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  Chargers | Josh Palmer signs rookie contract    Fri Jul 23, 06:34 PM

Los Angeles Chargers third-round draft choice WR Josh Palmer signed a four-year contract with the Chargers Friday, July 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen tough in coverage    Fri Jul 16, 11:53 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught 16 of his 33 tight-window targets in 2020, per NFL Next Gen Stats, the best clip rate among receivers with at least 20 targets.

Footballguys view: Allen had 100 catches last year even though he missed two full games and parts of two others. New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has been talking up Mike Williams in the Michael Thomas role of his Saints-influenced offense, but most still expect the pass offense to go through Allen. He could still outproduce his third round ADP.

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  Chargers | RB Jackson on the Bubble?     Sun Jul 4, 02:56 PM

Fernando Ramirez, from Sports Illustrated, speculates Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson is "on the bubble."

Footballguys view: The writing was on the wall when the Chargers selected Larry Rountree in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft. Jackson is a slashing running back with talent as a reserve but he missed six games to knee and quad injuries last year and may now be on the outside looking in. He's got a $920k cap hit this year with zero in dead money. We'll see if a strong training camp and preseason can save Jackson's job.

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  Chargers | WR Williams to Play 'X' Receiver    Fri Jul 2, 03:17 PM

Daniel Popper, from The Athletic, reports Chargers WR Mike Williams is expected to play the "X" receiver spot in new OC Joe Lombardi's offense.

Footballguys view: Another day, and another article pointing out how Williams will play the "X" position in Lombardi's offense - which is the Michael Thomas role. Yes, everyone should be paying attention to this consistent drumbeat. Williams has talent but he's never truly played up to his potential in the pros. In this role, if healthy, Williams could prove to be a tremendous value for Fantasy GMs. His current ADP is WR53 (12.04) in 12-team PPR leagues which has risen slightly since this Lombardi report came out a few weeks ago.

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  Chargers | Justin Herbert the focal point    Thu Jul 1, 11:04 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert is going to have the offense 'run through' him this season, according to head coach Brandon Staley. 'I wanted him to make it work and I think that's what's been fun to sort of get started,' Staley said.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are not a run-first type of team. Instead, they've got an offense that be a "fast break" unit to put up a bunch of points. That means they'll flow through Herbert and he'll spray targets all over the field to talented players like WR Keenan Allen and RB Austin Ekeler. Herbert is a QB1 for Fantasy GMs this season with a current ADP of QB6 (6.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | Tyron Johnson may be No. 3 WR    Mon Jun 21, 03:49 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyron Johnson impressed the coaches during offseason workouts and has a chance to be the No. 3 receiver for the Chargers this season, according to ESPN's Shelley Smith.

Footballguys view: Johnson averaged a nice 19.9 yards per catch last season as a rookie. He caught only 20 passes but his long speed made those catches go for 398 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson will be competing with guys like Jalen Guyton for the no.3 job behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.

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  Chargers | Bolts add pair of free agents    Fri Jun 18, 01:04 PM

Free agent WR Michael Bandy and LB Damon Lloyd on Friday, June 18, signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Chargers | Matt Seybert signs with Bolts    Fri Jun 18, 12:38 PM

Free agent TE Matt Seybert (Spring League) on Friday, June 18, agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Chargers | Willie Yarbary signing with Bolts    Thu Jun 17, 02:03 PM

Free agent DL Willie Yarbary, who recently played in the National Arena League this spring, is expected to sign Thursday, June 17, with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams in a good spot?    Sun Jun 13, 08:25 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams will be playing the X position in offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's system. 'As much as this offense will resemble New Orleans, he plays the 'X' and the ball has always kind of found the 'X' receiver in this offense,' Lombardi said of Williams. 'I think that there will be some natural production that comes his way because of the nature of the offense.'

