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Report: Antonio Gates wants to keep playing, but Chargers won’t bring him back

Tight end Antonio Gates isn’t ready to call it quits. The question is: Will anyone give him a chance to keep playing? Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Chargers have informed Gates they will not bring him back for 2018. Gates turns 38 in June and played less than 50 percent of the team’s [more]

Chargers make Derwin James the 17th overall pick

Safety Derwin James lasted a bit longer than many people predicted, but his wait to learn his NFL destination has come to an end. The Chargers selected James with the 17th overall pick of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. James was often pegged as a Top 10 pick in the many mock [more]

Top of the draft has the most unknowns since the Chargers took Eli in 2004

It’s draft day, and we don’t know who’s going first overall. That just doesn’t happen in the NFL anymore. The Cleveland Browns have been buttoned up about their operation, to the point where Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen all sit atop various mock drafts. To find a draft when there was this much [more]

Former NFL defensive end Dee Hardison dies at 61

Former NFL defensive end Dee Hardison died of heart failure Saturday in North Carolina. He was 61. The Bills made him a second-round pick in 1978. Hardison spent three years with the Bills, who converted him to an offensive lineman before releasing him late in the 1981 season. The Giants signed him, and Hardison played [more]

Mike Williams wants to “redeem” himself after lost rookie season

This time of year, many players can claim they’re in the best shape of their careers. For Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams, that’s not a high bar. But last year’s No. 7 overall pick said he felt “100 percent” after back problems limited him to 10 games and 11 receptions. “I’m excited about this year [more]

No recent contact between Chargers, Antonio Gates

Tight end Antonio Gates said at the end of the 2017 season that he wants to continue playing in 2018, but he hasn’t signed on to a team yet this offseason. It doesn’t look like the Chargers will change that anytime soon. General Manager Tom Telesco spoke to Gates’ representatives at the combine in March, [more]

Tom Telesco on possibility of drafting a QB: We always have an eye on the future

Philip Rivers said last week he understands the Chargers will draft his future successor sooner or later. Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco didn’t rule out the team drafting a quarterback this year. At the same time, Telesco gave Rivers a vote of confidence as the Chargers’ quarterback. “The great thing right now is that we’re [more]

Tom Telesco has no time for questions about Baker Mayfield not having time to study playbook

Last week, comments emerged from Baker Mayfield regarding his meeting with the Chargers, and his admitted lack of knowledge about their playbook. This week, Chargers G.M. Tom Telesco had the perfect response to Mayfield’s remarks. “I didn’t look at [the Chargers] playbook as much as a I should have,” Mayfield told Robert Klemko of Sports [more]

Chargers picking up Melvin Gordon’s 2019 option

The Chargers are preparing to make a first-round pick on Thursday night and they spent a little bit of time leading up to the draft making sure that their 2015 first-round pick will remain around for at least two more seasons. General Manager Tom Telesco announced at a Monday press conference that the team will [more]

Chargers RFA wideout Tyrell Williams signs his tender

Now that the deadline to sign offer sheets with other team has passed, there’s no real incentive for restricted free agents not to sign. Thus, Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams has signed his RFA tender from the Chargers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. That leaves just two unsigned restricted free agents around the league, Falcons [more]

“Wavy” MRI at Combine forces Rasheem Green to show his knee is fine

As the draft approaches, it’s important for all teams to have accurate information about all prospects. Toward that end, former USC defensive end Rasheem Green has provided accurate information about his health to all teams. Specifically, about his left knee. Green suffered a torn ACL in the left knee during high school. He had reconstructive [more]

Philip Rivers: We have to embrace six-week stretch without L.A. game

The Chargers are not considered one of the handful of teams who will play three straight road games during the 2018 season, but only because of a technicality. They play at home against the Raiders in Week Five and won’t be back at StubHub Center until a Week 11 game against the Broncos, but they [more]

Texans-Jets, Browns-Broncos only scheduled Saturday games, two more to flex during season

The NFL has just two games currently scheduled for Saturdays this December but a new addition to league flex scheduling procedures will add two more later int he year. The Houston Texans will travel to face the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos will host the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 15. Both contests are [more]

Tom Coughlin’s return among Week One highlights

Tom Coughlin’s new team fared a lot better than his old one in 2017 and they’ll get a chance to start plotting their course for 2018 against one another. The NFL announced the complete regular season schedule on Thursday and it includes a matchup between the Jaguars and Giants at MetLife Stadium on the first [more]

Dwight Freeney calls it a career

Dwight Freeney will be returning to his first NFL team to announce the end of his playing career. The Colts announced on Thursday that Freeney will formally announce his retirement as a member of the Colts at a press conference next Monday. Freeney was the 11th overall pick of the 2002 draft and played with [more]

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