Tag:San Diego Chargers
Posted on: March 1, 2010 8:59 am

Trade buzz for cornerback Antonio Cromartie

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have spoken to the Chargers about a potential trade for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Cromartie had 10 interceptions in 2007, but has had only five interceptions over the past two seasons.  He has fallen out of favor because of a lack of physical play and off-the-field issues.
Posted on: February 11, 2010 3:05 pm

Tashard Choice could be headed to Chargers

The Dallas Morning News reports that Tashard Choice heard the trade rumor that involved him going to San Diego for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Choice wants to run the ball more and contribute but he said it's a tough situation with Marion Barber and Felix Jones sharing carries.

Barber led the Cowboys with 932 yards on 214 carries. Jones had 685 yards on 116 carries. Choice was the third-man in and had 64 carries for 349 yards.

At the end of the year he expressed some frustration with not getting more work during the year.

Posted on: December 14, 2009 10:57 am

Norv Turner contact extension

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Norv Turner will get a contract extension right after the regular season ends.

Turner's contract was due to expire after next season.

San Diego can clinch the AFC West Division with:
  • a win (vs. Cincinnati) and a Denver loss or tie (vs. Oakland)  

San Diego can clinch a first-round bye with:

  • a win (vs. Cincinnati) and a Denver loss or tie (vs. Oakland) and a New England loss or tie (vs. Buffalo)
Posted on: June 1, 2009 11:27 am

Merriman's future in doubt

Mock drafts across the internet projected that San Diego would select a true defensive end or an offensive tackle in the first round.

But, the Chargers used the 16th pick overall in the 2009 NFL Draft, to selected 6-foot-2, 274-pound defensive end Larry English, who will play outside linebacker in the NFL.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Shawne Merriman and Philip Rivers will enter the final year of their contracts.

If the Chargers can't reach a new deal with either player prior to the start of free agency, the team could be forced to use the franchise tag on Rivers.

For now, English is an insurance policy in case Merriman doesn't make a successful return from the knee surgery.
Posted on: March 9, 2009 2:04 pm

Brees hoping for reunion with Tomlinson

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Saints quarterback Drew Brees would love to be reunited with close friend and former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson if the San Diego Chargers cut the former MVP tailback loose.

While discussing Tomlinson's contract standoff, Brees said Tomlinson should stay in San Diego because of what he means to the team, the fans and the community. But he also admitted, "I'm just waiting for the opportunity if he is available to come and snatch him away."

Posted on: January 5, 2009 9:01 am

L.T. may miss rest of playoffs

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, no one in the Chargers organization expects LaDainian Tomlinson to play Sunday at Pittsburgh.

But the Chargers will not place Tomlinson on injured reserve, in the hope that he still could play in the postseason.

Tomlinson's severely strained groin could keep him out the rest of the postseason and require surgery.

Michael Bennett, who was active for the first time Saturday after being acquired on waivers on Nov. 12, carried four times for 24 yards against the Indianapolis Colts and likely will get more work in Pittsburgh.

Darren Sproles had 23 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Posted on: December 22, 2008 10:58 am

Fairy-tale ending still possible for Chargers

With the 41-24 romp over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, the Chargers put some big-time heat on the Broncos, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Buffalo Bills came into Denver and defeated the Broncos 30-23 Sunday.

With the Broncos' defeat, the stage is set for an improbable showdown with the Chargers next Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers improved to 7-8 with the victory over Tampa Bay, though typically, there were times when it looked like San Diego's season would end before that final date with Denver.

Philip Rivers, who was snubbed for the Pro Bowl despite the fact that he's led the NFL in passer rating nearly all season played extremely well. By halftime alone, he'd thrown for 201 yards, and a 20-10 lead. He finished 21-of-31 for 287 yards without an interception.

Category: NFL
Posted on: November 18, 2008 3:45 pm

Chargers forecast looks dim

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, LaDainian Tomlinson said that feels the season slipping away with the maddeningly inconsistent Chargers at 4-6 and running out of time to chase down the suddenly resurgent Denver Broncos (6-4).

Tomlinson spoke of a career closer to its end than its beginning and still without a Super Bowl ring and he won't lie about being scared to come up empty.

But he is not ready to concede 2008.

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