7:43 PM EST, Tue November 13, 2018
Bolts From The Blue 3 hours ago
Chargers sign LB Tre’Von Johnson, place Denzel Perryman on IR

Chargers sign LB Tre’Von Johnson, place Denzel Perryman on IR

With starting inside linebacker Denzel Perryman lost for the season, the Chargers needed to make a roster move. That move has been made in the form of Tre’Von Johnson. Per the Chargers team site: The 6-2, 232-pound linebacker originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017 out of Weber State. He was waived during final roster reductions, and subsequently spent the majority of last season on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in Week 17. Johnson appeared in four preseason games for the Cowboys this...
Friars on Base 3 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Final Stretch For Prospects In Arizona

A number of San Diego Padres prospects have been having a phenomenal season in the Arizona Fall League. As of Tuesday afternoon, there are just three days left in the Arizona Fall League regular season before the league conducts its championship game on Saturday (November 17) at 1:08 pm MST. One of the teams competing in […] San Diego Padres: Final Stretch For Prospects In Arizona - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
sandiegouniontribune.com 4 hours ago

New Padres' affiliate settles on 'Sod Poodles' as new name

Apparently, Sod Poodles mature into Chihuahuas and ultimately Padres. The Friars’ new Double-A Affiliate in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday announced that “Sod Poodles” had won its “Name the Team” contest. The other finalists were the Boot Scooters, Bronc Busters, Jerky and Long Haulers. So what’s...
San Diego Union Tribune 4 hours ago

San Diego Fleet's players include former NFL starting QB, RB

Where the Chargers played for five decades in Mission Valley, a new football team will launch in February under a former Super Bowl head coach in Mike Martz. The San Diego Fleet’s roster includes players from San Diego State, the University of San Diego and Pac-12 schools USC, Stanford and Washington....
Bolts From The Blue 5 hours ago
It’s do or die time on Joey Bosa’s status

It’s do or die time on Joey Bosa’s status

The Los Angeles Chargers can’t seem ever to catch a break. While Anthony Lynn’s offense is thriving under a rejuvenated Philip Rivers, the defense just hasn’t been able to remain at the same level. Sure, the unit is playing well throughout their six-game win streak, but injuries have been a major concern all season for the Bolts and their long-term success. Monday’s news of the season-ending injury to linebacker Denzel Perryman hasn’t helped change the narrative of what the Chargers defense has probably heard all season. While Perryman’s 51-tackle season might not have been what...
Bolts From The Blue 5 hours ago
The Lightning Round Podcast #164: Replacing Denzel Perryman

The Lightning Round Podcast #164: Replacing Denzel Perryman

Garrett Sisti and Jamie Hoyle are back with a brand new episode of the Lightning Round Podcast. The Chargers sweep the season series with the Oakland Raiders and get another “boring” win on the road. Garrett and Jamie are here to discuss three important storylines from their win on Sunday. They answer questions about the bizarre penalty on Russell Okung, how the Chargers will replace linebacker Denzel Perryman and if that was the last we’ve seen of Perryman in a Chargers uniform. The game felt like it was never in doubt and a lot of that had to do with the play of the defense and how...
Bolts From The Blue 8 hours ago
LB Jatavis Brown makes PFF’s week 10 Team of the Week

LB Jatavis Brown makes PFF’s week 10 Team of the Week

Following a performance that saw LB Jatavis Brown flying all over the field, the third-year linebacker out of the University of Akron collected the highest grade by a Chargers player in week 10 with an 89.9. His near-elite grade against the Oakland Raiders was good enough to land the speedy defender on Pro Football Focus’ week 10 Team of the Week along with the rest of the best defensive players from this past slate of games. Another strong performance sees Joe Schobert land on the PFF Team of the Week.For the full team, click below:⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ https://t.co/7SaKVgIzI6(via...
Bolt Beat 9 hours ago

