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2018 Season Recaps for all 32 NFL teams - PFF Analysis Team
The Los Angeles Chargers had an outstanding regular season, tying for the best record in the AFC at 12-4 before defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round. Their playoff push ended in a lopsided loss to the New England Patriots, but the pieces are in place for another impressive run. Read more…

Low-Key NFL free agency moves that could have a big impact in 2019 - Michael Renner
The reason for the deal couldn’t be more obvious, as no player has struggled with injuries more in recent NFL history. In five seasons, Verrett has managed all of 1,266 snaps. New Steelers corner Steven Nelson played 1,308 last year with the Chiefs including the playoffs. In his lone ‘full’ season back in 2015 though, Verrett earned a 90.9 coverage grade. Full being in quotes there as he still only managed 720 snaps that season due to his improbably bad injury luck.

Oakland adds to its receiving corps, signs Tyrell Williams to pair with Antonio Brown - Cameron Pezet
Williams has never been regarded as a “number one” receiver, but he’s been one of Philip Rivers’ top targets over the last three seasons. Not counting his rookie year where he was only targeted six times, Williams’ overall grades since 2016(75.6, 62.0, and 65.9) aren’t particularly strong but he has shown the ability to gain big chunks of yards down the field.

Re-grading the 2018 NFL draft: Mel Kiper on the best, worst rookie classes - Mel Kiper Jr. (insider)
The Chargers didn't get a ton from the rest of the class -- one to mention is Uchenna Nwosu, who had 3.5 sacks in the regular season and a huge strip sack in the playoff win over the Ravens -- but James being an elite defender means I can't drop them far. I also like the potential of Kyzir White, who played some linebacker as a rookie as L.A. was hit with injuries.

Extension Candidate: Melvin Gordon - Rory Parks
GM Tom Telesco has said that he is open to considering an extension for Gordon — who is entering the final year of his rookie deal — this offseason, per Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. However, Telesco indicated he didn’t have a timetable for a new deal, and given that there have not been any public reports concerning an extension, it may not happen until the summer at this point.

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