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Chargers TE Hunter Henry not expecting extension prior to deadline

With only four days to go until the extension deadline for tagged players, tight end Hunter Henry doesn’t see himself signing a deal with the Chargers.

Yardbarker: San Diego Chargers

Chargers TE Hunter Henry Not Expecting Extension

With only four days to go until the extension deadline for tagged players, tight end Hunter Henry doesn’t see himself signing a deal with the Chargers.

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Chargers Daily Links: Keenan Allen ranked 8th-best receiver in the NFL

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

We are so close to the date for NFL players to start reporting to their respective training camps and I couldn’t be more excited. With real, actual football news on the horizon, media outlets are ramping up their offseason content into a crescendo before things really kick off.

Over at ESPN, NFL analyst Jeremy Fowler gathered the thoughts and opinions from various NFL executives, players, and...

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Chargers 90-in-90: CB Michael Davis

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Davis has been one of the most-recent UDFA-to-starter stories.

Aside from running back Austin Ekeler, Michael Davis has probably been the team’s best finds as an undrafted free agent from the past five years. I mean, last year alone, Davis doubled his total number of collegiate interceptions (1) by snagging the first two picks of his young career. With the 2020 season on the horizon, he’ll look to further increase his impact on with the Chargers.

But...

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Only a few key decisions stand between us and the 2020 NFL season

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18 days and counting!

Without even realizing it, we are already less than three weeks away from NFL players reporting for 2020 training camps. To catch everyone up to speed, NFL insider Ian Rapoport tweeted out everything we as a fan base know so far about what to expect in the upcoming month.

Per Rapoport, just about every variable that needs to be pinned down prior to the season getting underway has been figured out except the official number of...

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Rookie WR ratings unveiled for Madden 21

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Joe Reed is definitely the do-it-all player while K.J. Hill’s route-running leads the way

Similar to Thursday’s morning announcement from Electronic Arts, the people behind Madden 21 released another set of initial rookie ratings, and the it was the wide receivers’ turn to be unveiled.

For the LA Chargers fans, that means we finally get to see how kind the ratings adjustors were in evaluating the team’s newest pair of wideouts in Joe Reed and...

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Chargers Daily Links: AFC West ranked 4th among divisions in RB talent

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CBS Sports has been working on a series over the last few weeks where they rank the eight divisions within the NFL by talent at various position groups. From quarterback to safety, they’re going to rank them all.

Recently, NFL writer Jared Dubin took to the task of ranking the divisions by their cumulative talent at the running back position.

So, where did the AFC West land in this bunch?...

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NFL will prohibit jersey swaps during 2020 season

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A popular tradition among players will not be allowed this season.

Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported on Thursday morning that the NFL has continued to announce additional guidelines for teams to follow during the upcoming season. The most notable change comes in the form of prohibiting opposing teams from participating in jersey swaps, which has become one of the most-popular traditions in the league amongst players.

According to Pelissero,...

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Chargers 90-in-90: LB Kyzir White

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The third-year linebacker is one of the most versatile players on the Bolts defense.

Kyzir White, like his brother, former first-round receiver Kevin White, took the junior college path to a Division I school prior to making it to the NFL.

After prepping at Emmaus High School in his hometown of Macungie, Pennsylvania, White spent the first two seasons of his college eligibility at Lackawanna College where he was a two-time All-Northeast Football Conference...

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Chargers Daily Links: SoFi Stadium worker dies from apparent health issue

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A second construction worker has died at the site of SoFi Stadium, according to a statement from the joint venture overseeing the project.

The Los Angeles Times were the first with the report.

Worker dies at SoFi Stadium with ‘signs of a health issue’ https://t.co/MPtfiRxwZX

— stevelyle (@stevelyle) July 9, 2020

According to the Times, the worker — later identified as Simon Leo Fite...

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Justin Herbert’s ratings were revealed for Madden 21

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The former Duck was the third QB selected but starts as the fourth-highest rated rookie passer.

On Thursday morning, Electronic Arts, the people behind the Madden football franchise, released the initial ratings for every rookie quarterback from the 2020 draft. Most notably, we got to see the first ratings for the four signal-callers taken in the first round, including sixth-overall pick, Justin Herbert.

