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Major injuries already testing Chargers’ secondary depth

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Give this description to Chargers fans, and they would have to ask you to specify the year. The losses have been particularly bad in Los Angeles' promising secondary, where three potential starters are already on injured reserve and a fourth has barely played. Put it this way: The Chargers' starting strong safety this Sunday could be Roderic Teamer, an undrafted rookie who doesn't have a Wikipedia page.

Texans-Chargers Preview

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

In a week in which one of his 2004 draft classmates suffered a season-ending elbow injury and the other was benched, Philip Rivers continues to be old reliable for the Los Angeles Chargers. Rivers will make his 209th consecutive start on Sunday when the Chargers host the Houston Texans in a key early season matchup. Manning, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2004 draft, was benched this week by the Giants for rookie Daniel Jones and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the No. 11 overall selection, will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.

Through 2 games, Texans receivers are a strength of the team

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

In the final month of last season injuries had decimated Houston's receivers to the point that DeAndre Hopkins was just about Deshaun Watson's only viable target. Fast forward to this season and Watson is in a much different situation as quarterback of a team that not only has Hopkins, but also features Will Fuller, Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee. Hopkins has been Watson's favorite target since he was drafted in 2017 and the three-time Pro Bowler had the best season of his career in 2018 in Watson's first full year as starter.

Texans aim to keep Watson upright vs. Chargers

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Two teams seeking to move above .500 meet Sunday when the Houston Texans visit the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson, Calif. Adding to Los Angeles' frustration were two missed field goals, Austin Ekeler's fumble on Detroit's 1-yard line and Philip Rivers' late-game interception deep in Lions territory. "I'd expect us to be fired up and ready to bounce back," said Rivers, who became the eighth player in NFL history with 55,500 career passing yards.

Oh, brother: J.J., Derek Watt face each other for first time

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Derek Watt and J.J. Watt have played against each other in the yard of their parents' home in Waukesha, Wisconsin. There will be bigger stakes on Sunday when Derek and the Los Angeles Chargers host the Houston Texans and his All-Pro older brother. It will be the first time J.J. has played against either of his two brothers.

NFL Week 3 Betting Market Report: Rams vs. Browns seeing lopsided action on key number

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

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Source: 49ers ‘not in’ on Jalen Ramsey trade talks with Jaguars

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The 49ers are "not in" on trade activity involving Jacksonville Jaguars two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area on Wednesday. The Jaguars are shopping Ramsey, who requested a trade, NFL Network reported Monday. Ramsey, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 draft, had a heated sideline confrontation with Jaguars coach Doug Marrone during Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans.

Mitch Trubisky named most concerning QB of Week 2

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

The Chicago Bears may have won their Week 2 game against the Denver Broncos, but the narrative around the team early in the 2019 season continues to be one of doubt because of the subpar play from Mitch Trubisky and the offense. Trubisky has fallen way behind Patrick Mahomes and DeShaun Watson in the 2017 draft class arms race, and it isn't particularly close. Mahomes is on a historic pace to start his career and Watson has been universally praised as the primary reason why the Houston Texans are a Super Bowl contender this year.

Texans release punter Trevor Daniel, sign Bryan Anger

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

The Houston Texans have released punter Trevor Daniel after he ranked 25th in the NFL in yards per punt through two games and signed free agent Bryan Anger. Daniel, who played all 16 games for Houston as a rookie last season, had averaged 43.5 yards a punt this season. Houston signed Anger in the offseason but released him just before the start of the regular season.

Texans change punters, signing Bryan Anger

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

The Texans kept Trevor Daniel over Bryan Anger in final cuts. They cut Daniel for Anger on Tuesday. The team announced the transaction.