Stevie Johnson Senses Something Special - Ricky Henne
"He had a lot of success in Buffalo as a big time receiver for a number of years," Head Coach Mike McCoy said last week. "Then he went to San Francisco and didn’t have the numbers that he had the previous couple years, but that is all part of it. We’re excited to have him because he is an explosive player. He can play multiple spots for us and be a playmaker."
Report: 2 teams needed to make California stadium profitable - Michael R. Blood (UT$)
However, the report found that if a single team plays in the stadium, the city budget would face "annual fiscal losses in most of the first 30 years." Thereafter, according to the estimate, the city would bring in a total of $85 million.
Carson City Council may be set to approve NFL stadium, sight unseen - Tim Logan & Nathan Fenno
The Chargers and Raiders are proposing a financing plan similar to the San Francisco 49ers' stadium in Santa Clara, which opened last year. It is publicly owned and paid for through team and league funds, personal seat licenses and proceeds from non-football events. Goldman Sachs also put together that deal and in Carson pledged that the team will cover all construction costs.
City hires experts for stadium deal - David Garrick (UT$)
Citigroup and Nixon Peabody, which have extensive experience negotiating deals for stadiums around the country, will try to forge a deal with the Chargers using the financing framework scheduled to be released May 20 by Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s stadium task force.
Chargers stars Rivers, Weddle in balance - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The Chargers recently approached Philip Rivers with an extension. He declined. Eric Weddle has waited for an extension. None has been offered. Such is the state of two franchise superstars, Rivers the team's quarterback, Weddle the All-Pro safety who quarterbacks its defense. General manager Tom Telesco will have the opportunity to address both situations Wednesday when he holds his annual pre-draft press conference.