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How improved do you think the Chargers defense is from this offseason?

The 2019 Los Angeles Chargers (save a late signing and eventual cuts) are now in place. And defensively, they have made some big changes. They were already one of the National Football League’s best units. They ranked 8th in Football Outsiders’ DVOA (7th if you prefer the weighted variety), were 9th in yards allowed per game, and were 8th in points allowed per game.

They made an enormous addition by subtraction move in letting go of safety Jahleel Addae early in the offseason. They added...

Bolts From The Blue

Richard Wade

Daily Links: Can Hunter Henry be a focal point of the offense?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Chargers players looking for a new contract in 2020 - Tyler Schoon
Why keep him: Cantrell was an offseason standout last year, drawing the praise of Anthony Lynn for his improvement. There is currently no strong third wide receiver option behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and if he plays well this year and makes a strong impression, it’s worth bringing him back to develop further.

NFL rookies who can steal time...

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Chargers players looking for a new contract in 2020

The Chargers will have a number of players looking for a new contract in 2020, forcing many tough decisions for GM Tom Telesco… The Chargers are ready to make a run in the postseason, and their success could attract many teams to their future free agents. In 2020, the team will have a dozen or […] Chargers players looking for a new contract in 2020 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Bolts From The Blue

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Daily Links: Can Chargers’ depth carry them through long season?

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Reliable depth is key for the Chargers season - Tyler Gallagher
Of course, when it comes down to it, the team needs to play whoever will put W’s in the win column. As we found out last year, every single win matters, especially when you are in the same division as the Kansas City Chiefs. Salvaging a win against the Denver Broncos could have changed the course of the season.

Top 10 NFL players over 35 years old...

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Reliable depth is key for the Chargers season

Come playoff time last year, the Los Angeles Chargers looked beat up. With deep playoff expectations this year, it’s time to play smarter. Last year’s Chargers proved to be among the best teams in the NFL, but they had little to show for it in the playoffs. The team looked tired against the New England […] Reliable depth is key for the Chargers season - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Chargers 2017 draft class the key to a Super Bowl appearance

If the Chargers are going to have any chance at a Super Bowl appearance, one particular Tom Telesco draft class needs to step up… The Chargers will count on many strong draft classes to build a championship-level roster; however, one class in particular must step up to bring the team to a Super Bowl: The […] Chargers 2017 draft class the key to a Super Bowl appearance - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Daily Links: Should Melvin Gordon remain a bell cow back?

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The bell cow report: The running backs with the highest fantasy stock based on workload - Scott Barrett
Gordon has ranked fifth, sixth, and fifth among running backs in fantasy points per game over the past three seasons. However, he wasn’t as much of a bell cow last year as he was in 2017. Austin Ekeler saw a more robust workload last year, and given Ekeler’s efficiency (he was PFF’s sixth-highest-graded running...

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Los Angeles Chargers: A look at team’s defensive line depth chart

Considered a weakness following the 2018 season, how does the Los Angeles Chargers’ defensive line stack up following the draft and some free-agent signings? Offensive line and defensive line. While the Chargers have a loaded roster, it was hard to ignore how poorly they played in the trenches against the New England Patriots in the […] Los Angeles Chargers: A look at team’s defensive line depth chart - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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2019 Chargers UDFA Profile: Pitt LB Elijah Zeise

When the linebacker group started shaping up as one of the weaker positions on the team, the Chargers went to work on increasing the depth and versatility of the players in that room once the offseason arrived. One of their few signings during the early parts of free agency was the addition of 15-year veteran Thomas Davis, who is also the lone defensive player left from the 2005 NFL Draft.

During this year’s draft, the Chargers selected a pair of linebackers on Day 3 in Notre Dame’s Drue...

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Do the Chargers have a two-year roster plan?

The Chargers have little cap space dedicated to players in 2021. Does the organization have a two-year plan? The Chargers are committed to winning a Super Bowl this year, and have built one of the most complete and competitive rosters in the NFL. However, depending on the success of this season and the next, everything […] Do the Chargers have a two-year roster plan? - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Daily Links: Philip Rivers contract extension will happen

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Chargers Owner Dean Spanos: New Philip Rivers Contract 'Will Happen' - Paul Kasabian
"We have an understanding, as long as [Rivers] wants to be here, we want him here," Spanos told reporters at the Chargers Invitational golf tournament.

Los Angeles Chargers undrafted rookie spotlight: Koda Martin - Travis Wakeman
If you figure that Russell Okung, Mike Pouncey, Michael Schofield, Sam Tevi, Dan Feeney, Forrest Lamp and...

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Chargers Owner Dean Spanos: New Philip Rivers Contract 'Will Happen'

Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos expressed confidence Tuesday that his team will re-sign franchise quarterback Philip Rivers , who is a free agent after the 2019 season...

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Woman's credibility questioned at Winslow trial

The credibility of the first of five women expected to testify at the rape trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. was called into question Tuesday after she testified she had been sober for 30 years and defense attorneys showed the judge she...

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Chargers’ eight best 2019 offseason decisions thus far

The Chargers have made a number of offseason moves; which ones have been the best decisions thus far? The Chargers have not been the busiest team this offseason, but have been active enough to improve their previously 12-4 roster. Whether through free agency or the draft, additions or departures, or just a great non-football move, […] Chargers’ eight best 2019 offseason decisions thus far - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Chargers' Bosa switching to family jersey No. 97

Joey and Nick Bosa will both wear the jersey number originally worn by their father, John Bosa.

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Chargers could be perfect fit for FA DT Gerald McCoy

Earlier today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they planned on releasing long-time defensive tackle Gerald McCoy after nine seasons. Soon after the news broke, Adam Schefter tweeted out a list of teams that would be good to perfect fits for the coveted free agent, including the Chargers. Recently, the Chargers re-signed Damion Square to provide some more depth at the tackle spot which has widely been noted as one of the weaker positions on the Bolts. After that move was announced,...

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Winslow Jr. emotionless in opening of rape trial

Prosecutors accused Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 59-year-old homeless woman.

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Rams WR Kupp happy with progress after ACL

Kupp wouldn't commit to a return date, but coach Sean McVay said the goal was for him to be back for Week 1.

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A post-draft look at the Chargers’ offensive depth chart

Quarterback Philip Rivers Tyrod Taylor Easton Stick Cardale Jones

The offseason signing of Tyrod Taylor gives the Chargers a competent back-up quarterback for the first time since....Billy Volek? I don’t know, but the 2019 QB room looks to be in the best shape since Drew Brees was with the team.

I’m not sure if the Chargers will keep three quarterbacks on the active roster unless they actually plan to use fifth-round pick Easton Stick at some point during games. If that’s the case,...

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Richard Wade

Chargers favored in 12 of first 15 games of the NFL season

The Chargers are currently expected to be among the NFL’s best.

With nearly four months until the 2019 NFL season kicks off, oddsmakers at CG technology have released point spreads for the first 16 weeks of the regular season. We’ve collected the lines for just the Chargers so you can see how Vegas views their chances. And well, things are looking good.

Here is the full list of the lines. The first number indicates the point spread and the second number indicates the moneyline (where...

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