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Chargers coach Brandon Staley on NFL’s taunting emphasis: It’s tough on these players

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley saw the costly taunting penalty against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football and was reminded of how tough it is to ask players to restrain themselves during emotional moments in big games. Staley said he understands why the league has cracked down on taunting, but he knows it isn’t always [more]

NFL Week Six injury report roundup: DeAndre Hopkins in, Nick Chubb out for Sunday

Week Six of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Buccaneers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Mike Williams questionable for Chargers after missing practice all week

The Chargers are heading to Baltimore for a clash of 4-1 teams on Sunday afternoon, but they don’t know if wide receiver Mike Williams will be in the lineup. Williams missed his third straight practice on Friday with a knee injury. He’s been listed as questionable and Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said that the [more]

Ravens rule Sammy Watkins out, expect Rashod Bateman to play

It looks like Rashod Bateman‘s time has finally come. The Ravens’ first-round pick opened his first NFL regular season on the injured reserve list after having core muscle surgery, but has been practicing for the last couple of weeks and offensive coordinator Greg Roman said on Thursday that Bateman had a chance to be active [more]

Lamar Jackson returns to Ravens practice on Friday

There is apparently no crisis in Baltimore. After quarterback Lamar Jackson missed Thursday’s practice due to an illness, the quarterback is on the practice field on Friday, according to multiple reporters. Jackson was a full participant in Wednesday’s session and did not show up on the injury report until yesterday. He’s missed a few practices [more]

Lamar Jackson missed practice with an illness

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson wasn’t around for the start of practice open to the media. Now, we know the reason. The Ravens’ practice report reveals that Jackson was absent with an illness. He did not go on the COVID-19 reserve list Thursday, and he missed a Week 3 practice with an illness but still played. [more]

Wink Martindale: Justin Herbert can throw a strawberry through a battleship

The Chargers are headed to Baltimore for a date with the Ravens this Sunday and that means Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale is going to be the next man to try to come up with a plan to slow down Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Herbert has thrown for 1,576 yards and 13 touchdowns through the [more]

Rashod Bateman has a “chance” to make NFL debut Sunday

Ravens receiver Rashod Bateman has a “chance” to make his NFL debut Sunday, but it likely comes in a limited role if it happens. “He obviously hadn’t played football for a while,” Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman said, via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun. “Got the procedure done, and he’s looking good. He’s looking [more]

Lamar Jackson not on the field at Ravens practice

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson wasn’t listed on Wednesday’s injury report, but he’ll be making an appearance when Thursday’s report is released. Jackson was not present during the portion of Ravens practice that was open to the media. There’s no word on the reason for his absence at this point. The Ravens played Monday night, so [more]

Lamar Jackson: Justin Herbert has been “balling out of control”

One of the best games on the Week Six slate will take place in Baltimore, as the 4-1 Chargers come to town to take on the 4-1 Ravens. Both teams feature dynamic young quarterbacks. Lamar Jackson is coming off one of the best games of his career on Monday night. And Justin Herbert threw for [more]

Report: Colts signing Michael Badgley to practice squad

Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship did not practice Wednesday because of a right hip injury. The Colts backup kicker is punter Rigoberto Sanchez, so Indianapolis found a better backup plan Wednesday. After working out Brett Maher, Aldrick Rosas, Riley Patterson and Michael Badgley, the Colts are signing Badgley, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Blankenship missed [more]

Bryan Bulaga undergoes core muscle surgery

The Chargers announced right tackle Bryan Bulaga had core muscle surgery Tuesday. The statement added that the timetable for Bulaga’s return still is being determined. The Chargers placed Bulaga on injured reserve Sept. 17. He played 45 snaps in the season opener before the groin injury as well as a back injury knocked him out. [more]

Tom Telesco on Chargers fourth down success: Trusting offense, not being reckless

The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted to convert on fourth down eight times through the first five games of the season. While that isn’t the most attempts on fourth down across the NFL, the Chargers have converted on seven of their eight attempts. In fact, the only failed attempt so far this season was a [more]

Chargers signing Senio Kelemete off 49ers practice squad

With right guard Oday Aboushi out for the season with a torn ACL, the Chargers are bringing in some veteran help for their offensive line. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Los Angeles is signing Senio Kelemete off of San Francisco’s practice squad. Kelemete is coming off a three-year stint in Houston, where he appeared [more]

Brandon Staley: People show up to watch stars, we have a lot of them

Ever since the Chargers moved to Los Angeles, people have noted that they enjoy very little home-field advantage due to how often their relatively small fanbase is drowned out by cheers for opposing teams. That hasn’t stopped the Chargers from winning their last two home games, including Sunday’s 47-42 thriller over the Browns, and their [more]

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