|Offense||9th||84.9 (31st)||286.9 (4th)|
|Defense||20th||125.3 (25th)||236.6 (14th)|
|37||Addae, Jahleel||SS||5-10||195||1/24/1990||4||Central Michigan|
|3||Allen, Torrence||WR||6-0||183||3/31/1991||2||West Texas A&M|
|97||Attaochu, Jeremiah||OLB||6-3||252||1/17/1993||3||Georgia Tech|
|72||Barksdale, Joe||T||6-5||326||1/1/1988||6||Louisiana State|
|11||Benjamin, Travis||WR||5-10||175||12/29/1989||5||Miami (Fla.)|
|Bercovici, Mike||QB||6-1||210||2/9/1993||R||Arizona State|
|Bosa, Joey||DE||6-6||275||7/11/1995||R||Ohio State|
|73||Boyko, Brett||T||6-6||301||8/4/1992||1||Nevada-Las Vegas|
|19||Burse, Isaiah||WR||5-10||187||12/8/1991||2||Fresno State|
|56||Butler, Donald (FA)||ILB||6-1||242||10/17/1988||7||Washington|
|92||Carrethers, Ryan||NT||6-1||333||2/26/1991||3||Arkansas State|
|Chestnut, Terrell||CB||5-11||188||12/10/1991||R||West Virginia|
|Clark, Donavon||G||6-4||315||11/12/1992||R||Michigan State|
|45||Cleveland, Asante||TE||6-5||260||3/21/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|53||Conner, Kavell (FA)||OLB||6-0||245||2/23/1987||7||Clemson|
|35||Crawford, Richard||DB||5-11||192||8/1/1990||3||Southern Methodist|
|30||Daniels, Matt (FA)||DB||6-0||212||9/27/1989||3||Duke|
|48||Dzubnar, Nick||LB||6-1||240||8/15/1991||2||Cal Poly-S.L.O.|
|51||Emanuel, Kyle||OLB||6-3||250||8/16/1991||2||North Dakota State|
|24||Flowers, Brandon||CB||5-9||187||2/18/1986||9||Virginia Tech|
|80||Floyd, Malcom (FA)||WR||6-5||225||9/8/1981||11||Wyoming|
|74||Franklin, Orlando||G||6-7||320||12/16/1987||6||Miami (Fla.)|
|85||Gates, Antonio||TE||6-4||255||6/18/1980||14||Kent State|
|54||Ingram, Melvin||OLB||6-2||247||4/26/1989||5||South Carolina|
|Kaser, Drew||P||6-2||212||2/11/1993||R||Texas A&M|
|2||Lambo, Josh||K||6-0||215||11/19/1990||2||Texas A&M|
|Landrum, Chris||LB||6-3||249||9/14/1992||R||Jacksonville State|
|98||Lissemore, Sean||NT||6-3||303||9/11/1987||7||William & Mary|
|33||Lowery, Dwight||DB||5-11||212||1/23/1986||9||San Jose State|
|29||Mager, Craig||CB||5-11||200||6/11/1992||2||Texas State|
|Marcordes, Tyler||LB||6-4||237||10/9/1992||R||Georgia Tech|
|57||Mays, Joe (FA)||LB||5-11||244||7/6/1985||9||North Dakota State|
|84||McGrath, Sean||TE||6-5||247||12/3/1987||2||Henderson State|
|McQueen, Mike||G||6-6||287||8/31/1993||R||Ohio U.|
|7||Mettenberger, Zach||QB||6-5||224||7/16/1991||3||Louisiana State|
|Perry, Joshua||ILB||6-4||254||4/26/1994||R||Ohio State|
|52||Perryman, Denzel||ILB||5-11||240||12/5/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|Petteway, Shaq||LB||6-0||225||2/2/1993||R||West Virginia|
|Phillips, John (FA)||TE||6-5||251||6/11/1987||8||Virginia|
|17||Rivers, Philip||QB||6-5||228||12/8/1981||13||North Carolina State|
|60||Robinson, Trevor||C||6-5||300||5/16/1990||5||Notre Dame|
|Scott, Larry||CB||5-11||194||3/5/1993||R||Oregon State|
|82||Semisch, Tim||TE||6-8||275||9/18/1991||1||Northern Illinois|
|36||Smith, Dreamius||RB||5-11||217||9/8/1992||1||West Virginia|
|50||Te'o, Manti||ILB||6-1||241||1/26/1991||4||Notre Dame|
|Teofilo, Vi||G||6-3||305||12/20/1993||R||Arizona State|
|63||Troutman, Johnnie (FA)||G||6-4||330||11/11/1987||4||Penn State|
|20||Vaughn, Cassius (FA)||DB||5-11||195||11/3/1987||6||Mississippi|
|22||Verrett, Jason||CB||5-10||188||6/18/1991||3||Texas Christian|
|Walton, J.D. (FA)||C||6-3||310||3/24/1987||7||Baylor|
|65||Watt, Chris||C||6-3||310||8/17/1990||3||Notre Dame|
|79||Wiggins, Kenny||G||6-6||314||8/8/1988||3||Fresno State|
|58||Williams, Tourek||OLB||6-4||262||5/9/1991||4||Florida International|
|16||Williams, Tyrell||WR||6-4||205||2/12/1992||2||Western Oregon|
|Williams, Dom||WR||6-2||200||12/11/1992||R||Washington State|
