Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The Chargers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team was founded on August 14, 1959, and began play on September 10, 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL), and spent its first season in Los Angeles, before moving to San Diego in 1961 to become the San Diego Chargers.
Follow the latest news and discussion after the Chargers moved from San Diego to L.A.
  • Chargers' Justin Jackson: Inside track to playing time
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    Chargers' Justin Jackson: Inside track to playing time

    Jackson, the 251st overall pick in April's draft, appears to have a path to a meaningful role, Ricky Henne of the team's official website reports. While most seventh-round rookies are lucky just to stick on the practice squad, Jackson should have the inside track to a spot on the 53-man roster, considering the Chargers only have undrafted players Russell Hansbrough and Detrez Newsome as competition for the No. 3 RB job. Jackson came out of Northwestern as the No. 3 rusher in Big Ten history (6,289 yards) and excelled in agility drills at the combine, but his combination of elusiveness and speed (4.52 40) loses some luster once his thin frame (6-foot, 199 pounds) is taken into account. No. 2 back

  • Ranking the AFC West by position: Offensive tackle
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    Ranking the AFC West by position: Offensive tackle

    It's good to be back. Training camp is so close, you can smell it, with most teams hitting the field by the middle of next week. So, let's get back to ranking the division. Moving into the trenches, we take a look at the protectors. Overall, it's not a particularly strong group, which is great news for the elite pass rushers in the division, of which there are many. Here's how the tackle units stack up. Believe it or not, the Chargers gave up the fewest sacks (18) in the league last season. With Russel Okung in place, they literally cut their 2016 sacks allowed (36) in half. Barksdale holds his own at right tackle and didn't give up a single sack in 2017. Though he did lead the offensive line

  • Is rugby going soft? Talking points from Super Rugby
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    Is rugby going soft? Talking points from Super Rugby

    - Is rugby going soft? Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn and his opposite number Tony Brown both questioned Ed Quirk's dismissal after the Sunwolves forward was red-carded for a seemingly innocuous challenge in Brisbane. The Sunwolves flanker was sent off for using closed right fist on the cheek of Reds fly-half Hamish Stewart in a ruck, leaving the Japanese team a man down for the majority of the game.

  • Noles in the NFL pre-Training Camp Edition
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    Noles in the NFL pre-Training Camp Edition

    With a week or two left prior to training camps opening, there are 51 former Noles on NFL rosters, including 10 rookies. Of those Noles not currently on a roster, only two of them ended last season on a roster. At this time last year, there were 50 former Noles on rosters. 41 of them were still on rosters at the end of the season. The year before, there were 49 to open training camps and 43 rostered by the end of the season. For the players at the bottom of a roster, training camp offers opportunity to cement their position on a team, but just as often (and really, more often), training camp ends (even temporarily) their dreams. Players on New Teams There's a real variety of stories to the seven

  • Six tight ends under age 25 poised to become stars
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    Six tight ends under age 25 poised to become stars

    As NFL offenses change, so does the tight end position. The classic two-way tight ends who spend a majority of their time in-line and are equally adept at catching the football and blocking are on their way to extinction with Jason Witten retired, Antonio Gates' future unclear and speculation that Rob Gronkowski might retire soon. In their place are primarily the new breeds whose top skills are getting downfield quickly and catching the football, with New York Giants tight end Evan Engram leading the way. Engram is a glorified slot receiver/H-back with 4.4 speed in a wide receiver's body. Blocking is not his strength. This is the new-age tight end following in the footsteps of the Jimmy Grahams,

  • Top Ten Individual Defensive Performances of 2017: #3 Joey Bosa v. NYG Wk. 5
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    Top Ten Individual Defensive Performances of 2017: #3 Joey Bosa v. NYG Wk. 5

    #3.) Joey Bosa v. Giants - 6 tackles, 2 sacks, TFL, forced fumble Giants fans might want to look away once again for this next defensive performance as we come right back to the Chargers' first win of the '17 season. For the #4 performance, Melvin Ingram was highlighted as he harassed Eli Manning from the first whistle to the last. In this case, we're going to be highlighting the action on the other side of the defensive line as Joey Bosa had himself a busy day against Big Blue, as well. It only took about four minutes into the game for the big bear to put a highlight onto the stat sheet. On a 3rd & 10 during the Giants' first possession of the game, Bosa decided to test the right tackle on an

  • Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Do the Chargers Have the NFL's Best Roster?
    Bolts From The Blue

    Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Do the Chargers Have the NFL's Best Roster?

