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Mar 21, 2019
OC Whisenhunt attends Missouri’s pro day

OC Whisenhunt attends Missouri’s pro day

With a number of high-profile quarterbacks performing at their school’s recent pro days, the first one we hear of where Chargers’ offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is in attendance is Missouri’s, where quarterback Drew Lock was obviously the main attraction. Los Angeles Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt is here and talking with Drew Lock. pic.twitter.com/mu4efiW8GQ— Tyler Murry (@TylerMurryABC17) March 21, 2019 At 6-foot-3 and weighing 225 pounds, Lock has the coveted build to go along with a rocket-arm that some may argue is the most explosive in the class. However, Lock is...
Mar 21, 2019
Arizona Cardinals sign former-Chargers DT Darius Philon

Arizona Cardinals sign former-Chargers DT Darius Philon

You can’t keep them all... Earlier today, Tom Pelissero pf NFL Media reported that DT Darius Philon agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals, leaving the Chargers with just three defensive tackles on the roster. The #Cardinals are signing former #Chargers DT Darius Philon to a two-year, $10 million deal, sources tell me and @RapSheet. He gets $5M fully guaranteed. Max $12M with incentives.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 21, 2019 The longest-tenured of the bunch, Brandon Mebane, was just signed back to a two-year deal although he is set to turn 35 this...
Mar 21, 2019
Chargers present at WVU pro day, set to meet with QB Will Grier

Chargers present at WVU pro day, set to meet with QB Will Grier

All 32 teams made the trek to West Virginia’s pro day to take in the numerous NFL draft prospects in this year’s class, including quarterback Will Grier, left tackle Yodney Cajuste, wide receivers David Sills and Gary Jennings, and fullback/tight end Trevon Wesco. One NFL scout in Morgantown, W.V., just texted that QB Will Grier “put on a show” for NFL Teams in attendance and predicted he’s “a riser.” The WVU QB is expected to meet with at least 10 teams before the draft, including the Giants, Redskins, Chargers, Pats and Saints.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21,...
Mar 20, 2019
Chargers, LB Nwosu attend USC pro day

Chargers, LB Nwosu attend USC pro day

It’s not surprising to see the Chargers sending representation to the local pro days to find some homegrown talent, much like last year when they snagged LB Uchenna Nwosu from USC and C/G Scott Quessenberry from UCLA. Today it looks like the team is back at USC with a little help from Nwosu, likely doing what he can to help court some of the Trojan players. Seattle Seahawks DE Rasheem Green and LA Chargers LB Uchenna Nwosu stopping by #USCProDay. Chatting with head coach Clay Helton pic.twitter.com/lpq72u6XPa— Chris Treviño (@ChrisNTrevino) March 20, 2019 The Trojans don’t have...
Mar 20, 2019
How will the Chargers replace Tyrell Williams?

How will the Chargers replace Tyrell Williams?

Well, dang. With Tyrell Williams chasing the bag and signing with the Oakland Raiders for $44 million across the next four years, the Chargers had to say goodbye to one of Tom Telesco’s greatest UDFA finds. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last couple years, you can likely recall Tyrell’s breakout season in 2016 when Keenan Allen was lost for the year after an ACL injury in week one of that season. Williams went on to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark after catching 69 passes and seven touchdowns, taking full advantage of the gleaming opportunity in front of him. Each of...
Mar 20, 2019
The Lightning Round Podcast #178: Free Agency round-up & the 2019 Linebacker class

The Lightning Round Podcast #178: Free Agency round-up & the 2019 Linebacker class

Garrett Sisti and Jamie Hoyle with some draft breakdowns on the Lightning Round Podcast. The guys discuss the moves the Chargers have made heading into the second week of Free Agency and the impact it has on the team’s future and heading into the draft. Then Garrett and Jamie cover this years Linebacker class. They go over some of the top prospects, list their personal Top 5, also give some sleepers and possible fits for the Chargers including what round they begin looking for this position in the draft. The linebackers they cover on this show are: Devin White – LSU Devin Bush –...
Mar 20, 2019
Chargers 7-round post-free agency mock draft

Chargers 7-round post-free agency mock draft

There are just over five (5) weeks until this year’s draft and quite a few things have changed since the havoc of free agency was unleashed upon us last Wednesday evening. Scores of players have signed with new teams which means that a number of team’s needs have changed and numerous draft strategies are no longer what they used to be. When it comes to Tom Telesco, the coupon God, however, his strategy is pretty much the same, even with signings of veteran linebacker Thomas Davis and quarterback Tyrod Taylor. And of course we are only past the initial wave of free agency but I cannot...
Mar 19, 2019
Breaking: Chargers re-sign WR Geremy Davis