|Williams, Trevor||CB||6-1||287||9/15/1993||R||Penn State|
|39||Woodhead, Danny||RB||5-8||200||1/25/1985||9||Chadron State|
|59||Hekking, Brock (IR)||LB||6-3||250||10/6/1991||2||Nevada|
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Recovering from January knee surgery, Gordon was observed taking handoffs and catching passes during San Diego's first day of minicamp. This increased level of activity suggests the running back's recovery is progressing well, and barring any setbacks, he should indeed be ready to go for training camp.
This seemed like a mere formality after Weddle was unable to practice Wednesday. Darrell Stuckey will likely see additional work at free safety in place of Weddle.
Perryman finished his rookie season with 73 total tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble. Perryman dealt with a pectoral injury early in the season and did not become a starter until well into November, but still amassed some solid numbers in his first NFL season. Expect him to be a key member of this unit in 2016 and beyond.
Lowery set a career-high in interceptions (4) during his lone season with the Colts and was able to tally 76 tackles to boot. With the Chargers expecting veteran leader Eric Weddle to leave via free agency, Lowery is expected to take over his role at free safety alongside projected starter Jaheel Addae, although the team might not be done adding pieces to their secondary.
With D.J. Fluker (ankle) also questionable for Monday's game, it's unclear who will get the start at either guard position against the Steelers, further clouting Melvin Gordon's fantasy value this week.
Benjamin will head to San Diego after a breakout year in Cleveland that saw him catch 68 passes for 966 yards and score five touchdowns. He will slot in as the No. 2 receiver behind Keenan Allen and give Philip Rivers a reliable big-play wideout. Benjamin has also averaged 12.6 yards per punt return while taking three punts to the house in his career, so he figures to assume those duties for the Chargers as well.
By most accounts, Williams was one of the team's most improved players in training camp, so the injury is a big blow to the third-year pro, who had registered 31 tackles and one sack so far in the NFL.
Gates, who turns 36 in June, will thus return for a 14th season with the Chargers, after catching 56 passes for 630 yards and five TDs in 11 games in 2015. Meanwhile, it's unclear if fellow tight end Ladarius Green will return to the team, but in any case, when healthy, Gates remains an integral part of the team's passing offense and on the fantasy radar.
McManus lost his job to Connor Barth in Week 13, after connecting on just 9 of 13 field goal attempts this season. Barth is expected to continue handling field goal duties, while McManus is expected to handle kickoffs for the Broncos.
Hairston, 25, has started 15 games in the NFL with the Bills. The Chargers are looking for a swing tackle and offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris has familiarity with him from his time with the Bills.
The three-year veteran has played at both the left and right tackle positions and will provide depth for San Diego along the line.
Williams was promoted from the practice squad earlier this season as the team's wide receiver corps were decimated by injuries, but he did not record a catch until an 80-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter of the final game of the regular season. The experience will be helpful for Williams Heading into 2016, but he figures to have several names ahead of him on the depth chart and a roster spot is certainly not assured.
