Chargers All-Pro safety James out with broken right foot
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers will likely go into the regular season without one of their top defensive players for the second straight year.
Chargers Training Camp Capsule
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (13-5)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Costa Mesa, California.
LAST YEAR: Coach Anthony Lynn in his second season led Chargers to playoffs for first time since 2013. They beat...
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn has a busy stretch ahead before the Los Angeles Chargers report to camp on July 24.
While many in the NFL try to relax in the five weeks between...
Tillery nervous during first day at Chargers complex
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Meeting your new boss is always a nervous and stressful situation. It's not any different for NFL first-round draft picks.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn knows that sometimes the best players on the Chargers draft board will not always correspond to his team's immediate needs.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — La'Roi Glover is joining the Los Angeles Chargers as an assistant defensive line coach. The team announced the hire on Tuesday.
Chargers re-sign safety Adrian Phillips to 1-year deal
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — 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...
Chargers release starting safety Jahleel Addae
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers released safety Jahleel Addae, who had started 59 games over the past six seasons.
Coach Anthony Lynn said in a statement that Addae's...
Broncos long snapper Casey Kreiter named to Pro Bowl
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos third-year long snapper Casey Kreiter has been named to the Pro Bowl.
Kreiter was chosen by Los Angeles Charges head coach Anthony Lynn as a "need" player for the Pro Bowl. Lynn's staff will coach the AFC in the league's annual all-star game in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 27.
Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams
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 to the Patriots 41-28 in the divisional round on Sunday. The NFC East champion Cowboys were 10-6 in the regular season and were defeated 30-22 by the Rams on Saturday night.
Chargers hope loss to Patriots serves as motivation for ’19
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — 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 round can serve the same purpose for next season's group.
Chargers could use 7 defensive backs again this week
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Gus Bradley was successful in coming up with a game plan to thwart an athletic rookie quarterback making his first postseason start.
The Chargers defensive coordinator's challenge this week though could not be more diametrically different.
All 12 playoff coaches are tied to Bill Walsh or Parcells
There is no denying the impact on the coaching world that Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells have had. The hard evidence is apparent again as the NFL playoffs begin.
All 12 of the coaches have some sort of tie-in to either three-time Super Bowl champion Walsh or two-time winner Parcells. Yes, all 12.
Some are direct: New England's Bill Belichick, New Orleans' Sean Payton and the Chargers' Anthony Lynn were assistants under Parcells.
Chargers’ Gordon likely to play against Ravens on Saturday
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — All indications point to Melvin Gordon returning to the Los Angeles Chargers backfield for Saturday's game against Baltimore.
The fourth-year running back was a full participant during Tuesday's practice. Gordon has missed the last three games after spraining the MCL in his right knee during the second half of the Chargers' Nov. 26 win against Arizona.
Chargers TE Hunter Henry returns to practice for first time
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Hunter Henry has been optimistic about his chances of playing this season, despite suffering a knee injury during offseason workouts.
The clock started ticking toward his possible return Monday when the Los Angeles Chargers tight end took part in practice.
Gordon inactive for Chargers, Berry set to play for Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon joined his backup Austin Ekeler on the inactive list for their high-profile AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.
Gordon and Ekeler combined for 103 yards rushing and 189 yards receiving when the teams met in Los Angeles to open the season. But after Gordon tested his injured knee in warmups, he conferred with coach Anthony Lynn and general manager Tom Telesco and shook his head, "No."
Rivers, Badgley lead Chargers to 26-21 win over Bengals
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers had every reason to be susceptible to a trap game against Cincinnati.
The Chargers were coming off an emotional, come-from-behind victory against Pittsburgh last Sunday and a key AFC West showdown at Kansas City was fast approaching.
Sunday's 26-21 victory over the Bengals was not one of Los Angeles' best-played games of the season, but it does improve the record to 10-3 going into Thursday night's game against the 11-2 Chiefs for the division lead.
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Surging Chargers are not overlooking slumping Bengals
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off a 16-point comeback victory at Pittsburgh and have a crucial AFC West showdown next week at Kansas City. Before Anthony Lynn's team can turn attention toward the Chiefs, there is the matter of taking care of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Chargers have confidence going into final quarter of season
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — With their comeback win at Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles Chargers have established themselves as a contender in the AFC going into the final quarter of the season.
Chargers RB Gordon among 3 out for key game vs. Steelers
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, linebacker Brandon Mebane and offensive tackle Joe Barksdale have been ruled out for Sunday night's AFC showdown in Pittsburgh.
Gordon and Mebane did not practice this week. Barksdale was full participation before missing Friday's session.
