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|San Diego Chargers |
The Chargers are another very talented team. They tend to start slow, though, and have a hard time catching up. If they get off to a better start this year, San Diego can make the playoffs and even challenge for the AFC title. The defense might be the one concern, though, especially against the rush as the Chargers finished 20th against the run. They'll need to shore up that deficiency if they hope to take their game to a new level.
Robert Meachem, WR. Meachem finally gets a chance to start, moving to the Chargers this offseason. He is a big-play threat that could fill a similar role to the now departed Vincent Jackson. Meachem lacks some concentration at times but is a big-play threat with touchdown potential in a great offense. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Meachem get 1,000 yards and around double-digit scores. He is going to finally have a breakout season with his new team, the Chargers.
Malcom Floyd, WR. Floyd had a great season when healthy last year but battled injury some, which has been the case for him the last several seasons. He has talent but rarely plays a full season. And he will be the No. 1 for San Diego at receiver, which might not be a great thing for him as he draws more attention in coverage. We think he'll have a solid season but don't expect monster numbers. Floyd is going to be overvalued in 2012.
|May 20, 06:43 PM
||The San Diego Chargers are taking things slowly with WR Vincent Brown (ankle) during organized team activities because he is working his way back from a serious ankle injury. He said he is completely recovered from the injury but understands why the team is being cautious. He expects to be ready for the start of training camp.|
Fantasy Impact: If healthy, Brown has a chance to play a big role with the Chargers this season.
|May 20, 12:43 PM
||Free-agent CB Quentin Jammer (Chargers) hopes to re-sign with the San Diego Chargers. The veteran defender not yet been identified by new Chargers general manager Tom Telesco as a priority to re-sign. Jammer noted he has spoken with the Chargers and the door for his return is not completely closed. |
"I know there was speculation about me retiring. I'm, like, who said that?" Jammer said. "I would never retire. I definitely don't want to go into retirement and then regret retiring and try to play later. I want to play while I still feel great."
|May 18, 03:02 PM
||San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said he believes DE Dwight Freeney will be a perfect fit for the team's defense because of his pass-rush ability.|
|May 18, 12:42 PM
||The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with DE Dwight Freeney on a two-year deal worth $8.75 million. The deal could be worth as much as $13.35 million because of incentives in the contract that are tied to sacks.|
Fantasy Impact: He'll be a top pass rushing end for the Chargers.
|May 16, 07:12 PM
||San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will ask QB Philip Rivers to play a huge role in reducing the learning curve for the rest of the bodies on offense this year. 'We're going to throw as much of the offense as Philip can handle,' McCoy said. 'When he tells us to slow down, we'll slow down.' Rivers said the practices with new head coach McCoy have been designed for more intermediate passes than in recent years.|
|May 16, 06:42 PM
||The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent LB Thomas Keiser (Panthers) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 16.|
|May 16, 03:52 PM
||Free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Colts) would love a chance to play for the New York Giants, according to his father. The Giants would likely look to sign him to a veteran-minimum deal, and Freeney would seem to fit that former DL Osi Umenyiora occupied. However, the Giants have plenty of other options for the defensive line at this point.|
|May 16, 02:52 PM
||Free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) is considering many teams, according to his agent. The Arizona Cardinals are in that mix.|
|May 16, 02:22 PM
||Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) took a physical for the San Diego Chargers Thursday, May 16. While he has not signed a deal yet, the meeting with the team went well.|
|May 16, 01:33 PM
||The San Diego Chargers were impressed with their visit with free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Colts), and head coach Mike McCoy would consider altering their defensive scheme to accommodate him. The Chargers use a base 3-4 defense, but Freeney was less effective in that setup with the Indianapolis Colts last season when he moved to outside linebacker. Freeney is a top priority for the Bolts after they lost LB Melvin Ingram (knee) to a season-ending knee injury last week.|
|May 15, 08:13 PM
||San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram (knee) is tentatively expected to undergo reconstruction surgery of his left anterior cruciate ligament next week, a source said. The renowned Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation. Ingram is expected to miss the 2013 season, before returning to the field in 2014 at or near full strength. LB Larry English is the current in-house leader to start in Ingram's place, although the club is looking into free agent possibilities, including free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Colts).|
|May 15, 06:03 PM
||San Diego Chargers LB Larry English said he hopes to earn the starting outside linebacker job that LB Melvin Ingram (knee) held before his injury. 'I'm just concentrating on being able to provide what the team needs. [Head coach Mike McCoy] emphasized to all of us that now is the time for someone to step up and provide what we'll miss from Melvin, and I have that opportunity now to be the guy the team needs,' English said.|
|May 15, 08:23 AM
||The San Diego Chargers will visit with free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) Wednesday, May 15.|
|May 15, 12:03 AM
||San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the second day of organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 14. He is scheduled to receive further evaluation before undergoing surgery. He is likely lost for the season.|
Fantasy Impact: This is a big loss for the defense. Ingram was expected to play a big role once again.
|May 15, 12:03 AM
||The San Diego Chargers were expected to have LBs Melvin Ingram (knee) and Jarret Johnson at outside linebacker in Week 1. However, Ingram is likely done for the season, meaning LB Larry English might be in line for a bigger role. The team also has LB Tourek Williams, a sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, as well as LBs Frank Beltre and Devan Walker on the roster. The team is expected to explore their options in free agency.|
|May 14, 11:13 AM
||The Arizona Cardinals are visiting with free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) Tuesday, May 14.|
|Atari Bigby, S; Jarret Johnson, LB; Corey Lynch, S; Le'Ron McClain, RB; Robert Meachem, WR; Roscoe Parrish, WR; Eddie Royal, WR; Charlie Whitehurst, QB.
|Steve Gregory, S; Vincent Jackson, WR; Mike Tolbert, RB.
|1|| Sep 9
|2|| Sep 15
|3|| Sep 22
|4|| Sep 29
|5|| Oct 6
|6|| Oct 14
|7|| Oct 20
|-- Week 8 Bye --|
|9|| Nov 3
|10|| Nov 10
|11|| Nov 17
|12|| Nov 24
||at Kansas City
|13|| Dec 1
|14|| Dec 8
||New York Giants
|15|| Dec 12
|16|| Dec 22
|17|| Dec 29