Johnson missed a total of six games because a hamstring injury caused him to miss Weeks 5 and 6 in addition to missing the last four games of the year due to a groin injury. When he was healthy, he was a productive slot receiver who would typically make four or five catches per game on a good passing team. Johnson should be back for more of the same in 2016.
Verrett, who missed the Chargers final game of the regular season due to a hamstring injury, was spotted working out with a few members of the secondary at a training facility in California. San Diego's leader in interceptions last year, Verrett is expected to take over more of a leadership role on defense with veteran captain Eric Weddle widely expected to sign with another team during the offseason.
Liuget had tallied 34 tackles (28 solo) and three sacks before his Week 13 injury against the Broncos. The 26-year-old, who signed a five-year extension prior to last year's training camp, reportedly weighed between 313-315 pounds throughout the 2015 season, but is expecting to cut his weight down to 295 by the season opener. With the Chargers selecting Joey Bosa with the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Liuget and Bosa could form an impressive duo on the defensive line capable of wreaking havoc on opposing offenses should both players stay healthy.
Herndon finished the year with a total of 24 receptions for 195 yards and did not score a touchdown. The release of Jacoby Jones and season-ending injury to Keenan Allen in November paved the way for Herndon to be promoted from the practice squad, and he handled kick and punt returns and also chipped in as a pass-catcher down the stretch. Still, it remains to be seen whether or not he made enough of an impression to earn a roster spot when the 2016 season rolls around.
Injuries in both 2013 and 2014 limited Ingram's early development, but he broke out in a big way in 2015. In addition to all of the tackles and sacks, Ingram also showed his versatility by adding six passes defensed and three forced fumbles. The Chargers had a very disappointing season overall, but the Ingram was one of the few bright spots, and he should be even better in 2016.
Slauson tore a pectoral muscle a few weeks ago and was ruled out for the season in late October. The move opened up a roster spot for Annen, who may be active Sunday if Martellus Bennett (rib, questionable) is unable to go.
This was an unfortunate reminder of why Floyd decided that Sunday's game would be his last. He's still capable of contributing as a blocker and big-play threat, but his history of head and neck issues was already a major concern. It's unclear what San Diego's receiving corps will look like in 2015, as the only sure thing is that Keenan Allen (kidney) will be the No. 1 wideout. Stevie Johnson (groin) and Dontrelle Inman are also under contract, whereas tight ends Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green can both become unrestricted free agents. The Chargers may search for an external solution to replace Floyd in the No. 2 wideout role, as neither Johnson nor Inman was particularly impressive this season.
Mettenberger now heads to San Diego to reunite with former head coach and current offensive coordinator of the Chargers, Ken Whisenhunt. The 24-year-old was waived by the Titans on Monday after two seasons with the team in which he started 10 games. He'll compete with veteran Kellen Clemens for the number two spot on the depth chart behind Philip Rivers.
Lambo finished his rookie season with 106 points scored, hitting 26 out of 32 field goal attempts in 16 games. He also did well on kickoffs and generally did not make the Bolts regret cutting ties with Nick Novak in the preseason. He should continue to handle kicking duties in 2016.
Palepoi was placed on the Reserved-Injured list, effectively ending his season. The undrafted player from Utah was one of the Chargers' biggest surprises last season, registering four tackles for loss last season.
"He's made the most out of every single opportunity he's had," Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. "He had an outstanding year last year, and it sucks to be honest with you."
Inman's only option was to re-sign with the Chargers, and now the move has been made official. While he was somewhat productive with the Chargers in 2015 (35 catches for 486 yards and three touchdowns), Keenan Allen's (kidney) return to health and the free agent signing of Travis Benjamin likely limits any upside heading into the 2016 campaign.
Mathews is nursing an ankle injury, while Allen is suffering from an ankle and shoulder injury.
Woodhead sprained his ankle during the second-to-last day of minicamp, but was able to walk off under his own power. Considering Melvin Gordon may need some time to get his feet underneath him following offseason microfracture knee surgery, the 32-year-old running back is expected to be one of the main weapons for the Chargers, particularly in third down and no-huddle situations.
