Player News - Chargers

Date: Team: Pos:

Chargers GM Tom Telesco said RG Forrest Lamp (knee) remains without a timetable to return.

Lamp was limited during spring workouts. There's concern he may be dealing with a setback after a "minor procedure" this offseason. Lamp is questionable to be ready for training camp.
Jun 16 - 11:49 AM

Chargers TE Braedon Bowman was a standout during offseason workouts.

Bowman spent all last year on the Chargers' practice squad. It's not the first time Bowman has flashed in non-contact practices, but Hunter Henry's injury gives him a path to a roster spot. Bowman could be a name to watch this preseason.
Jun 16 - 11:39 AM

Chargers CB Jason Verrett (knee) practiced in full Wednesday.

The former first-round pick has played just five games the last two seasons because of lingering issues in his left knee -- he tore his ACL in 2016 and then dealt with pain last season before going under the knife again -- but he says he is back to normal. "It's night and day different from last year," Verrett said. "I'm just happy to be able to move around. I feel solid." With Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams atop the depth chart, the Chargers will have perhaps the best corner trio in the league if Verrett can stay healthy.
Source: AP
Jun 14 - 9:12 AM

Chargers DT Corey Liuget is recovering from foot surgery.

It's not good news for a player who will begin 2018 serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy. Liuget was considered to be on the roster bubble but restructured his contract in April. It's unclear if his operation was before or after. 2018 will be Liuget's age-28 campaign.
Jun 12 - 3:11 PM

Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt suggested Melvin Gordon could be a bigger part of the passing game in 2018.

With Hunter Henry (ACL) out for the year, the Chargers could look to the running backs to replace some of his production. "We can do some different things because Melvin has become such a good receiver out of the backfield," Whisenhunt said. "That's been a real bonus that we've had. Those two guys [Gordon and Austin Ekeler], and their adaptability and flexibility can help some." Gordon already saw 83 targets last season, so any increase will be marginal. Still, every extra target will be a boost. Gordon is a back-end RB1.
Source: ESPN
Jun 11 - 8:58 AM

Chargers CB Jason Verrett (knee) has been cleared to practice.

He was limited to individual work and 7-on-7 drills at OTAs. Verrett looked to be "moving well" after surgery for the second straight season. The Chargers have Trevor Williams coming off a breakout 2017, but a healthy Verrett should start opposite Casey Hayward in base sets.
Source: ESPN
Jun 9 - 3:36 PM

Chargers RG Forrest Lamp (knee) has been limited at OTAs.

Lamp missed his entire rookie season with a torn ACL and underwent a "minor procedure" over the offseason. It's a concern he's yet to be fully cleared, but the Chargers want to move him slowly. Barring setbacks, Lamp could be ready for the start of training camp.
Source: ESPN
Jun 9 - 3:19 PM

Chargers signed No. 17 overall pick S Derwin James to a four-year, $12.39 million contract.

James dropped into the Chargers' lap at 17th overall, strengthening what is already one of the league's top defenses and defensive backfields. James has mostly been playing strong safety at OTAs, but he has the ability to play both spots. The FSU star ran 4.47 with a 40-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump.
Jun 1 - 12:50 PM

ESPN's Eric D. Williams expects the Chargers to use more three-wide sets following Hunter Henry's season-ending knee injury.

With Antonio Gates gone and 2017 first-rounder Mike Williams hopefully healthy, the Chargers were likely to lean less on two-TE formations and more on three-receiver sets anyway, but Henry's injury all but assures it. That shift should open up more targets for Williams, especially near the end zone -- Henry and Gates combined for 42.2 percent of the Chargers' targets inside the 10 last season. Williams is a solid late-round flier.
Source: ESPN
May 31 - 11:26 AM

Chargers CB Jason Verrett (knee) has yet to be cleared to practice at OTAs.

Verrett played in one game last season before being shut down and needing another surgery on the same knee he tore his ACL in in 2016. The former first-rounder was one of the best corners in the league before getting hurt two seasons ago, and he's barely played since. It's unclear what his role is going to be this year with Casey Hayward, Trevor Williams, and Desmond King at corner.
Source: ESPN.com
May 26 - 11:17 AM

Chargers first-round S Derwin James has mostly lined up at strong safety during OTAs.

That's not necessarily where he'll play during the regular season, however, as team reporter Ricky Henne of Chargers.com insists the team will "add more to his plate" as the summer progresses. Arguably the steal of the draft, the former Florida State standout somehow fell in the Chargers' lap at pick No. 17. James should be an immediate starter for the Bolts, strengthening what was already one of the league's best secondaries.
May 25 - 2:16 PM

Chargers DC Gus Bradley has been impressed with second-year DE Chris Landrum.

The UDFA out of Jacksonville State has been running as the starter opposite LE Joey Bosa this week at OTAs with RE Melvin Ingram skipping the voluntary workouts. Landrum missed all of 2017 with a shoulder injury, but Bradley admitted Landrum was impressive last spring and showed "flashes." Tenny Palepoi was the Chargers' third end last season but wasn't re-signed.
May 22 - 11:50 PM

Chargers LE Joey Bosa said he plans to play in the 260-265 pounds range.

The Chargers list Bosa at 280 pounds, but he said he played in the 260-265 range last year and plans to stay there in 2018. It worked last year, as Bosa was Pro Football Focus' No. 1 pass-rushing 4-3 end out of 64 qualifiers and was seventh in the league with 12.5 sacks. The former No. 3 overall pick said the slimmer frame allows him to play with more speed while also keeping his strength. He and Melvin Ingram form one of the best pass-rush duos in the league.
May 22 - 11:46 PM

Hunter Henry suffered a torn ACL at Chargers OTAs on Tuesday.

What a devastating blow to a player who was projected to play a massive role in a Chargers offense without Antonio Gates in it for the first time in 15 years. Henry is obviously done for the season, and it leaves Virgil Green currently atop the depth chart. It’s fair to wonder if the Bolts will turn back to Gates after they told him they were moving on earlier this offseason. However, Gates showed he has little to nothing left in the tank. Perhaps the Chargers will use more three- and four-wide sets with their abundance of receivers, including Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams, and Travis Benjamin. GM Tom Telesco may also explore the trade market.
May 22 - 9:45 PM

NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports Chargers OL Forrest Lamp, who missed his entire rookie season with a torn ACL, underwent a "minor procedure" over the offseason, and has yet to resume working out.

Per coach Anthony Lynn, the No. 38 overall pick of last year's draft will supposedly be cleared soon. Another surgery is never good news but it is still possible Lamp will be ready for training camp. Provided he can get healthy, Lamp will be penciled into one of the Chargers' guard spots.
May 15 - 3:16 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Michigan

    NASCAR Fantasy: Michigan
  •  
    MLB Waiver Wire Options

    MLB Waiver Wire Options
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Pocono

    NASCAR Fantasy: Pocono
  •  
    Waiver wire: Nimmo an option

    Waiver wire: Nimmo an option
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Coke 600

    NASCAR Fantasy: Coke 600
  •  
    MLB: Buy, hold or sell?

    MLB: Buy, hold or sell?
  •  
    Waiver Wire: Need saves?

    Waiver Wire: Need saves?
  •  
    Baseball: Buy, hold, sell

    Baseball: Buy, hold, sell