Player News - Chargers

Date: Team: Pos:

Chargers re-signed RB Branden Oliver to a one-year contract.

Oliver wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent. Recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, the Chargers correctly assumed they could re-sign Oliver for less than the "low" tender of $1.797 million. When healthy, Oliver is a versatile backup who does a little bit of everything, but nothing at an above-average level.
Mar 23 - 2:03 PM

Keenan Allen (ACL) said he expects to be ready for training camp.

Allen said he is not going to "kill" himself by pushing too hard during the offseason program, but he is already running and cutting. He should be close to a full-go when training camp opens, and he should be 100 percent by Week 1.
Mar 21 - 9:37 AM

Chargers signed RB Kenjon Barner, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year contract.

A sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2013, Barner totaled 69 touches in two years with the Eagles, who declined to tender him a restricted free agent offer in March. He is landing in a pretty good spot for opportunities, however, with the Chargers desperate for depth behind Melvin Gordon following the departure of Danny Woodhead. At the very least, Barner should compete for a role as a returner.
Mar 20 - 6:44 PM

Chargers re-signed DT Tenny Palepoi to a one-year contract.

Palepoi still has one game left on a four-game suspension. He played 377 snaps last season, grading out poorly at Pro Football Focus both against the run and as a pass rusher. Palepoi will have to win a job in training camp.
Mar 20 - 12:58 PM

When asked if the Chargers would consider drafting a quarterback with the No. 7 overall pick, GM Tom Telesco said, "You never say never."

Philip Rivers is 35 years old and has led the league in interceptions two of the last three seasons. "Even though we have our franchise quarterback, we always have to be looking toward the future," said Telesco. "We’ll do work on all the quarterbacks." The Bolts have much bigger needs than quarterback, but soon they'll have to start thinking about life after Rivers.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 17 - 1:17 PM

Chargers signed TE Asante Cleveland to a one-year contract.

An exclusive rights free agent, Cleveland was retained on a minimum offer. Cleveland played four games for the Chargers after being signed in September. He will compete for a roster spot in camp.
Mar 13 - 6:11 PM

ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams believes CB Trovon Reed "has a good chance to carve out a role on defense in 2017."

Waived by the Seahawks at final cuts, Reed latched on with the Chargers' practice squad and was eventually promoted in November, playing 123 defensive snaps in six games. "What he did in such a short period of time was impressive," GM Tom Telesco said. "He played really good football for us, and I’m looking forward to seeing if he can build on that for this next year." The top of the depth chart is set with Casey Hayward and Jason Verrett, but Reed seems to have a good chance to win a role in sub packages during camp.
Source: ESPN
Mar 11 - 12:13 PM

Chargers re-signed DL Damion Square to a two-year contract.

Square started the final six games in place of Brandon Mebane last year. He'll return as a rotational lineman. Square should see most his snaps inside of Gus Bradley's 4-3 scheme.
Mar 10 - 7:15 PM

Chargers re-signed RB Andre Williams.

Williams bided his time on the Chargers' practice squad last year before finally seeing the field in Week 17. He played well in that game, rushing for 87 yards on 18 carries in a loss to Kansas City. Even if Williams makes the 53-man roster, he won't be more than a bit player behind workhorse Melvin Gordon.
Mar 9 - 8:31 PM

Chargers signed LT Russell Okung, formerly of the Broncos, to a four-year, $53 million contract with $25 million guaranteed.

Okung was a relative disappointment in his one year with Denver but that didn't stop the Chargers from emptying the safe. On a per-year basis, this makes Okung the richest tackle in football. The Giants and Panthers were also in on Okung before he planted his flag in L.A. Now that Okung is on board, the Chargers are almost certain to move on from King Dunlap, who was recently arrested for a domestic disturbance.
Mar 9 - 5:35 PM

The Chargers will not tender an offer sheet to restricted free agent Branden Oliver.

Oliver has had terrible injury luck the last two years, ending both seasons on I.R. with toe and Achilles injuries. The Chargers are still in need of running back depth after losing Danny Woodhead to the Ravens. Perhaps they'll retain Oliver at a lower cost.
Mar 9 - 1:53 PM

Chargers tendered restricted free agent Dontrelle Inman at the second-round level.

Inman nabbed 58 catches for 810 yards and four touchdowns last season while leading all Chargers receivers with 958 snaps. His role should be scaled back this year with Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin expected to be at full health.
Mar 9 - 1:19 PM

Chargers re-signed QB Kellen Clemens to a one-year contract.

It's the one-year anniversary of Clemens' last one-year contract. He's one of the league's weaker backups, but Philip Rivers never misses games.
Mar 9 - 12:24 PM

The Eagles will not tender an offer to restricted free agent RB Kenjon Barner, making him a free agent.

The Eagles could still bring back the special teamer/backup for cheaper than $1.797 million, but he's now free to do as he pleases on the open market. Barner turns 27 next month.
Mar 9 - 10:59 AM

Chargers re-signed LS Mike Windt to a four-year, $4.41 million contract.

He got $620,000 guaranteed. Turning 31 in May, Windt has been long snapping for the Bolts since 2010.
Mar 8 - 11:32 PM


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