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NBC's Alex Flanagan reports the Chargers "haven't had conversations with any team" regarding a Philip Rivers trade.

It's notable because Flanagan just tweeted over the weekend that "more and more people" she'd spoken to believe the Rivers trade rumors had "legitimate legs." Well, now, more and more people around the league are reporting a trade of Rivers won't be going down and has yet to even be discussed to this point. This is just the latest item that warns us to take everything you read with a grain of salt.
Apr 27 - 6:25 PM

SI's Peter King doesn't believe the Chargers will trade Philip Rivers.

It's King's "gut feeling" after "lots of time calling around over the weekend." King does expect the Chargers and Titans have discussions, but no trade to be executed. It's the first day of the most lie-filled week on the NFL calendar, so be sure to take everything draft-related you read (including on this website) with a grain of salt. As recently as Sunday, NBC's Alex Flanagan cited actual sources to report the Rivers trade rumors have "legitimate legs."
Source: SI.com
Apr 27 - 3:46 PM

The Chargers recently initiated and continue contract talks with Philip Rivers.

It's clear the Chargers want to retain Rivers, entering the final year of his contract, as their franchise quarterback. The question is if he's willing to re-sign with them as the move to L.A. looms. That's likely what the two sides are exploring now, and the fact that talks "continue" suggests Rivers is willing to stay put. We'll know a lot more once Thursday comes as Marcus Mariota rumors are still swirling.
Apr 27 - 11:28 AM

NBC's Alex Flanagan tweeted Saturday that she's been talking to "more and more people" who believe rumors of Philip Rivers being traded by the Chargers "have legitimate legs."

As Flanagan noted, the Titans "need Rivers," in order for beleaguered GM Ruston Webster and coach Ken Whisenhunt to save their jobs. The Chargers would be a good fit for Marcus Mariota, going to a coach in Mike McCoy who's repeatedly shown the ability to craft his offense to maximize his quarterback's strengths. Any deal of Rivers to Tennessee would likely require a long-term agreement between the team and Rivers. The Titans would have to have that assurance from Rivers' camp before executing the trade. Rivers is entering the final year of his contract.
Apr 25 - 11:40 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco expects a breakout year from second-year OLB Jeremiah Attaochu.

"We're excited about him," Telesco said. "We think he's got a really great future for us." The 50th overall pick in last year's draft, Attaochu missed five games to injuries as a rookie, playing just 161 snaps as a situational edge rusher. Now penciled in as San Diego's starter opposite Melvin Ingram, 22-year-old Attaochu is a candidate for a sophomore leap.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 24 - 8:07 PM

Speaking to a group of school children on Thursday, Philip Rivers said he's staying in San Diego, and "not to believe the media."

Rivers didn't specify how long he might remain in San Diego — he's heading into a contract year — while the media has been passing along direct quotes. It was Rivers himself who told the Union-Tribune San Diego he won't be signing an extension. Considering GM Tom Telesco was noncommittal on Rivers Wednesday, his 2015 status remains far from settled.
Apr 23 - 5:20 PM

A Chargers source tells the Union-Tribune San Diego the team has not discussed a Philip Rivers trade with the Titans "at all."

There's been an avalanche of smoke around this rumor, stemming from Rivers' refusal to move to Los Angeles and the Titans' alleged desire to move out of the No. 2 hole in the draft. We don't doubt beat man Michael Gehlken at all, but it wouldn't be the first time a reporter has been lied to a week before the draft. Rivers will continue to be linked in Marcus Mariota trade-up scenarios until the first round is in the books.
Apr 23 - 11:56 AM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco expects to sign FS Eric Weddle to a contract extension.

"He's a major part of our team," Telesco said. "I'm sure our future would have him involved. We've got some players that we'll talk with, extension discussions. Obviously, he's one of those guys." Weddle is holding out of voluntary workouts in search of a new contract. The Chargers have been rebuffed by Philip Rivers in long-term talks, leaving Weddle and contract-year RE Corey Liuget as their top priorities. San Diego isn't expected to approach Weddle until after the draft.
Apr 22 - 6:59 PM

Asked Wednesday whether he's discussed a Philip Rivers trade with the Titans, Chargers GM Tom Telesco replied "I'm going to leave that go."

Telesco had a prime opportunity to shoot down trade rumors and commit to Rivers as the Chargers' 2015 starter. Instead, Telesco was noncommittal and used careful word choice, stating only that it is the Chargers' "plan and intent" for Rivers to stay with the team. Per beat writer Michael Gehlken, the possibility of the Chargers trading Rivers in a deal to acquire Oregon QB Marcus Mariota "seemed real before Telesco stepped to the podium around 11 a.m. Wednesday," and "didn't appear any more ficticious when he left it 33 minutes later."
Apr 22 - 5:04 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco said "it's our plan and intent" to keep Philip Rivers "well into the future."

Telesco declined to answer a follow-up question on whether he has talked to the Titans about a possible trade centered around Rivers and the No. 2 overall pick, only saying, "I'm going to let that question go." It's Telesco's most forthright denial we've heard from him, yet, but not one that's going to silence the rumors. Telesco said he was only doing his due diligence by scouting Marcus Mariota.
Apr 22 - 2:12 PM

The Carson (CA) City Council unanimously approved the $1.7 billion privately-financed Chargers-Raiders stadium project on Tuesday evening.

"There are two things we need in California: rain and football," said Carson Mayor Albert Robles. "And football is coming to Carson." The unanimous vote allows the project to skip the environmental review process just as Stan Kroenke's Inglewood project was able to do earlier this spring. It appears the Rams and Chargers-Raiders are in a race to see who can get their stadium built first.
Apr 22 - 8:38 AM

NFL Network's LaDainian Tomlinson doesn't think Philip Rivers will be the Chargers' quarterback this season.

Tomlinson, of course, was Rivers' running back for four seasons. LT has strong connections to the Chargers' organization. "I don't know if Philip wants to be there anymore. I think he has lost confidence in the organization. Him not wanting to go to L.A. is very valid," Tomlinson said. "Philip could be looking at the situation and thinking 'we're not close to winning a championship anytime soon.'"
Source: NFL.com
Apr 20 - 8:55 PM

Chargers FS Eric Weddle skipped the first day of voluntary workouts Monday and is in search of a new contract.

Weddle, 30, is owed a $7.5 million salary in the final year of his deal. "I feel highly, highly disrespected," he said. "... There is no reason for me to put out any more effort." The Chargers have been trying to reach out to Philip Rivers about an extension and, to this point, ignored Weddle's requests. Weddle is a three-time Pro Bowler and the Chargers' defensive captain.
Apr 20 - 8:09 PM

Philip Rivers is in attendance for the start of the Chargers' offseason program.

Chargers GM Tom Telesco will hold a pre-draft press conference later this week, at which point he'll have an opportunity to shoot down Rivers trade rumors. (Or be non-committal.) Entering a contract year, Rivers has no plans to sign a long-term extension with the Chargers, but his future beyond 2015 is entirely up in the air.
Apr 20 - 4:26 PM

Danny Woodhead said he's "not even thinking about" his injury anymore.

Woodhead said he feels "really, really good." He suffered a nasty ankle injury early last season but that's well in the past. He'll participate in the team's offseason program without any restrictions. The 30-year-old should safely return as the Chargers' passing-down specialist this season.
Apr 19 - 11:53 AM


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