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Extension candidate: Melvin Gordon

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon said at the end of January that he would wait until Le’Veon Bell signed a new contract before engaging in extension talks with the Bolts. He later walked back those comments and said he would be open to negotiating an extension with the Chargers immediately, but regardless, Bell has finally landed his much-ballyhooed deal, so Gordon and L.A. now have another benchmark to consider in their own negotiations. General manager Tom Telesco has said that he...

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Michael Peterson

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...

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Michael Peterson

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,...

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Michael Peterson

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...

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Michael Peterson

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...

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Michael Peterson

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...

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Garrett Sisti

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...

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Michael Peterson

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...

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Michael Peterson

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...

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Full seven-round Los Angeles Chargers 2019 NFL mock draft

Fresh off a surprising playoff appearance, the Los Angeles Chargers didn’t need to address much in free agency. This team is set up well to contend. Instead, the offseason is all about general manager Tom Telesco and Co. acing the draft once again. It’s an area this team has had a ton of success with over the past few years. With that in mind, we give you our full seven-round 2019 NFL mock draft for the Chargers. 1. Dalton Risner, offensive tackle, Kansas State As of right now, the...

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Louis Gorini

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...

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Michael Peterson

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...

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Matthew Stanley

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...

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Chargers extended GM Tom Telesco in 2018

The Chargers quietly agreed to a multi-year extension with general manger Tom Telesco at the end of the 2018 season, according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Telesco’s prior contact was due to expire at the end of this year. Telesco, 46, was named the Chargers’ GM in advance of the 2013 campaign. Since then, he’s guided the club to two playoff appearances, first during his debut season and again this past year. Telesco is now on his second head coach, having fired Mike...

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Sources: Chargers sign GM Telesco to extension

The Charges have agreed to a multiyear extension with general manager Tom Telesco. The Bolts have a 48-48 record with two playoff wins during Telesco's tenure, which began in January 2013.

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Chargers re-sign safety Phillips to 1-year deal

The Los Angeles Chargers have retained one of their key free agents, re-signing safety Adrian Phillips to a one-year deal on Friday.

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Chargers re-sign Adrian Phillips to one-year contract

Adrian Phillips enjoyed a promising contract year, and the Chargers want to see if can build further on it. The Bolts and Williams agreed to a new contract Friday, the team announced. It's a one-year, prove-it deal. The sixth-year safety played extensively as a hybrid linebacker last season, being one of the linchpins of the Chargers’ defensive back-heavy alignment that keyed their first-round win over the Ravens. Prior to his tour de force playoff game — six tackles, three passes...

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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...

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Chargers' Choice to Keep Denzel Perryman the Sort of Move Real Contenders Make

Before free agency began, before the megadeals started flying , before the Giants sent Odell Beckham Jr. packing (to the delight of Browns fans), a future star you may not know signed a deal that brought him to tears...

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49ers to sign CB Jason Verrett

The 49ers are signing former Chargers’ cornerback Jason Verrett to a one-year, $3.6M deal, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The former first-round pick has played in just five games over the last three years, but he could be a strong value signing if he stays on the field. Verrett missed the entire 2018 campaign after suffering a torn Achilles during a conditioning test last July. The Texans and Chiefs were also said to have had interest in Verrett, but they were...

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