    The 10 best players ever selected at the NFL Supplemental Draft - Christian D'Andrea The 348-pound Williams was a fixture in the middle of the Chargers' defensive line for 12 seasons, peaking with a four-year run from 2005 to 2008 that saw him earn All-Pro honors three times. The run-stuffing tackle was an immovable obstacle up front, commanding double-teams and leading one of the league's top rushing defenses. 10 Things to Watch: Which Tight End Will Step Up? - Ricky Henne Another tight end who'll be given every opportunity is Braedon Bowman, who spent most of 2017 on the practice squad. The 6-2, 240-pounder appeared in three games for the New York Jets in 2016 before an ACL injury ended his

  • Former Chargers GM Bobby Beathard could be most special NFL Hall inductee of all
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    Former Chargers GM Bobby Beathard could be most special NFL Hall inductee of all

    There's a chuckle when Bobby Beathard imagines the scene. Someone walks down a street in Franklin, Tenn., a city nestled in the quiet shadow of Nashville's singers and songwriters. When they look up, there's an unassuming, 81-year-old man sipping on a coffee or thumbing through the newspaper … in an NFL Hall of Fame jacket. “I joked with my wife, I'm just going to wear it on the front porch when people come by,” Beathard said Friday. Beathard officially will become gold-jacket-wearer No. 311 when the eight-member class is enshrined next month in Canton, Ohio. The man who helped shape seven Super Bowl teams, including the 1994 Chargers, breathed life into franchises stretching from South Beach

  • 10 معلومات مهمة عن الشيخ سفر الحوالي الذي اعتقلته السلطات السعودية
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    10 معلومات مهمة عن الشيخ سفر الحوالي الذي اعتقلته السلطات السعودية

    لكن من هو الداعية سفر الحوالي؟ ولد عام 1955 في حوالة جنوبي السعودية حصل على الماجستير والدكتوراه من جامعة أم القرى في مكة أقيل من منصبه كرئيس لقسم العقيدة والمذاهب المعاصرة في جامعة أم القرى على خلفية انتقاداته للعلاقات الأمريكية الخليجية قال نشطاء إن الكتاب الذي تسبب في القبض عليه يحمل اسم المسلمون والحضارة الغربية وانتقد فيه الشيخ آل سعود ودولة الإمارات برز قبل نحو 25 عاما كزعيم لحركة "الصحوة" التي اتهمت الأسرة الحاكمة بالفساد وانتقدتها بسبب التحرر الاجتماعي والعمل مع الغرب زجت به السلطات في السجن خلال تسعينيات القرن الماضي لكنها أطلقت سراحه بعدما خفف من انتقاداته في أعقاب الغزو الأمريكي للعراق عام 2003، ساند الحوالي "الجهاد" ضد الولايات المتحدة لكنه ندد أيضا بهجمات الإسلاميين المتشددين على

  • Chargers Offensive Line Ranks 23rd in the NFL by Pro Football Focus
    Bolts From The Blue

    Chargers Offensive Line Ranks 23rd in the NFL by Pro Football Focus

    Earlier today, Pro Football Focus' Mike Renner dropped his latest NFL offensive line rankings of the league's best units heading into the 2018 season. These rankings are updated from a previous post that ranked the units immediately following the end of last season. It's not that I was expecting the Chargers' unit to be a top-10 group or anything like that, but I definitely didn't expect them to be in the bottom third of the entire league. The Bolts were actually a top team in terms of the least amount of sacks given up while Rivers owned the lowest percentage of being sacked when under pressure. However, it's not the most surprising thing to see them lower than expected by the fans. We are already

  • 'The Challenge' Star Johnny Bananas Body Slammed By Maurkice And Mike Pouncey
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    'The Challenge' Star Johnny Bananas Body Slammed By Maurkice And Mike Pouncey

    Johnny Bananas Body Slammed ... By NFL's Pouncey Twins 1 7/12/2018 8:26 AM PDT The greatest competitor in the history of "The Challenge" ain't playin' real football anytime soon ... 'cause the dude was straight-up ROCKED by the NFL's Maurkice and Mike Pouncey on Thursday!! Unclear why Johnny Bananas was in Boca Raton, Florida training with NFLers Mark Ingram, Carl Lawson and the Pouncey twins ... but, the MTV show's star openly accepted the invitation for the beatdown when it all went down. Egged on by Ingram ... Bananas tried pass rushing on the Pounceys -- who are anchors on the Steelers' and Chargers' O-lines -- and the reps didn't go well for Johnny. J.B. was thrown to the turf a couple times

  • Mike Williams to host free football camp, fun day at Lake Marion High School
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    Mike Williams to host free football camp, fun day at Lake Marion High School

    Former Clemson all -American and now-Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams will host his first free youth football camp and community fun day on Saturday, July 21, at the Lake Marion High School football stadium in Santee. The camp is free for ages 6-17 and will be held from 9-11: 30 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. All campers will receive a free T-shirt and gift. The day will also include a community fun day following the camp from noon-4 p.m. There will be free food, vendors, giveaways, games and fun for the entire family. “I am excited about returning to my former high school to host my first youth football camp and back-to-school community fun day,” Williams said. "This