conclusion of the [more]

Trai Turner: Steelers play my style of football

The Steelers have remade their offensive line with four projected new starters. The latest change has come at right guard with the team releasing David DeCastro, who needs ankle surgery, and quickly signing Trai Turner. Turner spoke to Omar Ruiz of NFL Media on Tuesday about his decision to sign a one-year deal with Pittsburgh. [more]

Anthony Lynn planned to sit out 2021 season before Dan Campbell called

When the Chargers fired Anthony Lynn as their head coach in January, Lynn planned to take a break. But then Dan Campbell became the Lions head coach and called him. That changed things. During an appearance on the “Compas on the Beat” podcast, Lynn told Gilbert Manzano and Fernando Ramirez that the opportunity to work [more]

Chargers offense to “run through” Justin Herbert

The Chargers have one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL. They know it, and they plan to take full advantage of it. Coach Brandon Staley recently told Robert Mays of the Athletic Football Show (via Hayley Elwood of Chargers.com) that the offense will revolve around the team’s second-year quarterback. “I wanted our offense [more]

Chris Harris: Our dime and nickel packages should be the best in the league

Brandon Staley was a defensive coordinator for only one year before landing as the head coach of the Chargers. Part of the reason for his quick ascent was how he successfully implemented his scheme last season. The Rams finished No. 1 in both yards allowed and points allowed in 2020, creatively utilizing personnel with sub [more]

Spanos lawsuit moves to San Joaquin County, a win for Chargers ownership

The league battle over the ownership of the L.A. Chargers won’t be decided in L.A. County. Via Daniel Popper of TheAthletic.com, a judge in L.A. Superior Court granted the request to move the lawsuit filed by Dea Spanos that seeks a forced sale of the team to San Joaquin County. The first order of business [more]

Austin Ekeler likes Chargers putting pressure on him to perform

Chargers running back Austin Ekeler took some time this offseason to research new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and he liked what he saw. Lombardi used to work for the Saints and Ekeler liked what he saw when it came to the team’s usage of running back Alvin Kamara. Ekeler said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that [more]

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