Starting now through this year’s free agency period, we’re going to pool all of the news, rumblings, and rumors here in this post to keep a nice, clean space to get caught up on all things connected to the Chargers.
With the NFL coming out and saying they will not be postponing the start of the new league year, things will likely proceed as usual, as possible as that is at the moment.
I’ll be pinning this to the front page to make sure it’s accessible as possible. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 3/13/20: Chargers place franchise tag on Hunter Henry
Update 3/13/20: Chargers release DT Brandon Mebane and LB Thomas Davis
Chargers released LB Thomas Davis and DT Brandon MeBane.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2020
Update 3/13/20: Chargers restructure contract of LB Denzel Perryman
The #Chargers and LB Denzel Perryman agreed to terms on a restructured contract to keep him with the team for another year, source said. He was originally slated to make more than $6M in 2020, now incentives can get him to that number.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2020
Update: 3/16/20: FA WR Phillip Dorsett says he has interest from the Chargers.
Just got off the phone with impending FA WR Phillip Dorsett. He told me, teams showing preliminary interest in him include the #NYJ, #SEA, #LAC, #SF, #LVR. He said, "I just want to come in and have a great opportunity to play and showcase how I can really flourish as a player."— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 16, 2020
Update 3/16/20: Former Browns LT Joe Thomas thinks the Chargers could make a run at LT Trent Williams.
Just now on NFL Network, Joe Thomas talking Tom Brady and the Chargers said, "don't be surprised about a trade and new extension for Trent Williams" with LA. https://t.co/Yo7h3LRD22— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) March 16, 2020
Update 3/17/20: Tom Brady announces he will not be returning to Patriots in 2020. Tampa Bay and Los Angeles make huge offers of #30+ million.
Robert Kraft to ESPN: "Tommy initiated contact last night & came over. We had a positive, respectful discussion. It's not the way I want it to end, but I want him to do what is in his best personal interest. After 20 years with us, he has earned that right. I love him like a son"— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 17, 2020
Multiple teams remain in pursuit of Tom Brady and an announcement on his new team is “not likely” to come today, per source. The #Bucs and #Chargers remain in the mix. Sounds like the plan now is for Brady to go dark on everyone until he makes his decision.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2020
Update 3/17/20: RUMOR: According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, from a Colts source, the deal for Philip Rivers is “all but done.”
Just texted with a #Colts source who said Philip Rivers deal is "all but done".— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 17, 2020
Update 3/18/20: Chargers are signing former Vikings DT Linval Joseph to a two-year deal.
Update 3/18/20: Chargers not likely to sign or trade for a veteran QB. It’ll be Tyrod Taylor or a rookie under center in 2020.
Update 3/18/20: Contradictory to Ian Rapoport’s report, could the Chargers still be pursuing Cam Newton?
Update 3/18/20: Chargers are signing former Broncos CB Chris Harris
Update 3/19/20: Patriots are signing former Chargers S Adrian Phillips
A team source tells Yahoo Sports that Pro Bowl safety Adrian Phillips has agreed to a two-year deal with the #Patriots.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 19, 2020
Update 3/20/20: Melvin Gordon signs a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos
Update 3/21/20: Jatavis Brown is signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles
Free-agent linebacker Jatavis Brown is signing with the Eagles on a one-year deal, per @RosenhausSports.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2020
Update 3/23/20: Chargers are reportedly signing former Bengals LB Nick Vigil