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Philip Rivers has 'permanently' moved from California to Florida

Chargers star quarterback Philip Rivers has moved “permanently” from San Diego to Florida, Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com hear. It’s yet another signal that the Bolts and their longtime QB could be moving in separate directions this offseason. After the Chargers’ season finale, Rivers confirmed that he wants to continue playing. The 38-year-old also acknowledged that he might have played his final game with the only franchise he’s ever known. The Chargers could...

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Philip Rivers ‘permanently’ moves family to Florida from California

Like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers has given us a few signs over the past several months that he may be setting the stage to leave the team with which he has spent his entire career. The latest, and perhaps most noteworthy, is moving his family across the country. Earlier this week, Ben Higgins of ABC 10News in San Diego reported that Rivers and his family had left San Diego to move to Florida. The quarterback confirmed that in a text message to ESPN on Sunday morning, saying that he has...

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Michael Peterson

Its official: Philip Rivers and his family are moving to Florida

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It’s officially official.

After fans and media members alike have been tossing and turning over the hints and clues coming out about Rivers moving out of San Diego, the news was finally broken by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Philip Rivers and his family “permanently” have moved out of San Diego, the QB confirmed to ESPN this morning.https://t.co/Aj2BZ1H11X

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2020

After 16 years on the west coast, the Rivers...

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Rivers 'permanently' moves out of San Diego

Philip Rivers has moved "permanently" from San Diego to Florida to be closer to his family, the free-agent quarterback texted to ESPN on Sunday morning.

Bleacher Report - San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers Discusses Moving from San Diego to Florida amid Rumors on Future

Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers has "permanently" moved his family from San Diego to Florida, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter ...

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Kenneth Arthur

Daily Links, 1/19: Tom Brady prepared to leave, Austin Ekeler will be pursued

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It’s Sunday, January 19, and as of this morning there are four teams remaining in Super Bowl contention. As of this evening, only two will be left. The Chiefs and Titans play for the AFC title at 12:05 PST and the Packers-49ers kicks off at 3:40. In the meantime, here are some links that relate to your LA Chargers, and a few other notes around the league.

Tom Brady prepared to meet with teams other than the Patriots in 2020 free agency - CBS Sports

For...

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Is it time for the Chargers to burn it all down and start over from scratch?

The Los Angeles Chargers are a franchise in disarray, and the winds of change are blowing strong as a rebuild appears to be on the horizon. The big picture: After a failed move to Los Angeles, the Chargers followed up a 12-4 season with a 5-11 campaign and have no true starting quarterback on the roster heading into 2020. So is it time for the team to blow it all up and do a full-on rebuild, or should the Chargers re-sign 38-year-old QB Philip Rivers and hope next year is different? Here, we...

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Touchdown-maker Antonio Gates set standard for pass-catching tight ends

It took Antonio Gates a little while to realize his football destiny, but after 16 years with the Chargers, that destiny could take him to the Hall.

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Kenneth Arthur

Antonio Gates appreciation: The tight ends, the touchdowns, and the stats of a great career

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Antonio Gates’ last catch came on January 13, 2019. It was a divisional round playoff game in New England vs the Patriots, who posted a worse record than the LA Chargers (12-4 vs 11-5) but who were allowed to host thanks to winning the division, while the Chargers were relegated to a wild card spot behind the Kansas City Chiefs. Of course, the Chiefs were also 12-4, having gone 5-1 in the division instead of 4-2.

There are many moments that if changed would...

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Jason Michaels

Review, View, and Preview: The Chargers at Quarterback

An aging star prepares to venture into the River of Doubt

In this series, the Bolts from the Blue staff will be taking a closer look at each position group on the Chargers. The Review: What they did in 2019. The View: Where they stand as of today, as far as contracts and viability for 2020. And The Preview: What the Chargers could do to upgrade or change the group, if anything.

Introduction

As is the completely agreed-upon standard in the sports blogging world, we open this segment with...

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Michael Peterson

Joey Bosa and Keenan Allen named to PFWA All-AFC Team

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The Slayer and the Big Bear have both been named to the PFWA All-AFC Team at their respective positions just days after linebacker Drue Tranquill was named to their All-Rookie squad.