Kavell Conner, D.J. Fluker, Dwight Freeney and Rich Ohrnberger will all see action during the contest. Both Conner and Fluker are dealing with ankle injuries. Freeney has a knee issue and Ohrnberger is dealing with a back injury.
Te'o finished a solid season with 83 tackles, 0.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in 12 games. Te'o has become a key contributor on a promising young defensive unit and figures to continue to make strides in 2016.
Hayward -- who recorded 65 tackles in 16 games for the Packers last season -- gives the Chargers some added depth at cornerback behind Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers, with Patrick Robinson a candidate to leave the team as a free agent.
Butler's production dwindled as the season proceeded, with no more than one tackle on the ledger in all but one of the Chargers' last eight games. Overall, he totaled 43 tackles (24 solo), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and a half sack in the first complete 16-game slate since his first in 2011. Expect the 27-year-old to land in another organization to provide depth at inside linebacker, at the very least.
Phillips has always been used as a blocking tight end first and foremost, and 2015 was no different. The only time he was even a little bit productive was early in the year when Antonio Gates was still serving a four-game suspension and Ladarius Green was dealing with a concussion. Looking ahead to 2016, it remains to be seen which tight ends the Bolts will bring back, but they do seem to value Phillips' blocking abilities.
The Ravens were in need of help at the tight end position, so they decided to release Vaughn to open up a spot on the 53-man roster. Vaughn has been both signed and released by the Ravens twice since May, so he could return to the team before the season comes to a close.
The 34-year-old finished off the season in relatively quiet fashion, no small surprise considering the decimated condition of his receiving corps. After Malcolm Floyd exited his final game early with a concussion, Rivers was once again down to rookies Tyrell Williams and Javontee Herndon, and second-year pro Dontrelle Inman, as his primary receivers. Factoring in that pass-catchers Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson and Antonio Gates all missed significant time either to injuries or suspension in 2015, Rivers' 4,792 yards passing on the season impressively qualifies as his highest total in 12 seasons, while his 29:12 TD:INT ratio also qualifies as one of the best of his career.
Williams is expected to start in place of Brandon Flowers, who was placed on injured reserve earlier this week.
Flowers failed to record a single interception last season, the first time he hasn't recorded at least one takeaway in his six-year career. Couple that with the fact that he registered just 33 tackles (29 solo), and it's fair to say Flowers is coming off his worst season as a pro. However, following an offseason in which the 30-year-old corner reportedly trimmed 10-12 pounds off his frame and appears completely healthy following a nagging knee injury that caused him to miss the final four games of the regular season, Flowers looks to be on the upswing heading into the new year. Even with Casey Hayward joining the secondary via free agency, Flowers is still expected to start opposite Jason Verrett and could be a good candidate to rebound should he stay healthy.
Cumberland joins a tight-end group composed entirely of undrafted free agents, though the leader of the corps is among the top receiving TE in NFL history (Antonio Gates). As the second-most experienced body, Cumberland is coming off a campaign in which he recorded five catches (on 13 targets) for 77 yards with the Jets. It's difficult to project a significant role for the soon-to-be 29-year-old in 2016.
Barksdale spent the last three seasons with Rams, and started all 16 games, making one tackle in 2014.
Allen was on his way to a career year in 2015 before his season was cut short by a lacerated kidney, but the setback did not stop the Chargers from inking him to a contract that will run through 2020. Allen does not figure to be limited by his injury when the regular season begins, which is good news for both those that end up with him on their fantasy squad and quarterback Philip Rivers: Allen's average of 11.1 targets per game last year was the best on the team.
Mathews is nursing an ankle injury, while Allen is suffering from an ankle and shoulder injury.
Mathews is nursing an ankle injury, while Allen is suffering from an ankle and shoulder injury.
Dallas waived these players with injury designations: tight end Jordan Najvar, safety Matt Johnson, cornerbacks Justin Green and Johnny Thomas, and linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Defensive end Ben Gardner was placed on IR, and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was put on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.
