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NFL mock draft 3.0: Is Kyler Murray the Cardinals’ No. 1 choice?

The last days of smokescreens and pre-draft hot takes are upon us, as the 2019 NFL draft begins on Thursday. With the rumor mill spinning and the Cardinals nearly on the clock, here’s the third and final mock draft in our predraft series: 1. ARIZONA CARDINALS: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma | Previous mock: Same For weeks, this pick has seemed like a sure thing. Now, just days before the draft, the rumor mill is spinning. Could the Cardinals trade down? Would they pick Nick Bosa? Don’t let the rumor...
Tags: Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Sports, NFL draft

Chargers 2019 NFL draft needs: Defensive tackles should be top priority

The Chargers have gotten it right in recent years when it comes to drafting defensive players.They had the no-brainer selection of Joey Bosa in 2016 and had the good fortune of Derwin James landing in their laps last year. But the Chargers’ scouting team deserves credit for finding Desmond King in the fifth round in 2017 and Denzel Perryman in the second round in 2015. With the home-run picks, the Chargers have become one of the better defenses in the NFL. They have talent in all three areas of ...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Alabama, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Steelers, Wisconsin, Chargers, Houston, Kansas City Chiefs, Delaware, Oliver, James

Kartje: New leagues hope to pave alternative path for young NFL prospects

At the end of November of 1925, after three years spent dominating college football at the University of Illinois, Red Grange signed a contract with the Chicago Bears. It was decision without precedent in football’s brief history. For the fledgling NFL, which still lagged behind the college game in terms of popularity, it was a significant step towards legitimizing the league. For the star players that followed Grange, his signing – and the 67-day barnstorming tour that accompanied it – laid the...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams

Chargers 2019 NFL draft needs: Finding Philip Rivers’ successor, upgrading offensive line

The Chargers spent top-15 draft picks on Melvin Gordon and Mike Williams to give Philip Rivers weapons for a late-career push at a Super Bowl. But the results didn’t show until last season when the Chargers transformed into one of the best offenses in the NFL en route to a playoff appearance. Rivers, 37, enjoyed his best season in years with a stacked offense that didn’t include tight end Hunter Henry, who missed all of the regular season with a torn ACL. With a healthy Henry, the Chargers are e...
Tags: Florida, Massachusetts, Sports, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Chargers, Melvin Gordon, Philip Rivers, Oklahoma, Taylor, Rivers, Jones

Chargers Draft Preview Capsule

28. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (13-5) LAST SEASON: Chargers made playoffs for first time since 2013 and tied for best record in AFC. They had seven players selected to Pro Bowl, including safety and first-round pick Derwin James, one of top rookies last season. Chargers won nine straight games played outside of Los Angeles before losing […]
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Chargers 2019 schedule includes four games in prime time

After a surprising six-game winning streak, the Chargers added two prime-time games to their 2018 schedule. All three were played in December, including the come-from-behind Sunday night win in Pittsburgh and the walk-off 2-point conversion on a Thursday night in Kansas City. With the Chargers delivering two of the most memorable games in 2018, the NFL apparently wanted more of them under the lights. The Chargers received four prime-time games on Wednesday when the league announced the full 2019...
Tags: Sports, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Steelers, Mexico City, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Espn, Philip Rivers, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Pittsburgh Steelers

2019 Miami Dolphins Schedule

2019 Miami Dolphins Schedule per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald   Sept 8: Baltimore Sept. 15: New England Sept. 22: at Dallas Sept. 29 Los Angeles Chargers Oct. 6-7: BYE Oct. 13: Washington Redskins Oct. 20: at Buffalo Bills Oct.
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Powder blues to serve as Chargers' home uniform

In a nod to their history, the Los Angeles Chargers are switching to the team's iconic powder blue jerseys as their primary home uniform for the 2019-20 season.
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Chargers to wear popular powder blue uniform for 2019 home games

The Chargers aren’t considering a name change as a way to lure more fans in Los Angeles, but they did announce a different change Tuesday, one many fans have been clamoring for. The Chargers made a splash after revealing that their popular powder blue uniforms will serve as the team’s primary home uniform in 2019. The team will also sport a gold-colored facemask. “The sweeeeeeetest uniform in the NFL,” wide receiver Keenan Allen told the Chargers’ website. “Those powder blues, they special. That...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen, Allen, Los Angeles Chargers, AAF, Anthony Lynn, Casey Hayward, Denzel Perryman, Y7LP8YloWG Los Angeles Chargers, Travis Benjamin Chargers

