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Is Antonio Gates of the San Diego Chargers still an elite NFL tight end?

The NFL is becoming a passing league more and more every year and nowhere is that more apparent than at the tight end position. Some teams still go the traditional route and use their tight ends primarily as blockers, but a growing number of contenders have tight ends that are better than even the best wide receivers at caching the ball. Former basketball stars like Jimmy Graham...
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San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers’ newest, eye opening quarterback ranking

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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San Diego Chargers Week 12 showdown circled as top NFL game to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-November, with only six weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. Just one week before Thanksgiving, there are a slew of big games involving teams that have playoff...
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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Deon’tae Florence, CB, Weber State

Every year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Deon...
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Chargers Injury Update: Philip Rivers will play Week 12

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caused a stir after Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders, suggesting that quarterback Philip Rivers has been playing through a significant rib injury in recent weeks. Chargers head coach Mike McCoy denied that Rivers has a rib issue when speaking to the media on Monday, while further confirming that his quarterback will play in Week 12...
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Raider Nation takes over San Diego for the annual 9th home game

Raider Nation invaded San Diego this past weekend for what most fans call the Oakland Raiders’ ninth home game.  It is most definitely one of my favorite weekends of the year.  Just warms the heart to see so many Raiders fans in SD.  It didn’t seem to be as crowded this year as it was last year, but we had a blast and hey, rookie Khalil Mack finally got his first career sack...
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Homestead-Miami Speedway -- Brian Scott Recap

Brian Scott Finishes 28th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway    Brian Scott and his No. 33 Shore Lodge Chevrolet SS team qualified for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the 31st position. After changing an engine before the start of the race, the team was forced to start at the rear of the field. Within the first...

Antonio Gates: Rivers injury comments taken out of context

Antonio Gates spent some time on Monday doing laughable damage control following his revelation that teammate Philip Rivers is playing through a rib injury. The San Diego Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders 13-6 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak, but it was the fourth straight game the team’s offense did not look very...Read More
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Raiders & Chargers Fans Huge Brawl (Video)

I’m convinced that Raiders fans will brawl with just about any other team’s fans just cause. The latest is at the Chargers game on Sunday. A group of Chargers and Raiders fans decided to brawl in the stands. Even a woman got in the fight. The Chargers fans were in full swing mode as well, so I’m not going to put it all on the Raiders fans. Stay classy people. [h/t ProFootballZone]
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Chargers Injury Update: Philip Rivers playing through bruised ribs

The San Diego Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, but quarterback Philip Rivers - who was already banged up - took several big hits during the victory. Rivers didn't leave the game at any point, but only managed 193 passing yards and one touchdown in their 13-6 victory.#459088836 / gettyimages.comAfter the game, tight end Antonio Gates told reporters that Rivers has...
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Rodney Harrison on RGIII: ‘I think you have to get rid of him’

Chants could be heard from fans packing FedEx Field, “We want Colt,” during the Washington Redskins 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quarterback Robert Griffin III threw two costly interceptions, including a pick six to Johnthan Banks. He was sacked six times, stamping another dismal performance by Griffin and the Redskins. Griffin’s record as a starter since his 2012...
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Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers: 2014 Week 11 NFL Pick

Oakland Raiders (0-9) at San Diego Chargers (5-4) I’m completely split on this one. On one hand, this seems like a perfect spot for the Chargers to bounce back off of back-to-back big losses on the road in Denver and Miami. Despite those two losses, they are still significantly better than the Raiders, to the point where I think we’re getting some line value with them as only...
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Chargers make several roster moves; Verrett to I/R, activate Melvin Ingram

The San Diego Chargers announced on Saturday that rookie first-round draft selection Jason Verrett has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder issue. The TCU product suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder against Oakland last month, and he’s scheduled to have surgery next week. Verrett had surgery in March to repair a […] The post Chargers make several roster moves...
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Chargers Place CB Jason Verrett On Season-Ending I.R. & Active OLB Melvin Ingram

The San Diego Chargers have placed rookie CB Jason Verrett on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, according to Michael Gehlken. Gehlken adds that Verrett is scheduled to undergo surgery on his labrum tear Wednesday in Los Angeles. San Diego also waived OLB Cordarro Law and signed S Adrian Phillips to a contract. Verrett was surprisingly active for the Week 8’s game against...
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Chargers need to win this week if they want to make it to the playoffs

The San Diego Chargers have lost four of their past five games coming off a bye week. Last year, the Chargers lost three straight after the bye before turning things around and eventually making the postseason for the first time since 2009, but this week they will face the win less Oakland Raiders. Sunday’s match-up […] The post Chargers need to win this week if they want to...
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Fantasy football: Evaluating the San Diego backfield

After missing the previous seven games with a knee injury, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is finally expected to return to the gridiron in week 11, marking his first in-game appearance since week 2. Despite his return to health, Mathews may not simply just return to fantasy football relevance, since in that time, rookie Brandon Oliver has taken over as the starting...
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Go north, young man: Could the CFL save Michael Sam's NFL career?

Russ Lande has two words for Michael Sam: Cordarro Law. The physical parallels are uncanny: Law is a 6-foot-1, 254-pound defensive end with the San Diego Chargers, your classic edge 'tweener, same as Sam, who checks in at 6-2, 261. After a stellar collegiate career at Southern Mississippi, Law wasn't drafted in the spring of 2012, but signed with Seattle as a rookie free agent that...
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Fantasy Football Week 11 Player Rankings: Is Ryan Mathews a Top 15 RB?

Most fantasy owners (hopefully) drafted Ryan Mathews with the intention that he’d either be their No. 3 running back or flex option every week, but unfortunately the oft-injured Chargers ball-carrier has provided absolutely nothing in 2014. Mathews is slated to return in Week 11 from a 9-week absence after a knee injury in Week 2 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Ex-NFL RB arrested on drug trafficking charge

Former San Diego Chargers fullback Le'Ron McClain was arrested by Tuscaloosa police on Wednesday on a synthetic marijuana trafficking charge, according to the Associated Press. Narcotics agents reportedly found 122 grams of synthetic marijuana on him. He was then told not to leave Tuscaloosa while narcotics agents tested the substance, with the results set to come back later...
Via The Sports Daily
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Former NFL player arrested on synthetic marijuana charge

Former Alabama and Baltimore Ravens fullback Le’Ron McClain was arrested on Wednesday on charges of trafficking synthetic marijuana, reports. McClain was found with 122 grams of synthetic marijuana on him during the course of another investigation and a warrant was issued for his arrest. When police went to serve the warrant, McClain’s mother told...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan vanished without a trace during Broncos-Chargers game

Paul Kitterman was in the stands with his son, Jarod Tonneson, during the first half of the Denver Broncos game against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.Jarod got up and left his 53-year-old father sitting alone in their Mile High bleacher seats at halftime — but hasn't seen his father since.Friends and family are now searching for Kitterman — who was at the game...
Via The Other Paper
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chargers safety wobbles after hard hit to head

This happens a lot in boxing. You get hit with a shot you didn’t see and momentarily your brain malfunctions and your body parts have a mind of their own. Addae stayed in the game, so hopefully like a boxer he was just buzzed and didn’t have a concussion.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

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