Footballguys view: Another day, and another hype piece about Williams. This Lombardi quote is getting a lot of run from several media outlets. It's cool...maybe a bit overplayed...but something to watch and note for Fantasy GMs. Williams has talent and with larger opportunity we could finally see him play up to his potential in 2021. He's got a current ADP of WR55 (11.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chargers | More freedom for Keenan Allen?    Sun Jun 13, 08:11 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen said he will be able to 'play more freely' in offensive coordinator Mike Lombardi's system.

Footballguys view: Allen is already one of the most consistent receivers for Fantasy GMs out there. He's a mid-range WR2 with weekly starter appeal. Catching 100 passes (again) this year is not out of the question. Add in around 1,100 yards receiver and 6-9 touchdowns and you can see the appeal.

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  Chargers | Kenneth Murray positioned to shine    Sat Jun 12, 09:25 PM

Los Angeles Chargers LB Kenneth Murray said he was never comfortable with the defensive scheme in 2020 but feels head coach Brandon Staley's defense plays to his strengths. 'The big emphasis from him was getting me to play more downhill,' Murray said. 'That's what I'm really excited about: playing downhill, blitzing a lot more and being aggressive.'

Footballguys view: The Chargers defense doesn't lack talent and ability, but it is possible that some of the players weren't used to their fullest of their potential. You wonder if the people responsible for drafting Murray watched him play at Oklahoma. This is good news for his IDP value and the direction of the Chargers defense.

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  Chargers | Big year for Mike Williams?    Wed Jun 2, 10:11 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams should have 'nice numbers' this season, according to offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.

Footballguys view: Williams has always had the talent but he's yet to put it all together in the NFL. Perhaps that happens this season, and working with QB Justin Herbert all offseason should help. Williams is a WR4 with upside for Fantasy GMs in 2021.

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  Chargers | Eli Stove fails physical, waived    Wed Jun 2, 05:46 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Eli Stove (knee) underwent surgery for a torn ACL, according to sources Wednesday, June 2, and was waived after not passing his physical.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams poised to have big year?    Wed Jun 2, 12:36 AM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams should post 'nice numbers this year,' according to new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.

Footballguys view: Williams should have a better season in 2021 as QB Justin Herbert continues to grow as a passer. He's got the size to box out smaller defenders and can win contested catches regularly. Projecting Williams for around 50-55 catches and perhaps a 1,000 yards with 5-7 touchdowns seems logical. Williams has the potential to do more but has yet to put it all together in the pros. He's more of a WR4 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  Chargers | Kenneth Murray ready to go    Tue Jun 1, 07:49 PM

Los Angeles Chargers LB Kenneth Murray (shoulder) said Tuesday, June 1, he's recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. 'I've talked to the trainers here and I feel pretty strong. To be honest, if you asked me to play a game right now, I feel like I could play a game right now,' Murray said Tuesday. 'But since we have so much time, they just want to take things extremely slow, (be) extremely cautious.' Murray said he expects to be ready for training camp.

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  Chargers | Ideal Spot for TE Zach Ertz?    Mon May 31, 03:54 PM

Mike Kaye, from NJ.com, speculates that the Los Angeles Chargers would make an "ideal" landing spot for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.

Footballguys view: Ertz is not attending Eagles OTAs and will likely be traded for a late-round pick. The Chargers have Jared Cook and Donald Parham on the roster at the tight position, so adding Ertz would make things a little cramped. Ertz has a 2021 cap hit of $12.7 million and is not the same player he used to be. If not the Chargers, we'll see if another team is willing to trade for the veteran at that number. The Eagles will turn to Dallas Goedert more than ever if (when?) Ertz is traded.

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  Chargers | Derwin James medically cleared    Mon May 24, 04:35 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James (knee) has been medically cleared to participate in practices, according to head coach Brandon Staley.

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  Chargers | Derwin James taking part in drills    Mon May 24, 04:04 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James (knee) is participating in drills during the team's workout Monday, May 24.

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  Chargers | Justin Herbert faces hurdle    Sat May 22, 01:46 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert faces the challenge of adapting to a new coaching staff , including new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, in his second season.

