— San Diego #Chargers (@Chargers) August 17, 2015
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers celebrated his new contract extension with some Domino’s Pizza.
Great topping combo, Philip. Wanna come work for us in like 4 years? https://t.co/65jmjDyfc9
— Domino's Pizza (@dominos) August 18, 2015
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on Monday that Philip Rivers’ new contract with the Chargers contains a no-trade clause after rumors surfaced this past offseason that San Diego might trade him and then draft Marcus Mariota.
The contract extension Philip Rivers signed with the San Diego Chargers provides the quarterback a no-trade clause that significantly increases the likelihood he will play his entire career with the franchise, according to league sources.
The AP is reporting that both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are open to changing divisions if they end up moving to Los Angeles.
Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers.
The teams have proposed a shared $1.78 billion stadium in the city of Carson — one of two stadium projects being considered by the NFL near Los Angeles that could bring professional football back to the region after a two-decade absence.
Carmen Policy, a former San Francisco 49ers executive who was hired to help oversee the Carson project, said Monday that the teams have agreed to shift divisions, if necessary, to make the project acceptable to the league.
I’m lost. Why would the Raiders and/or Chargers have to change divisions. The NFL is already perfect with four teams per division and both teams already in the AFC West.
The San Diego Chargers announced on Saturday night that they’ve signed star quarterback Philip Rivers to a four-year extension.
BREAKING NEWS: We’ve signed Philip Rivers to a four-year contract extension through 2019.
— #ChargersCamp (@Chargers) August 16, 2015
Today was a good day. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/SY2WclfbFr
— #ChargersCamp (@Chargers) August 16, 2015
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says the San Diego Chargers are ready to use the franchise tag on quarterback Philip Rivers in 2016 and 2017 if they can’t get an extension worked out.
Here’s what I can tell you about the contract situation with Rivers — the sides have been working on it for months, they have made significant progress, the Chargers want to make a sizeable commitment to Rivers and there remains an issue or two holding it up. Maybe it gets done before the season starts, and maybe it doesn’t.
If it doesn’t, this team is fully prepared to franchise Rivers in 2016, and 2017 if need be, and Rivers has given no indications he wants to retire. Not to mention, he’s as straight a shooter as there is. Also, after talking to some people who know him well, I’m not buying that a move to LA would preclude him from signing, either.
Even though both sides tried to get something done, the Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers likely won’t get a contract extension hammered out before the season, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune.
It appears virtually certain #Chargers & Philip Rivers won't agree on long-term extension before season. At least one key sticking point.
— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) August 11, 2015
The guys over at USA TODAY’s For the Win compiled there list of the most depressing NFL teams from 1-32.
Below are the top 10.
1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Eagles fans mistakenly believe they’re on the same level as current greats in New England, Green Bay and Denver and past champions such as the Redskins, Giants and 49ers. In fact, they are neither. They are ringless football fans who adore a movie about their city in which — how’s this for metaphorical? — their hero loses in the final fight. – CC
2. WASHINGTON REDSKINS
The likelihood of 30 more years of Dan Snyder would be enough to send Richard Simmons to therapy. – CC
3. CLEVELAND BROWNS
Cleveland is your garage band in high school, except instead of moving on and joining a fraternity in college, the Browns have stayed in high school for another 16 years and changed their drummer eight times. You’re never going to make it, Browns. It’s time to work at Guitar Center. – MF
4. OAKLAND RAIDERS
What do you want me to tell you, Raiders fans? Do you want me to lie? Do you want me to tell you it’s going to get better? Do you want me to tell you that isn’t a bowl cut on Mark Davis’ head? Oakland is a dumpster fire, and the problem with a dumpster fire is that even after you’ve put it out, you still have a charred dumpster. – MF
5. BUFFALO BILLS
The Bills actually have a really good team heading into 2015, which isn’t depressing at all. But the existence of a Bills fan is one of the most singularly depressing experiences a football fan can have. The Bills haven’t been to the playoffs since 1999, but this could very well be the year that changes. If it isn’t, well, can anyone really say they’re surprised? – MF
6. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Oh, you have four Super Bowls? What’s that, your quarterback is the greatest of all time? Cool, cheaters. You see, that’s the problem all these defensive Patriots fans have. They can’t even talk about their Pats love because they’ll immediately be shot down by Deflategate jokes and curiosity about whether Bill Belichick has set up a camera in the immediate area. – CC
7. CINCINNATI BENGALS
Initially, I’d planned to just type Andy Dalton’s name until I’d filled three lines. Actually, that’s still a good idea. Andy Dalton Andy Dalton Andy Dalton Andy Dalton Andy Dalton Andy Dalton. – MF
8. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Two years ago, the Niners were one play from a Super Bowl victory with a top-notch coach on the sideline and a dynamic young superstar under center. The sky was the limit. Now the limit seems to be about 4-12.
At least Aldon Smith seems to have matured.– CC
9. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
The Bucs have tied their franchise to Jameis Winston.
I’m sure it’ll be fine. – MF
10. ST. LOUIS RAMS
Hey remember all those players you got from the Robert Griffin III trade that were supposed to turn your team around? Sorry about that. On the bright side, you won’t have to experience the annual disappointment of Sam Bradford’s season-ending injury. – CC
A Reddit user and Chiefs by the name of Pumpjuice posted the photo below of his toilet.
Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram decided to blow $165,000 on jewelry, per TMZ.
The linebacker now has his fam dripping in more than $165k worth of bling … which he just hooked ’em up with after a run to Avianne Jewelers in NYC.
Owner Joe Avianne tells us Melvin “went crazy” … buying 25 diamond chains (1.5 karats each) for his relatives — yes, cousins too. They all got “YPC’ pendants for helping him launch a new YPC (Young Paper Chasers) clothing line.
But of course a guy’s gotta treat himself too — Melvin copped a Presidential Rolex, plus a 45 karat gold chain with 7.5 karat diamond charm.
Talk about tough love.
The mom of Chargers rookie running back Melvin Gordon will not wear her son’s NFL jersey until he proves himself.
Now this is a challenge: Melvin Gordon's mom, Carmen, won't wear her son's Chargers' jersey until he proves himself.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2015
Looks like the Pro Football Hall of Fame has reached some sort of compromise with Junior Seau’s family and his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sydney will be given the chance to participate in an on-stage interview conducted after the unveiling of Seau’s bust. The Hall also has invited Sydney and Seau’s three sons to unveil his bust on stage. Normally, the unveiling is only done by the presenter and enshrinee.
The Hall will continue to uphold its rule calling for only a video presentation of a posthumous inductee that includes the presenter’s speech. However, the Hall has taped a 6 1/2-minute highlight video of Seau’s 20-year NFL career that includes comments from Sydney. The normal highlight video lasts three minutes.
Sydney also will be participating in the Thursday night “Gold Jacket” ceremony that marks the first major Hall event of the week. She will be given the chance to make remarks during the NFL Network telecast.