Ranking all 32 NFL secondaries this season - Matt Claassen
The Chargers’ free-agency additions worked out very well for them in 2016. Dwight Lowery, earned his highest coverage grade of his past three seasons as a starter, albeit not nearly to the level of the departed Eric Weddle. Bringing in Casey Hayward turned out to be one of the best moves by any team. Hayward led the league with seven interceptions and allowed a passer rating of 53.4 into his coverage, third-lowest among all cornerbacks. Unfortunately, San Diego had to deal with season-ending injuries to their other top corners, Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers. Their primary replacements in Trevor Williams and Craig Mager did not perform well, with the pair ranking 107th and 115th, respectively, out of 120 qualifying cornerbacks in overall grade.
A potential Chargers move to Los Angeles would affect Tijuana fans - Eric Gomez
If the Chargers were to exercise their option and relocate the team to Los Angeles, the disconnect with their Mexican fan base would likely become bigger. "It's safe to say that those who grew up with the team would still stay fans," says Tony Alvarez, the Chargers' announcer on its Spanish-language flagship in Tijuana, XHFG 107.3 FM.
Chargers should bring back Melvin Ingram, Jahleel Addae in free agency - Eric Williams
"No doubt about it, I want to be a Charger," Addae said. "But once again you never know. I’ve just got to continue to pray about it, and we’ll see what happens from here."
NFL's most-improved players in every category imaginable - Pro Football Focus (insider)
Gordon struggled as a rookie in 2015. He averaged 3.5 yards per carry, ended with less than 500 total rushing yards and fumbled six times in 184 carries. Though Gordon still averaged less than 4.0 yards per carry this season (3.9), he gained 2.5 of them after contact (up from 2.2 as a rookie), scored 10 times and put the ball on the ground only twice, with 70 more carries (254).
Jim Caldwell again backs Teryl Austin as potential head coach - Michael Rothstein
"I think obviously he deserves an opportunity," Caldwell said. "When you look at his work, what he’s been able to do over the years, look at where he’s worked, who he’s worked for. He’s well prepared for the task. He’ll do a tremendous job and I don’t think there’s any question about that.