Gordon, who is sixth in the NFL in rushing, sprained the MCL in his right knee during Sunday's 45-10 win over Arizona. Austin Ekeler is expected to get the start in place of Gordon.
Chargers RB Ekeler prepared to seize starting spotlight
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — When Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says that Austin Ekeler is pound for pound the strongest player on the team, he isn't just dealing in hyperboles.
"It's not an opinion, that's a fact. We go through the offseason program with the weights and percentages. We were very surprised how strong he was. I mean, pound for pound, strongest guy on our team."
Chargers’ Gordon week to week after MCL sprain to right knee
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn received some slightly good news Monday when it was announced that running back Melvin Gordon is week to week after he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during a 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals .
Chargers look to regroup after loss to Broncos
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers remain in strong position for a playoff spot at 7-3, but injuries on defense and special teams struggles are concerns for coach Anthony Lynn.
Los Angeles lost a defensive starter for the second straight week when Corey Liuget suffered a season-ending knee injury during the second quarter of Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Denver Broncos. He is the third starter who will be headed to injured reserve, joining linebackers Kyzir White and Denzel Perryman.
McManus’ FG as time expires lifts Broncos over Chargers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Denver had lost six of their last seven going into Sunday's game against Los Angeles, but Chargers coach Anthony Lynn kept warning everyone that the Broncos were dangerous because they had been in most of their games until the final minute.
Lynn's words became prophetic as Brandon McManus kicked a last-second 34-yard field goal to give the Broncos a 23-22 win and snap the Chargers' six-game winning streak.
Chargers list Bosa as questionable for Sunday vs. Broncos
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa and tight end Antonio Gates are listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
Coach Anthony Lynn said Friday that Bosa remains a game-time decision but that he looked good in team and individual drills after missing two months due to a bone bruise to his left foot. Bosa has been listed as limited on the practice report this week.
Gates did not practice Wednesday or Thursday due to a knee injury but was a limited participant Friday.
Chargers DE Joey Bosa practices for first time in 2 months
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa could possibly make his season debut Sunday.
The Los Angeles Chargers defensive end, who has been out with a foot injury, practiced Wednesday. Coach Anthony Lynn said he was excited to see Bosa practicing with his teammates for the first time since Sept. 5.
Chargers LB Denzel Perryman out for season with knee injury
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have had to make plenty of adjustments this season on defense due to injuries and suspensions. They will have to make another with one of their leading tacklers lost for the remainder of the year.
Tyrell Williams emerges as deep threat for Chargers
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have proven during the first half of the season that they have plenty of weapons on offense. One who has emerged is Tyrell Williams, who has become a deep threat during the past month.
Going into Sunday's game at Oakland, the fourth-year wide receiver has four touchdowns and is averaging 28.8 yards per catch over the past three games.
Chargers looking to continue fast start over next 3 weeks
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have won five straight to improve to 6-2 at midseason for the first time in 12 years. With the next three games against teams with losing records, the one thing coach Anthony Lynn isn't worried about is complacency.
"This group has an understanding that we start over every week. We refocus and regroup," Lynn said Monday. "We'll go back to work on Wednesday like we hadn't done anything. I like this group's ability to stay in the present."
Chargers RB Gordon questionable for Sunday’s game
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is questionable for Sunday's game at Seattle.
Gordon missed the Chargers' last game on Oct. 21 in London against Tennessee due to a hamstring injury. The fourth-year running back was listed as a full participant during Friday's practice after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday.
Chargers sign LB Pullard, waive K Badgley
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers signed linebacker Hayes Pullard on Tuesday and waived kicker Michael Badgley.
Pullard, who is in his fourth season, was with the team during the preseason before being released. He played in 13 games and made 10 starts for the Chargers last season, with 47 tackles and an interception.
A half-dozen NFL coaches worthy of praise this season
Some fans are shaking their heads in wonderment at the performances of some first-year head coaches who keep on losing. Others are campaigning to get rid of an incumbent.
Yet there's an impressive number of men doing terrific jobs who deserve to be praised as we approach the halfway mark of the NFL schedule.
Chargers hoping to get back Bosa, Gordon after bye week
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Most teams would not want their bye-week break to happen during a four-game winning streak. It comes at a good time, though, for the Los Angeles Chargers.
At 5-2, they have a winning record during their off week for the first time since 2014 despite not having one of their key defensive standouts play a game. Los Angeles is hoping Joey Bosa will be available when it begins preparations for its Nov. 4 game at Seattle.
Chargers expect injured RB Gordon to return after bye week
LONDON (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers believe running back Melvin Gordon will be able to return after the bye week from a hamstring injury that kept him out of their game against the Tennessee Titans.
