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March 19, 2020 06:32 PM
Patriots' Adrian Phillips: Joins New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips is signing a two-year contract with the Patriots, Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports.

A report last week suggested the Chargers planned to re-sign Phillips, who started 24 of his 64 games in six years with the team. He profiles as a direct replacement for Duron Harmon, the Patriots' No. 3 safety and a core special teams player last season. The Lions traded for Harmon earlier this week, and the Patriots may have had Phillips in mind when they made the deal.

March 12, 2020 02:20 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Could return to Los Angeles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco is intent on retaining Phillips this offseason, Eric D. Williams of reports.

It'll be interesting to see what type of money Phillips could get on the market, as the 27-year-old safety is only one year removed from receiving All-Pro honors as a special teamer. Though the Chargers seem intent on matching any offer for Phillips' services, he should be in line for a starting safety spot regardless of where he lands.

January 5, 2020 03:12 AM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Injury squanders productive season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips finished the season with 36 tackles while playing seven games.

A fractured forearm put a stop to Phillips' bid for a second straight Pro Bowl appearance, but the versatile safety did pick up 22 tackles over the final four weeks of the regular season. The Chargers' base defense tends to operate with more safeties than expected, so while he might not earn the "starting" distinction, his role as a special teams ace and multi-faceted safety could make him an under-the-radar safety in deeper IDP leagues next year.

November 30, 2019 06:44 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Activated off injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (forearm) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

Phillips joined teammate Derwin James (foot), who was also activated off injured reserve Saturday. The 27-year-old earned Pro Bowl honors in 2018 thanks to his abilities as a special teams ace, but the safety is expected to immediately step into the starting lineup in place of Roderic Teamer.

November 14, 2019 11:28 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Designated to return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (forearm) was designated to return from injured reserve by the Chargers on Thursday, per the NFL's transaction log.

The move gives the team 21 days to activate Phillips to the 53-man roster, or he will revert back to IR for the rest of the season. He'll most likely sit this week, giving Jaylen Watkins another game to fill in before the Chargers go on bye Week 12.

November 6, 2019 01:08 AM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Still sporting cast
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Anthony Lynn said Tuesday that Phillips is still wearing a cast for his fractured forearm, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Phillips sustained the injury during Week 2 and has since been on injured reserve, but Lynn did say that "he's getting close" to a return. The 27-year-old is eligible to return from IR in Week 11, but that seems unlikely if he's still wearing the cast within two weeks of that game. The Chargers then have their bye in Week 12, so a return for the following contest -- Dec. 1 at Denver -- could still be a realistic possibility.

September 16, 2019 04:36 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Heads to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (forearm) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

The Chargers' ill fortune continues. Phillips broke his forearm in Week 2's game versus the Lions, adding to the injured secondary that already has Trevor Williams (quadriceps) on injured reserve and Michael Davis (hamstring) hurting. Phillips had 14 tackles in two games before this injury, and he'll be a candidate to return from injured reserve in Week 11.

September 16, 2019 09:00 AM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Diagnosed with broken arm
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips suffered a broken forearm in Sunday's loss to the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Phillips will be sidelined indefinitely, leaving the Chargers down to their third option at strong safety. He filled in for Derwin James (foot) for the first two weeks of the season, making 14 tackles (eight solo) in an every-down role. The injury-riddled Chargers will turn to Jaylen Watkins or Nasir Adderley alongside starting free safety Rayshawn Jenkins.

September 16, 2019 08:32 AM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Anthony Lynn said Phillips sustained a forearm injury in Sunday's game against the Lions and it's unclear how long he'll be out, Eric D. Williams of reports.

With fellow safety Derwin James already residing on IR with a foot injury, the Chargers could be down to their third-string safety. Expect the team to elaborate on Phillips' injury in the coming days. The third-string saftey is Jaylen Watkins and he could be deployed if Phillips sits for any game action.

September 15, 2019 03:40 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Heads to locker room
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (forearm) headed to the locker room during Sunday's game against the Lions and is questionable to return.

