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FANSHOT: Philip Rivers’ last pass (maybe) and show of respect for a longtime foe

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"We caught eye contact at some point and he said, ‘Hey, can I get those?'" Rivers said. "And I thought, ‘What the heck, if it’s the last time here.’ And those gloves, who knows where they would have ended up had I not done that. Over the next six months, I wouldn’t have seen them anyway."

Daniel Popper, The Athletic [subscription required]

Planned Carson Stadium could not host Super Bowl LIV

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Based on league rules and stadium plans, if Los Angeles hosted Super Bowl LIV, it could only be the held in the Inglewood stadium

Ian Rapoport

Philip Rivers' version of trade story doesn't add up

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When he told a group of grade-school students a week before the draft not to believe what they were hearing -- that the public chatter was all media hype -- he was being disingenuous at best. Contrary to what some around the country might think, Rivers, who sometimes speaks with a hyperkinetic Southern twang while using words like "golly" and "dadgum," is not a country bumpkin. He's smart and understands leverage.

Jim Trotter

Could the Chargers look at Collins in the supplemental draft?

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What @JayGlazer said is true. Agent for La’El Collins met with the NFLPA to request he be allowed in Supplemental Draft. We’ll see.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 30, 2015 Ian Rapoport

This isn't comforting at all

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So there's no trade coming because Titans GM says there's no talks about Philip Rivers, whose agent also reps the Titans GM. And coach. OK.

— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) April 28, 2015 Rich Eisen

Statement from Adam Day, Chairman of the Citizen’s Stadium Advisory Group

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"This news came as a complete surprise to the Advisory Group, and while it's disappointing to hear the Chargers are moving forward with plans in Los Angeles, we remain committed to finding a solution in San Diego," said Adam Day, Chairman of the Citizens' Stadium Advisory Group. "We're working toward selecting a site and developing a financing plan for a stadium, and we're going to stay focused on that."

Official Statement

Fantasy Dynasty League

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If anyone is interested in starting a new Dynasty football league please write your email so I can send invite. Standard ESPN scoring and 4 keepers. 12 teams, Aution Draft on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET

Chargers Blood Drive XXXIV

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The Chargers and the San Diego Blood Bank are gearing up once again for one of the community’s longest running and most successful life-saving events of the year. This year’s day-long event presented by the San Diego County Credit Union, will take place at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley on Tuesday, November 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is free for donors.

San Diego Chargers | Blood Drive

Time to show up

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Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers: Former Chargers GM A.J. Smith made the bold move to draft Mathews as the replacement for perennial All-Pro running back LaDainian Tomlinson. However, Mathews has failed to live up to expectations, with only one 1,000-yard season in his three-year career. While injuries and a leaky offensive line have contributed to Mathews' struggles, the fact that he hasn't shown the consistency or durability to handle the workload as a feature back has placed an enormous burden on Philip Rivers to carry the offense on the strength of his right arm. Without even the semblance of a balanced approach, the Chargers' offense hasn't been as productive or explosive in recent years. With Mike McCoy and Ken Whisenhunt hoping to feature a more efficient offensive attack, Mathews must become the player the Chargers envisioned when they selected him with the No. 12 pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000209439/article/blaine-gabbert-ryan-mathews-among-10-guys-who-must-step-up

Chargers spread Jared Gaither cap hit

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The left tackle's Wednesday release came with a June 1 designation...The base salary is removed from the books, meaning Gaither will cost only $2 million against the 2013 salary cap. In 2014, the remaining $4 million of Gaither's prorated bonus will count in dead money...Gaither would have cost $6 million in dead money in 2013 without the June 1 designation.

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