Even without Gordon, the Chargers edged the Titans 20-19 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Chargers’ Gordon (hamstring) out vs. Titans in London
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will not play against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday after aggravating a hamstring injury during the trip to London.
Titans-Chargers Preview Capsule
TENNESSEE (3-3) vs. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-2) at London
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Titans 3-3, Chargers 3-3
SERIES RECORD - Chargers lead 27-17-1
LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Titans 43-35, Nov. 6, 2016
LAST WEEK - Titans lost to Ravens 21-0; Chargers beat Browns 38-14
AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 18, Chargers No. 5
TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (22), PASS (30).
Chargers romp over Browns on first stop of London trip
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers won't spend their lengthy lay-over for London mulling a loss.
Powered by a dominant running game, big plays from quarterback Philip Rivers and a rookie kicker who didn't miss in his NFL debut, the Chargers rolled to a 38-14 win on Sunday over the Cleveland Browns and rookie QB Baker Mayfield, who got little help from his teammates.
Chargers might have 6th kicker of Lynn’s tenure in Cleveland
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have used five kickers during coach Anthony Lynn's first 21 games in charge. If Caleb Sturgis' quadriceps muscle doesn't feel a whole lot better soon, they'll employ a sixth on Sunday in Cleveland.
Chargers hope defense continues momentum after win
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Chargers had struggled with their pass rush and keeping opponents out of the end zone in their first four games.
But Los Angeles is hoping that Sunday's 26-10 victory over Oakland signals a change for the rest of the season.
Chargers offensive tackle Okung questionable for Sunday
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung is questionable for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.
Okung suffered a groin injury during last week's 29-27 victory over San Francisco. The ninth-year offensive tackle missed one game last year due to a groin injury.
Coach Anthony Lynn said Okung will be a game-time decision after he had limited participation in practice Thursday and Friday.
Chargers sign punter Donnie Jones, waive Drew Kaser
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers signed punter Donnie Jones on Tuesday and waived Drew Kaser, who had been the team's punter and holder the past three seasons.
Kaser is eighth in the league in gross punting average (48.4 yards) but has been inconsistent as a holder on field goals and extra points. Caleb Sturgis is seven of nine on field goals and six of nine on extra points.
Chargers continuing to struggle in kicking game
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have had five kickers since the start of last season. They soon may be looking for their sixth.
Coach Anthony Lynn said Monday that he is evaluating the kicking game after Caleb Sturgis missed a field goal and two extra points in Sunday's 29-27 win over San Francisco .
Rivers throws for 3 TDs as Chargers rally to beat 49ers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — After all they've been through, a two-touchdown deficit wasn't going to faze the Los Angeles Chargers.
"We've been rock-bottom, so it's only up," running back Melvin Gordon said after the Chargers rallied for a 29-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
"We know how to respond when we go down. We always feel like we got the players to be in the game, regardless of how much someone goes up."
Chargers WRs Allen, Benjamin questionable vs. Niners
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers wide receivers Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Both were limited participants during Friday's practice.
Allen did not practice Wednesday or Thursday due to soreness in his right knee and a tooth. The sixth-year receiver is tied for the team lead in receptions (17) and is averaging 12.9 yards per reception.
WR Mike Williams emerging as big-play threat for Chargers
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Williams is starting to show why the Los Angeles Chargers selected him in the first round of the 2017 draft.
The second-year wide receiver has three touchdowns and is averaging 17.2 yards per catch. He had his first two-touchdown game with four receptions for 81 yards in Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Rams .
Chargers promote Jackson from practice squad, waive Newsome
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have promoted running back Justin Jackson from their practice squad and waived running back Detrez Newsome.
Jackson was a seventh-round pick in this year's draft. He is Northwestern's career rushing leader (5,440 yards) and just the second player in Big Ten history to rush for 1,000 yards or more in four straight seasons.
Chargers’ defense laments lack of pass rush in loss to Rams
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have been short-handed the first three weeks of the season without their top two pass rushers. On Sunday, that lack of a pass rush was one of the biggest reasons why they lost to their cross-town rivals.
Chargers missing 2 starters for Sunday’s game at Buffalo
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers will be missing at least two starters when they visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Offensive tackle Joe Barksdale and defensive end Joey Bosa have not practiced all week and are nursing injuries that could have them out for a while. Barksdale injured his right knee in last Sunday's 38-28 loss to Kansas City and Bosa has a bone bruise in his left foot.
Foot injury shelves Chargers’ Bosa for second straight game
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa will miss Sunday's game at Buffalo because of a bone bruise to his left foot.
Coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday that the team will be cautious before bringing the third-year lineman back. Bosa first injured the foot during training camp, which caused him to miss the preseason. He then reinjured it during practice on Sept. 5.