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Grab your official Chargers 2021 Draft Cap!

Get ‘em while they’re hot!

The 2021 Chargers Draft Caps are here!

This year’s design features a similar color scheme compared to last year’s style but instead of featuring the traditional bolt, the designers went with more generalized logo that highlights the city name as opposed to the team name. The bill of the hat is powder blue, the outline of the logo is sunshine gold, and the rest is black.

You can go ahead and grab your Chargers draft day cap right here, as well as pick up...

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Chargers DL coach in attendance to see Houston DE Payton Turner

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Turner has been a big riser, as of late.

The Pro Day schedule is just about wrapped up for the 2021 offseason as draft prospects are about to get some much-needed time off to rest and relax prior to seeing their dreams come true later this month.

Today, two notable pro days took place with UAB and the University of Houston. Of the two, the Chargers chose to send defensive line coach Giff Smith to Houston to take in the workout of defensive end Payton Turner, one...

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Chargers’ coach Brandon Staley drops big hint on their draft strategy

Sewell seems about as sure of a thing at left tackle as any prospect in recent memory.

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Chargers 2021 Draft Profile: OT Stone Forsythe

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The Chargers would be smart to land their left tackle of the future in the first round of this year’s draft. Unfortunately, there’s a chance that may not happen due to the recent trade of Sam Darnold to the Panthers, which opens up Carolina to potentially sniping a tackle in the top-10.

Should both Penei Sewell and Rashawn Slater go before the Bolts pick at No. 13, they’ll have to decide on whether to reach for a player, like Virginia Tech’s...

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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts rank 19th in post-free agency power rankings

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Since the beginning of the new league year last month, the Chargers have signed five new players and re-signed another half a dozen. Among those new players signed have been 2020 First-Team All-Pro center Corey Linsley and offensive guard Matt Feiler. The Bolts’ most-notable re-signing has definitely been cornerback Michael Davis, who has five interceptions over the past two seasons while...

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Chargers meet with Merrimack LG Sam Cooper

Cooper is being seen as one of the deepest sleepers in this draft class.

Good NFL teams consistently hit on their draft picks on days one and two. GREAT teams also hit on prospects in the latter rounds and even in their pools of undrafted free agents.

The Chargers have been one of the best at finding gems among their undrafted players and there’s a good chance that trend continues under Brandon Staley.

One of this year’s deepest sleepers in the entire 2021 draft class is Merrimack...

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Justin Herbert to be honored by Senior Bowl

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Herbert won MVP of the 2020 Senior Bowl after leading his squad to a victory in the all-star showcase.

Before Justin Herbert was drafted by the Chargers with the sixth-overall pick in last year’s draft, he authored a dazzling performance at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, earning MVP honors in college football’s premiere all-star showcase.

On June 23 of this year, Herbert, the Senior Bowl’s 2020 Rookie of the Year, will join 2019’s Rookie of the Year Terry...

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Chargers Daily Links: Thursday Open Discussion

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Good morning, Chargers fans.

The team has been fairly quiet over the last two weeks and that’s been making things tough for those who are waiting patiently for something new to happen. Outside of the Ryan Smith signing, the Bolts have steady in there presumed approach to this year’s draft.

Hopefully the waters get stirred up a bit later this afternoon as we’ve got head coach Brandon Staley...

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Chargers meet with Auburn WR/KR Eli Stove

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The Bolts continue looking at special teams contributors.

According to Justin Mel of The Draft Network, the Chargers have met with former Auburn wide receiver and return man, Eli Stove.

The Bolts have already met with a pair of other wideouts who were also mainstays on their respective teams’ special teams units which only further solidifies the notion that Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco are no longer going to sit idly by and let their unit remain a...

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Bolts have met with Oregon DB Jevon Holland

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Let’s give Justin Herbert some familiar faces in the building.

The Chargers could potentially be adding some of Justin Herbert’s former Oregon teammates to their roster if you take one of the team’s latest prospect meetings to heart.

It was recently confirmed that the Bolts have met with former Ducks defensive back Jevon Holland, a standout defender in the Pac-12 who opted-out of the 2020 season to prepare for this year’s draft.

