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May 26, 2023
Chargers 2023 UDFA Profile: WR Terrell Bynum

Chargers 2023 UDFA Profile: WR Terrell Bynum

Bynum averaged over 13.0 yards per reception during his career with Washington and USC. The Chargers added depth to their receiver room by using their first-round pick on TCU’s Quentin Johnston before kicking off day three by adding his college teammate in Derius Davis. Despite adding a pair of wideouts during the draft, the team still brought in two more receivers in Florida State’s Pokey Wilson and USC’s Terrell Bynum. After profiling Wilson last earlier this month, it’s time to dive into Bynum and what he brings to the Chargers. Bynum prepped at St. John Bosco High...
May 26, 2023
Which remaining Chargers free agent should the team re-sign?

Which remaining Chargers free agent should the team re-sign?

Photo by Michael Hickey/ With Kyle Van Noy recently announcing on Twitter that he’s not coming back, there may be only one real answer to this question. Earlier this week, we asked you all about which of the in-house free agents from the Chargers would you consider bringing back at this point in the offseason. Here are our favorite answers! Bolt2424 I would have to flip a coin on Callahan and KVN. You can never have too many CBs. Even though we are expecting Jasir and Leonard filling some starting/depth pieces, Callahan has that experience. KVN is really only needed...
May 25, 2023
Kyle Van Noy: ‘They don’t want me back'

Kyle Van Noy: ‘They don’t want me back'

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Van Noy let everyone know on Twitter that his time with the Bolts is over. Tom Telesco gained an early reputation as the “Coupon God” among Charger fans for his ability to sign discounted veterans in the second or third wave of free agency to fill meaningful roles on his rosters. In 2022, he continued this trend with an impressive flurry of signings. Bryce Callahan, Kyle Van Noy, and Morgan Fox all signed with the Chargers post-draft to very affordable deals, with each player hoping to bounce back from a down year and regain...
May 25, 2023
Chargers 2023 UDFA Profile: RB Elijah Dotson

Chargers 2023 UDFA Profile: RB Elijah Dotson

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Dotson became the first Sacramento State running back to be named First-Team All-Big Sky since 2000. Among the Chargers’ 18-player haul of undrafted free agents, they added a pair of running backs from FCS schools. We have already profiled former North Dakota/Northern Iowa running back Tyler Hoosman so today we’re digging into the group’s other ball-carrier in former Sac State/Northern Colorado rusher Elijah Dotson. Dotson hails from Sacramento, California where he starred for Antelope High School as a two-way player. As a...
May 25, 2023
CB Michael Davis named most under-appreciated Chargers player

CB Michael Davis named most under-appreciated Chargers player

Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Davis finished the 2022 season with 15 pass breakups, good for sixth-most in the NFL. The Chargers managed to turn their 2022 season around at the midpoint when their defense found a way to dig their heels in and start playing above themselves despite numerous injuries to starters, including edge rusher Joey Bosa who missed 12 total games during the regular season. One player who helped orchestrate their strong play down the stretch was cornerback Michael Davis who — if you recall — did not begin the season as one of the...
May 25, 2023
Chargers Daily Links: Thursday Open Thread

Chargers Daily Links: Thursday Open Thread

Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Good morning, Chargers fans! You all know what to do. Let’s have a good one! And now for today’s links. Chargers News: Eric Smith sat down with outside linebackers coach Giff Smith (Chargers.com) PFF highlighted a breakout player for the Chargers in 2023 (Chargers Wire) Kyle Van Noy confirmed he is not returning to the Chargers this season (Bolt Beat) Ranking the three biggest upgrades the Chargers made this offseason (Bolt Beat) NFL News: The Patriots are...
May 24, 2023
Way-too-early Chargers 53-man roster prediction

Way-too-early Chargers 53-man roster prediction

Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via An early look at which Chargers players make the 53-man roster for Brandon Staley. Even though the Los Angeles Chargers are still in OTAs, it is still a good exercise to look at the roster of 90ish players that Tom Telesco has assembled, and try to predict which 53 head coach Brandon Staley and his staff will keep. A lot of the names are pretty sure things however there is going to be some play at the bottom of some position groups that will make for some fun training camp battles. There will also be at least one position,...
May 24, 2023
Chargers’ salary cap woes in 2024 create ‘win now’ urgency