Passing stats for all 4 first-round...

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Chargers Daily Links: SoFi Stadium workers dies from apparent health issue

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

A second construction worker has died at the site of SoFi Stadium, according to the joint venture overseeing the project. The Los Angeles Times were the first with the report.

Worker dies at SoFi Stadium with ‘signs of a health issue’ https://t.co/MPtfiRxwZX

— stevelyle (@stevelyle) July 9, 2020

According to the times, the worker - later identified as Simon Leo Fite - was found just...

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Chargers 90-in-90: WR Andre Patton

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The former UDFA will look to secure one of the final spots on the roster in September.

Andre Patton spent the 2019 season as the Chargers’ third wide receiver. However, he ended up with the seventh-most receiving yards on the team and finished eighth on the team in catches.

But before he made his way to the Chargers, Patton was a two-way standout for St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, Delaware. As a senior, Patton led his team in yards from...

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Would Raheem Mostert make sense for 2020 Chargers? (Yeah)

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A look at that possibility

When Raheem Mostert last played in college, he was at Purdue in 2014 and the leader in rushing yards in the Big Ten was Melvin Gordon. The future Chargers running back posted an unreal 2,587 yards that season, followed by Indiana’s Tevin Coleman at 2,036 yards. Ezekiel Elliott was third at 1,878 yards.

You would have to go down to 18 to find Mostert (529 yards) and in doing so would pass by another...

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Chargers upgrade both sides of the ball in 2021 mock

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Both draft picks would go a long way in solidifying areas of need.

It’s been a minute since I wrote up a super early mock draft for 2021 so I thought I’d go out and find one. Thankfully, Luke Easterling over at The Draft Wire had exactly what I was looking for.

In his latest two-round projection, the Chargers nab a up-and-coming offensive tackle out of the Big 12 and an experienced secondary member from the west coast.

First up, we have Samuel Cosmi,...

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NFL proposes to hold back portion of player salaries in 2020

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As expected, the players are not fans.

Yesterday evening, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported on the NFL Player’s Association being informed of the NFL’s proposal to retain 35% of player salaries in escrow this year “to help manage costs during the 2020 season.” It’s currently one option on the table to help mitigate lost revenue for the future and I’m sure it’s not the last we’ll hear of something like this being...

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Chargers Daily Links: PFF grades Austin Ekeler as best pass-catching back in NFL

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

Yesterday, Pro Football Focus announced the top receiving grades for running backs in the NFL and you won’t believe who earned the top spot.

Austin Ekeler, the team’s free agent equivalent of the pink panther diamond, was graded as the best receiving running back in the league with a 94.2. He ended up just above last year’s Offensive Player of the Year in Christian McCaffrey and Alvin...

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Chargers select CB Brent Grimes in 2006 re-draft

The Bolts end up drafting the longtime defender that registered 132 starts in 12 years.

The first round of the 2006 NFL Draft was very good to the Chargers. It was that year the Bolts made the decision to tale former Florida State cornerback Antonio Cromartie with the 19th-overall pick. But in another fun offseason exercise, Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon challenged himself to re-drafting the entire first round that took place in 2006.

Cromartie was unfortunately taken earlier than #19 this...

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Chargers 90-in-90: OT Sam Tevi

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The former sixth-round pick will look to win a starting job on the opposite side from what’s he’s used to.

Offensive Tackle Sam “Samiuela” Tevi has been a multi-year starter for the Chargers at right tackle, winning the job from veteran Joe Barksdale prior to the 2018 season. He was born and raised in Euliss, Texas where he was a standout on the defensive side of the ball for Trinity High School. After being named a First-Team...

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AFC West Carousel: How many more games would Chargers win with Patrick Mahomes?

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How much would that impact their 2020 outcome?

It’s early July and we aren’t even sure if there will be a season or not yet but as things stand, it would be fair to say that the Kansas City Chiefs are favored to win the AFC West. There is also optimism in Denver, where the Broncos went 4-1 in the final five games under Drew Lock and continue to have an above-average defense. And the Raiders are now in Las Vegas with a new stadium, lots of new faces...

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