Archive for the ‘San Diego Chargers’ Category

Philip Rivers: Relocation won’t be an excuse for Chargers

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

With the Chargers leaving San Diego for good after this minicamp, they’ll begin a few years of waiting to move into a permanent home. “I can’t imagine it will,” Rivers told Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Chargers say bittersweet farewells in last week in San Diego

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Antonio Gates first arrived at Chargers Park in 2003, and Philip Rivers joined him one year later on the peaceful practice fields and low-slung buildings tucked below a golden hillside on Murphy Canyon Road. The tight end and his quarterback have spent their entire NFL lives inhabiting this training complex in northern San Diego. After a three-day mandatory minicamp concludes Thursday, the players will disperse for summer vacation before the moving vans portentously parked outside the complex are filled for the 85-mile drive north to Costa Mesa, the Orange County city where the Los Angeles Chargers will hold training camp in July.

LA Chargers pass rusher Melvin Ingram agrees to 4-year deal

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Pass rusher Melvin Ingram agreed to a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, avoiding a protracted contract dispute shortly before the opening of minicamp. Ingram has skipped the Chargers' voluntary offseason workouts while negotiating the deal. Los Angeles applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to Ingram in February, but kept working on a long-term deal.

Melvin Ingram nets huge deal from Chargers 4 months after getting franchise tag

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The Chargers pass rusher is getting a big raise. Melvin Ingram got paid huge money from the Los Angeles Chargers, four months after the team used the franchise tag to keep him from reaching free agency. The team announced a four-year deal Sunday, and it will pay the pass rusher $66 million with $42 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Chargers are due for a rebound in 2017, but it may not be enough

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Philip Rivers has more weapons than he’s ever had, but things could fall apart quickly. Philip Rivers’ career has entered the downslope of his bell curve, but he remains one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the league. It’s the kind of lineup that will make a 5-11 team’s move to a new city more palatable for local fans.

Nick Hardwick changes his mind about the Chargers

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

After the Chargers left San Diego for Los Angeles, former Chargers center and apparently former Chargers color analyst Nick Hardwick decided he’d had enough. “I have no interest in the Los Angeles Chargers,” Hardwick said at the time, via the San Diego Union-Tribune, adding that the organization made him “feel like a used item” after he served as a mouthpiece for the effort to get public funding for a stadium that would have kept the Chargers in San Diego.

Panthers coach says Cam Newton to begin throwing next week

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Cam Newton is almost ready to get back to work. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the six-year NFL veteran quarterback is ahead of schedule in his rehab from shoulder surgery and is expected to begin throwing next week at minicamp. Newton will start by throwing on a side field away from team drills under the supervision of head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion.

Rethinking retirement, Darren Sproles mentoring Eagles’ young RBs at OTAs

Monday, June 5th, 2017

There's something that's just so natural about it, the ability to sense pressure — sometimes without seeing it — and slide around an invisible block of space in the middle of a football field.  It almost seems like Carson Wentz was born with the ability to move in the pocket.  But it's not all natural. "A lot of it is taught. I don't know," offensive coordinator Frank Reich said. "My knee-jerk reaction is to say it's 50-50. Some of it is natural. But it has to be taught. It comes with playing a lot, and obviously Carson has played at every level, but it's different at this level. You've still got to teach it and engrain those habits." Does 50-50 sound right? "That's probably accurate," Wentz

Panthers coach says Cam Newton to begin throwing next week

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Cam Newton is almost ready to get back to work. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the six-year NFL veteran quarterback is ahead of schedule in his rehab from shoulder surgery and is expected to begin throwing next week at minicamp. Newton will start by throwing on a side field away from team drills under the supervision of head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion.

NFL: Owners move 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa, LA gets 2022

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Super Bowl 55 was moved from Los Angeles to Tampa by NFL team owners on Tuesday, days after developers delayed a new California stadium's projected opening by a year to 2020. In addition to shifting the 2021 Super Bowl venue to Florida, owners also awarded Los Angeles the 56th Super Bowl in 2022 during league meetings in Chicago, the NFL announced. Owners made the move five days after the new stadium project, set to be the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, was pushed back from a 2019 scheduled unveiling.