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Chargers OC Frank Reich said there was "no physical drop-off" in Antonio Gates' game this season.

Ladarius Green isn't going to be freed. Gates' anticipated demise hasn't come close to happening, as he went 69-821-12 at age 34 and finished as fantasy's No. 2 tight end. That left Green's sizable talent as a part-time blocking specialist once again, averaging 32.1 snaps and 1.6 targets per game. Gates' contract expires following the 2015 season, the same time Green's rookie deal ends. It's shaping up as a frustratingly wasted four years in San Diego for Green's fantasy prospects.
Jan 13 - 1:00 PM

Chargers signed WR Austin Pettis, formerly of the Rams.

Pettis is a big possession receiver who will turn 27 in February. He'll spend the offseason with San Diego and try to make the team in 2015 training camp.
Jan 9 - 4:24 PM

Chargers OG Jeromey Clary announced his retirement from football.

Clary, a 2006 sixth-rounder, missed all of 2014 as he recovered from hip surgery. Now 31, Clary finishes his career with 103 appearances, 93 of which were starts.
Jan 8 - 2:36 PM

The Jets will interview Chargers OC Frank Reich and Cardinals DC Todd Bowles for their head coaching vacancy this week.

Reich, who will interview on Wednesday, has already met with the Bills -- where he mostly backed up Jim Kelly in his playing days. Bowles is just starting interviews this week and is expected to draw heavy interest after his Cardinals were eliminated from the playoffs Saturday. The Jets have already interviewed Doug Marrone (the "perceived" front-runner per the Daily News), Dan Quinn, Tom Cable and Anthony Lynn. They want to talk to Ravens OC Gary Kubiak once Baltimore's playoff run is over. It's an underwhelming cast of characters.
Jan 5 - 8:41 AM

Chargers OLB Jarret Johnson will consider retirement this offseason.

Johnson is a role player at this stage of his career, but 2015 would be his age-34 season and it seems likely Johnson will be released anyhow due to a $5 million base salary. His salary cap number will be $7.5 million.
Jan 2 - 2:37 PM

The Bills have requested to interview Chargers OC Frank Reich for their head-coaching vacancy.

Reich, 53, is from New York and spent the first 10 seasons of his playing career as a member of the Bills. He wasn't a star, producing a 40:36 career TD:INT ratio, but was the backup to Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. Reich has been coaching since 2008, but has no previous head-coaching experience at the NCAA or NFL levels. He just wrapped up his first season as the Bolts' offensive coordinator.
Jan 2 - 11:43 AM

The Jets will interview Chargers OC Frank Reich for their head-coaching vacancy.

Reich is also viewed as a "top candidate" for the Bills' HC vacancy. Per the NY Daily News' Manish Mehta, Reich's Jets interview will take place "at some point next week." 53 years old, Reich has mostly been a receivers and quarterbacks coach since his retirement. He spent 2014 as an offensive coordinator.
Jan 1 - 1:39 PM

The Bills are expected to have "strong interest" in Chargers OC Frank Reich as Doug Marrone's head-coaching replacement.

It sounds like Marrone is going to the Jets, who already fulfilled the Rooney Rule by interviewing RBs coach Anthony Lynn for their vacancy. They can hire Marrone as soon as they please. Reich replaced Ken Whisenhunt as the Chargers' offensive coordinator in 2014. He is a former quarterback for the Bills.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:23:00 PM

GM Tom Telesco said he wants Philip Rivers to retire as a Charger.

Rivers' contract is up following the 2015 season, at which point he'll be 34 years old. It's certainly not over the hill for a pocket passer, as we've seen recently with the likes of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. But Rivers needs to get over the back and rib issues that plagued him down the stretch this season, and the Chargers need to protect him with an upgraded offensive line.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 02:31:00 PM

GM Tom Telesco insisted Wednesday RB Donald Brown will return in 2015.

Telesco signed Brown to a three-year, $10.5M contract a year ago. The ex-Colt proceeded to rush for just 223 yards on 85 carries (2.62 YPC) in 13 games, even though Danny Woodhead went down for the year in Week 3. Brown is due a $3M base salary in 2015, but would cost the Chargers $1.1M in dead money to cut. It's worth noting that Ryan Mathews is an unrestricted free agent.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 02:24:00 PM

The Chargers will determine "in the coming weeks" whether Philip Rivers needs offseason back surgery.

Rivers recently called reports of a bulging disk in his lower back "not exactly accurate." "It just does me no good to say on the record what it was," Rivers said. "I was dealing with sore ribs. I was dealing with the back. Exactly what that was, really, who cares?" Rivers' QB rating dipped to 71.2 in the final month of the season. He finished the year with 31 TDs and 18 INTs.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Donald Brown rushed 10 times for 39 yards in Week 17 against the Chiefs.

Brown played behind Branden Oliver, but got the majority of third down work. He was a major free-agent bust after the Chargers gave him a $3.25 million signing bonus this offseason, rushing for just 262 yards on 95 carries and missing two games to injury. Brown is due a $3 million base salary in 2015 and unlikely to be back. The Chargers would lose $1.1 million in dead money by releasing Brown as a post-June 1 cut.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:37:00 PM

Malcom Floyd had three catches for 29 yards in Week 17 against the Chiefs.

Floyd managed to post a 52/856/6 line this season, but averaged just three catches and 50 yards over the last five weeks. Due $3 million in 2015, Floyd should be back with the Chargers. The 33-year-old deep threat is a low-ceiling Dynasty hold with WR4/5 value in non-PPR leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:29:00 PM

Dontrelle Inman caught five passes for 79 yards in Week 17 against the Chiefs.

Inman was the No. 3 receiver with Keenan Allen sidelined. He had at least 70 yards over the final two games and will be a candidate for a bigger role next season. A former CFL star, Inman should return as one of San Diego's top four wideouts.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Eddie Royal had four catches for 95 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.

He also had a touchdown overturned by replay. An impending free agent, Royal's future with the Chargers is up in the air. He's averaged 55 catches, 705 yards, and eight touchdowns the last two seasons and should be able to land a multi-year deal in free agency.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:08:00 PM


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