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Antonio Gates has no idea how prohibited substance got into his body

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been randomly tested for prohibited substances countless times over the course of his 12-year career. Unfortunately for Gates, he tested positive in April for performance enhancing drugs—a violation of NFL policy. This resulted in the league handing Gates a four-game suspension in early July. Speaking on the issue for the first time...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers, Eric Weddle pass contract 'deadline' without a peep

No news is usually good news -- but not when it comes to the San Diego Chargers and their best defender.Eric Weddle's self-imposed contract deadline came and went without any discussions. The star safety will now instruct his agent not to speak with the Bolts again, according to U-T San Diego.Furthermore, the nine-year All-Pro has said he won't discuss his contract publicly until...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon the Final Piece of the San Diego Chargers Super Bowl Puzzle?

The Chargers have been a good team the last few years. The defense has been okay. Phillip Rivers, while one of the more emotional guys in the game, is also one of the best quarterbacks in the league. he has some solid receivers in Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, Malcolm Floyd, and Eddie Royal. There has been just one piece missing from the team--a running game.It appears that they may...
Via FatManWriting
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen Showing Off Some Sweet Moves on Day One of Training Camp

San Diego Chargers Wide receiver Keenan Allen had a pretty good rookie year with 71 receptions for over 1000 yards and eight touchdowns, but he experienced a bit of a dip last season even though he caught six more balls (77 receptions, 783 yards, four touchdowns). So the question going forward is going to be this: Was his rookie season a fluke or did he just have a sophomore slump...
Via FatManWriting
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Steven Jackson, Chargers, Dolphins, & Jets

Steven Jackson Free agent RB Steven Jackson attempted to get the Cowboys attention on Twitter Thursday by posting a picture of the team’s stadium. Chargers Chargers S Eric Weddle reiterated that this will likely be his last season in San Diego. (Jason Cole) Dolphins Dolphins executive Mike Tannenbaum told reporters on Thursday that plan to take ... The post NFL Notes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers says Melvin Gordon will help the Chargers offense be more balanced

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Via Fox Sports San Diego
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eight photos from San Diego Chargers camp so far that’ll make you wish you were there

The San Diego Chargers are officially back! Football is here. Thank goodness. With training camp being open to the public plenty of people are playing hooky or soaking up the last few days of summer to get a look at the action. But you? You’re stuck in the office or class — dreaming of being at Chargers camp. No worries, we’ve got you covered; here are the eight best photos...
Via cover32
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

All over now? Bolts open possibly last camp in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers resemble a circus as they prepare to open what could be their final training camp in San Diego. Ownership has stomped away from negotiations with the city for a replacement for aging Qualcomm Stadium, eager to keep its options open in the Los Angeles market and in the process angering fans who feel they're being abandoned. It's gotten so contentious...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twelve absolutely amazing San Diego Chargers drawings and sketches done by fans

The San Diego Chargers may not have the most fans of any NFL team but the ones they do are fiercely loyal. They also appear to be incredible talented and artistic. Here are 12 absolutely awesome Chargers sketches and drawings completed by fans. Enjoy. No. 12 @Melvingordon25 pencil drawing on illustration board (ready for paint) @Chargers #TignerSportsArt #BoltUp #drawing pic.twitter...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Assembly speaker joins San Diego officials in stadium talks

SAN DIEGO (AP) California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins joined San Diego politicians at a meeting with NFL officials on Tuesday, offering advice on completing a thorough environmental impact report for a possible new stadium for the Chargers. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has been heavily criticized by the Chargers, said Atkins ''voiced her strong support for getting our region across...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Talented is the Chargers Defense?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  San Diego Chargers Power Ranking: 22 Click here to see full rankings It’s hard to imagine the team with the 4th ranked pass defense lands this far down the list.  But, the secondary has gotten a little depleted with Marcus Gilchrist leaving for the Big Apple.  Shareece Wright is also on the...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

8 best reactions to the HOF not letting family of late San Diego Chargers LB Junior Seau speak