Oliver was placed on IR after Week 8 thanks to a turf toe injury, but the undrafted back from Buffalo looks to be healthy heading into his third training camp with the team. While Oliver isn't expected to receive a majority of the carries to start the year, he's still in line to be the primary backup for starter Melvin Gordon (knee) and versatile receiving threat Danny Woodhead (ankle). Oliver is expected to see some competition for the role in the form of Dreamius Smith and Kenneth Farrow, but it remains to be seen how many running backs the Chargers will keep on the roster heading into the new year.
Troutman was the team's starter at the position, and in the aftermath of his injury, San Diego shifted D.J. Fluker over to the position.
Dunlap has spent the last two seasons with San Diego, starting all 16 games in 2014. In seven seasons, Dunlap has started 79 games for the Chargers and Eagles.
The Chargers lost Ladarius Green in free agency, and Antonio Gates will turn 36 in June. Given those facts, it's easy to understand why the Chargers would covet Henry, the consensus top tight end in the draft. While Henry doesn't boast obvious star potential, he heads into the NFL as an accomplished pass catcher and experienced blocker. Timed around the 4.7-second range in the 40-yard dash at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Henry has the athleticism and size to turn into a standout fantasy tight end a couple years from now.
The others are wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (hamstring), tackle D.J. Fluker (knee), defensive ends Corey Liuget (shin) and Lawrence Guy (toe), center Nick Hardwick (neck) and long snapper Mike Windt (ankle).
“You just don’t plug a guy in and figure he’s going to fill [Hardwick’s] shoes right away,” general manager Tom Telesco said. “We’re happy with the guys we have, but no one is going to walk in and be Nick Hardwick on Day 1. And we’re not asking them to do that.”
Offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris said he's looking forward to watching Watt develop.
"I think he has a lot of great qualities as an offensive lineman," D'Alessandris said. "He’s got a good mind. He wants to grow. He’s a sponge. He wants to absorb and learn.”
This is terrible news for a defense that has been slammed with injuries this year. With Corey Liuget being placed on injured reserve earlier this week, look for Ryan Carrethers and Ricardo Mathews to see more time on the defensive front.
Attaochu is one of a number of standouts on a young and improving defense in San Diego along with Manti Te'o, Melvin Ingram, and Denzel Perryman. He made a nice jump in all statistical categories in his second season as a pro and will look to build on that momentum in year three in 2016.
An undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan in 2013, Addae settled into a starting role this past season, accruing 65 tackles (55 solo), one sack, and one fumble recovery in 13 games. If he's ever able to achieve a full allotment of snaps, triple-digit tackles isn't out of the question over the course of the 16-game slate.
Per the report, Mebane's three-year deal with the Chargers is worth up to $13.5 million. The veteran nose tackle -- who recorded 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks for Seattle in 15 games last season -- isn't much of an IDP factor, but he'll provide a welcome boost to the Chargers' defense in terms of his ability as a run-stuffer.
The Chargers' sixth-round selection in 2015, Philon had been granted draft eligibility as an underclassmen, entering the league as a redshirt sophomore. He was appropriately deemed a very raw prospect, but after just one campaign in the pros, Philon has seemed to have worked himself into San Diego's rotation on the defensive line. Even with the addition of first-rounder Joey Bosa, Philon appears set to see an uptick in snaps during the upcoming 2016 season.
Cleveland will bolster the Patriots' depth at tight end in advance of Sunday's game against the Broncos, with Michael Williams having been limited at practice this week with a knee issue.
Johnnie Troutman, who is in his third season in the NFL out of Penn State, is listed as Fluker's backup on the unofficial depth chart.
Clemens is 6-9 with 73 yards and a touchdown in relief of Phillip Rivers over the past two seasons. The Chargers will keep him around as a veteran who knows the offense just in case Rivers goes down at some point.
Wiggins played the last two seasons with San Diego. Miller, who was claimed in the spring, has played in just two NFL games over five seasons. He has yet to catch a pass.
Robinson was signed off of the Bengals' practice squad in 2014 after the Chargers suffered multiple injuries at the center position. He played in three games while starting one.
Mathews, a former Colt with whom general manager Tom Telesco had ties to, was signed prior to the first game of the 2014 season. The sixth-year veteran played in 12 games last year, totaling 21 total tackles, two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks.
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