Player News - Chargers

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Chargers GM Tom Telesco declined to say if coach Mike McCoy will be back next season.

"We're not looking toward 2017 yet," Telesco said. "We've had some tough games that we've lost. Mike has kept this team together. So there's some good things, but the other side is we've got seven losses with four games to go, which is where nobody wants to be." McCoy signed a one-year extension in January to avoid lame-duck status. He's on the hot seat after losing three of his last five games. The Chargers offense has rebounded under McCoy this year but their defense and fourth quarter collapses have remained a big part of their struggles. McCoy (.450 winning percentage) may need to win out to avoid being fired.
Source: ESPN
Dec 9 - 6:39 PM

Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) is out for Week 14 at Carolina.

He remains out indefinitely with an increasingly concerning brain injury.
Dec 9 - 3:09 PM

Hunter Henry caught his lone target for 14 yards in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay.

Henry is the lesser part of a committee with Antonio Gates, who runs more routes and plays more snaps than the Chargers' rookie tight end. Henry's time is coming, but it's not this year. He's a touchdown-or-bust streamer at best.
Dec 4 - 8:13 PM

Antonio Gates caught 4-of-4 targets for 37 yards in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay.

Gates didn't play every snap, but he came through with clutch receptions in critical passing-down situations when he was in. He is now a rotational tight end with Hunter Henry, rendering both touchdown-or-bust plays in fantasy football.
Dec 4 - 8:10 PM

Philip Rivers completed 15-of-26 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay.

Uncharacteristically, he added 18 yards on three scrambles. Rivers connected with Dontrelle Inman (35 yards) and Tyrell Williams (40) on long touchdown passes, and should've had an 80-yard scoring bomb only for Travis Benjamin to drop it. Rivers also had his patented fourth-quarter meltdown, throwing two picks in the final frame including a pick six secured by Lavonte David. Rivers will still be a solid QB1 play when the Chargers visit Carolina in Week 14.
Dec 4 - 8:06 PM

Tyrell Williams caught 2-of-4 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to the Bucs.

It was a quiet day for The Gazelle, who was catch-less until he caught a 40-yard touchdown bomb off play action in the fourth quarter, beating Bucs LCB Brent Grimes. Williams had a goose egg at halftime. Playing through a torn labrum in his shoulder, Williams may be a risky fantasy bet the rest of the way. He does draw a favorable matchup in Week 14 against the Panthers.
Dec 4 - 7:54 PM

Dontrelle Inman caught 2-of-5 targets for 49 yards and touchdown in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to the Bucs.

Now playing ahead of Travis Benjamin, Inman starred early in this game with both of his catches coming in the first quarter, including a 35-yard touchdown where Bucs CB Alterraun Verner fell down on the play. Inman has moved past Travis Benjamin on the depth chart and is now San Diego's No. 2 wideout behind Tyrell Williams. Inman will be a fringe WR3/4 in Week 14 at Carolina.
Dec 4 - 7:41 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-4 targets for 24 yards in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to the Bucs.

Benjamin had a chance to give San Diego a sizable second-half lead, but dropped Philip Rivers' would-be 80-yard touchdown catch. Since returning from his PCL injury, Benjamin has drawn target totals of 2 and 4 while losing his starting job to Dontrelle Inman. He'll be a weak WR4 option in Week 14 at Carolina.
Dec 4 - 7:39 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 17 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-6 targets for 54 yards in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay.

Gordon was easily the Chargers' most effective player in this one, gashing the Bucs for chunk-yardage runs and leading San Diego in receiving. Gordon has been a machine in fantasy as an all-purpose workhorse, and his efficiency has improved considerably over the course of the year. Gordon will be a low-end RB1 play when the Chargers face Carolina's run-tough defense in Week 14.
Dec 4 - 7:35 PM

Tyrell Williams is active for Week 13 against the Bucs.

Williams returned to practice on Friday, promised he would play, and will. The Chargers' Week 13 inactives are CB Brandon Flowers, RB Ronnie Hillman, TE Asante Cleveland, ILB Jatavis Brown, C Max Tuerk, T Tyrell Burwell, and WR Geremy Davis.
Dec 4 - 2:57 PM

Tyrell Williams (questionable, shoulder) returned to Chargers practice on a limited basis Friday and said he will play Sunday versus Tampa Bay.

"I should be 100 percent by Sunday," Williams said. The San Diego Union-Tribune confirmed Williams is dealing with a torn labrum in his shoulder, so he isn't going to be 100 percent. "I feel good so far," Williams said. "I feel fine. I feel fine." Added coach Mike McCoy, "He’s played with this before," referring to Williams' labrum tear in college. "He understands what he’s dealing with. He knows what he can and can’t do."
Dec 2 - 1:57 PM

Tyrell Williams (shoulder) was officially "DNP" on Thursday.

Williams' Week 13 status wasn't supposed to be up for debate, but two missed practices speak louder than words. If Williams can't get in at least a "limited" session on Friday, he'll be in considerable danger of missing Sunday's game against the Bucs.
Dec 1 - 3:59 PM

Barring an "unanticipated miracle," ESPN's Jim Trotter expects both the Chargers and Raiders to relocate this offseason.

That would be the Chargers to Los Angeles and the Raiders to Las Vegas. The Chargers seemed to have a chance of staying in San Diego until a stadium ballot initiative was overwhelmingly defeated last month. Now the league seems perfectly content to uproot three teams in two years. Awful. Oakland to Las Vegas at least has an appealing circus factor. The Chargers, however, will be tenants and Stan Kroenke's little brother in L.A. The Spanos family oversees a Mickey Mouse operation.
Dec 1 - 3:12 PM

Tyrell Williams (shoulder) was absent from the start of Chargers practice on Thursday.

It's possible Williams shows up after the media departs and gets slapped with a "limited" tag, but back-to-back DNPs would have his status in doubt, even though he's still ultimately expected to play against the Bucs. Williams' effectiveness will be a question mark either way, rendering him more of a WR3 than WR2.
Dec 1 - 2:21 PM

Chargers ILB Jatavis Brown (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Brown has been out since injuring his knee Week 8 against the Broncos. He was given a 1-2 week timetable after the injury, but it does not look like he is particularly close to returning. A fifth-round pick in April, Brown started five games before going down.
Source: ESPN
Nov 30 - 6:05 PM


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