Chargers’ salary cap woes in 2024 create ‘win now’ urgency

Corey Perrine / USA TODAY NETWORK How important is success in 2023 given how leveraged the Chargers are in 2024? Quick 2023 Offseason Overview Tom Telesco had multiple levers he could have pulled to achieve “cap compliance” by the start of the NFL’s new year. The Chargers’ GM chose to keep the band together for one more year, after assembling a remarkably talented roster in 2023 that was decimated by injuries. This decision has been widely criticized by pundits, who have given the Chargers average-at-best offseason grades since the majority of their resources...
May 24, 2023
Official details for Austin Ekeler’s new 2023 incentives

Official details for Austin Ekeler’s new 2023 incentives

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Ekeler must hit 10 touchdowns and over 1,125 yards of offense to maximize his earnings this season. On Tuesday, news broke on the Chargers and running back Austin Ekeler agreeing to a revised 2023 contract that would pay him close to $2 million in new incentives. After only getting an estimated total for incentives, we finally have the the details of exactly how these new incentives can be hit. Per NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Ekeler now has incentives for both total yards from scrimmage, total touchdowns scored, and a small bonus for...
May 23, 2023
Chargers Poll: Which side of the ball got better this offseason?

Chargers Poll: Which side of the ball got better this offseason?

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Will the offense or defense shine the brightest in 2023? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Los Angeles Chargers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys. This offseason has been one of the most eventful and exciting in recent memory. Big names changed uniforms and a huge injection of youth was injected into the NFL via last month’s draft. The Chargers added some great talent on either side of the ball so...
May 23, 2023
Chargers Community Discussion: Which remaining Chargers free agent should the team re-sign?

Chargers Community Discussion: Which remaining Chargers free agent should the team re-sign?

Photo by Joe Scarnici/ Should the team bring back Bryce Calahan? What about Kyle Van Noy? Welcome to another Chargers Community Discussion! Today, I want to know which of the remaining Chargers free agent players on the market that you’d consider re-signing at this point in the offseason. As of now, the two most notable names still available are Bryce Callahan and Kyle Van Noy. Callahan would solidify the cornerback room once again and Van Noy’s versatility would still be valuable between both the edge rushing group and the off-ball linebackers. Go ahead and give us...
May 23, 2023
Chargers, Austin Ekeler agree to re-worked deal adding close to $2 million in 2023 incentives

Chargers, Austin Ekeler agree to re-worked deal adding close to $2 million in 2023 incentives

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Ekeler will become a free agent after the 2023 season at the age of 28. The Chargers can finally focus on preparing for the upcoming season as the biggest cloud over their offseason has finally dissipated following a re-negotiated deal for running back Austin Ekeler that will pay him almost $2 million in new incentives during the 2023 season. Earlier this year, Ekeler and his agent asked permission to seek a trade following stalled negotiations for a contract extension. After it seemed like little to no progress had been made over the past...
May 22, 2023
Chargers 2023 UDFAs, CJ Okoye receive jersey numbers

Chargers 2023 UDFAs, CJ Okoye receive jersey numbers

Photo by Stacy Revere/ All 18 undrafted free agents, as well as CJ Okoye, now have their numbers for the summer. We didn’t have to wait long for the Chargers to designate jersey numbers for the team’s seven 2023 draft picks. We did, however, have to wait quite a bit longer to find out the numbers that will be worn by the team’s undrafted players. As of Monday, here are the jersey numbers for all 18 undrafted free agents, as well as CJ Okoye from the IPP: TE Michael Ezeike - 46 C Johari Branch - 61 CB Cam Brown - 38 CB Tiawan Mullen - 41 CB A.J. Uzodinma - 35 DT...
May 22, 2023
Chargers lack of versatility at tight end named biggest remaining need

Chargers lack of versatility at tight end named biggest remaining need

Photo by Courtney Culbreath/ The Chargers need a run-blocker at tight end but surprisingly did not grab one in this year’s draft. The Chargers did what they could during the 2023 NFL draft to fill a number of holes within their roster. They added a new return man, a third wideout to complement Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and reinforced their edge rusher group by selecting the nation’s sack leader in the second round. Despite using all seven picks in the draft, the Chargers did not add a new body to their tight end group that currently holds several athletic...
May 22, 2023
Alohi Gilman tabbed as Chargers’ ‘best-kept secret’

Alohi Gilman tabbed as Chargers’ ‘best-kept secret’

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Gilman is in line to be the team’ starter at free safety in 2023. I think if you’d asked enough people within the fan base who the best-kept secret is on the Chargers roster, you’d likely end up with a handful of different names. Morgan Fox would be a very popular name, but there’s certainly more role players than him that deserve some praise. Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine recently took to the task of tabbing one player on each of the 32 teams as their club’s “best-kept secret” heading into this upcoming season. For the...