At...

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Forrest Lamp signs one-year deal with Bills

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The dream is dead.

This is probably the saddest thing I’ve ever had to write about while covering this team. It’s been almost four years of covering heartbreaking losses and devastating injuries, but nothing quite hurts me the way this news pierced my heart this morning.

Forrest Lamp is signing with the Bills on a one-year deal. He will not be returning to the Chargers.

*sobs uncontrollably for 29 minutes

The #Bills announce they’ve added G Forrest...

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Bills Sign Forrest Lamp

The Bills have signed guard Forrest Lamp to a one-year deal, per a club announcement. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it’s likely for something near the veteran’s minimum.

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Chargers Daily Links: Aaron Rodgers would love to beat Corey Linsley in Jeopardy

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If you haven’t heard that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is scheduled to host two full weeks of Jeopardy, then you must be living under a rock. The All-Pro player recorded 18 episodes of the show across two days in February and we’re all about to see the results of that grind real soon.

But how does this tie into the Chargers? Well, when asked who in the NFL he’d like to compete against...

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Chargers have met with Miss St. QB K.J. Costello

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Never a bad thing to do your homework on other incoming quarterbacks.

According to a report on from The Draft Network’s Crissy Froyd, the Chargers are one of four teams whop have recently met with former Stanford and Mississippi State quarterback, K.J. Costello.

While this doesn’t necessarily move the needle for Chargers fans now that the franchise as their guy in Justin Herbert, it’s not unheard of for team’s to do their fair share of research...

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Top-10 Chargers in 2020 performance-based pay

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See which players balled out and earned some extra cash this past season.

On Tuesday morning, the NFL Player’s Association sent agents the final numbers regarding performance-based pay from this past season. In all, 62 players for the Bolts earned some form of bonus.

The NFLPA sent agents the numbers on performance based pay for this past season. Leading the way: #Buccaneers G Alex Cappa, who started all 16 regular season games. He gets another...

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Chargers Daily Links: Austin Ekeler unveils his namesake foundation

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Austin Ekeler’s path to the NFL was an unlikely one. Of course, we’re all aware of his path from small-town standout to Division II star to undrafted free agent and now a starting running back in the NFL. If there was ever a an obstruction in his path, he found a way to blow through it.

Now that he’s an established professional athlete, he’s setting his sights on how he can help those...

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Chargers 2021 Fan Vote Mock: Round 1

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You make the call in this exercise.

I did this exercise last year prior to the draft and it seemed like people were enjoying it so let’s go ahead and bring it back for this year.

This is an exercise where I’ll essentially put together a seven-round mock draft (one post per round) and I’ll list six to eight realistic prospects that at least have some relative chance of being available when the Chargers select in that round. The later rounds may get...

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Should the Chargers consider Gregory Rousseau in the first round?

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Short version: No.

When analysts, media members, and fans put together their own mocks for the upcoming draft, the premise behind them usually doesn’t stray far away from the idea that you’re attempting to guess what the team is likely to do based on their current roster construction and other factors that affect those types of decisions.

But how do things change when a person takes into their own hands what they believe the team SHOULD do with their picks...

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Chargers Daily Links: Who is your ‘guilty pleasure’ prospect in this year’s draft?

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We’ve all got one. While we all like to gab and gab about which prospects will go in the first and who has the most-realistic mock drafts, most draft fanatics and NFL fans also have “their guys” which usually means a irrational fandom of a single prospect you’d kill for if it meant your favorite team drafts him.

Today, I want to hear those players for all of you.

For...

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Chargers land top OT, C in Todd McShay’s latest mock

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Could Justin Herbert’s former left tackle reunite with him in L.A.?

ESPN’s Todd McShay put out his latest two-round mock draft on Thursday and, I gotta say, it’s probably one of the most “best-case-scenario” mocks I’ve seen for the Chargers thus far.

This whole offseason, it’s been Rashawn Slater or Christian Darrisaw should the Bolts decide to go for their left tackle of the future. However, what if the run of quarterbacks and elite...

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