The family of late San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau is denying reports they’re okay with the Hall of Fame’s absurd policy that doesn’t allow family members of deceased players to speak at the induction ceremony. This story has been gaining steam for several days now and is just infuriating. Seau committed suicide in 2012 and reports from 2013 confirmed he had brain...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Seau family says Hall of Fame went back on its word

A legal adviser for the family of Junior Seau sent a statement Monday indicating that the family is still unhappy with the way the Pro Football Hall of Fame has handled the impending induction of the late linebacker. Last week The New York Times wrote an article saying that Seau’s family would not have an...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: San Diego Chargers

QUARTERBACK Philip Rivers returns for his 12th season in San Diego, and he’s not slowing down. In the past two seasons he has posted his third- and fourth-highest yardage totals as well as his second- and third-highest touchdown totals. He’s also finished in the top eight in yards and touchdowns in each of the past two seasons. However, with the plethora of quarterbacks in the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Capsule

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (9-7) OPEN CAMP: July 30, San Diego. LAST YEAR: Went from 5-1, including Week 2 home upset of Seattle, to missing playoffs for fourth time in five seasons. Couldn't hang with elite of AFC, losing consecutive December home games to Patriots and Broncos. Needed only to win season finale at Kansas City, against backup quarterback Chase Daniel, but lost 19-7 as QB...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

HOF President: Junior Seau’s Family Won’t Speak Because Of ‘Existing Policy’

Junior Seau’s family won’t be speaking at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. but the Hall insists that they’re not a special case. After The New York Times published a story Friday about Seau’s family being banned from speaking at the ceremony, Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker responded Saturday with a letter saying they were following an existing policy...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Seau’s daughter should be allowed to speak at Hall of Fame ceremony

Junior Seau suffered from C.T.E. causing wild swings in mood, depression, and anger. Seriously … how does the NFL keep bungling so many sensitive issues? From Ray Rice and their ignorance of domestic violence, to the Washington Redskin scandal, to the Adrian Peterson fiasco, the league appears out of date with the rest of society. In the upcoming pro football Hall of Fame enshrinement...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: HOF won’t allow Seau’s family to speak at induction

The Pro Football Hall of Fame appears to be making a shortsighted, insensitive decision when it comes to the induction of Junior Seau. According to The New York Times, the Hall of Fame will not allow Seau’s family or anyone else to speak on his behalf when the late linebacker is enshrined in Canton in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 San Diego Chargers Betting Odds

These are betting odds for the San Diego Chargers for the 2015 football season.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney seeking 'right situation' to continue career

Dwight Freeney was once one of the most feared defenders in the NFL during his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts. Now, at the age of 35, he’s still looking for work as training camps are set to open next week. His desire to play is still strong, however, as he expressed in an interview with Bill Polian and Alex Marvez on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “A lot of it is up in the air...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions, suffer injuries or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these...
Via Gridiron Grit
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Players primed for a breakout season

As with any NFL team, injuries can make or break an entire season. Such is the case with the San Diego Chargers and their constant slew of banged-up rosters. While every fan can say that injuries cause their team to slide in seasonal power rankings, the Chargers have witnessed years of star players going down with broken bones and torn ACL’s. For the first time in 3 years, the...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Chargers will be just fine without Antonio Gates

  View image | It’s been just over a week since San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended for four games due to his violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy, meaning he’s set to miss a quarter of the 2015 season. Which means it’s also been just over a week since Ladarius Green was finally freed. Yes, he’s...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers believes Gates' PED use was unintentional

The San Diego Chargers announced last weed that the NFL had suspended tight end Antonio Gates for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for performance-enhancing substances. While the organization as a whole must be left profoundly disappointed by the developments, at least one Charger remains...Read More The post Philip Rivers believes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers job listing: Applicants must be open to move to LA

The NFL has yet to make any official announcements about its future plans to move one or more teams to Los Angeles, but it seems highly likely that the San Diego Chargers are a top candidate. In fact, the Chargers aren’t really keeping it a secret. One of the requirements for a recent job listing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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