It's unclear how Phillips picked up the injury, but it's serious enough to force him to receive extra treatment in the locker room. With Phillips sidelined, expect Jaylen Watkins to receive an increase in snaps.

August 17, 2019 08:56 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Working with first team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips worked with the first-team defense at strong safety during Friday's practice, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Following news Friday that Derwin James suffered a foot injury that could cost him "a significant amount of time," Phillips has stepped into the latter's starting strong safety spot. With James' injury likely carrying into the regular season, Phillips is in line to take on a significant role in the Chargers' secondary.

March 16, 2019 01:08 AM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Remaining with Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (arm) signed a one-year contract with the Chargers on Friday, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Phillips has played every game of his NFL career with the Chargers since going undrafted out of Texas in 2014. The 26-year-old accumulated 94 tackles, nine defended passes, one interception and one forced fumble last season, in addition to a league-leading 19 special teams tackles. He'll be a key piece in the Chargers' secondary in 2019.

January 14, 2019 08:48 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Hurts left arm against Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to head coach Anthony Lynn, Phillips tore something in his left arm in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.

Phillips totaled six tackles (two solo) in the contest despite the injury. It is uncertain at this stage what exactly the safety tore in his arm, but there will be hope that his recovery window will not affect his preparations for the 2019 season.

December 25, 2018 09:52 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Makes nine stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips totaled nine tackles (seven solo) during Saturday's loss to Baltimore.

Phillips has been one of the more underappreciated players around the league this season. The do-it-all safety is now averaging over seven tackles over his past eight games, with four tallies of at least nine stops over that stretch. While rookie sensation Derwin James and stud cornerback Casey Hayward will likely continue to command the headlines in the Chargers secondary, the versatile Phillips will remain a key cog within a Los Angeles defense that seems primed to make a postseason run.

December 14, 2018 05:16 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips tallied 10 tackles (five solo) in the 29-28 win over the Chiefs on Thursday.

Phillips has been a key rotational piece for the Chargers, often subbing in during nickel and dime packages as a pseudo linebacker. The likes of Derwin James and Jahleel Addae have overshadowed Phillips season to date, but if the fifth-year safety were to get the starting nod at some point he'd make for an intriguing IDP option.

November 14, 2018 05:20 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Logs season-high nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips recorded nine tackles and one pass breakup during Sunday's victory over the Raiders.

Phillips set a new season-high in tackles, falling just short of the double-digit mark after accomplishing the feat once last year. However, Phillips is a high-variance fantasy asset who's hard to trust on a weekly basis in most IDP formats.

August 4, 2018 08:32 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Working into team drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (ankle) participated in team drills during Friday's practice, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

Phillips appeared back in full form Friday, breaking up a would-be touchdown pass. The 26-year-old has a full preseason of first-team reps ahead of him, so staying healthy will be the No. 1 priority. He accrued 63 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions in a situational role last season, and logging starter snap counts could render him a solid IDP option.

March 15, 2018 01:04 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Re-signs with Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (ankle) agreed Wednesday to re-sign with the Chargers on a one-year contract, Eric D. Williams of reports.

A seldom-used safety throughout his first three seasons in the NFL, Phillips became a more integral part of the team's defensive plans as the 2017 campaign progressed, seeing at least 40 snaps in eight of the final 10 games. Doubling as a box safety in coordinator Gus Bradley's defensive scheme, the 25-year-old easily set a career high in tackles (63) and should reprise a similar role in 2018.

December 29, 2017 06:44 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Ruled out Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (ankle) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Phillips injured his ankle last week against the Jets and wasn't available to practice this week. He'll finish the 2017 season with 63 tackles, five defensed passes, two interceptions and one forced fumble across 15 games.

December 27, 2017 06:44 PM
Chargers' Adrian Phillips: No practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (ankle) missed practice Wednesday.

Phillips' absence from practice comes with little to no surprise after he injured his ankle in Sunday's victory over the Jets. He still has practice Thursday and Friday to prove his health in advance of Sunday's season finale against the Raiders.

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