2:40 AM EST, Sun February 26, 2017
Bolts From The Blue 10 hours ago
Offseason Plans: The Deluge of Rivers

Offseason Plans: The Deluge of Rivers

Just because they aren’t flinging pigskins doesn’t mean that there aren’t goals and plans for all of the major players Well, it’s always a tough time when the whistles stop blaring, and the cold of winter arrives (well, for most of the country at least). Just because there’s triple-digit days before the next legitimate pass is made in the NFL doesn’t mean that our favorite Bolts are hibernating for the winter. In this multiple-piece segment, we’ll dive deeper into the off-season goals of each of our favorite Chargers. Part 1: The Rivers Deluge In what amounts...
Broncos Wire 10 hours ago
Broncos compensatory pick streak may end in 2018

Broncos compensatory pick streak may end in 2018

Dating back to 2015, the Denver Broncos have been awarded an NFL-high 11 compensatory draft picks, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis. That’s an impressive total, especially considering the team had zero comp picks in the nine years prior to 2015. Denver’s comp picks have included quarterback Trevor Siemian, guard Max Garcia and safety Justin Simmons. All three of those players started at least three games last season. But Denver’s impressive streak of comp picks may come to an end in 2018. As Nick Korte of OverTheCap has noted, the Broncos may not receive any additional draft picks...
Broncos Wire 10 hours ago
Reminder: Broncos can trade compensatory draft picks in 2017

Reminder: Broncos can trade compensatory draft picks in 2017

Expect trades. The Denver Broncos own 10 selections in the 2017 NFL draft, and all of them are eligible to be traded. In addition to their six natural selections, the Broncos were also award four compensatory draft picks for 2017. In previous years, league rules prevented teams from trading away compensatory draft picks. Starting this April, that rule is no longer in place. That means general manager John Elway can trade down (or up) at any moment in the draft, because all of his 10 selections are trade eligible. If they hold on to all of their selections, Denver will leave the draft with 10...
Bolts From The Blue 11 hours ago
NFL Scouting Combine - Defensive Players to Watch

NFL Scouting Combine - Defensive Players to Watch

Fun (draft) season is finally here part 2 Yesterday I let you guys know which offensive players we are going to be paying close attention too when they take the field next week at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. The Chargers had a decent year defensively but there are obviously holes at the Safety position, the team is thin at Cornerback, and the team needs to give DROY Joey Bosa some help on the defensive line, especially if Melvin Ingram leaves in Free Agency. With that in mind, here is who we will be watching next week. Kyle PoseyTedric Thompson, FS, Colorado“Thompson has the best ball...
Broncos Wire 11 hours ago
Broncos deny report that Trevor Siemian won't be healthy until training camp

Broncos deny report that Trevor Siemian won't be healthy until training camp

Trevor Siemian’s shoulder injury may be worse than expected. Siemian is “unlikely to practice fully” until training camp, according to Brandon Stokley, a former NFL receiver that now works for 104.3 The Fan. Stokley reported that Siemian suffered a grade 5 AC joint sprain, an injury that could keep him sidelined up to six months. Siemian underwent surgery on his left shoulder in January. Team spokesperson Patrick Smyth denied Stokley’s report, reiterating that Siemian is on track to return for organized team activities. The plan remains for Trevor to be ready to go for the start of...
Broncos Wire 11 hours ago
Broncos own 'Mr. Irrelevant' selection for 2017 NFL draft

Broncos own 'Mr. Irrelevant' selection for 2017 NFL draft

For the second year in a row, the Denver Broncos own the final selection in the NFL draft, also known as “Mr. Irrelevant.” Last year, Denver owned pick No. 253, but they traded it to the Tennessee Titans in a draft-day swap. Tennessee used the two selections they received from the Broncos to select LeShaun Sims and Kalan Reed (Mr. Irrelevant). Denver used one of the picks they received from the Titans to select fullback Andy Janovich last April. The Broncos also received pick No. 203 from Tennessee for this year’s draft. This year, Denver will again have the opportunity to make the...
Bolts From The Blue 12 hours ago
Poll Results: The Chargers Should Not Re-Sign Manti Te’o

Poll Results: The Chargers Should Not Re-Sign Manti Te’o

Well, that poll was not even close. Chargers fans are ready to move on from Manti Te’o. Earlier this month, we asked you whether or not the Los Angeles Chargers should re-sign inside linebacker Manti Te’o to a market value contract. 963 of you voted and an overwhelming majority (70%) said to let him walk rather than try to outbid other potential suitors for his services this offseason. 287 people were swayed by the argument that Te’o has leadership qualities that make up for his numerous on-field deficiencies and continued inability to stay healthy for an entire NFL season. However,...
Broncos Wire 12 hours ago
Official: Broncos will have 10 picks for 2017 NFL draft

