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Report: Derwin James to miss significant time

The injury that has Chargers safety Derwin James in a walking boot is a bad one. James will miss significant time with a foot injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It’s unclear what constitutes “significant,” but it sounds fair to say James is going to be out well into the start of the regular [more]

Derwin James not practicing, in walking boot

The Chargers are missing their leading rusher because money, but they’re suddenly working without a number of other top players for the more conventional reasons. According to Eric Williams of, Chargers safety Derwin James is not practicing today, and was wearing a walking boot on his right leg. That’s the extent of the information [more]

Ankle injury could knock Keenan Allen out for preseason

The Chargers may not have wide receiver Keenan Allen in a gameday lineup until Week One. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Allen injured his ankle at practice this week. The injury is not considered serious, but it may be enough to keep him out of the rest of the preseason. Assuming he’s out against [more]

Headline: Philip Rivers is “pulling for” Melvin Gordon

Philip Rivers practically dared us to give him a headline, so here it is. In his first public comments about Melvin Gordon‘s contract holdout the Chargers quarterback wants to make it clear to everyone else where their relationship stands. Rivers said Gordon already knows. “I know Melvin knows I’m pulling for him,” Rivers said, via [more]

Non-Melvin Gordon Chargers running backs getting their chance

The cast of characters is obviously different in Chargers camp. But the guys getting their chances in the absence of holdout running back Melvin Gordon know their approach has to be the same. While Gordon’s still in search of the kind of payday the Chargers don’t seem inclined to give him, Austin Ekeler and Justin [more]

Corey Liuget visiting Cardinals

Before free agency started in March, we put together a list of the top 100 free agents in the league and many of those players found jobs in the first days of the new league year. Those that lingered were snapped up one by one with only a few still on the board by the [more]

Colts to make decision on Luck’s status for Week 1 after third preseason game

It is looking more and more like Jacoby Brissett will start the season opener for the Colts. Andrew Luck remains out, isn’t expected to play in the preseason, still has his left ankle wrapped . . . and the regular season is quickly approaching. Colts coach Frank Reich said Wednesday he wants to make a [more]

Chargers sign tight end Ben Johnson

The Chargers need some help at tight end, and brought back a guy they were familiar with. The team announced the signing of tight end Ben Johnson. He was in camp with them last year, as an undrafted rookie from Kansas. The Chargers needed some depth there after losing tight end Andrew Vollert to a [more]

Melvin Gordon holdout gets more and more expensive

Players who have leverage should use it, up to and including holding out in order to get their best possible financial arrangements. But players also should be careful not to overplay their hand, and that continues to be what Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is doing. He has missed all of training camp, subjecting him [more]

Chargers seeing “flashes” from Jerry Tillery

The Chargers didn’t have first-round pick Jerry Tillery in the lineup for their preseason opener, but he’s taken a step toward playing in his first game as a professional. Tillery has been limited this summer as a result of offseason shoulder surgery, but Sunday saw the defensive lineman put on the pads for the first [more]

Chargers sign Thomas Costigan, waive/injured Andrew Vollert

The Chargers shuffled their roster on Monday. The team announced the signing of defensive end Thomas Costigan. Tight end Andrew Vollert was waived with an injury designation in a corresponding move. Costigan went undrafted out of Bryant University earlier this year. He played 44 games for the school and recorded 26 sacks and 46.5 tackles [more]

Andrew Vollert will miss season with torn ACL

Chargers tight end Andrew Vollert tore an anterior cruciate ligament during the team’s preseason opener, coach Anthony Lynn said after Saturday’s practice. “He was really coming along,” Lynn said, via Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register. “He’s going to be out with an ACL. He’s done. He was playing pretty well. We’re going to [more]

Cardinals cut Darius Philon after his arrest

The Cardinals announced Saturday that they have released defensive end Darius Philon. Philon signed with the Cardinals on March 21, and they expected him to play a big role in their defense. But he was arrested Friday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The Cardinals paid Philon a $4 million signing bonus, so it [more]

Report: Darius Philon arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon

Police in Phoenix arrested Cardinals defensive lineman Darius Philon for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman outside a strip club, reports. Philon, 25, was taken to the Maricopa County Jail on Friday morning. He stands accused of pointing a handgun at a dancer in the parking lot [more]

Rams launch a gambling-style game

It’s not quite gambling, but it wouldn’t be happening if legalized sports gambling weren’t sweeping the nation. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that the Rams will become the second NFL team to implement a gambling-style game. Free of charge (and thus not gambling), the “Rams Pick’em” will debut on Saturday night when the [more]

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