Tyrod Taylor focused on playing quarterback for the Chargers, not Justin Herbert

Like everyone else, Tyrod Taylor wasn’t surprised in April when the Chargers drafted Justin Herbert at No. 6 overall. The difference for Taylor is that the addition of the former Oregon standout could directly impact his future. “I figured that the Chargers would take a quarterback,” Taylor said Friday. “But that never necessarily changed my […]

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Joey Bosa indicates his rookie-year holdout helped him land massive Chargers deal

A season after they failed so often to win close games, the Chargers scored a dramatic buzzer-beating victory before training camp opened. Joey Bosa on Monday colorfully described the final moments before he and the team came together on a record-setting five-year, $135-million extension. The main color was bright blue. “I was parked outside the […]

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Roderic Teamer and Andre Patton are among six players cut by the Chargers

The Chargers released six players Saturday, including safety Roderic Teamer and wide receiver Andre Patton. Teamer started six games last season as an injury replacement. Last month, he was hit with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on substance abuse. Patton caught six passes in 13 games in 2019. The Chargers used two […]

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Joey Bosa reports for coronavirus testing ahead of Chargers training camp

Defensive end Joey Bosa reported Tuesday for coronavirus testing as the Chargers’ veterans began preparations to open training camp. The Pro Bowl pass rusher is entering the final season of his rookie contract and is scheduled to make $14.36 million this year. There was a possibility that Bosa could have refused to report in search […]

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Chargers GM Tom Telesco expects Joey Bosa to show for camp

The Chargers’ veterans are scheduled to report Tuesday and general manager Tom Telesco said he has been given no reason to think Joey Bosa won’t be among them. A two-time Pro Bowl selection entering the final season of his rookie contract, Bosa could be a candidate to hold out in search of a new deal. […]

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Chargers and quarterback Justin Herbert agree on rookie contract

The Chargers and quarterback Justin Herbert agreed Saturday on a standard four-year rookie deal with a fifth-year option, the contract worth slightly more than $26 million, fully guaranteed. Taken in April with the sixth overall pick out of Oregon, Herbert is expected to open the season behind starter Tyrod Taylor. The Chargers hope Herbert can […]

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Austin Ekeler calls his Madden 21 rating not terrible | SportsCenter

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler reacts on SportsCenter to his Madden 21 rating of 85, which has him ranked 17th overall for running backs. He also shares what fans can expect from him on the field this season and his concerns about training camp. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: […]

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Hunter Henry, Chargers unlikely to agree on contract extension

The Chargers and Hunter Henry are not expected to agree on a long-term deal with the deadline to sign franchise-tagged players arriving Wednesday. Instead, Henry will have a one-year base salary of $10.6 million, which currently ranks No. 1 among tight ends in annual average. After 1 p.m. Wednesday, teams can not resume negotiations with […]

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Drue Tranquill recommended Chargers draft Notre Dame teammate Alohi Gilman

He was the Chargers’ most outstanding rookie last season, Drue Tranquill’s contributions extending off the field and beyond the final game. It was during the 2020 draft that the young linebacker’s work again had a noticeable impact on the defense. “One of the first questions scouts and coaches ask you is, ‘If you could take […]

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SoFi Stadium COVID-19 cases rise; L.A. County health department opens probe

Less than two months before the Rams and Chargers are scheduled to play their first games at SoFi Stadium, cases of the novel coronavirus among construction workers continue to mount at the $5-billion project in Inglewood. Turner-AECOM Hunt, the joint venture overseeing construction, announced in emails to trade partners this week reviewed by The Times […]

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Chargers and Rams to star in ‘Hard Knocks,’ HBO filming two teams for first time

The Rams and Chargers will be the subjects what promises to be an historic version of “Hard Knocks” scheduled for this summer. Never before has the HBO Sports production featured two teams. The previous 14 editions also didn’t take place during a pandemic. “Under the circumstances, there are going to be some challenges this year,” […]

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No NFL teams have confirmed a workout for Colin Kaepernick – Dianna Russini | Get Up