Report: WR Travis Benjamin, Chargers agree to 1-year extension

Travis Benjamin’s roster spot is reportedly safe for 2019. The speedy wideout and the Chargers agreed to a one-year extension that runs through the 2020 season, ESPN’s Field Yates reported Tuesday. The new deal will benefit both sides, according to Yates. Benjamin will get a $3 million signing bonus, but his base salary for 2019 drops from $5.25 million to $1 million, which will create $2.75 million in cap space for the Chargers. By making this accommodation, Benjamin’s 2019 roster spot is secur...
Tags: Sports, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Espn, Philip Rivers, Benjamin, Los-angeles-chargers, AAF, Spotrac, Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, Field Yates, Denzel Perryman

Source: Chargers, Benjamin agree to extension

Wide receiver Travis Benjamin has agreed to a one-year extension with the Los Angeles Chargers that will keep him under contract through 2020, a league source told ESPN's Field Yates.
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Denzel Perryman present, Philip Rivers absent for Chargers’ offseason workout

COSTA MESA — Denzel Perryman didn’t want the brace around his left knee to diminish his achievement. He was there Monday running with his teammates for the start of the Chargers’ offseason program. Players weren’t required to attend, but Perryman shouted as if he wanted someone to take roll. The recently re-signed linebacker pointed to his brace and made it known to the reporters watching he was present. Perryman wasn’t supposed to be there. He’s only five months removed since undergoing knee su...
Tags: Florida, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Chargers, New England Patriots, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Easter, James, Henry, Lynn, Los Angeles Chargers, Costa Mesa

Chargers free-agency review: Tracking arrivals and departures

A month removed since the start of NFL free agency, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn doesn’t believe his team improved from the one that won 12 games and advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs. “I don’t think you can say right now this team is better than at the end of the last season,” Lynn said last month at the annual NFL meetings. “The 2018 season is entirely different than the upcoming year.” As Lynn pointed out, every season is different. Players improve, players decline. Injuries and...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Chargers, Philip Rivers, Taylor, Antonio Gates, Gates, Phillips, Cardinals, Lynn, Los Angeles Chargers, Thomas Davis, AAF

Chargers’ 2019 preseason schedule released

The Chargers were known as road warriors during the 2018 season. They won’t have to go far for the 2019 preseason schedule, which was released by the NFL on Tuesday. The Chargers’ preseason slate features a pair of NFC West road matchups, starting against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 and ending at the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4. They’ll host the New Orleans Saints in Week 2 and the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 at Dignity Health Sports Park. The game against the Saints will be at 1 p.m. Aug. ...
Tags: Sports, New Orleans Saints, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Chargers, Cbs, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Saints, Los-angeles-chargers, Cardinals Seahawks

Kartje: NFL mock draft 2.0 has Rams and Chargers going with defense

Draft season comes at you fast. Less than month since our first mock draft dropped, the entire landscape has pretty much changed. But with free agency now behind us, a blurry draft picture is finally starting to come into focus. Now, as the team-to-team smokescreens settle in four weeks out from the draft, it’s time for our second mock of the offseason ….  1. ARIZONA CARDINALS: Kyler Murray, QB, OklahomaPrevious mock: Nick Bosa, Ohio State What was once a gossipy draft pipe dream now seems like ...
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Aaron Donald, Philip Rivers, Chloe Kim among those honored at L.A. Sports Awards

BEVERLY HILLS — Athletes, coaches, executives and the 10 best moments from 2018 took center stage during the 14th annual L.A. Sports Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Monday. Produced by the Los Angeles Sports Council, the commemoration (televised on Fox Sports Prime Ticket at a date to be determined) promoted the city’s sporting prominence. “Is this the best sports town in the world right now?” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti asked the city’s sports establishment. “We have almost a dozen professi...
Tags: Angels, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Chargers, New England Patriots, Philip Rivers, Kim, Kansas City Chiefs, Afc, Eric Garcetti, Donald, Lafc

Chargers' Russell Okung argues again for guaranteed contracts after Mike Trout's mega deal

Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung watched Tuesday morning as news broke that Mike Trout, the star of the Los Angeles Angels and MLB, quietly signed a 10-year, $360 million mega-extension. The guaranteed contract, common in the MLB, NBA and NHL, sent Okung to Twitter for a thread on the lack of them in the NFL. Okung is a vice president on the NFL Player s Association (NFLPA) executive committee and posted a similar thread in July 2018.
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Chargers GM Tom Telesco signs extension, aims for balance during free agency