Official: Broncos will have 10 picks for 2017 NFL draft

After the NFL announced compensatory selections for the 2017 NFL draft on Friday, we now know the official selection order for the Denver Broncos. Coming off their first season of not making the playoffs since 2010, the Broncos will have 10 selections in the NFL draft, including five of the first 127 selections. See the team’s official list of draft picks below: 1. Round 1: No. 20 overall (Natural) 2. Round 2: No. 51 overall (Natural) 3. Round 3: No. 82 overall (Natural) 4. Round 3: No. 101 overall (Compensatory) 5. Round 4: No. 127 overall (Natural) 6. Round 5: No. 177 overall...
Broncos Wire 13 hours ago
49ers outbid Broncos for defensive lineman Earl Mitchell

49ers outbid Broncos for defensive lineman Earl Mitchell

Denver clearly wants to address their run defense. On the same day that the Broncos signed defensive lineman Bobby Richardson, the team came close to adding another defensive end. Free-agent defender Earl Mitchell signed a four-year deal with the 49ers that will pay him $5.5 million this season. Denver’s offer would have only paid him $4.5 million in 2017, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis. San Francisco outbid Denver for Mitchell’s services. The good news: there will be plenty more defensive lineman available this offseason. Through free agency (which begins on March 9) and the NFL...
Bolts From The Blue 13 hours ago
ESPN Predicts Melvin Ingram’s Contract Terms

ESPN Predicts Melvin Ingram’s Contract Terms

Could Ingram actually end up being more affordable than previously thought? ESPN insider’s John Clayton this week released his projected contract terms for the top 25 NFL free agents. His 10th ranked free agent was Los Angeles Chargers edge defender Melvin Ingram, and Clayton’s prediction should make any fan hoping that the Chargers retain their #2 pass rusher happy. At four years and $54 million, Ingram would be very affordable relative to some of the other numbers we have seen thrown around. John Clayton writes: Does this number seem high? Don't be surprised if it's even more. Ingram...
Broncos Wire 13 hours ago
Broncos begin addressing defensive line, sign Bobby Richardson

Broncos begin addressing defensive line, sign Bobby Richardson

The Denver Broncos made a roster transaction on Friday just ahead of the free-agent signing period, adding defensive lineman Bobby Richardson, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis. After going undrafted in 2015, Richardson signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints. He put together a great training camp and not only made the final roster, he was a starting defensive lineman on opening day. While still waiting on Earl Mitchell Broncos sign DL Bobby Richardson. Started 11 gms for NO in 2015. Clearly reshaping subpar DL. #9sports — Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) February 24, 2017 That season,...
Broncos Wire 13 hours ago
Broncos awarded 4 compensatory picks for 2017 NFL draft

Broncos awarded 4 compensatory picks for 2017 NFL draft

On Friday, the NFL announced the 32 compensatory draft picks that were handed out for the upcoming 2017 NFL draft. The Denver Broncos received four of those picks. The Broncos were one of four teams awarded four picks, bringing their total number of picks to 10 for the draft. As noted by Andrew Mason of the team’s official website, here is an explanation of how the compensatory draft pick process works. Compensatory selections are determined by a formula that incorporates the net gains and losses from the previous year’s unrestricted free-agent signing period. The formula accounts for the...
Bolts From The Blue 14 hours ago
Should the Los Angeles Chargers Sign Russell Okung?

Should the Los Angeles Chargers Sign Russell Okung?

The Los Angeles Chargers certainly need help along the offensive line. Does that mean they should chase the most expensive Left Tackle in free agency? Russell Okung, former Pro Bowler and all-around solid Offensive Tackle through the majority of his career, is about to become a free agent. Many Los Angeles Chargers fans are excited about this, knowing that the team desperately needs to revamp its offensive line if it wants to compete for a playoff spot in 2017. So, we come back to the eternal question: Should the Chargers sign this guy who used to be good? The History First, consider the...
Bolts From The Blue 15 hours ago
Chargers Restricted and Exclusive Rights Free Agents: Who Will Stay and Who Will Go?

Chargers Restricted and Exclusive Rights Free Agents: Who Will Stay and Who Will Go?

