San Diego Chargers

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium | Coach: Mike McCoy
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th85.4 (30th)256.1 (10th)
Defense9th124.1 (26th)214.2 (4th)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
115Melvin GordonRBWISC
248Denzel PerrymanILBMIAMI
383Craig MagerCBTXSTSM
5153Kyle EmanuelOLBNDST
6192Darius PhilonDTARK

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Standings

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Division
W-L-T
Denver12-4-06-0-0
Kansas City9-7-03-3-0
San Diego9-7-02-4-0
Oakland3-13-01-5-0
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Chargers' Franklin: Rivers more 'approachable' than Manning
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Chargers offensive lineman Orlando Franklin, in an appearance on NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk Live, said Philip Rivers is a more "approachable" quarterback than Peyton Manning

Franklin spent the past four years with the Broncos and has played with Manning the past three seasons. He joined the Chargers this offseason as a free agent. 

“[O]ne thing I noticed immediately when I got here is that Philip Rivers is definitely more approachable than Peyton,” Franklin said. “I don’t know if it was because I was a lot younger being that I met Peyton in my second season and now meeting Phillip going into my fifth season but definitely I will say Phillip is more approachable than Peyton.”

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Chargers CB Jason Verrett shows mobility at Tuesday practice
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett, who lost much of last season after major shoulder surgery, moved well in the OTA session Tuesday.

"I'm where I need to be," he told UT San Diego.

Verrett stopped short of claiming to be 100 percent, which is understandable. He suffered three separate tears in his shoulder last October.

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Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram sheds 20 pounds
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram is sporting a different body these days.

During the offseason, Ingram changed his eating habits and dropped 20 pounds — going from 266 to 246. Ingram stopped eating beef and pork, electing to consume chicken, fish, vegetables, fruit and rice. He's no longer eating breads, pastas or potatoes either. 

"Being at 260 or 265, 266, wasn't working, really," Ingram told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I felt quick but I kept getting injured. You've got to nitpick at your own body, your own self, your own game. ... I felt like playing lighter would be a better thing for me. The lighter you are, the less stress it is on your body, the less stress it is on your knees, your hips, your joints or your ankles, your toes — everything."

Ingram now only has a body fat of eight percent and underwent a new training program while away in Miami. Now, Ingram said he feels ready to show what he can do on the football field this season. 

"I feel it's going to be a whole different explosion, a whole different Melvin," Ingram said. "I feel like that 260-Melvin is gone."

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Chargers S Eric Weddle not expected to attend OTAs
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Chargers safety Eric Weddle is not expected to attend Tuesday's start of offseason training activities as he and the team remain far apart on talks for a contract extension, per NFL.com. 

Weddle is in the final season of his deal, but has been extremely vocal about his desire to have a new contract in place before taking part in team activities. Weddle contributed to 114 tackles last season and has averaged 103 over his last seven years.

While attendance is voluntary, Weddle's absence could mark the start of a long stalemate between the parties. 

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Report: Chargers expect to reach long-term deal with Philip Rivers
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

A month ago rumors swirled about the Chargers possibly trading Philip Rivers

Now it appears Rivers won't be heading anywhere anytime soon. According to a report from NFL.com, the Chargers are confident in reaching a long-term deal with Rivers. 

Rivers is entering the final year of his contract, in which he is due $15.75 million. 

A year ago, Rivers threw for 4,286 yards, 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. 

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