The Chargers didn’t splurge during the first week of free agency, and that has some fans frustrated. On Friday, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco preached patience and understanding. The team opened free agency ranked below the league average in cap space, and have a handful of star players due for an extension. Telesco is attempting to balance the now with the future – a future he’ll be a part of. Telesco signed a multi-year contract extension after the 2018 season, the team confirmed Saturd...
Tags: Sports, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Melvin Gordon, Philip Rivers, Phillips, Los-angeles-chargers, Thomas Davis, Tom Telesco, Anthony Lynn, Tyrod Taylor, Spotrac, Joey Bosa

Thomas Davis and Tyrod Taylor had to rethink plans before joining Chargers

COSTA MESA — Thomas Davis was next to his wife, Kelly, when the Chargers’ contract offer came in. The three-time Pro Bowler promptly told her he was going to accept. “Wait, wait, wait,” Davis recalled his wife saying. This was not what Davis wanted before free agency opened, but there he was Friday, more than 2,000 miles away from home, with a new NFL team logo behind him as a backdrop. A few feet away from Davis at the podium sat Tyrod Taylor, sporting a mustard-colored suit. He, too, changed i...
Tags: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Dolphins, Soccer, Davis, Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Philip Rivers, Taylor, Carolina Panthers, Joe Flacco, South

All-Pro special teamer Adrian Phillips agrees to new deal with Chargers

Adrian Phillips was dismissed by the Chargers on eight occasions, but he always found his way back on the team. Phillips’ persistence led to making the Pro Bowl, First-Team All-Pro, and now a new contract from the Chargers, without being released first. The Chargers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Phillips, the team announced on Friday. Phillips, 26, joined the Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2014 draft. He had a breakout 2018 season and received multiple accolades for ...
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Former Pro Bowl CB Jason Verrett leaving Chargers for 49ers

Cornerback Jason Verrett, a former first-round pick and Pro Bowler for the Chargers, has found a new home. The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday they have signed Verrett. ESPN reported the sides agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal. Verrett flashed vast potential during a memorable 2015 season that sent him to the Pro Bowl, but only played in five games the following three seasons because of multiple injuries, including a torn Achilles that sidelined him the entire 2018 season. Chargers ...
Tags: Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Davis, Chargers, Green Bay Packers, Houston, Hayward, Los Angeles Chargers, Michael Davis, Thomas Davis, Tom Telesco, Tyrod Taylor

Raiders add receiver Williams to pair with Brown

The Oakland Raiders have announced that they've signed former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams.
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Nose tackle Brandon Mebane staying with Chargers on two-year deal

Brandon Mebane provided leadership the moment he arrived in 2016, and the Chargers stood by him during a family emergency last year. That well-suited partnership will continue. The Chargers announced Wednesday that they agreed to terms on a two-year deal to retain their starting nose tackle and one of their strongest locker-room leaders. Mebane, a Crenshaw High product, started 12 games for the Chargers last year, and has been a team captain since joining the team from the Seattle Seahawks. A re...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, New England, Los Angeles Chargers, Thomas Davis, Walter Payton, Anthony Lynn, Tyrod Taylor, Brandon Mebane, Mebane, Tyrell Williams

Report: WR Tyrell Williams to leave Chargers for Oakland Raiders

Mike Williams has moved up the Chargers’ wide receiver depth chart. Tyrell Williams, who started 37 games for the Chargers the past three seasons, is moving on to join the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN. Tyrell Williams signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 draft, and flourished as a reliable down-the-field target for quarterback Philip Rivers. But his departure was an expected move. The Chargers already had an in-house replacement with Mike Williams, and had...
Tags: Sports, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Keenan Allen, Antonio Brown, Los Angeles Chargers, Thomas Davis, Tom Telesco, Tyrod Taylor, Mike Williams, Josh Rosen

Tyrod Taylor signing with Los Angeles Chargers

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rumors had speculated that the Miami Dolphins could be interested in signing Taylor to
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Report: Chargers add Tyrod Taylor to back up Philip Rivers

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn will rely on a former starting quarterback to back up his current one. The Chargers agreed to a two-year deal with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the NFL Network reported Wednesday. The move can’t be made official until 1 p.m. By adding Taylor, the Chargers land one of the best available quarterbacks to back up Philip Rivers. The NFL Network reported Taylor, 29, had interest in joining the Miami Dolphins to compete for the starting job. While we all talked about a possibl...
Tags: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Sport, Dolphins, Soccer, Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Philip Rivers, Taylor, NFL Network, Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens, Lynn, Los-angeles-chargers