Player News - Chargers

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Chargers DE Corey Liuget has dropped 17 pounds already this offseason and plans to play at 290.

Liuget played at 315 last season, so it's significant weight loss. He finished last season on I.R. with a foot injury and also battled a knee problem that required minor offseason surgery. Liuget said he wants to play lighter to extend his career and take pressure off his joints. It should also help him play much quicker. Liuget signed a five-year, $51.25 million extension last spring.
Source: ESPN.com
May 2 - 7:12 PM

Chargers sign Penn State CB Trevor Williams.

Williams (5'11/191) converted from receiver to cornerback and went on to start for 2 1/2 seasons, collecting five interceptions and earning All-Big Ten honorable mention as a senior. Williams was an average college player whose stock elevated in pre-draft workouts, blazing 4.44 with a 10-foot-5 broad jump at Penn State's Pro Day.
Apr 30 - 9:30 PM

Chargers signed Navy FB Chris Swain.

Swain (6'0/249) was a three-year starter for Navy, serving as the thunder to dual-threat QB Keenan Reynolds' lightning. Swain finished his career with 410/2,176/19 (5.3 YPC) rushing but just two catches. He turned in fullback-level measurables at Navy's Pro Day, running 4.72 with a 9-foot-2 broad jump. The Chargers also added Wisconsin FB Derek Watt in the sixth round.
Apr 30 - 9:23 PM

Chargers signed Oregon OT Tyler Johnstone.

Johnstone (6'6/301) made 39 starts in his Oregon career -- all at left tackle -- and rebounded from an injury-ruined junior season to earn first-team All-Pac 12 as a senior. Johnstone has long arms (34") and big hands (10 3/8") and is an above-average athlete with 5.21 speed and an impressive 7.31 three-cone time. Two left ACL tears in college have robbed Johnstone of some of his movement skills, however, and his shortage of lower-body strength shows up in both Johnstone's pass and run blocking. He would do well to become a reliable NFL swing tackle.
Apr 30 - 9:05 PM

Chargers signed Arizona State QB Mike Bercovici.

Bercovici (6'1/206) made 16 starts for the Wildcats, completing 60.5 percent of his career throws with a 7.4 YPA and 42:13 TD-to-INT ratio. While not particularly big or athletic, Bercovici flashes powerful arm strength and functional pocket mobility. A favorite deep sleeper of both Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman and NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Bercovici has an outside chance to develop into a No. 2 quarterback.
Apr 30 - 7:33 PM

Chargers signed Washington State WR Dom Williams.

Williams (6'3/198) was a deep threat in Wazzu's vertical attack, finishing his career with 2,889 yards and 30 touchdowns on 192 catches (15.05 YPR). He was named honorable mention All-Pac 12 as a senior. Williams helped himself at the Cougars' Pro Day, burning 4.4-flat with a 40 1/2-inch vertical. Extremely drop prone in college, Williams may be worth trying at defensive back.
Apr 30 - 7:19 PM

Chargers selected Michigan State OG Donavon Clark with the No. 224 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Clark (6'4/312) made 33 starts for the Spartans -- 18 at right guard, nine at right tackle, and six at left tackle. He played right guard and right tackle as a junior and senior. With 32 5/8-inch arms, Clark has guard length and will primarily have to make his NFL living on the interior. Clark's strengths are his intelligence, toughness, and versatility. He could grow into a reliable reserve with the ability to play multiple positions, but doesn't project as an eventual starter.
Apr 30 - 5:40 PM

Chargers selected Wisconsin FB Derek Watt with the No. 198 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Watt (6'2/235) was the Badgers' starting fullback all four seasons, managing 369 yards with one touchdown on 43 career touches. He's a very average athlete with 4.75 speed and a 9-foot-8 broad jump. Although Watt has something of a big name for being J.J.'s younger brother, Derek is a low-impact jack of all trades and master of none. He'll have to hang around the NFL on special teams.
Apr 30 - 4:37 PM