The Get Up crew discusses Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn saying Colin Kaepernick fits Los Angeles’ offense and whether Kaepernick will play in the NFL this season. #GetUp #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Coach Anthony Lynn acknowledges Colin Kaepernick is on the Chargers’ radar

The Chargers plan to enter the 2020 season with Tyrod Taylor as their quarterback, but coach Anthony Lynn acknowledged Wednesday that Colin Kaepernick is on the team’s radar. Kaepernick has been out of the league since 2016, when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice. NFL commissioner Roger […]

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Stephen A. reacts to the Chargers’ plans to work out Colin Kaepernick | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Marcus Spears reacts to the news that Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn plans to work out free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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LaDainian Tomlinson: NFL team owners should speak out & act against racial injustice | Golic & Wingo

Former San Diego Chargers star running back LaDainian Tomlinson joins Golic and Wingo to talk about his feelings on players protesting and Roger Goodell speaking out, and says he wants to hear more NFL team owners take action against racial injustice. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on […]

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Chargers re-sign defensive lineman Damion Square

The Chargers announced the re-signing of defensive lineman Damion Square on Wednesday. Square, 31, has appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the team in each of the past three years. Entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with the Chargers, Square’s value includes his ability to play multiple positions up front. He has 100 […]

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Melvin Gordon ready for fan-less games since Chargers ‘didn’t have fans anyway’

The Chargers’ struggle to attract fans in Los Angeles continued to be a source of derision this week when Melvin Gordon referenced the situation during an interview with former NFL cornerback Marcus Cromartie. The ex-Chargers running back now with Denver suggested the situation prepared him for the possibility of having no fans in the stands […]

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Chargers QB coach Pep Hamilton says Justin Herbert will be ready from Day One

The Chargers hope Pep Hamilton can help Justin Herbert one day become a prime-time NFL quarterback. For now, the two instead are building their relationship later at night, on Zoom meetings necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We often find ourselves watching ball and talking ball into the wee hours … ” Hamilton said Wednesday during […]

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Rehabbing Mike Pouncey at center of Chargers’ revamped line

Having rebuilt the right side of their offensive line, the Chargers received a boost to the middle when center Mike Pouncey was medically cleared to resume his career. The nine-year veteran was limited to five starts in 2019 because of a neck injury that required surgery in October. “I expect to be full go whenever […]

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Chargers will try to prepare rookie Justin Herbert without live practice

The Chargers haven’t had a Heisman Trophy winner on their roster since Doug Flutie. Today, however, they do have a recipient of the “Academic Heisman.” The latest recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy, in fact. Justin Herbert was honored as college football’s top scholar-athlete in December, a sign — along with the near-perfect grade-point […]

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Chargers scheduled to open 2020 NFL season at Bengals

The Chargers are scheduled to be in Cincinnati for the debut of the NFL’s No. 1 draft selection, quarterback Joe Burrow. They will open the 2020 season on Sept. 13 at Cincinnati, the Bengals having selected the Louisiana State product last month. The Chargers will christen their new home in Inglewood on Week 2 against […]

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Bill Belichick’s dog runs Patriots’ NFL Draft, picks Kyle Dugger

After trading down in the first round with the Chargers, the Patriots finally have made a pick, though it’s unclear if it was coach Bill Belichick or his dog who made the selection. When ESPN cut to Belichick’s draft headquarters during the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday night, Belichick’s dog — […]

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Patriots trade out of first round, Chargers select Kenneth Murray at No. 23 | 2020 NFL Draft

The New England Patriots trade the 23rd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Los Angeles Chargers for a pair of Day 2 picks. The Chargers use the pick to select Oklahoma ILB Kenneth Murray. #NFLDraft #NFL #ESPN ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: […]

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Justin Herbert gets drafted by the LA Chargers at No. 6 overall | 2020 NFL Draft

With the sixth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select Oregon QB Justin Herbert. #NFLDraft #NFL #ESPN ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social […]

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