Archive for the ‘San Diego Chargers’ Category

Owners set to consider Raiders to Vegas move (AFP)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
NFL team owners are expected to consider allowing the Oakland Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas at the league's annual meetings, which begin on Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona. A posting on the league's website said the matter is slated for a vote on Monday after another presentation from the Raiders, who would relocate to a proposed $1.9 billion (1.75 billion euros) domed stadium with 65,000 seats in the US gambling capital. The Raiders would need approval from 24 of 32 club owners to make the move from the San Francisco Bay area, where they share a 50-year-old venue with Major League Baseball's Oakland A's, the only such shared stadium in America.

Panthers GM not second guessing playing injured Cam Newton (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. ''Cam is a football player and he wanted to play and the medical people felt it was fine, so we did,'' Gettleman said Friday. The Panthers hoped rest and rehabilitation this offseason would solve the problem, but that didn't work out.

Chargers re-sign Branden Oliver after season-ending injury (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed running back Branden Oliver to a one-year deal. The team also announced Thursday that safety Adrian Phillips has signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender, keeping him with the Chargers. Phillips was another undrafted free agent signed in 2014.

Reports: Raiders' relocation vote, fee for Vegas move becoming clear (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has applied for relocation to Las Vegas. The on-again, off-again move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas appears to be very much on again, if recent reports on several fronts are accurate. The NFL has apparently established the relocation fee the Raiders must pay, and owners could be voting to approve the move as soon as next Monday.

Chargers finalize deal to hold training camp in Costa Mesa (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
The Los Angeles Chargers have finalized a deal to hold the first training camp after their move north in Costa Mesa. The Chargers announced their plans Tuesday night after the Orange County town approved the proposal in a city council vote. The Chargers will train at Jack Hammett Sports Complex, which is only about 2 miles from the planned site of their regular-season base in Costa Mesa.

Panthers QB Newton to have shoulder surgery, will miss OTAs (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's offseason ''sabbatical'' is going to be a little longer than expected. Newton will undergo surgery on March 30 to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder, according to team spokesman Steve Drummond. Drummond said Tuesday that Newton will miss minicamp and OTAs, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

Cam Newton scheduled for shoulder surgery, won't be available for Panthers offseason workouts (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
The Carolina Panthers will prepare for the 2017 season without quarterback Cam Newton. The team posted an article on its website on Tuesday announcing that Newton will have shoulder surgery on March 30 to repair a partially torn rotator cuff. Newton was injured in the Panthers’ Dec. 11 win over the San Diego Chargers, and an MRI showed the tear.

Reports: Saints finalize two-year deal with Manti Te'o (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Manti Te’o has signed with the Saints. As they continue to bolster their defense, the New Orleans Saints have added a linebacker: via multiple reports, the team has signed Manti Te’o to a two-year contract. Te’o was a second-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2013 but has struggled to stay on the field: he played in 13 games with 13 starts as a rookie, but has played in 10, 12 and three games in the seasons since, missing much of last season after a torn Achilles injury suffered in Week 3 against the Colts last September.

Chargers re-sign Wiggins, Palepoi, add Barner (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins, defensive tackle Tenny Palepoi and also added running back Kenjon Barner.

Packers running back Ty Montgomery finds loophole, explains unusual uniform number decision (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Last season gave us a glimpse of something very rare in the NFL: a player with a jersey number in the 80s running the ball from scrimmage with regularity. When the Green Bay Packers switched receiver Ty Montgomery to running back midseason out of desperation because of injuries, he and his No. 88 became fixtures in the backfield. It became something of a novelty, but when head coach Mike McCarthy announced that Montgomery — who was fantastic in his new role — would be a runner for good it was assumed that his number would change.