Chargers able to address defensive tackle, linebacker needs

Football 04/27/19, 20:46

Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco knew that he needed to add depth at defensive tackle and linebacker during the NFL draft. The Chargers accomplished that as four of their seven selections addressed those two areas.Defensive tackles bookended the Chargers selections. They took Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery in the ...

Chargers select Delaware S Nasir Adderley in second round

Football 04/26/19, 20:36

The Los Angeles Chargers selected Delaware safety Nasir Adderley with the 60th overall pick in the second round Friday night, giving them someone to pair with Derwin James in the secondary.James made an instant impact last season at strong safety and was an Associated Press All-Pro selection. The Chargers did ...

Tillery nervous during first day at Chargers complex

Sports 04/26/19, 17:26

Meeting your new boss is always a nervous and stressful situation. It's not any different for NFL first-round draft picks. Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery had one of those moments during his news conference on Friday. Tillery, who was the 28th overall selection on Thursday, mistakenly referred to coach ...

Chargers select DT Jerry Tillery in first round

Football 04/25/19, 22:49

The Los Angeles Chargers addressed their need at defensive tackle in the first round, selecting Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery with the 28th overall pick.Tillery was a second-team selection to The Associated Press All-America team after leading the Fighting Irish in sacks (eight) and forced fumbles (three). He had 30 tackles, ...

Chargers to wear powder-blue jerseys as primary home uniform

Football 04/16/19, 18:05

The Chargers' Powder Blues are finally here to stay. The Los Angeles Chargers will wear their historic powder-blue jerseys as their primary home uniforms in the upcoming season. The franchise announced the long-anticipated move Tuesday, acquiescing to years of fan demand for the eye-catching change. The franchise has worn variations of the ...

Chargers re-sign safety Adrian Phillips to 1-year deal

Football 03/15/19, 17:21

The Los Angeles Chargers aren't making major waves in free agency, but they are addressing some key needs after getting to the AFC's divisional round last season.The team announced on Friday it has re-signed safety Adrian Phillips to a one-year deal, shortly after linebacker Thomas Davis and quarterback Tyrod Taylor ...

Emotional Philip Rivers thanks San Diego for its support

Sports 02/01/19, 14:50

Philip Rivers simply wanted to say thanks to San Diego for the way it supported him during his first 13 seasons in the NFL.He knew it wouldn't be as easy as he still makes it look on the field on Sunday afternoons as quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers.Understanding the ...

Patriots controlling clock, third downs during playoffs

Sports 01/24/19, 18:46

Throughout the Patriots' run of playoff success under Bill Belichick, one of his best-known attributes has been his ability to craft game plans that have stumped their opponents.He's at it again.This postseason New England's best offensive weapon has been finding ways to keep the ball out of the hands of ...

NFL to play 4 games in London next season, 1 in Mexico City

Football 01/21/19, 11:09

The NFL will play four games in London next season but did not say which would be at Tottenham's delayed new stadium and which would be at Wembley.The league also said Monday one game will be in Mexico City — Kansas City vs. the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium, ...

Pats’ Flowers, Brown fined $20K by NFL for hits vs. Chargers

Sports 01/19/19, 20:47

New England Patriots teammates Trey Flowers and Trent Brown have each been fined $20,054 by the NFL for illegal hits in the Patriots' divisional-round win last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.Flowers' fine was for a low hit on quarterback Philip Rivers that resulted in a penalty for roughing the ...

Chargers GM Telesco has no timetable on Rivers deal

Football 01/17/19, 19:15

Philip Rivers just concluded his 15th season with the Los Angeles Chargers but the quarterback's future beyond 2019 is one of many areas that general manager Tom Telesco will have to address during the offseason.Telesco reiterated during his season-ending news conference Thursday that Rivers isn't going anywhere but didn't elaborate ...

Patriots try to overcome road woes in AFC championship game

Football 01/17/19, 17:17

The Patriots are going on the road again in the playoffs, a place that hasn't always been kind to them during the Tom Brady era.New England was unbeatable at home this season, going 8-0 during the regular season and rolling past the Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional round.Playing outside ...

Patriots’ Edelman still making most of his opportunities

Sports 01/15/19, 18:36

His face was still a little flushed from stepping out of the subfreezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium field just minutes following the Patriots' 41-28 divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday .Still, Julian Edelman stood at his locker satisfied — at least for a moment.Then he was asked ...

Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams

Football 01/15/19, 15:57

The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams.Anthony Lynn and his Chargers' staff will coach the AFC team while Jason Garrett and his Cowboys' staff coach the NFC team.The Chargers finished 12-4 in the regular season and lost ...

Chargers hope loss to Patriots serves as motivation for ’19

Football 01/14/19, 19:21

Anthony Lynn often said that the Los Angeles Chargers winning six of their final seven games in 2017 helped serve as a springboard to this season's success, which resulted in the team's first postseason berth in five years.Lynn is hoping Sunday's 41-28 loss to New England in the AFC divisional ...

Chargers defense a no-show in playoff loss to Patriots

Football 01/13/19, 17:03

With a few minutes left in the first half, on their fifth attempt to slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots, the Los Angeles Chargers finally managed a defensive stop.It was only temporary.Desmond King fumbled New England's first punt of the game, Albert McClellan recovered the ball just inches before ...

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

Football 01/13/19, 16:44

Sony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 in the divisional playoffs on Sunday to earn their eighth straight trip to AFC championship game.New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week's AFC title game. ...

Sarah Thomas 1st female on-field NFL playoff game official

Football 01/13/19, 15:32

Sarah Thomas is the first woman to work an NFL playoff game as an on-field official.Thomas was the down judge in Sunday's divisional round game between New England and the Los Angeles Chargers. That's a first, according to the league's Twitter account .Thomas was hired in 2015 and was already ...

Brady ready for cold weather, LA Chargers on Sunday

Football 01/11/19, 14:54

His coach downplays it. Tom Brady does not.Brady knows the cold-weather New England Patriots should have an advantage when they host the warm-weather Los Angeles Chargers in Sunday's AFC divisional-round game.Hours before, Bill Belichick said, "We're playing the Chargers. We're not playing the weather — whatever it is, it ...

Kings of the Road: Chargers have thrived in games out East

Football 01/09/19, 21:09

Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers have already played in most of the toughest road environments in the NFL this season.So a trip to New England for Sunday's AFC divisional-round game isn't anything out of the ordinary.Considering how well the Chargers have played away from home, it may end ...

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