7:41 PM EDT, Tue May 22, 2018
San Diego Union Tribune 2 hours ago

Chargers' Ingram a no-show at voluntary OTA workout

Melvin Ingram skipped the Chargers’ organized team activities last spring, but he had been in the midst of a contract dispute. He subsequently signed a four-year contract that guarantees him $42 million and could be worth as much as $66 million. When the Chargers opened this year’s organized team...
San Diego Union Tribune 4 hours ago

Predicting NFL Draft sleepers for Browns, Chargers, Jaguars

Every NFL draft produces “sleeper” selections. Here, following, are three by AFC teams in the recent draft. Browns WR/returner Antonio Callaway Due to bad behavior, Callaway didn’t play last year with the Florida Gators. The man who drafted him has had very good results with players whose off-field...
Bolt Beat 20 hours ago

Philip Rivers will definitely be better than Tom Brady in 2018

Philip Rivers was a member of the famed 2004 quarterback draft class which included Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. Those two guys have remained in the league as long as Rivers has, but only three current starters have been in the league longer. One of those guys is Rivers’ former teammate Drew Brees and another […] Philip Rivers will definitely be better than Tom Brady in 2018 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue 21 hours ago
NFL Top 100: 59 - Casey Hayward

NFL Top 100: 59 - Casey Hayward

Casey Hayward still can’t get no respect The NFL Network’s “Top 100” series continues today and Los Angeles Chargers Corner Casey Hayward came in at 59 overall. Hayward moved up the list compared to last year, but he is still too damn low on this list. Only moving up 5 spots from 64 last year is garbage. Who's the top corner in the league?"Top corner in the league? Casey Hayward." - @Keenan13Allen pic.twitter.com/KQKeznVc2t— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) May 22, 2018 When you look at what Hayward has done the last 2 years, the fact that he isn’t in the top 25, let...

Chargers welcome new faces for opening of OTAs

Throughout the Chargers’ offseason, General Manager Tom Telesco has given coach Anthony Lynn tiny pieces to add to the puzzle that wasn’t quite complete in the team’s first season in Los Angeles. ►Got him a new center — a big, nasty veteran who is hoping to put injury problems behind him while...
Bolts From The Blue May 21, 2018
Who Should Start at Safety for the Chargers This Season?

Who Should Start at Safety for the Chargers This Season?

Who do you guys think should be the starters at safety (and which roles should they play) for the Chargers in 2018? Matthew Stanley: Jahleel Addae at SS, he started to find his groove last year. I think there might be a problem at FS unless Rayshawn Jenkins becomes a thing, or Adrian Phillips learns how to cover, or they turn Desmond King into a free safety with Jason Verrett back (which I don’t agree with). Derwin James should not be playing center field, he’s too valuable closer to the LOS. Kyle Posey: Can you say Derwin at both? Ryan Doyle: I think the Chargers stick Derwin James at...

Chargers squandered AFC opportunity last year; is conference any better in '18?

In the Fight For L.A. last year, the Spanos Chargers had one big advantage. The AFC served up bowls of pudding, more pudding than I can recall. The Chargers still fell short of the playoffs. They should expect fewer desserts this year, although the AFC West still looks like NFL Lite. My eyes weren’t...
Bolts From The Blue May 21, 2018
Daily Links: Can Derwin James Make an Immediate Impact?

Daily Links: Can Derwin James Make an Immediate Impact?

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. Film Room: Identifying how Derwin James will make an immediate impact - Brandon ThornPerhaps the most valuable part of James’ skill-set resides in his ability to play lockdown man coverage on tight ends, backs, and receivers from a wide variety of alignments. This first clip is against Miami, with the offense in a shotgun 2×2 formation and James aligned as the nickel linebacker in man coverage vs. their in-line tight end. Film Room: Identifying how Derwin James will make an immediate impact - Brandon ThornPerhaps the most...
Bolts From The Blue May 20, 2018
Los Angeles Chargers One Signing Away From Contention

Los Angeles Chargers One Signing Away From Contention

The Chargers have the talent to compete in the AFC West. The franchise needs to make one more bold move to solidify their status as a top dog in the AFC. The Los Angeles Chargers have made headlines over the past few days. Both NFL executives and the mainstream media have boasted about the Chargers talented roster. However, the organization needs to make one more splash in free agency to become a true threat in the AFC. Former Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins could put the Chargers defense over the top. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway believes Los Angeles...
Bolts From The Blue May 20, 2018
Former Chargers WR Vincent Jackson Calls it a Career

Former Chargers WR Vincent Jackson Calls it a Career

Jackson made the call to officially hang them up on Friday. Former Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is calling it a career after 12 seasons in the NFL. Jackson, a second-round pick by the Chargers in the 2005 NFL Draft, spent seven seasons with the Bolts where he was a two-time Pro Bowl selection that was known for his long-ball prowess and his knack for coming down with the contested catch. He spent the last five years of his career as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where was voted to the Pro Bowl for the final time following the 2012 season. On his career, Jackson amassed 540...
Bolt Beat May 20, 2018

Will Chargers OG Forrest Lamp be ready for OTAs?

Is Chargers’ Forrest Lamp almost ready to make his return to the football field? Chargers 2017 second-round guard Forrest Lamp was on his way to start at right guard as a rookie before tearing his ACL in last year’s training camp. He missed all of last season due to the injury. With Kenny Wiggins leaving […] Will Chargers OG Forrest Lamp be ready for OTAs? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolt Beat May 20, 2018

Los Angeles Chargers undrafted rookie spotlight: LB D’Juan Hines

The Los Angeles Chargers drafted a linebacker and a safety who will likely play some linebacker within the first four rounds of the NFL draft. That didn’t stop the team from adding another linebacker through the undrafted free-agent process. D’Juan Hines finished in a tie for fourth for most tackles in the American Athletic Conference […] Los Angeles Chargers undrafted rookie spotlight: LB D’Juan Hines - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue May 20, 2018
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How Much Longer Can Philip Rivers Play?

Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How Much Longer Can Philip Rivers Play?

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. Changing of the guard: A eulogy for an elite era of fantasy tight ends - Tyler LoecnerThese are historical runs. Gates’ peak was higher than Witten’s, but both players dominated for a long time. Gates produced three straight top overall finishes 2004-2006, and he was top-five every year 2004-2010. Not even Gronkowski has pulled off the three-peat. Gates added another second-place finish in 2014 for good measure. Top NFL wide receivers in contested catch situations - Michael RennerAllen finally getting through another full...
Bolt Beat May 19, 2018

The retired Vincent Jackson was an underrated receiver for Chargers

Remember when wide receiver Vincent Jackson was a Charger? It was long ago, but we shouldn’t forget how talented he was. Vincent Jackson officially retired from the NFL. Jackson was one of my favorite players when he was a member of the San Diego Chargers. His No. 83 jersey is still hanging up in my […] The retired Vincent Jackson was an underrated receiver for Chargers - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bolts From The Blue May 19, 2018
Draft Pick Spotlight: C/G Scott Quessenberry

Draft Pick Spotlight: C/G Scott Quessenberry

A quick look at what the new offensive linemen brings to the table for the Chargers The selection of former-UCLA center Scott Quessenberry, or “Q-Berry” as I like to call him, was a bit of a head-scratcher as the interior of the offensive line did not seem like the weak link amongst the team’s front five. If you were to ask just about anybody, they would tell you that the right tackle position was the spot needing a bit of reinforcement. However, in the fifth round, Tom Telesco and company pulled the trigger on the hometown kid and brought his childhood dream to life. Quessenberry...

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