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Ryan Mathews (factured collarbone) told XTRA Sports 1560 that he has "no doubt" he'll be ready to...

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Ryan Mathews (factured collarbone) told XTRA Sports 1560 that he has "no doubt" he'll be ready to go in Week 1 versus the Raiders. Already out of his sling and doing light workouts, Mathews believes he's ahead of schedule. He will begin running next week. Mathews' initial 4-6 week timetable would indeed allow him to return for the opener. The team doctor for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox, who has not examined Mathews' injury, advises a broken clavicle typically takes six weeks to heal. "Studies have shown 8.8 weeks is how long it takes for NFL players to get back from clavicle fractures," Ghodadra told NFL Network. We suspect Ghodadra is on the pessimistic side just as Mathews is overly optimistic.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/16/ryan-mathews-has-no-doubt-hell-play-week-one/

Garrett Brown of the San Diego Chargers has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four...

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Garrett Brown of the San Diego Chargers has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four games of the 2012 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Statement by an NFL spokesperson

Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants could be a perfect candidate for the new provision negotiated...

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Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants could be a perfect candidate for the new provision negotiated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement allowing teams to activate one player from the Injured Reserve list per season. Except that the rule is not yet in effect because though owners have approved the IR exemption, the NFL Players Association has yet to sign off on it. "The NFLPA is strongly in favor of adding flexibility to the Injured Reserve designation," said George Atallah, assistant executive director of external affairs. Approval of the rule by the players is apparently tied to other issues.

Terrell Thomas Injury: New IR Rule Not Yet Applicable

Not only is Marcus McNeill not playing for the Chargers, he is not playing any more for anyone. He...

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Not only is Marcus McNeill not playing for the Chargers, he is not playing any more for anyone. He has decided to retire.

Kevin Acee on Twitter It looks like that neck is not healthy enough.

Enough tickets have been sold to lift the local television blackout for the Chargers’ preseason...

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Enough tickets have been sold to lift the local television blackout for the Chargers’ preseason matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Aug. 9. The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN and locally in San Diego on KFMB-TV, Ch. 8. Kickoff is 5:00 pm PT. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will call the game from the booth and Lisa Salters will report from the field.

Blackout lifted for Chargers-Packers

The California state medical board is trying to revoke or suspend the license of the San Diego...

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The California state medical board is trying to revoke or suspend the license of the San Diego Chargers head team doctor, citing evidence he committed acts of gross negligence in his care of three patients in 2007 and 2010. The new medical board complaint comes less than two months after the board reprimanded Chao for failing to disclose a 2007 drunken-driving conviction on state forms as required. He is challenging that ruling in San Diego Superior Court. The new complaint requests a hearing on Chao's license to practice medicine and the revocation or suspension of that license. Such cases sometime take a year or more to adjudicate.

State seeks to put Chargers doctor on sideline

Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego believes Chargers undrafted rookie LT Mike Harris has...

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Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego believes Chargers undrafted rookie LT Mike Harris has already earned a roster spot. Camp just started, but Harris is already working with the first-team offense in Jared Gaither's (back) absence. Harris measured 6-foot-5, 309 and ran a 5.46 forty at UCLA's March Pro Day. He may be San Diego's 2012 swing tackle.

http://rotoworld.com/teams/nfl/sd/san-diego-chargers

Despite just one week of the regular season included in the list, the NFL owns the top 12...

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Despite just one week of the regular season included in the list, the NFL owns the top 12 most-watched shows of 2012 (so far).

The NFL Owns The Sporting World, According To TV Ratings

In western New York, the process of applying pressure has commenced, with an editorial in the...

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In western New York, the process of applying pressure has commenced, with an editorial in the Buffalo News explaining that the Bills organization "owes it to supporters to do everything it reasonably can to implement this new program." The News argues in part that the taxpayers who funded the stadium — and who partially will finance the renovations — deserve the ability to watch the games at home. Whether the NFL intended this outcome or not, look for more and more media in towns with teams that struggle to fill their stadiums to call upon the local football franchises to ensure that the new floor for ticket sales translates into televised contests.

Buffalo News calls on Bills to “implement” new blackout rule Chargers fans will want to pay attention to this fight.

If a team lowers the bar for blackouts, the number is fixed for the season. Whenever the team...

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If a team lowers the bar for blackouts, the number is fixed for the season. Whenever the team clears the mark, it will be required to share more ticket revenue than usual with other teams in the league. It’s that part of the new rules that the Chargers believe would be too high a price to pay, said A.G. Spanos, the team’s executive vice president and chief executive officer.

New blackout rule likely won't impact Chargers Yeah, so, uhhh...nevermind about that post yesterday, I guess.
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