SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Cardale Jones led scoring drives on Los Angeles' first four possessions in his bid to make the roster as the No. 3 quarterback and the Chargers finished the exhibition...
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers is the Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback, but the franchise is starting to possibly look at the future with their fifth-round pick.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers must choose between potential and experience when they select the next primary backup to Philip Rivers.
Cardale Jones has displayed in one NFL game the tantalizing physical tools he showed in leading Ohio State to the 2014 national title. Geno Smith made 30 starts in his first two seasons, but has attempted just 92 passes since 2014.
"It's kind of a position where we both need to prove our worth," Jones said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geno Smith has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.
The team announced the agreement with the quarterback Sunday night. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Smith will likely join former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones in backing up Phillip Rivers.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos deactivated wide receiver Jordan Taylor, guard Billy Turner and cornerback Lorenzo Doss in addition to their four injured players for their game against the San Diego Chargers.
Also out for Denver are: quarterback Paxton Lynch (shoulder), running back Devontae Booker (wrist) and defensive ends Zach Kerr (knee) and Jared Crick (back).
Before Monday night's game, the Broncos added defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett and waived Kyle Peko.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed backup quarterback Kellen Clemens on Monday.
The Chargers also claimed former USC linebacker Hayes Pullard off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Los Angeles put linebacker Denzel Perryman on the reserve/injured list and waived linebacker Nick Dzubnar to make room on the 53-man roster.
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COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have released backup quarterback Kellen Clemens and waived kicker Josh Lambo during their final roster cutdowns for the regular season.
The Chargers also released running back Kenjon Barner on Saturday.
Undrafted free agent Younghoe Koo has won the Chargers' kicking job over Lambo, the former soccer goalkeeper who kicked in San Diego for the past two seasons. Lambo made 26 of his 32 field goal attempts in each of his two NFL seasons.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Cardale Jones is already adjusting splendidly to his first few days in Southern California. He's soaking in the summer sun at practice and asking fans on Twitter for the best sushi restaurants around Costa Mesa.
He'll probably need a bit longer to get used to playing quarterback alongside Philip Rivers with the Los Angeles Chargers.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have acquired quarterback Cardale Jones from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for an undisclosed conditional draft pick.
The clubs announced the trade Wednesday, four days before the Chargers' first full practice of training camp.
The 6-foot-5 Jones led Ohio State to a national title during the 2014 season. After one more year with the Buckeyes, he was a fourth-round pick by Buffalo in 2016.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills addressed their quarterback depth by signing free agent T.J. Yates on Monday.
The sixth-year player meets the Bills' need to add an experienced backup behind returning starter Tyrod Taylor. Yates did not play a snap in his one and only season with Miami last season.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore has been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the New York Jets due to a concussion.
Gilmore was hurt during overtime of Buffalo's 34-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins last Saturday and did not practice all week. He has started all 15 games this season and is set to become a free agent after the season.
Left tackle Cordy Glenn will also miss his third straight game with a back injury.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Ohio State captured an improbable national championship two years ago, J.T. Barrett was pushing himself around on the sideline on a scooter that kept his broken right ankle elevated.
After a breakout season filling in for the injured Braxton Miller in 2014, Barrett went down in the Michigan game, ushering in third-string quarterback Cardale Jones and consecutive victories over Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon. Barrett could only lean on the scooter and watch the heroics.
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed quarterback Austin Trainor to serve as a potential fill-in for the team's preseason finale at Detroit on Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has reason to feel a little unsettled as his team begins preparations for the 2016 season. He has to find replacements for his best offensive player, his best defensive player and other key parts of a squad that finished 12-1 last year and ranked No. 4 in the nation.
Ezekiel Elliot, one of the best running backs in Buckeyes history, departed early for the NFL, as did defensive end Joey Bosa. Both were stalwarts in the...