Chargers TE Henry active, DE Ingram inactive vs. Steelers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is active as Los Angeles hosts Pittsburgh Sunday night, while defensive end Melvin Ingram is inactive for the second straight game with a...
Chargers’ Henry, Ingram listed as questionable vs. Steelers
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Tight end Hunter Henry took part in all drills during the Los Angeles Chargers' practice Friday, leaving open the possibility that he could play in Sunday night's game...
Chargers sign TE Kendricks, DE Peace, place Phillips on IR
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have signed tight end Lance Kendricks and defensive end Chris Peace.
Kendricks' addition Tuesday gives the Chargers a receiving tight end...
Too many mistakes for short-handed Chargers in loss to Lions
DETROIT (AP) — Philip Rivers rattled off a lengthy list of problems for the Los Angeles Chargers, trying to avoid using his team's health issues as an excuse.
Chargers tight end Henry suffers knee injury in opener
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are hoping that Hunter Henry can return for a second straight season from a knee injury.
The tight end fractured the upper part of his left...
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New faces: LB Thomas Davis, QB Tyrod Taylor, DE Jerry Tillery, S Nasir Adderley.
Key losses: WR Tyrell Williams, TE Antonio Gates, DT Darius Philon, CB...
Chargers’ Hunter Henry set to shine after 2018 injury
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers and tight end Hunter Henry each carried expectations for a breakout campaign going into last season.?
Patriots without Wise; Gordon and Henry active for Chargers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will be without defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. when New England hosts the Chargers in the divisional playoffs.
Wise was limited all week with an ankle injury. His absence is a blow to the Patriots' pass rush as they prepare to attack Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers. Wise appeared in all 16 games during the regular season and had 4½ sacks.
Chargers list TE Hunter Henry as questionable vs. Patriots
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is hopeful of playing less than eight months after suffering a knee injury, but it is likely to be a game-time decision.
Henry is listed as questionable on the injury report going into Sunday's AFC divisional-round game at New England. He was a full participant in all three days of practice leading up to the game.
Henry said following Friday's practice that he has the mindset that he will be active.
Chargers add tight end Hunter Henry to active roster
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have added tight end Hunter Henry to the roster, less than eight months after he suffered a knee injury during an offseason workout.
Chargers waiting to make decision on TE Hunter Henry
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers will wait until Saturday before deciding if tight end Hunter Henry will be added to the roster for the postseason.
Injuries can put serious hurt on playoff hopes of NFL teams
NEW YORK (AP) — Injuries are never an excuse. Not for players. Not for coaches. And not for fans.
Still, the NFL teams that have the most success almost always keep their best players on the field.
For some teams such as Atlanta, Jacksonville and Cincinnati, injuries were a factor in derailing their seasons.
Others, such as the defending champion Eagles, have dealt with several injuries to key players and have managed to stay in the playoff race going into the final week of the regular season.
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.
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.
Gates returns to familiar spot _ practicing with Chargers
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Gates was back practicing with the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday and getting ready for the opener against Kansas City.
It's a situation neither party thought they would be in again back in April, when the organization said during the NFL draft that it was moving on from Gates after 15 seasons. But due to an injury to Hunter Henry, the Chargers signed Gates to a one-year deal Monday.
Chargers re-sign tight end Antonio Gates for 16th season
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers aren't ready to say farewell to Antonio Gates after all.
Four months after the Chargers bade a public goodbye to the leading receiver in franchise history, Gates returned to the team on Sunday, one week before the start of his 16th season. The 38-year-old franchise stalwart is getting a one-year deal and another shot at his first trip to a Super Bowl.
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LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-7)
New faces: C Mike Pouncey, TE Virgil Green, S Derwin James, LB Uchenna Nwosu, QB Geno Smith, PK Caleb Sturgis, PK Roberto Aguayo.
Key losses: S Tre Boston, TE Antonio Gates, DL Jeremiah Attaochu, TE Hunter Henry (injury), CB Jason Verrett (injury).
Chargers GM Telesco eager for season, mum on Gates return
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — If Antonio Gates is on his way back to the Los Angeles Chargers, general manager Tom Telesco isn't talking about it.
