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Colts signed RB Branden Oliver, formerly of the Chargers.

The club waived Dres Anderson to make room for Oliver. The timing potentially says something to the rest of Indianapolis' running back depth as Nyheim Hines has struggled, Marlon Mack (hamstring) is likely out a few weeks, Robert Turbin (ankle, suspension) is recovering, Josh Ferguson (hamstring) has been limited, and Christine Michael exists. Jordan Wilkins has a leg up on the competition as long as he's healthy. Either way, adding a competent back like Oliver to the mix creates a frustrating situation for all in fantasy.
Aug 12 - 6:39 PM

Free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie worked out with the Seahawks Saturday.

The Seahawks had shown interest in DRC well before working him out, which makes sense given their shaky secondary. The Chargers have also shown recent interest in Rodgers-Cromartie after losing Jason Verrett (Achilles) for the year, so Seattle would be wise to lock up the free agent corner this weekend. Rodgers-Cromartie spent the last four seasons with the Giants.
Aug 4 - 11:12 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks and Chargers have shown interest in free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

RapSheet reports the Seahawks have shown the most interest, which makes sense given their questions in the secondary. The Chargers just lost Jason Verrett to an Achilles injury, so perhaps they will make a stronger push to get DRC on board. Rodgers-Cromartie spent the last four seasons with the Giants.
Jul 30 - 12:27 PM

Free agent TE Antonio Gates' agent Tom Condon said he is "actively negotiating" with the Chargers.

Gates' reunion with Los Angeles has been in the works for months and could be made official by the time the Bolts report to training camp on Friday. 2016 second-rounder Hunter Henry had been in line to succeed Gates as the starter, but was lost to a season-ending ACL tear in May. Gates is on his last leg, but the likely Hall of Famer is still a favorite of QB Philip Rivers and should play an active role in the red zone. Assuming a deal gets done, the 38-year-old will be worth a look as a late-round flyer in most fantasy formats.
Jul 25 - 10:21 AM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Chargers' "preference" is for free agent Antonio Gates to re-sign with the team "before camp starts."

Gates likely only wants to play for the Chargers or retire, but he's not going to simply play for pennies on the dollar and probably doesn't want to go through a grueling training camp at 38 years old. There's been a ton of chatter on the two sides having mutual interest since Hunter Henry's torn ACL. When all is said and done, it would be surprising if Gates isn't back with the Bolts.
Jul 23 - 10:46 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco "remains open to the possibility" of re-signing free agent Antonio Gates.

"There's no update right now," Telesco said in a radio appearance. "We'll see where things go next week. We've got a couple different possibilities. We had talked about one obviously with Gates, and we'll see where that goes." Gates only wants to play for the Chargers, so if they don't sign him he'll retire. There should be clarity on Gates' status when training camp opens next week.
Source: ESPN
Jul 21 - 2:25 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco said in a radio appearance Wednesday he has been in contact with free agent Antonio Gates.

"Obviously, Antonio would be a natural fit," Telesco added. "He’s someone that we have talked to. We’ve talked to his representatives. Sometimes, it’s not just as easy as saying, ‘Hey, let’s just bring him back. Let’s go.’" It didn't lead to an immediate deal, but Gates might not be looking to sign until midway or most of the way through training camp, anyway. The Chargers' current tight end starter is Virgil Green with Hunter Henry (ACL) out for 2018.
Jun 13 - 10:28 PM

When asked about the possibility of re-signing free agent TE Antonio Gates, Chargers GM Tom Telesco said Gates would be a "natural fit."

The question was posed Friday during a live chat on the team's website. "Would be a natural fit, right?" said Telesco, who mentioned that Philip Rivers has advocated for Gates' return. "[Rivers'] vote was noted and accounted for. Antonio's accomplishments and contributions to this organization are immeasurable." Rumblings of a Gates reunion began last month after Hunter Henry went down with a torn ACL during OTAs. The 37-year-old doesn't have much left but he knows the offense and has excellent chemistry with Rivers. L.A.'s current starter at tight end is ex-Bronco Virgil Green.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 1 - 3:24 PM

ESPN's Eric Williams considers the Chargers a possible landing spot for free agent Julius Thomas.

Thomas hasn't had any interest since his Miami release. He looked washed in 12 starts last year, but the Chargers need a tight end after losing Hunter Henry to ACL surgery. Free agents Antonio Gates, Sean McGrath, Jeff Cumberland and John Phillips have also been linked to Los Angeles.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 7:07 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco wouldn't rule out re-signing free agent TE Antonio Gates.