Chargers selected Texas A&M P Drew Kaser with the No. 179 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Kaser (6'2/212) spent three seasons as the Aggies' primary punter, averaging 46.3 yards per punt with 60 50-plus-yard punts and 36 percent of his career punts placed inside the opposing 20-yard line. A first-team All-SEC pick as a senior, Kaser possesses field-flipping leg strength and should settle in as a quality long-term NFL punter.
Apr 30 - 3:48 PM

Chargers selected Akron OLB Jatavis Brown with the No. 175 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Brown (5'11/227) was a shocking Combine snub following a decorated college career in which he earned first-team All-MAC three times and MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. A weak-side linebacker at Akron, Brown set a school record with 41.5 career tackles for loss, including 18 sacks and ten forced fumbles. Brown showed NFL athleticism at the Zips' Pro Day, blazing 4.44 with an explosive 10-foot-5 broad jump. Described by Mike Mayock as a prospect who "flies around and makes plays," Brown should be an immediate special teams producer and eventually push for defensive snaps.
Apr 30 - 3:38 PM

Chargers selected Ohio State ILB Josh Perry with the No. 102 pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Perry (6'4/254) made 39 starts for the Buckeyes, tallying 18 career tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks and earning first-team All-Big Ten from the conference's coaches as a senior. Perry showed plus athleticism in Indy, running 4.68 with a 10-foot-2 broad jump. Tall, long, and physical, Perry was a downhill stuffer in college who struggled at times shedding blocks and holding up in coverage. Perry missed just nine tackles over the last two years and should lean on his tackling efficiency when making a case for a special teams or rotational role on defense.
Apr 30 - 12:21 PM

In an interview with the NFL Network, No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa confirmed he will play on the defensive line for the Chargers.

Bosa is not a perfect fit as a 3-4 defensive end, but the Chargers play most of their snaps from sub packages anyway. Bosa should slot in as the left end opposite RE Corey Liuget with Brandon Mebane at nose. He represents a massive upgrade for the Chargers' front seven.
Source: NFL Network
Apr 30 - 12:08 PM

The Chargers expect No. 66 pick Max Tuerk to compete for their starting center job.

Tuerk tore his ACL five games into his senior season, but he's been running and has "no limitations" in the weight room. It sounds like he'll be ready for training camp. Tuerk started 38 games for the USC Trojans, with 13 coming at center. When healthy, Tuerk will compete with Chris Watt for the starting job.
Apr 30 - 1:31 AM

Chargers selected USC C Max Tuerk with the No. 66 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Tuerk (6'5/298) made 38 starts for the Trojans, seeing action all over the line before suffering a year-ending knee injury five games into his senior season. Tuerk was voted first-team All-Pac 12 as a junior. Before his injury, Tuerk demonstrated top-shelf movement skills and flashed a nasty streak, but he desperately needs to get stronger. Tuerk also has short arms (32 1/2") that will limit him to the interior in the pros. Long and lean, Tuerk's best NFL position is probably center. Unable to work out before the draft, Tuerk's recovery may force him to open his rookie year on reserve/PUP. Announced as a center, Tuerk will push Chris Watt whenever he gets healthy.
Apr 29 - 9:44 PM

Chargers selected Arkansas TE Hunter Henry with the No. 35 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

With Antonio Gates quickly nearing the end of his career, the Chargers had to find their future at tight end. Henry (6'5/250) won the 2015 Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end, finishing his career with a 116-1,661-9 (14.32 YPR) receiving line across 30 starts. He didn't drop a single pass as a 2015 junior and showed plus athleticism at the Razorbacks' Pro Day, clocking 4.66 with a 31 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-5 broad jump. Henry's blocking readiness was polarizing in the draft community; some thought he flashed big-time run-blocking potential while others believe Henry's technique needs to be overhauled. Either way, he projects as a passing-game weapon with the ability to create mismatches versus linebackers and safeties.
Apr 29 - 7:28 PM


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