Breaking: Chargers re-sign WR Geremy Davis

The battle for WR3 just got a little more crowded. On Tuesday evening, the Chargers announced that they have re-signed wide receiver Geremy Davis for the 2019 season. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound wide receiver was a standout on special teams in 2018. He appeared in 14 games and collected 13 total tackles. Davis also contributed in the run game by being one of the Bolts’ best blocking receivers after being one of the last players to make the final 53-man roster at the start of the season. Heading into the 2019 season, the Chargers will be looking to find out who’s going to step up and take...
Mar 19, 2019
Grading the Chargers off-season moves

Grading the Chargers off-season moves

As the first wave of free agency has passed, Louis Gorini grades the recent moves of the Los Angeles Chargers The NFL free agency period is an exciting time for both teams and fans alike; well unless you are supporters of the Los Angeles Chargers. You see, a lot of teams use this time to either plug-up some major roster holes, completely overhaul their team identity, go all-in and make a run for the Super Bowl, or even tear down their roster to start the rebuilding process. However, the Los Angeles Chargers have a different type of philosophy. As NFL teams are actively wheeling-and-dealing...
Mar 18, 2019
How former Chargers fared in the AAF: Week 6

How former Chargers fared in the AAF: Week 6

Hey all. Sorry I got a little MIA with the last couple weeks of AAF updates. Once free agency and the combine arrived, I got pretty wrapped-up in that like everybody else, so forgive me. This past weekend was a wild one as the Arizona Hotshots knocked off the remaining unbeaten squad, the Orlando Apollos, 22-17. The Birmingham Iron squeaked out a close victory over the San Diego Fleet, 32-29, and the San Antonio Commanders won a very lop-sided game against the Atlanta Legends, 37-6. Below are the former Chargers who made their presence felt during the most-recent slate of AAF matches. DT...
Mar 15, 2019
Report: Chargers have extended GM Tom Telesco with Multi-Year contract

Report: Chargers have extended GM Tom Telesco with Multi-Year contract

The “coupon god” is going to be finding deals for a few more years It appears as though the team’s recent success in the Draft and the somewhat bland, but effective Free Agency work, has been enough to earn GM Tom Telesco a multi-year extension in LA. The Chargers signed GM Tom Telesco to a multi-year contract extension at the completion of last season. It’s the third deal for Telesco while with the Chargers. He signed a 3-year contract extension before the start of the 2015 season due to expire at the end of the this year.— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) March 15,...
Mar 15, 2019
Breaking: Chargers Re-Sign All-Pro S Adrian Phillips

Breaking: Chargers Re-Sign All-Pro S Adrian Phillips

That’s more like it Now this is what I’m talking about. The GM Tom Telesco and the Chargers were able to bring back one of, if not the most important internal FA this off season. Chargers agreed to terms with safety Adrian Phillips. “We’re very happy to have him back,” said GM Tom Telesco— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) March 15, 2019 Bringing back Adrian Phillips is a huge win for this team, and a great move. Phillips was, at this point, one of the best Safeties still on the FA market. He really came into his own last season. I will be the first to admit, early on in...
Mar 14, 2019
Senior Bowl could be key to Chargers’ draft plans

Senior Bowl could be key to Chargers’ draft plans

Every year, as the clock ticks away and the NFL Draft gets closer and closer, fans and pundits alike try to find the themes, hints, and clues that could lead to predicting a team’s motives once they’re on the clock in late April. Many look to athletic thresholds and measurments. This is one of the simpler ways to draw some conclusions. “Is this guy at least this tall?” “Does he weigh at least X pounds?” It’s sometimes fun and people like numbers. No surprise on the popularity of this one. Some look at the number of players drafted at certain positions and make statements like,...
Mar 14, 2019
Update: Tyrod Taylor 2 year deal worth $11M

Update: Tyrod Taylor 2 year deal worth $11M

He’s going to see the field. We have some numbers for QB Tyrod Taylor’s 2 year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers. The #Chargers are giving QB Tyrod Taylor a 2-year deal worth $11M base, source said. He gets $6M guaranteed in year 1.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2019 Those numbers aren’t as small as I was hoping for, but that says 2 things to me. First it says that the Chargers wanted to make sure they got him and didn’t want Tyrod to consider other offers. Second, it says to me, they plan on him seeing the field this year. They are going to put together some packages...
Mar 13, 2019
Report: Jason Verrett visiting 49ers

Report: Jason Verrett visiting 49ers

The oft injured former 1st round pick gets outside interest. Former 1st round pick Jason Verrett has not had the opportunity to live up to his potential so far in his career due to a multitude of injuries. That hasn’t stopped the Chargers from continuing to believe in him, and it appears it hasn’t stopped other teams from wanting him either. The #49ers are hosting former #Chargers first-round CB Jason Verrett on a visit that will include a physical, source said. He’s played 5 games in the past 3 season, but the talent is there and there is significant interest in him. The physical...