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Kyle Boller | Quarterback

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: California
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Chargers QB Kyle Boller has decided to retire.
The 31-year-old was signed on Friday as a short-term injury replacement for Charlie Whitehurst, but he quickly realized that he wasn't going to get a fair shot at No. 2 duties. Unless he changes his mind, Boller finishes his career with 8,931 passing yards and a 48:54 TD:INT ratio with the Raiders, Rams, and Ravens. The Chargers, meanwhile, will look elsewhere for a veteran stopgap. Sun, Jul 29, 2012 08:25:00 AM

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Chargers agreed to terms with QB Kyle Boller on a one-year contract.

31-year-old Boller recently tried out for the Titans. He wasn't signed, but was desperate to get back into the NFL. He'll do so as a camp body in San Diego, throwing backup practice passes while Charlie Whitehurst nurses a left knee injury. Look for Boller to be released before the regular season begins.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 02:02:00 PM

Free agent QB Kyle Boller was among the group of players trying out for the Titans on Tuesday.

None of the four were immediately signed, although it sounds like Jerheme Urban has a shot. Boller, 31, is on the brink of falling out of the NFL after generating little to no offseason interest. He might need Brian Billick to return to coaching to get another chance to play, and we don't see that happening.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 01:14:00 AM

The Ravens will work out free agent QBs Kyle Boller and Dennis Dixon on Thursday.

Baltimore appears to be searching for a camp arm to put some heat on Tyrod Taylor. Boller, of course, was the Ravens' first-round pick in the 2003 draft. If Baltimore is looking for more potential, Dixon would be its better bet.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 01:45:00 PM

The Contra Costa Times expects the Raiders to upgrade on free agent Kyle Boller as Carson Palmer's primary backup.

Boller was brutal in a 28-0 shutout loss to the Chiefs in his one spot start last season. Beat writer Steve Corkran throws out David Garrard as a possibility, though it seems to be more of a guess than an inside scoop.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 04:42:00 PM

Kyle Boller was pulled due to ineffectiveness in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Boller played one series in the second half and then got the hook. During his time on the field, the third-string talent completed 7-of-14 passes for 61 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. Boller will be a strict backup to Palmer going forward.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 07:05:00 PM

Kyle Boller started at quarterback for the Raiders Sunday.

Credit coach Hue Jackson and the Raiders for keeping everyone guessing right up until kickoff. Palmer may see some reps to get his feet wet, but this is Boller's show for now. Look for an extreme run-heavy approach today and Palmer to start when the Raiders come out of their bye in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 04:12:00 PM

Kyle Boller will start Sunday's game against the Chiefs, according to FOX's Jay Glazer.

Carson Palmer hasn't practiced or played in 10 months, so expecting him to step right in as the starter was never realistic. Downgrade all Raiders' wideouts as the Raiders are likely to employ a run-heavy approach. Palmer's first start as a Raider will come after the bye when the Raiders host the Broncos.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 12:57:00 PM

NFL.com's Steve Wyche seconds an ESPN report that the Raiders are now planning to start Kyle Boller in Week 7 against the Chiefs.

Wyche's report cites "a league source and multiple Raiders players." Said the source, "It doesn't look like (Carson Palmer) is going to play." Coach Hue Jackson has remained noncommittal throughout the week, even suggesting Friday that he might use both quarterbacks on Sunday. Look for the Raiders to take the air out of the ball from the first snap if Boller does get the nod.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 06:01:00 PM

Raiders coach Hue Jackson hinted on his radio show Friday that he may use more than one quarterback in Week 7 against the Chiefs.

The Raiders could start Kyle Boller, but give Carson Palmer snaps as a means of "easing in" their new franchise quarterback. It's interesting to note that Jackson also gave Terrelle Pryor first-team practice reps throughout the week, perhaps an indication that the rookie could be mixed in as a package player. Clearly, it's a situation to stay away from in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 03:42:00 PM

Coach Hue Jackson was noncommittal Tuesday when asked if Carson Palmer or Kyle Boller would start against the Chiefs if Week 7.

"You think I'm gonna tell you that?" asked Jackson. "We'll see as we continue to move through the week ... I'm not going to let the cat out of the bag." Beat writers consider Boller the favorite, allowing Palmer to use the bye week to get up to speed in Oakland. Considering Jackson's aggressive philosophy, however, we wouldn't be surprised in the least if Palmer draws the start. The Raiders are going to lean on the ground attack regardless.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 07:09:00 PM

Beat writer Steve Corkran expects Kyle Boller to start this week before giving way to Carson Palmer after the bye.

Others are speculating that the Raiders will get Palmer in there this Sunday, but that seems really fast. Even if Palmer is familiar with what the Raiders are currently running, he didn't even participate in a training camp this year. Giving Palmer the bye week to get his body and mind up to speed makes the most sense. Boller, a third-string kind of talent, won't be a fantasy option against the Chiefs.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 12:41:00 PM

In relief of Jason Campbell, Kyle Boller completed 8-of-14 passes for 100 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Campbell broke his collarbone in the second quarter and is expected to miss the rest of the season. That leaves Boller, who was asked to merely manage a lead today, as the starter going forward. We'd expect the Raiders to go extremely run-heavy as Boller's inaccuracy and history of poor decision-making are red flags. Boller won't be a fantasy option against the Chiefs next week. It's also possible the Raiders will reach out to a free agent like David Garrard for help.
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 07:51:00 PM

Kyle Boller is ahead of Trent Edwards in the battle to be Jason Campbell's backup.

Boller was the first quarterback off the bench in Sunday's third preseason game, going 5-of-7 for 69 yards in limited work. Edwards then came on and got sacked three times, lost a fumble and looked uncomfortable. Either way, the Raiders' offense figures to go extremely run-heavy if Campbell goes down.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 09:16:00 AM

Raiders re-signed QB Kyle Boller to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

Like the deals for Hiram Eugene and Daniel Loper, this transaction went through before last week's deadline. True backup QB money is usually closer to $2.5 - $3 million per season, so this deal shouldn't preclude the Raiders from upgrading behind Jason Campbell. Boller is more of a No. 3 QB at this point in his career.
Tue, Mar 8, 2011 08:07:00 PM

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