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Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Multiple NFL figures recently have been talking about Colin Kaepernick. The question now becomes whether the talk will lead to action. There’s still no reason to believe it will. Indeed, there’s no indication that anyone has actually reached out to Kaepernick or his representatives to discuss a potential visit or tryout or contract or anything. [more]

Hard Knocks’ handling of COVID-19 has not yet been determined

The NFL has been thrown a curveball in 2020, and it’s unclear whether and to what extent the annual training-camp reality show will delve into the realities of the coronavirus. Via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily, whether Hard Knocks will include players being tested or the results of the testing remains part of the [more]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues public mask order

If the Chargers or Rams or 49ers play a game in front of any fans, those fans will apparently be wearing masks. California Governor Gavin Newsom just issued an executive order that required the use of face coverings “in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible.” “Simply put, we are [more]

Anthony Lynn: “It’s time to speak up and speak out”

The Chargers are wrapping up their virtual offseason program Thursday, and their offices will be closed tomorrow to mark the Juneteenth holiday. They didn’t put out a statement specifically saying that, but Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com mentioned it. That’s actually fairly consistent with the way coach Anthony Lynn has handled recent weeks, beginning with his [more]

Hard Knocks set to premiere on August 11

The NFL’s plan continues to be to hold the 2020 season as scheduled and that means training camp is set to start late next month. Assuming it does, NFL Films cameras will be at two camps to gather footage for this year’s edition of Hard Knocks. We learned some time ago that the cameras would [more]

President Trump: If owners think Colin Kaepernick will help them win, they’ll sign him

President Trump revisited the Colin Kaepernick situation on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday evening, the issue came up again during an appearance on FOX News. “If he has the ability,” Trump reiterated regarding Kaepernick’s prospects for a return to the NFL. “Look, you know, he can only get it if he has the ability. They’re not [more]

Chargers minority owner Bill Fox dies at 94

Chargers minority owner Bill Fox died at his home in Point Loma, California, on Sunday, the team announced. Fox was 94. Fox invested as part owner of the then-San Diego Chargers in 1966, and he remained in that role until his passing. He and his wife, Barbara, regularly attended the team’s home games. “Bill and [more]

President says Colin Kaepernick “wasn’t playing up to snuff”

For the second time in less than a year, the President has said publicly that he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL, as long as Kaepernick deserves it. And in explaining that caveat, Donald Trump implies that football reasons, and only football reasons, have kept Kaepernick out. “If he deserves it, [more]

Anthony Lynn: Colin Kaepernick fits style of QB we want

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said in an interview earlier this month that he didn’t put out a statement regarding George Floyd’s murder, racial inequality and police brutality because he wanted to do something to bring about change. Many have noted that one way NFL teams can show their commitment to making a change is by [more]

Drew Rosenhaus: Colin Kaepernick should get signed

As the NFL looks for ways to show that it has had the same awakening that so many other Americans have experienced since the murder of George Floyd, the easiest and most compelling way to demonstrate that fact would be to put Colin Kaepernick back to work. Veteran agent Drew Rosenhaus, who has represented hundreds [more]

No suspects yet in the murder of Reche Caldwell

More than a week ago, former NFL receiver Reche Caldwell was shot and killed in Tampa. To date, police have identified no suspects. According to FOX13News.com, police haven’t even identified a person of interest. Family and friends, per FOX13, believe Caldwell was a robbery target. The authorities, however, have not yet confirmed this. A vigil [more]

Chris Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 17: Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers isn’t happy that some people think he’s done. Chris Simms isn’t one of those people. Simms has the new Colts starter at No. 17 on the list of all NFL quarterbacks for 2020. Rivers, who is getting the same $25 million for the coming season that Drew Brees will be getting from the [more]

Broncos may use Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay at the same time

As narratives go, I hadn’t previously seen or heard the one that Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur “pounded the table” for running back Melvin Gordon. But the narrative apparently is out there, and Shurmur was asked about it on Thursday during a conference with reporters. “I think that’s a false narrative,” Shurmur said. “Listen, I’m [more]

Philip Rivers learning offensive system, teammates

Philip Rivers hasn’t put on a Colts uniform yet, but he is getting comfortable in his surroundings, with his receivers and with the team’s offense. Rivers, who has moved his family to Indianapolis, is working with tight end Jack Doyle, receiver Parris Campbell and center Ryan Kelly, among others. “It’s important to all our guys [more]

Justin Jackson wonders whether anthem protests will be necessary

Colin Kaepernick began protesting during the anthem to bring awareness to the issue of police brutality against black and brown Americans. His message got lost in the method, but his message has become clearer than ever in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. Given the awakening that the Floyd murder has sparked, Chargers [more]

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