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Chargers' Melvin Gordon: May sit during regular season
Gordon is expected to miss regular-season time as his holdout for a new contract continues, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Gordon reportedly is keeping in football shape and staying ready to rejoin the Chargers at any point, but the two sides do not appear close to an agreement. The star running back is seeking a deal in the range of the top-three contracts at the position, which would include a salary of at least $13 million per season and $20 million in guarantees. Gordon has performed to a level approaching the top runners in the league in recent seasons, despite battling injuries, though the Chargers have expressed confidence in backups Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson as able to carry the load.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Trevor Williams: Timetable uncertain
Coach Anthony Lynn said Tuesday that he has "no idea" whether Williams (undisclosed) will be ready for Week 1, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
William is managing an undisclosed injury, the severity of which could possibly cost him regular-season time. The 25-year-old is competing for a starting role in the Chargers' secondary, and Michael Davis could pull ahead on the depth chart if Williams misses significant time due to injury.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Nursing abdominal injury
Nwosu was sidelined at Tuesday's practice due to an abdominal injury, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Nwosu had wrap around his abdomen as he sat out practice. He is reportedly just sore, so it makes sense for the team to let him rest in order to avoid a lingering issue. The 22-year-old suited up for all 16 games as a rookie on the Chargers last year including three starts. He is currently projected to start opposite Thomas Davis at outside linebacker come Week 1.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Dontrelle Inman: Heading to familiar home
Inman agreed to a contract with the Chargers on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After visiting the Jets on Tuesday and receiving an offer, per Rapoport, the wide receiver decided a reunion with the team with which he's spent four seasons was too good to pass up. Familiarity with the offense, and primarily Philip Rivers, could lead to a possible role in the offense for the 30-year-old. The depth chart is stacked in three-wide sets, but Inman stands to battle with Geremy Davis and Artavis Scott for the fourth receiver role as it stands now.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Artavis Scott: Leads team in receiving
Scott recorded four receptions (five targets) and a team-leading 64 receiving yards in the 19-17 preseason loss to the Saints Sunday.
Both Scott and Andre Patton have been impressive in training camp thus far but neither seems to have separated themselves in a quest for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart. It's quite possible both players have already played their way onto the 53-man roster at the expense of Geremy Davis, but a solid conclusion to the preseason will likely solidify the possibility.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Keenan Allen: Practicing Tuesday
Allen (ankle) returned to the practice field Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Given Allen's past struggles with injuries, there was plenty of cause for concern when it was initially believed he could miss the remainder of the preseason. Fortunately, his participation should alleviate some of those worries. Even if Allen's held out of the upcoming preseason contests, it would likely be a precautionary measure to ensure his good health for the start of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Andre Patton: Catches lone touchdown pass
Patton caught four of his five targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-17 preseason loss to the Saints.
While Patton caught the sole touchdown, his competition for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart -- Artavis Scott -- led the team in receiving with a four-reception, 64-yard afternoon. As a result, neither Patton or Scott have seemingly separated themselves at the position, but it does appear both seem to have an edge over Geremy Davis who was presumably ahead of the duo entering training camp.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Picks up sack in preseason debut
Tillery (shoulder) recorded three tackles (two solo) and a sack in the 19-17 preseason loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Tillery certainly had a promising preseason debut, recording a sack in the second quarter. The 2019 first-round pick has been practicing off and on since the onset of training camp, but Sunday's designation should confirm Tillery will be available Week 1 of the regular season as part of a fearsome front four.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Keeping in shape
Gordon is staying in football shape while awaiting a resolution on his holdout for a new contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. "[I'm] just waiting on the call," Gordon said Monday.
There doesn't seem to be lack of confidence in Gordon's comments. Rather, he's doing his due diligence while his representatives and the Chargers work on the business side of the game. Gordon is seeking a deal that approaches those of the top three running backs -- at least $13 million per season and $20-plus million in guarantees. His performance when on the field seems to warrant a pay raise, but he's also missed nine games through four pro campaigns. This final aspect may be the point of contention in negotiations, which Gordon is willing to let linger into the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Hunter Henry: Quiet performance in preseason loss
Henry caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.
The Chargers didn't give many snaps to their first-team offense, and after Henry made a grab on the first possession he quickly made his way to the sidelines. The fourth-year tight end missed all of last season due to an ACL tear, so a restricted exhibition workload is to be expected, but with Antonio Gates having ridden off into the sunset, the path is clear for Henry to finally live up to his billing as the 35th overall pick in the 2016 draft.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Mike Williams: Quick exit in preseason loss
Williams failed to bring in his only target in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.
The Chargers gave most of their first-team offense only token snaps, so Williams had little chance to make an impact. The third-year wideout is widely anticipated to take a big step forward in 2019, and any extended absence from Keenan Allen (ankle) would only heighten the expectations around Williams.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Detrez Newsome: Little impact in preseason loss
Newsome carried the ball five times for 17 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.
The second-year back didn't look hampered by the minor leg injury he suffered in practice last weekend, but Newsome also didn't do much to make a positive impression on the coaches, posting pedestrian numbers for the second straight game. Troymaine Pope, however, did, ripping off an 81-yard score on a punt return. Even if Melvin Gordon's holdout drags on into the regular season, if the Week 1 roster allows for only one other running back behind Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson, Newsome may need to find a way to make an impact in the Chargers' remaining exhibition tilts to hang onto his spot.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Justin Jackson: Leading rusher in preseason loss
Jackson carried the ball eight times for 33 yards and caught his only target for nine yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.
The second-year back led the Chargers in both totes and rushing yards, with his 17-yard scamper in the second quarter helping to set up the game's first touchdown. Jackson got work alongside Austin Ekeler with the first-team offense, and if Melvin Gordon's holdout drags on into the regular season, Jackson could see a significant workload as part of a backfield committee rather than merely being Ekeler's backup.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Small workload in preseason loss
Ekeler carried the ball three times for nine yards and caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.
He got the starter treatment in this one, seeing minimal snaps with the first-team offense before giving way to other backs the coaching staff wanted to get a better look at. Ekeler remains on track to be the No. 1 RB for the Chargers in Week 1 if Melvin Gordon is still holding out or not yet up to speed, but whether he would see the bulk of the backfield touches in that scenario, or be first among equals in a committee with the likes of Justin Jackson, isn't yet clear.... See More ... See Less
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