Tue, Jan 19, 2016

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Player Spotlights

Week 17 Scouting Report: CB Steve Williams

Week 17 Scouting Report: CB Steve Williams

Steve Williams forced three turnovers against the Broncos. That should be enough to prove he deserves more playing time going forward, right? Not so fast ...

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CB Patrick Robinson: Re-sign or Reboot?

CB Patrick Robinson: Re-sign or Reboot?

Free-agent pickup Patrick Robinson has exceeded expectations. What should San Diego do to ensure Robinson's first season as a Charger is not also his last?

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Week 16 Scouting Report: ILB Denzel Perryman

Week 16 Scouting Report: ILB Denzel Perryman

The lone standout from San Diego's 2015 draft class was active all game, but showed he still has plenty to learn before he reaches his full potential.

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Positional Review: Quarterbacks

Positional Review: Quarterbacks

In the first installment of our "positional review" series, we analyze the quarterback position and look at some intriguing targets in free agency and the draft.

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Bolts Notebook: Return of the Whiz

Bolts Notebook: Return of the Whiz

Ken Whisenhunt is back as the Chargers' offensive coordinator, which is either exciting or depressing, depending on whether his return comes in San Diego or Los Angeles.

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San Diego Given More Time, More Questions

San Diego Given More Time, More Questions

What looked at first to be a celebratory moment for Chargers fans is littered with asterisks and complications.

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My Complicated Relationship with the Chargers

My Complicated Relationship with the Chargers

My relationship with the Chargers is as deep-rooted as it is destructive. While this move to Los Angeles likely increases my audience, it also breaks my heart.

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Bolts Notebook: The Fifth Quarter

Bolts Notebook: The Fifth Quarter

I have never seen so many Chargers fans conflicted with happiness and heartache at the end of a season. If this was an MMA fight, the Bolts should have tapped out 10 weeks ago.

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2016 Schedule: Feeling Nostalgic, Asking 'What if?'

2016 Schedule: Feeling Nostalgic, Asking 'What if?'

The 2016 season will feature some prominent former Chargers returning to face their old team, as well as matchups against players that will make Bolts backers wonder, "What if?"

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What to do with San Diego's 18 UFAs?

What to do with San Diego's 18 UFAs?

Change is coming for the Chargers, and we're not just talking geography. The team has 18 veterans scheduled to become unrestricted free agents.

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Party is Over for Chargers ... Time to Clean Up

Party is Over for Chargers ... Time to Clean Up

The first thing you do when the party is over? Clean up. Tom Telesco and his boys have wrecked the place, and it didn't help when the injury bug stopped by to do keg stands.

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Chargers Succumb to Familiar Failure

Chargers Succumb to Familiar Failure

The Chargers, who seemingly invent new ways to lose games every week, lost their final game of the season on Sunday, falling to the Broncos, 27-20.

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Live Tweeting the Chargers-Broncos Game

Live Tweeting the Chargers-Broncos Game

We live tweet the Chargers-Broncos game using the hashtag #SDBoltReport.

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Phase-by-Phase Preview: Chargers at Broncos

Phase-by-Phase Preview: Chargers at Broncos

Can the Chargers get off the divisional schneid? To answer that question, our Jesse Cohen breaks down every phase of Sunday's Bolts-Broncos rematch.

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Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Broncos, Take Two

Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Broncos, Take Two

For the final time this season, our Trenton Villanueva goes inside the numbers and breaks down three key matchups in advance of Sunday's Chargers-Broncos game.

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Bolts Notebook: Stats Watch

Bolts Notebook: Stats Watch

With just one game remaining in the 2015 season, there are several Chargers players on the verge of significant statistical accomplishments.

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Oakland's Final Show was Encore Performance by Bolts

Oakland's Final Show was Encore Performance by Bolts

What worked, what didn't and what's next after a loss that had an all-too-familiar feeling.

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Chargers Have Hidden Gems Stashed on I.R.

Chargers Have Hidden Gems Stashed on I.R.

How can the Chargers get better in a hurry? The rebuilding process starts with the healthy returns of some intriguing prospects hiding away on injured-reserve.

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SD vs. OAK: Game Balls and Goats

SD vs. OAK: Game Balls and Goats

In the aftermath of another frustrating, nail-biting defeat, we hand out some game balls and call out some goats.

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Christmas Miracle? More like Groundhog Day

Christmas Miracle? More like Groundhog Day

Four days after writing an impressive final chapter to the Qualcomm Stadium story, the Chargers got back to a more familiar script in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Raiders.

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Phase-by-Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Raiders

Phase-by-Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Raiders

The Chargers won what was likely their final game ever at Qualcomm Stadium. Can they make more history this week and win the Raiders' potential last game in Oakland?

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Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Raiders Redux

Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Raiders Redux

Can the Chargers win back-to-back games for the first time this season? To make it happen, they must win these three critical matchups.

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When I think of the Raiders ...

When I think of the Raiders ...

When you think of the Chargers and Raiders, don't think of stadium talk or that one-sided whooping back in Week 7. Instead, think of this ...

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Bolts Notebook: The Weight of the World

Bolts Notebook: The Weight of the World

This Chargers team has been burdened by ridiculous off-the-field issues. That burden was lifted on Sunday and the team responded with its best game of the season.