Derwin James running away with Defensive Rookie of the Year

Los Angeles Chargers’ rookie Derwin James has been the energizer of the ‘Bolts defense this season and is separating himself as the favorite for 2018 Defensive Rookie of the Year.  There has been a glaring hole in the Chargers’ defensive personnel all season long. Standout pass rusher Joey Bosa has missed all of 2018 with a […] Derwin James running away with Defensive Rookie of the Year - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Friars on Base 10 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Three Trades That Could Happen This Week

The San Diego Padres need to make room on the 40-man roster and have plenty of players they can move. The deadline to add Rule-5 draft-eligible players to the 40-man roster is in just a few days and the San Diego Padres need to make a number of subtractions, otherwise, they are sure to lose […] San Diego Padres: Three Trades That Could Happen This Week - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
sandiegouniontribune.com 10 hours ago

Friar talk: Pondering the Padres’ potential cuts

The early part of the hot stove season, at least in San Diego, has been about roster management more than anything. Minor league catcher Raffy Lopez was traded away to the Braves for cash. Greg Garcia was added to compete for a utility spot. Kazuhisa Makita was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso and...
Friars on Base 11 hours ago

San Diego Padres Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner, so now is the time to take care of all the San Diego Padres fans in your life. And we’re here to help with this gift guide. Before you know it, you’ll be swapping presents and guzzling egg nog. It’s just that time of year. Don’t let it […] San Diego Padres Holiday Gift Guide - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bolt Beat 20 hours ago

Key takeaways from Chargers’ 20-6 win over Raiders

Once again the Los Angles Chargers show dominance against their AFC rivals. Their first contest ended with a final score of 26-10. This win was no different but the Bolts did hold the Oakland Raiders to zero touchdowns while holding them to just one the last time they faced off. Here are my key takeaways […] Key takeaways from Chargers’ 20-6 win over Raiders - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue 22 hours ago
Surge or Static: Slaying all the way to seven straight

Surge or Static: Slaying all the way to seven straight

The Chargers continue their best start to a season since 2006. For what feels like the third game in a row, the Chargers didn’t seem to have the ball all that much in this game, although the final box score says the time of possession was split pretty much down the middle with Oakland having the 31:10 to 28:50 edge. Obviously the Chargers’ sluggish start didn’t help anything as they started the ball game with two three-and-outs. In fact, Philip Rivers didn’t even complete a single pass until almost five minutes into the second quarter. And although the Chargers held the Raiders to...

Chargers' defense suffers major loss with Denzel Perryman out for the season

Denzel Perryman suffered a knee injury and is out for the season, a major setback for the Chargers’ improved run defense. The linebacker injured his left knee on the second play from scrimmage at Oakland on Sunday. Tests revealed a damaged lateral collateral ligament, which will require surgery....
Bolts From The Blue Nov 12, 2018
BREAKING: LB Denzel Perryman out for rest of season with LCL injury

BREAKING: LB Denzel Perryman out for rest of season with LCL injury

A big blow was dealt to the Chargers’ surging defense. Early on Tuesday, the Chargers announced that LB Denzel Perryman suffered an LCL injury along with a hamstring issue that will likely need surgery, as well. Sources: #Chargers star LB Denzel Perryman suffered an injury to his LCL and likely needs hamstring surgery, as well. He’s out for the season, but recovery should have him ready in 3-4 months. Rough blow for one of the AFC’s top teams.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2018 Prior to his injury, Perryman was second on the team in tackles with 51, just behind rookie...

San Diego Sports Photos

Top San Diego Player News

  • 5 Philip Rivers

    Philip Rivers

    Chargers Scouting Report: Veteran (Philip Rivers), rookie (Derwin James) pace winning streak

  • 5 Denzel Perryman

    Denzel Perryman

    Chargers officially place Perryman on IR, promote Johnson

  • 2 Joey Bosa

    Joey Bosa

    It’s do or die time on Joey Bosa’s status

  • 2 Jatavis Brown

    Jatavis Brown

    LB Jatavis Brown makes PFF’s week 10 Team of the Week

  • 2 Derwin James

    Derwin James

    Derwin James running away with Defensive Rookie of the Year