Following the season-ending ACL tear suffered by Hunter Henry on Tuesday, the Chargers are left with Virgil Green and a host of UDFAs at tight end. Gates turns 38 next month and has very little left at this point, but he obviously knows the system and has a great rapport with Philip Rivers. If he were to be re-signed, Gates would be an immediate red-zone threat but little else.
May 23 - 3:11 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler confirms that WR Vincent Jackson is "very happily retired."

Jackson was out of the league last year following an injury-plagued 2016 season and apparently has no interest in resuming his career. Instead the 35-year-old will shift his focus to community and business work in Tampa. A second-round pick of the Chargers in 2005, Jackson topped 1,000 receiving yards in six of his 11 NFL seasons. The three-time Pro Bowler will finish his career with 540 catches, 9,080 receiving yards and 57 touchdowns over 155 NFL games.
May 18 - 2:44 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports he's heard "a lot of buzz" on Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph and the Chargers.

The Chargers hold the 48th overall pick, in the second round, and will likely have to trade up if they want Rudolph, who is widely considered the top passer left on the board heading into Day 2. The Patriots have been most connected to Rudolph, but the Bolts also need their quarterback of the future with Philip Rivers now 36. Rudolph should come off the board early Friday night.
Apr 27 - 12:30 PM

Chargers waived K Nick Rose.

Rose appeared in two games for Los Angeles late last season, converting just 1-of-3 field goal attempts and 5-of-6 extra points. With Rose gone, Roberto Aguayo and Caleb Sturgis are left to compete for the starting kicker job in training camp.
Apr 13 - 4:14 PM

Chargers waived RB Kenneth Farrow.

Farrow totaled 262 yards from scrimmage as an undrafted rookie in 2016 before spending all of last year on injured reserve. With little depth behind workhorse Melvin Gordon, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Bolts addressed running back in the draft later this month.
Apr 13 - 4:05 PM

Free agent QB Geno Smith is visiting the Chargers on Wednesday.

Kellen Clemens is a free agent, leaving Cardale Jones as the only quarterback on the roster behind Philip Rivers. Smith has never been good in the NFL.
Mar 28 - 12:45 PM

Colts signed OG Matt Slauson, formerly of the Chargers, to a one-year, $3 million contract.

It's been a busy day for the Colts, who also re-signed Pierre Desir while adding former Redskin Ryan Grant on a one-year deal. A torn biceps limited Slauson to just seven games last season. The 32-year-old has experience at both guard and center but will likely end up playing guard in Indy.
Source: colts.com
Mar 20 - 5:18 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent LB Korey Toomer is visiting the Colts on Monday.

Toomer has spent the last two seasons with the Chargers, amassing 118 tackles in 16 starts. The Colts could really use help at linebacker, especially after Jon Bostic left for the Steelers in free agency.
Mar 19 - 10:52 AM

RB Danny Woodhead announced his retirement after 10 NFL seasons.

The 5'8" Woodhead was drawing free agent interest from Atlanta and New England but ultimately decided his heart wasn't in it anymore. The 33-year-old carved out a nice career for himself after going undrafted out of DII Chadron State, amassing 32 touchdowns over 101 games for the Jets, Patriots, Chargers and Ravens. Well-known for his pass-catching prowess, Woodhead led all running backs in both catches and receiving yards in 2015. Injuries limited Woodhead to just 10 games over his final two seasons.
Mar 17 - 11:01 AM

Free agent Mike Pouncey will visit the Chargers on Saturday.

The Chargers are the first team to meet with Pouncey after his surprise Miami release. Pouncey played all 16 games last year, but wasn't close to pre-injury form, grading outside of PFF's top-25 centers. Despite his downward trend, Pouncey is likely to command close to the $8.9 million he made in 2017.
Mar 16 - 4:53 PM

49ers signed DE Jerry Attaochu, formerly of the Chargers, to a one-year contract.

A promising pass-rush prospect coming out of Georgia Tech in 2014, Attaochu's early NFL career was derailed by injuries. He flashed outside-edge explosiveness when healthy and was the 50th overall pick in the draft. Attaochu is a smart investment by the Niners on this one-year, prove-it deal.
Mar 15 - 5:59 PM


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