Player News - Chargers

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Melvin Gordon worked with Adrian Peterson this offseason to fix his fumbling issue.

Peterson has had fumbling problems on and off throughout his career, and his late fumble contributed to the Vikings' playoff loss to the Seahawks last season. Gordon had fumbling problems of his own as a rookie, putting the ball on the ground six times in 217 touches. Gordon's main focus should be on improving his per-touch efficiency and actually finding the end zone, but keeping the ball off the turf would not hurt.
Source: ESPN
Jul 21 - 10:06 AM

ESPN’s Eric D. Williams reports the Chargers believe LT King Dunlap will rebound this season.

A concussion and an ankle injury limited Dunlap to just seven games last season, but OC Ken Whisenhunt thought he played well when healthy. "I look at the tape -- and I know he missed some games last year -- but I see a lot of what I saw from him in 2013," Whisenhunt said. "I see energy from King and staying upbeat, which I like." The Chargers did not do much to address their offensive line this offseason, instead hoping better health and continuity will lead to improvement. Dunlap staying on the field would go a long way to making that hope a reality.
Source: ESPN
Jul 19 - 11:55 AM

The San Diego Union Tribune expects the Chargers to use NT Sean Lissemore at multiple spots.

The Chargers attacked their defensive line this offseason, signing Brandon Mebane to start at nose tackle and drafting Joey Bosa at No. 3 overall. Lissemore will be the top reserve behind Mebane, Bosa, and RE Corey Liuget.
Jul 16 - 7:42 PM

Chargers signed third-round C Max Tuerk to a four-year contract.

Coming off a torn ACL, Tuerk is expected to be ready for camp, but will be brought along slowly. If all goes according to plan, he will back up Matt Slauson as a rookie, but things rarely go according to plan with the Chargers' offensive line.
Jul 7 - 3:02 PM

Branden Oliver expects to be fully healthy for training camp.

Oliver missed the final eight weeks on I.R. with turf toe. He’s been cleared since OTAs and hasn’t had setbacks. With Melvin Gordon (knee) on track for Week 1, Oliver doesn’t project for more than a backup role.
Jul 2 - 3:21 PM

Chargers DE Darius Philon is expected to see an increased role this season.

A 2015 sixth-rounder, Philon played only 150 rookie-year snaps. He got most of the first-team reps this offseason with Joey Bosa unsigned. Philon should be a regular part of San Diego’s rotation.
Source: ESPN
Jul 2 - 3:07 PM

Danny Woodhead suffered an ankle injury in minicamp, but will be ready for training camp.

It's only notable because Woodhead missed the majority of 2014 with a severe ankle/foot issue. It's unclear if the injury is to the same leg. Provided he stays healthy, Woodhead will be an RB2 in PPR leagues.
Jun 30 - 5:47 PM

Melvin Gordon (microfracture surgery) is expected to be 100 percent healthy for training camp.

For as serious as his operation was, Gordon's recovery appears to have gone as smoothly as possible. Speaking earlier this month, coach Mike McCoy said "you would have never known he was injured." Gordon struggled mightily as a rookie, but the Chargers will give him every opportunity to rebound.
Jun 30 - 2:13 PM

Joey Bosa's agent said contract language and structure is holding up the No. 3 overall pick's deal.

Bosa skipped minicamp last week because of the dispute. The rookie is likely looking for more money up front and fewer offset provisions. It would be surprising if the two sides did not work something out before training camp.
Jun 20 - 11:57 AM

Chargers G/C Chris Watt is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery.

A 2014 third-rounder, Watt is coming off an injury-ruined sophomore campaign. He's a candidate to begin camp on the active/PUP list, though "there is hope" he avoids it. If healthy, Watt will be a swing man on the interior.
Jun 16 - 9:58 PM

Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Melvin Gordon (knee) looked fully healthy at minicamp.

"Melvin has worked extremely hard this offseason. If you had seen him do the conditioning part of the program, you would have never known he was injured," said McCoy. "Very pleased with where he’s at. I’m really looking forward to him having an outstanding year." Gordon has durability flags coming off microfracture surgery, but there’s post-hype appeal with his ADP in free fall.
Jun 15 - 7:25 PM

First-round DE Joey Bosa was not present for the start of Chargers mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

Bosa still hasn't signed his rookie contract, which is why he was allowed to skip Tuesday's session without being penalized. The No. 3 overall pick is reportedly concerned about offset language in his contract and may take a while to sign. When he finally decides to put pen to paper, Bosa is expected to start at left end opposite Corey Liuget.
Jun 14 - 12:02 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Keenan Allen received $20 million fully guaranteed on his four-year extension.

The deal has a four-year, $45 million base value and can be worth as much as $49 million. Allen received a $9.5 million signing bonus. Only 24, Allen will have the opportunity to hit the market for another payday before he turns 30.
Jun 11 - 12:17 PM

Chargers signed WR Keenan Allen to a four-year extension through 2020.

The San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reports the deal will be "worth more than $11 million per season." With Allen set to be woefully underpaid in the final year of his rookie contract, the Chargers were smart to lock up the 24-year-old to a long-term deal. Allen was on pace for 134 catches for 1,450 yards and eight touchdowns before a lacerated kidney ended his season in Week 8. Those pace numbers are unlikely to be repeated, but he is a great bet to top 100 catches.
Jun 10 - 11:34 PM

NFL.com's Conor Orr reports the Chargers and contract-year WR Keenan Allen are discussing a four- or five-year extension.

This has been the expectation all offseason. Even though Allen is coming off an injury-shortened 2015 season, he was on pace for 134 catches for 1,450 yards and eight touchdowns before missing the final eight games of the year. Allen will command at least $10 million annually at the bare minimum on a new deal.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 6 - 8:18 PM


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