Footballguys view: Herbert should be able to pick things up quickly. He's played with a high football intelligence and can grasp the new concepts, especially because the new scheme will be custom fit for his skill set. Herbert is a QB1 for Fantasy GMs and has a current ADP of QB6 (5.07) in 12-team PPR leauges.

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  Chargers | Kicking competition for Bolts    Fri May 21, 10:04 PM

Los Angeles Chargers PK Mike Badgley is in a 'legit competition' with PK Tristan Vizcaino and PK Alex Kessman for the starting kicking job, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic.

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  Chargers | Crowded backfield for Bolts    Fri May 21, 09:57 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson, RB Larry Rountree and RB Joshua Kelley will likely be battling for the final two spots in the backfield, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: The Chargers have Austin Ekeler as their starter but behind him there is this group with no established pecking order. Each one brings a varied skill set to the field for the Chargers, and we'll have to see how this shakes out in training camp. There may not be a true handcuff to Ekeler as the Chargers would likely go RBBC with multiple backs if Ekeler had to miss time.

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  Chargers | Chris Rumph gets rookie deal    Tue May 18, 06:45 PM

Los Angeles Chargers fourth-round pick LB Chris Rumph signed a four-year contract Tuesday, May 18. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Chargers | Austin Proehl added to roster    Tue May 18, 06:00 PM

Former San Francisco 49ers WR Austin Proehl was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers Tuesday, May 18.

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  Chargers | Four rookies sign contracts    Fri May 14, 08:19 PM

Los Angeles Chargers fifth-round draft choice OG Brenden Jaimes, sixth-round draft choice LB Nick Niemann, sixth-round draft choice RB Larry Rountree and seventh-round draft choice S Mark Webb signed four-year contracts with the Chargers Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Rountree is a player to watch in deep dynasty formats. In college at Missouri, Rountree was an attacking runner who is not afraid to mix it up between the tackles. He's not a pile pusher but he's got balance, burst and intent with the rock.

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  Chargers | Asante Samuel Jr. signs rookie deal    Wed May 12, 11:44 AM

Los Angeles Chargers second-round pick CB Asante Samuel Jr. signed his rookie, four-year contract Wednesday, May 12. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Chargers | Christian Covington joining LAC    Mon May 10, 01:11 PM

Free-agent DE Christian Covington (Bengals) agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, May 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | LAC adds Kemon Hall    Thu May 6, 05:23 PM

Former Dallas Cowboys CB Kemon Hall was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, May 6.

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  Chargers | Ten UDFAs agree to terms    Sun May 2, 02:53 PM

Undrafted free-agent S Ben DeLuca (Charlotte), DT Jared Goldwire (Louisville), OT Darius Harper (Cincinnati), TE Hunter Kampmoyer (Oregon), PK Alex Kessman (Pittsburgh), LS Ryan Langan (Georgia Southern), DT Forrest Merrill (Arkansas State), LB Amen Ogbongbemiga (Oklahoma State), OT Kyle Spalding (San Diego State) and WR Eli Stove (Auburn) agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday, May 1. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Josh Palmer lands with Bolts    Fri Apr 30, 10:10 PM

Tennessee WR Josh Palmer was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 77th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Palmer is a run-after-the-catch player who can make short passes turn into long gains. He's got quick feet as a route-runner and can get open regularly on underneath routes.

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  Chargers | Bolts bring in Rashawn Slater     Thu Apr 29, 09:56 PM

Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 13th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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  Chargers | Derwin James' option exercised    Thu Apr 29, 05:02 PM

Los Angeles Chargers S Derwin James had his fifth-year option exercised Thursday, April 29, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Trey Pipkins earns GM's praise    Fri Apr 23, 02:44 PM

Los Angeles Chargers OT Trey Pipkins is among the leading candidates to serve as the team's starting left tackle in 2021. 'We're bullish on Trey Pipkins,' Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said in a pre-draft news conference Friday, April 23.

