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Philip Rivers says the Chargers' uncertain future in San Diego will not affect contract negotiations.

In other words, Rivers is committed to the Chargers wherever they end up playing. Rivers is in the final year of his contract, but it would be a huge upset if the Chargers didn't sign him to a long-term extension. The 33-year-old has been a Pro Bowler four of the last six seasons.
Feb 24 - 8:31 AM

Chargers re-signed LT King Dunlap to a four-year, $28 million contract.

Dunlap started all 16 games on Philip Rivers' blindside last year, grading out as a top-25 tackle by Pro Football Focus. A dominant run-blocker, Dunlap made improvements in pass protection, allowing just three sacks. Turning 30 in September, Dunlap will return as a bookend to RT D.J. Fluker and is now signed through 2018 -- Dunlap's age-33 season. The Chargers still have a long way to go to shore up their interior offensive line.
Feb 20 - 7:45 PM

The Chargers will meet with free agent LT King Dunlap's player rep at the Combine.

Per ace reporter Michael Gehlken, the Bolts would like to re-sign Dunlap before the start of free agency. Dunlap started all 16 games last season, holding up reasonably well on Philip Rivers' blindside. Dunlap is Rotoworld's No. 5 free-agent tackle. He turns 30 in September.
Feb 19 - 6:52 PM

The Chargers plan to keep D.J. Fluker at right tackle.

There were reports Fluker could move inside after his pass protection declined in 2014, but GM Tom Telesco said the plan is for him to stay put. The Chargers are hoping Fluker can build on his strong play down the stretch last season. Fluker was PFF's No. 56 tackle among 83 qualifiers.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 18 - 5:38 PM

The Chargers will meet with the player rep for free agent Ryan Mathews at the Combine.

It would probably be in San Diego's best interest to let Mathews test the market, where his price tag won't be extraordinary based on his injury history. Mathews is a core piece of the Chargers' offense, but they should be able to retain him on the relative cheap. This year's loaded rookie running back class will also work against the market value of a player like Mathews.
Feb 18 - 1:28 PM

The Chargers admit they are "keeping a close eye on developments in Los Angeles," and hint they are considering a move to "protect the future of the franchise."

The team appears out of patience as it searches for a stadium solution in San Diego, and has warned the city not to explore any more "half-baked (schemes)" to get around the California law that requires two-thirds voter approval to raise taxes for specific projects. It's a shot across the bow from a team that's obviously spooked by Rams owner Stan Kroenke's stadium power play in L.A. After two decades without a team, L.A. appears to be barreling toward a return to the NFL. We are likely to have clarity by this time next year.
Feb 16 - 2:11 PM

Philip Rivers said he currently does not need surgery on his balky back.

Rivers played in all 16 games once again last season, but a bulging disk in his back clearly hampered him late. He had a 20:5 TD-to-INT ratio in the first half of the year and an 11:13 rate in the second half. "At this point, the back injury is not requiring surgery," the 33-year-old Rivers said. "We'll kind of revisit it in a month or so. But everything is improving. I'm back to my regular workouts and running around." He's entering the final year of his contract in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 10 - 8:49 AM

Chargers C Nick Hardwick has retired from football.

A third-round pick in the 2004 draft, Hardwick went on to start 136 games for the Bolts, earning one Pro Bowl berth. He was placed on injured reserve with a neck ailment early last season. The Chargers need to overhaul their offensive line this offseason after it took a huge step back in 2014.
Feb 2 - 5:43 PM

Chargers hired ex-Falcons DC Mike Nolan as LBs coach.

Nolan has been either coordinating defenses or serving as a head coach every year since 2002. His past two Falcons units were abysmal, but his personnel was a major issue. He's a nice addition to DC John Pagano's staff.
Jan 29 - 2:18 PM

ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams confirms Dontrelle Inman is a good bet to stick on the 2015 roster.

Inman, a former CFL stud with plus size, really flashed over the last two games of the season (12-158-0). The Chargers have him at a meager $510,000 base salary for 2015, so he'll be back to compete for a role behind Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd. Eddie Royal is a free agent.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 26 - 9:49 AM

A source tells ESPN that the Cardinals want to interview Falcons DC Mike Nolan for their defensive coordinator vacancy.

The Falcons are fully expected to hire Seahawks DC Dan Quinn as their new head coach following the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. That could put Nolan on the market and the Cardinals are looking for someone to fill the big shoes of Todd Bowles. Dick LeBeau is expected to serve on the staff in some kind of "senior position."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 19 - 9:43 AM

Chargers OC Frank Reich said there was "no physical drop-off" in Antonio Gates' game this season.

Ladarius Green isn't going to be freed. Gates' anticipated demise hasn't come close to happening, as he went 69-821-12 at age 34 and finished as fantasy's No. 2 tight end. That left Green's sizable talent as a part-time blocking specialist once again, averaging 32.1 snaps and 1.6 targets per game. Gates' contract expires following the 2015 season, the same time Green's rookie deal ends. It's shaping up as a frustratingly wasted four years in San Diego for Green's fantasy prospects.
Jan 13 - 1:00 PM

Chargers signed WR Austin Pettis, formerly of the Rams.

Pettis is a big possession receiver who will turn 27 in February. He'll spend the offseason with San Diego and try to make the team in 2015 training camp.
Jan 9 - 4:24 PM

Chargers OG Jeromey Clary announced his retirement from football.

Clary, a 2006 sixth-rounder, missed all of 2014 as he recovered from hip surgery. Now 31, Clary finishes his career with 103 appearances, 93 of which were starts.
Jan 8 - 2:36 PM

The Jets will interview Chargers OC Frank Reich and Cardinals DC Todd Bowles for their head coaching vacancy this week.

Reich, who will interview on Wednesday, has already met with the Bills -- where he mostly backed up Jim Kelly in his playing days. Bowles is just starting interviews this week and is expected to draw heavy interest after his Cardinals were eliminated from the playoffs Saturday. The Jets have already interviewed Doug Marrone (the "perceived" front-runner per the Daily News), Dan Quinn, Tom Cable and Anthony Lynn. They want to talk to Ravens OC Gary Kubiak once Baltimore's playoff run is over. It's an underwhelming cast of characters.
Jan 5 - 8:41 AM


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