Philip Rivers Contract Extension Has 'No Firm Timetable,' Chargers GM Says - Scott Polacek
"I don't really have a timetable on it," general manager Tom Telesco said Tuesday on NFL Network. "We wanted to get through free agency, get through the draft, see where we are right now and we'll look at it from here and through the draft. But I really don't have any firm timetable on it. I'm very comfortable where we are right now. We'll talk with everybody and see where we are."
Chargers' draft finds five immediate contributors in 2019 - Tyler Schoon
The most important part of this draft, and the main point of the article, is that Telesco found instant contributors on Day 3. That’s not to say any of them will be instant starters, but rather they will make an immediate impact on defense and special teams. Drue Tranquill, the team’s fourth round selection, steps in as one of the team’s most athletic linebackers on the roster.
The needle continues to point upwards in Los Angeles as the team secures a solid draft haul - Michael Renner
All of a sudden the unit that got shredded up the middle against the New England Patriots looks a lot more formidable. Add in Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill at pick 130 — a player we had 90th on our draft board — and you’ve got the makings of something special on the Chargers defense. The Chargers had PFF’s favorite draft of any team that made the playoffs last year as the needle continues to point upwards in Los Angeles.
AFC West Notes: Chargers, Stick, Broncos - Zach Links
“He’s going to play quarterback for us. We have running backs,” head coach Anthony Lynn said (via the Associated Press). “We don’t a need a quarterback that can run all over the place, but he can certainly create when he has to.”
Steals of the 2019 NFL Draft - Michael Renner
Tillery was tied with Quinnen Williams for the highest pass-rushing grade among interior defenders in all of college football last season. What is even more intriguing is that Tillery led all interior defenders in pass-rushing grades on screens last year. Pair his length and athleticism on stunts with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram on the outside, and you’ve got a deadly third-down package.
Remaining free agents who could have fantasy value in 2019 - Daniel Kelley
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said back in March that he could see a scenario where Gates comes back for one more year in 2019, but even that seems unlikely. Gates, 39 in June, has totaled only 649 yards and five scores in the last two years combined without missing a single game in that time. That was roughly his 11-game total in the 2015 season. If Gates does return, it would be only as a red-zone weapon, and it almost certainly would only be in Los Angeles.
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