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  Chargers | LAC interested in Asante Samuel    Sun Apr 4, 03:34 PM

Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr. has had two virtual meetings with the Los Angeles Chargers during the pre-draft process.

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  Chargers | Ryan Smith joins Bolts    Tue Mar 30, 07:24 PM

Free-agent CB Ryan Smith (Buccaneers) signed an undisclosed contract with the Los Angeles Chargers Tuesday, March 30.

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  Chargers | Chase Daniel joining Bolts    Fri Mar 26, 10:10 PM

Free-agent QB Chase Daniel (Lions) is signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers Friday, March 26, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Daniel gives the Chargers veteran experience behind Justin Herbert. This move means the Chargers move Easton Stick down the depth chart.

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  Chargers | Bolts land Kyler Fackrell    Wed Mar 24, 06:52 PM

Free-agent LB Kyler Fackrell (Giants) agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Los Angeles Chargers Wednesday, March 24.

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  Chargers | Stephen Anderson staying with LAC    Mon Mar 22, 03:39 PM

Free-agent TE Stephen Anderson (Chargers) re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, March 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Chargers lost Hunter Henry (Patriots) in free agency but they have Donald Parham and signed Jared Cook to fill the depth chart. Anderson stays with the Chargers as a reserve tight end behind those two.

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  Chargers | Oday Aboushi agrees to 1-year deal    Sat Mar 20, 12:36 PM

Free agent OG Oday Aboushi (Lions) on Saturday, March 20 agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Chargers | Bolts make three official    Fri Mar 19, 06:26 PM

Updating previous reports, free-agent C Corey Linsley (Packers), OT Matt Feiler (Steelers) and DB Brandon Facyson (Chargers) each had their agreed upon contracts with the Los Angeles Chargers finalized Friday, March 19.

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  Chargers | Jared Cook signs with Bolts    Thu Mar 18, 01:48 PM

Free agent TE Jared Cook on Thursday, March 18, signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a source, receiving a one-year, $6 million contract with $4.5 million guaranteed.

Footballguys view: Donald Parham's lift off might be delayed a year on this news. Cook is inconsistent, but gives the Chargers a better downfield threat than Hunter Henry. This means they are likely out on Zach Ertz, who is likely to end up in Buffalo or Indianapolis.

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  Chargers | Mike Badgley staying put    Tue Mar 16, 01:30 PM

Impending free-agent PK Mike Badgley (Chargers) signed a one-year contract to remain with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, March 16.

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  Chargers | Michael Davis staying put    Mon Mar 15, 10:59 PM

Impending free-agent CB Michael Davis (Chargers) reportedly agreed to terms to a three-year contract worth $25.2 million - including $15 million fully guaranteed - to return to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, March 15.

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  Chargers | LA Chargers land Matt Feiler    Mon Mar 15, 08:47 PM

Impending free-agent OL Matt Feiler (Steelers) reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $21 million with the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, March 15.

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  Chargers | Mike Davis receives new deal    Mon Mar 15, 05:13 PM

Los Angeles Chargers CB Mike A. Davis agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with the Chargers Monday, March 15, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Corey Linsley agreement update    Mon Mar 15, 05:05 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers impending free-agent C Corey Linsley plans to sign a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers worth $62.5 million, according to sources. He will make $26 million in the first two years of the deal.

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  Chargers | Corey Linsley expected to join LAC    Mon Mar 15, 04:39 PM

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent C Corey Linsley is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers this offseason, according to sources.

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  Chargers | No tender for Isaac Rochell    Mon Mar 15, 01:27 PM

Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent DE Isaac Rochell will not receive a tender offer this offseason and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Casey Hayward let go    Sat Mar 13, 04:00 PM

Los Angeles Chargers CB Casey Hayward was released Saturday, March 13, according to a source.

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  Chargers | LAC will not tender Stephen Anderson    Fri Mar 12, 06:34 PM

Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent TE Stephen Anderson will not receive a tender offer this offseason, but the team is interested in re-signing him, according to a source.

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