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Chargers placed NT Kwame Geathers on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Geathers was injured in Sunday's preseason game. Joining him on I.R. are CB Marcus Cromartie and DE Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe. The Chargers also released CB Brandon Ghee in their effort to get down to the 75-man roster limit.
Aug 26 - 3:39 PM

Chargers RG Jeromey Clary is expected to start the season on reserve/PUP.

Clary won't be eligible to return until Week 7. He's recovering from offseason hip and shoulder operations and hasn't practiced at all this summer. Johnnie Troutman is expected to open the season next to RT D.J. Fluker.
Aug 25 - 7:40 PM

Over the last two preseason games, Ladarius Green has played on just 13 of Philip Rivers' 28 snaps and seen one target.

During this span, Antonio Gates has played 26 snaps with Rivers and seen three targets. Gates plays in the majority of single-tight end formations, leaving Green with question marks about both snap count and role in the passing game. It's frustratingly similar to the issues he faced in 2013. At this point, we'd rather stash the freaky talent of Green on our bench as a TE2 than ride him as a starter. Gates won't go away quietly.
Aug 25 - 2:18 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco raved about Keenan Allen's separation ability.

Allen is not particularly big or fast, but he's a dominant route-runner that showed last season he can get open at will. "Great point guards can feel people around them," Telesco said. "Keenan's like that. He has a natural feel for space, finding the open area." Allen, just 22 and coming off a 71-1,046-8 rookie campaign, has strangely not generated much buzz. It's perhaps the only reason why his ADP is still in the late-third round.
Source: SI.com
Aug 25 - 10:16 AM

Ladarius Green caught 1-of-3 targets for five yards in Sunday's third preseason game against the 49ers.

Green played with the ones and twos Sunday afternoon. Green has five grabs for 51 yards on seven targets through three weeks of the preseason. Heading into Sunday, he was Pro Football Focus' No. 2-ranked tight end this exhibition season. Green has drawn positive marks with his blocking and continues to get more looks as a pass catcher. He has gobs of upside as a TE2.
Aug 24 - 7:02 PM

Keenan Allen caught his lone target for 15 yards in Sunday's third preseason game at San Francisco.

Allen has two grabs for 28 yards and one touchdown this preseason as Philip Rivers' clear No. 1 receiver. Already a great route runner and dominator in the intermediate parts of the field, Allen has reportedly looked faster in 2014. He's a red-zone maven and should flirt with 8-10 TDs. Allen is a top-end WR2.
Aug 24 - 6:22 PM

Antonio Gates caught all three of his targets for 28 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's third preseason game against the 49ers.

Gates beat 49ers FS Craig Dahl for a 10-yard score late in the first quarter for the game's only touchdown of the first half. The three grabs were Gates' first of the preseason, and he won't play much, if at all, next week. Gates isn't going to dominate targets between the 20s like he has in the past, but he's still a red-zone threat. He's available late in drafts, but we're mostly staying away.
Aug 24 - 6:13 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed for 16 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's third preseason game against the 49ers.

Woodhead worked in on third downs and in passing situations behind Ryan Mathews. After three preseason contests, Woodhead has totaled 89 yards on 16 touches. He'll fill the role as the Chargers' passing-down back again this season. Woodhead is merely a FLEX option but could offer RB2 production in PPR formats.
Aug 24 - 6:02 PM

Ryan Mathews rushed for 22 yards on four carries in Sunday's third preseason game against the 49ers.

He added two catches for another 26 yards. The catches are a good sign for Mathews, but we're not expecting him to catch more than 20-30 balls this season with Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown in the fold. Through three preseason games, Mathews has totaled 41 yards on nine carries. As the favorite for goal-line work, Mathews could flirt with RB1 numbers this season.
Aug 24 - 6:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 9-of-10 passes for 85 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's third preseason game against the 49ers.

Rivers wraps up the preseason in fine fashion against an aging 49ers defense that is expected to take a step or two back in 2014. Rivers found Antonio Gates for a 10-yard touchdown late in the first quarter. The veteran tight end beat FS Craig Dahl. Through three preseason games, Rivers is 15-of-18 passing for 166 yards and the one score. Rivers leads a run-first offense, but has become extremely efficient under coach Mike McCoy. He has QB1 upside.
Aug 24 - 5:43 PM

Chargers NT Kwame Geathers was carted off the field with a left leg injury in Sunday's third preseason game.

Geathers could put no weight on his left leg after a big pileup in the first quarter. It's a concern for San Diego's run defense, which is already without starting NT Sean Lissemore. Lissemore is sidelined with an ankle injury.
Aug 24 - 4:37 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego admits it's "difficult" to project Ladarius Green's targets in 2014.

Beat writer Michael Gehlken expects Green's snaps and usage to grow, but to what extent is the question. Malcom Floyd is back healthy opposite Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal returns at slot receiver, Antonio Gates remains an every-down tight end. The Bolts are also a philosophically run-first team. At least Green's ADP has stayed reasonable. He's usually there in the 10th and 11th rounds.
Aug 23 - 4:53 PM

Johnnie Troutman is leading the battle to be the Chargers starting right guard.

Last year's starter Jeromey Clary, remains on PUP as he comes off hip and shoulder surgeries. It appears the Chargers are leaning toward experience with Troutman over third-round rookie Chris Watt. Troutman started nine games last season, showing well as a run-blocker.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 20 - 10:05 AM

The Union-Tribune San Diego calls Malcom Floyd the "runaway" MVP of Chargers camp.

The UTSD gave Floyd the same designation for OTAs and minicamp. Going on 33 and coming off a season where he was limited to two games by a severe neck injury, Floyd isn't going to be a fantasy dynamo, but is worth monitoring as a WR5/6. Even if Floyd returns to his vintage form, the Bolts are going with a run-heavy offense, and featuring Keenan Allen in the passing game.
Aug 19 - 8:41 PM

Chargers NT Sean Lissemore (ankle) is "fully expected" to be ready for Week 1.

Lissemore was controversially chop blocked in last weekend's preseason game, but avoided serious injury. It's excellent news for the Bolts, who have precious little depth behind Lissemore.
Aug 19 - 5:07 PM


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