Telesco has a whole lot more to say about the players already settled in Orange County as the Chargers attempt to build on their encouraging relocation season with the start of training camp Saturday.
Chargers TE Green ready to make most of new opportunity
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Virgil Green is used to trading personal gain for the success of the team.
In his first season with the Los Angeles Chargers, the veteran tight end's unselfishness might be exactly what is needed following the loss of emerging star Hunter Henry to a serious knee injury.
FANTASY PLAYS: WRs with potential to break out in third year
Conventional pro football wisdom suggests that pass catchers begin to hit stride in their third year. That's when some greats like Jerry Rice and Lance Allworth had their first chart-topping seasons toward Hall of Fame careers.
While it's far too early to suggest anyone from the rookie class of 2016 are locks to reach Canton, fantasy football players should take a closer look at several third-year receivers who have a chance to be highly productive this season.
FANTASY PLAYS: Henry injury tightens TE position in draft
A collective groan howled across the fantasy football world upon news of Chargers tight end Hunter Henry's torn knee ligament on the first day of organized team activities.
Henry had become the cool kid in the tight end class as the departure of Antonio Gates opened the door for Henry to emerge as a top 5 TE with the upside to rival New England's Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce of the Chiefs and Philadelphia's Zach Ertz.
Chargers’ Telesco laments Henry’s injury, demurs on Gates
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chargers tight end Hunter Henry tore his knee ligament while running an ordinary route during a non-contact workout on the opening day of organized team activities, general manager Tom Telesco confirmed Wednesday.
Telesco declined to confirm whether the Chargers will go back to Antonio Gates to fill the suddenly gaping hole in their offense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chargers tight end Hunter Henry tore an anterior cruciate ligament during practice, likely sidelining him for next season.
The team announced the injury on its Twitter account on Tuesday. It did not specify which knee or how the injury occurred.
Hunter, a second-round pick in 2016, had 45 receptions for 579 yards and four TDs last season for the Chargers, who finished 9-7. For his career, he has 81 catches for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Chargers sign Nick Rose to be their 4th kicker of the season
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Rose is the Los Angeles Chargers' fourth kicker of the season.
The Chargers (7-7) waived Travis Coons and claimed Rose off waivers from Washington on a busy Monday that also included disappointing injury diagnoses for three key players.
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Former Tiger Culkin giving advice about football and food
Sean Culkin didn't get a call.
For two days after the Los Angeles Chargers' preseason camp in late August, the former Missouri tight end stayed with Hunter Henry, a former Arkansas tight end who plays with the Chargers, at his house in Huntington Beach, California.
Culkin spent the two days trying to get his mind off of his training camp time with the Chargers. The work had been done, and now he waited.
Novak’s late kick leads Chargers past Raiders 17-16
OAKLAND, California (AP) — Nick Novak kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the Los Angeles Chargers took advantage of a key missed extra point by Giorgio Tavecchio to beat the Oakland Raiders 17-16 on Sunday.
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Chargers lost Reid to knee injury in OT win at Atlanta
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers coach Mike McCoy says defensive end Caraun Reid tore the ACL in his left knee in Sunday's 33-30 overtime victory at Atlanta and will miss the rest of the season.
McCoy also said Monday that rookie tight end Hunter Henry and cornerback Craig Mager suffered concussions.
The Chargers rallied from a 17-point deficit to force overtime before winning on Josh Lambo's 42-yard field goal.
Bolts’ Gates begins passing tight end torch to rookie Henry
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Star tight end Antonio Gates is under contract with the San Diego Chargers through the 2017 season.
Hunter Henry is a rookie who has played in six games.
And yet, the transition is already underway.
Unlike at some positions, where a younger player largely sits until a veteran has retired or moved on, Henry is already showing that the Chargers made a smart choice with their second-round draft pick out of Arkansas.
It’s true that rookie Hunter Henry is fitting in with the Chargers, and it’s a truth that’s verifiable without seeing Henry catch one pass from Philip Rivers, or block a defender from his tight end spot or with a special teams unit.
When NFL veterans hang a rookie with a nickname, that’s a sign of belonging, and Bolts offensive linemen have hung the 21-year-old with not one but two of them.