Both players led the Chargers in a number of categories this past season while also posting career-highs along the way.

Keenan Allen caught a 104 passes which narrowly topped his own franchise record of 102 in 2017. He also led the team in receiving yards with 1,199 and...

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Kenneth Arthur

Daily Links, 1/17: Tomlinson writes piece supporting Gates’ Hall of Fame bid

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The NFL playoffs have just two more rounds left for this season (question: is it “halfway” through the postseason right now? Because on one hand it’s the middle of the four rounds but on the other hand we’ve cut down from 12 teams to 4 teams, so is that more like two-thirds of the way through? Just a debate I’m having with someone) and the LA Chargers are not involved this year. So be it, there’s plenty of exciting stuff that happens in the offseason...

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Michael Peterson

Offensive Line is the biggest need for the Chargers according to PFF

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In a recent article by Pro Football Focus’ Ben Linsey where he listed each of the 32 NFL team’s biggest needs, the Chargers were once again pegged with their biggest need being the offensive line.

Here is what Linsey had to say about the position as a whole:

“The Chargers’ offensive line has been the biggest deficiency on their team for some time now. They haven’t had a team pass-blocking grade ranked higher than 26th in the league since the 2014...

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Michael Peterson

Assessing the Chargers offensive line

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Check out any piece of the written word that attempts to describe why the Chargers fell short of expectations in 2019 and you will likely find some version of “the offensive line was was horrendous” or “Rivers had no time to throw or a run game to take the pressure off.”

At the heart of the fan base’s frustration with this past season, you’ll find a steaming hot mess stemming from the lack of consistency and performance by the hog-mollies up front....

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Kenneth Arthur

Position Review, Preview, and View: The Wide Receivers

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In this series, the Bolts from the Blue staff will be taking a closer look at each position group on the Chargers. The Review: What they did in 2019. The View: Where they stand as of today, as far as contracts and viability for 2020. And The Preview: What the Chargers could do to upgrade or change the group, if anything.

Today, I’ll start by breaking down the receivers.

Coming into 2019, the LA Chargers had a pretty obvious number one and number two...

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Kenneth Arthur

Daily Links 1/16: More on Tom Brady, Antonio Gates, Keenan Allen, and mock drafts!

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Onto the links!

Why a Joey Bosa holdout is likely, and what it might mean for the Chargers - The Athletic

Philip Rivers’ future is the most pressing concern for the Chargers entering this offseason. But a different kind of storm is brewing on the horizon, one that could make a landfall at any point in the coming months and have a significant impact on the organization both in the short and long term: Joey Bosa’s contract situation.

Keenan Allen posts...

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Antonio Gates shares how Nick Saban helped inspire NFL career

Antonio Gates announced the end of his Hall of Fame career on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the legendary tight end shared how head coach Nick Saban changed the entire course of his life with just a few simple words. Appearing on “The Dan Patrick Show”, Gates shared how he dedicated so much of his life to basketball coming out of high school and believed it would be his future. That’s when Saban, then Michigan State’s head coach, changes Gates’ entire outlook on his potential career in...

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Kenneth Arthur

Daily Links: Chargers player surprises fan with Super Bowl tickets

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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

Hey Chargers fans! I’m Kenneth and I’m going to start helping out around here and writing about the Chargers, beginning with some links posts like this one. Previous to this I was the managing editor at Field Gulls, where I started officially writing about the Seahawks in 2011. But two years before that I moved to Los Angeles and that’s where I’ve lived ever since. As you may...

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Chargers' legendary tight end Antonio Gates announces retirement

Antonio Gates is calling it a career. On Tuesday, the Chargers' legendary tight end announced his retirement from the NFL. “I never dreamed that I would play this game of football so long or how fortunate I would be to play it with just one organization,” he said. “I want to thank the Chargers organization, the National Football League, Dean Spanos and the Spanos family for the opportunity to live out a dream and play the game I love.” Gates, 39, did not suit up this season. Before...

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