Jamie Hoyle offers his thoughts on the Chargers restricted free agents. The beginning of the free agency period is right around the corner (March 7) and the Chargers still have plenty of work ahead of them. As you know, we’ve already discussed the Chargers cuts and unrestricted free agent class in detail. Now the question becomes, does Los Angeles have any restricted or exclusive rights free agents worth retaining? All told, the Chargers have 13 restricted and exclusive rights free agents set to test the market. While the vast majority of these players have yet to carve out roles with the...
Silver And Black Pride 15 hours ago
What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Linebacker

What condition Raiders’ position is in pre free agency: Linebacker

We check on each Raiders position pre-draft to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Touch and go, Serious, or Critical. Starters: ?? Depth: Cory James, Ben Heeney, Neiron Ball, Tyrell Adams Free agents: Malcolm Smith, Perry Riley, Daren Bates To begin the season, it was Heeney starting at middle linebacker. By week three, he was replaced by James. By week five, he was replaced by Riley who was signed off the street and started immediately. Heeney went on injured reserve and James was relegated to mostly special teams duties. Smith started alongside them all season long. His...
Bolts From The Blue 16 hours ago
Los Angeles Chargers 2017 NFL Draft Order Officially Set

Los Angeles Chargers 2017 NFL Draft Order Officially Set

We already knew where they were picking in Round 1, but where will the rest of the Chargers picks fall? As John discussed yesterday, the Chargers did not receive any compensatory picks in this year’s draft, but 32 other picks were distributed and we now know the official draft order of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Chargers are currently slated to pick at the following spots starting on April 27, 2017:Round 1 – 7th OverallRound 2 – 38th OverallRound 3 – 71st OverallRound 4 – 113th OverallRound 5 – 151st OverallRound 6 – 190th OverallRound 7 – 225th Overall Picking in the top 10...
Arrowhead Pride 18 hours ago
Kansas City Chiefs candidates to take a jump next year

Kansas City Chiefs candidates to take a jump next year

This time of year, the fantasy football mindset takes over. We’re all thinking about who the Chiefs can sign, draft, trade for, or re-sign that can make this team better going forward. It’s honestly my favorite part of the NFL year. Player development is as important as acquiring the right players, unless you want your team to be in constant rebuilding mode. The process that John Dorsey and Andy Reid have brought to Kansas City lends itself to consistency, and keeps the team from a position where they need to panic to fill a need. Dorsey likes to draft a year or two in advance of...
Bolts From The Blue 18 hours ago
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: What Should Chargers Do at Safety?

Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: What Should Chargers Do at Safety?

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay Name Top Choices for Seventh Overall Pick - Ricky Henne"Well, protecting Philip Rivers is front and center.  So an offensive tackle (has to be in consideration), but it is too early for that. Getting another weapon at wide receiver, Keenan Allen has not obviously been able to stay healthy.  So a wide receiver (is an option but it’s) too early for that. Then you look, do they go safety? Do they go with a Malik Hooker? Is Jamal Adams there at that point? Probably not. My Combine: Philip Rivers...
Silver And Black Pride Feb 24, 2017
Raiders OL Kelechi Osemele swings on world’s highest swing in New Zealand

Raiders OL Kelechi Osemele swings on world’s highest swing in New Zealand

It's pretty easy to see why the team has embraced Kelechi Osemele as a leader for the Raiders. Besides being monstrously big, he is absolutely fearless. Apparently, his fearless tenacity on the field is part of him off of it too if his vacation in Australia and New Zealand is any indication of his life away from football. The behemoth offensive lineman is on vacation down under with teammates Taiwan Jones and Brynden Trawick. Well, they happen to have the world's highest swing in New Zealand known as the Nevis Swing as one of their attractions. It has a 300m arc (984.252 feet) , a 120 m...
Mile High Report Feb 24, 2017
Report: 49ers sign defensive lineman Earl Mitchell after they outbid the Broncos

Report: 49ers sign defensive lineman Earl Mitchell after they outbid the Broncos

Broncos lose out on signing defensive lineman Earl Mitchell. After free agent defensive lineman Earl Mitchell left Denver without signing a deal, it seemed like his chances of joining the team were slim. When free agents leave without a deal from Broncos General Manager John Elway they rarely ending up joining the team and that proved true again this time around. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the San Fransisco 49ers have signed Earl Mitchell to a four-year deal worth $16 million dollars. He will reportedly make $5.5 million dollars in his first year of the contract. DT Earl...

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