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NFL owners OK stadium deal in L.A.; Chargers to make decision after season - Eric Williams
"It's Dean's option by Jan. 15 to make a determination of whether he thinks he can make it work in San Diego or whether he decides to take the option to Los Angeles."

San Diego running out of lifelines in Chargers stadium saga - Eric Williams
In November, the Chargers received only 43 percent approval on Measure C, the team's $1.8 billion downtown stadium plan that proposed raising hotel taxes from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent to secure $1.15 billion in bonds to help pay for the stadium project.

10 best free-agent signings this season - Michael Renner
In a bloated cornerback market last spring, the Chargers managed to sign arguably the most productive CB this season for a three-year, $15.3 million deal. Hayward’s seven interceptions lead the NFL, and his eight pass breakups rank 10th. What’s been most impressive about Hayward is that his production has come split wide, as opposed to in the slot, where he was pigeonholed for most of his time in Green Bay.

Latest On Futures Of Raiders, Chargers - Connor Byrne
"There just isn’t any opportunity in Oakland or San Diego," Irsay said. "As owners, we’re aware of that. It’s unfortunate. You don’t like to see it. But it’s reality."

AFC Notes: Bolts, Bengals, Bills, Browns, Pats - Connor Byrne
Flowers had a history of concussions even before suffering two this year, and he told Gehlken in November, "I have to make sure I am sane and can function and remember things after football." If the soon-to-be 31-year-old does continue his career in 2017, it probably won’t be in San Diego, per Gehlken, who points to the cap savings that would come with releasing Flowers. By cutting the nine-year veteran and three-year Charger, the Bolts would free up $7MM in spending space compared to $4MM in dead money for 2017.