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Week 15 Scouting Report: RB Danny Woodhead

Week 15 Scouting Report: RB Danny Woodhead

Sunday's game will (likely) always be remembered as the final Chargers game at Qualcomm. But Danny Woodhead's performance will not be forgotten any time soon.

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Farewell on Offense, Foretaste on Defense

Farewell on Offense, Foretaste on Defense

While the offense delivered a throwback performance in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, it was the defense that proved there is hope for this floundering franchise.

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Antonio Gates: 'Hopefully, we'll be back'

Antonio Gates: 'Hopefully, we'll be back'

If this was the final Chargers game in San Diego, the home team left fans with something to savor. The Bolts ripped the Dolphins, 30-14, in their most complete win of the season.

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Phase by Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Dolphins

Phase by Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Dolphins

It's the off-the-field issues that make this Chargers-Dolphins game meaningful. But on the field, there are matchups the Bolts can exploit to go out as winners.

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The Real Problems with Tom Telesco's Tenure

The Real Problems with Tom Telesco's Tenure

Tom Telesco has assembled one of the league's worst rosters. But to place the blame on his first-round picks is beyond ludicrous.

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Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Fins

Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Fins

If the Chargers are to win what could be their last-ever game in San Diego, they need these three players to deliver strong performances.

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Week 14 Scouting Report: WR Javontee Herndon

Week 14 Scouting Report: WR Javontee Herndon

Elevated from the practice squad to replace free-agent mistake Jacoby Jones in the return game, 24-year-old Javontee Herndon has taken advantage of the injuries at receiver.

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Bolts Notebook: Misery Loves Company

Bolts Notebook: Misery Loves Company

What worked, what didn't and what's next after the Chargers lost another nail-biter in heartbreaking fashion.

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Who Will the Bolts Draft to Replace Underperformers?

Who Will the Bolts Draft to Replace Underperformers?

The Chargers must replace a handful of underperformers this offseason. Our Jesse Cohen calls out a few of them and offers up some intriguing draft-day possibilities.

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Phase-by-Phase Preview: SD vs. KC, Part II

Phase-by-Phase Preview: SD vs. KC, Part II

What to expect in every phase of Sunday's intra-division clash between the Chargers and Chiefs. Believe it or not, it's not all doom and gloom.

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Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Chiefs, Take Two

Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Chiefs, Take Two

Can the Chargers avoid a second straight whooping by a divisional foe? It will take big performances by these three youngsters to make that possible.

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Week 13 Scouting Report: OLB Melvin Ingram

Week 13 Scouting Report: OLB Melvin Ingram

Is Melvin Ingram someone the Chargers can build a pass rush around? Or is he just another A.J. Smith washout for Tom Telesco to jettison?

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What Can Brown Do for the Chargers?

What Can Brown Do for the Chargers?

San Diego's decision to bring back Vincent Brown, a third-round pick in 2011, was an interesting way to address an interesting conundrum, to say the least.

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Who's Ready to Face the Kraken?

Who's Ready to Face the Kraken?

As Captain Jack Sparrow once said: "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem."

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Bolts Notebook: Fighting for Pride

Bolts Notebook: Fighting for Pride

What worked, what didn't and what's next after the Chargers crapped the bed in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

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Chargers Play the Perfect Patsy

Chargers Play the Perfect Patsy

The offense turned the ball over, players left on stretchers, and the Chargers got spanked by a division rival. Just another Sunday in San Diego.

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Game Primer: Chargers vs. Broncos

Game Primer: Chargers vs. Broncos

When the Chargers run; when the Chargers pass; when the Broncos run; when the Broncos pass ... we break down every phase of this intra-division tilt.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Broncos

Three Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Broncos

Beating the Jaguars is one thing. Beating the Broncos? Now that would make a statement. Here are the matchups the Chargers must win to make it happen.

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Melvin Gordon: 'It's hard to get in a rhythm'

Melvin Gordon: 'It's hard to get in a rhythm'

Melvin Gordon talks to SDBoltReport.com correspondent Charlie Bernstein about adjusting to playing in a platoon and staying positive during a trying rookie season.

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Stevie Johnson: 'It's been like organized chaos'

Stevie Johnson: 'It's been like organized chaos'

SDBoltReport.com correspondent Charlie Bernstein talks to Stevie Johnson about stepping into Keenan Allen's shoes, playing the role of spoiler and much more!

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Perryman's Hurricane Connection Fuels Sunday Storm

Perryman's Hurricane Connection Fuels Sunday Storm

Denzel Perryman is reviving San Diego's run defense. He talks to SDBoltReport.com correspondent Charlie Bernstein about being a Hurricane on and off the field.

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Week 12 Scouting Report: RT Joe Barksdale

Week 12 Scouting Report: RT Joe Barksdale

Joe Barksdale offered little as a run blocker and suffered a few hiccups in pass protection, but his tenacity and toughness helped the Bolts notch a rare win in Jacksonville.

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Dontrelle Inman: 'We didn't expect to be here'

Dontrelle Inman: 'We didn't expect to be here'

Dontrelle Inman talks to SDBoltReport.com correspondent Charlie Bernstein about filling in for Keenan Allen and catching passes from a future Hall of Fame quarterback.

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Bolts Notebook: Passion, Pride and Purpose

Bolts Notebook: Passion, Pride and Purpose

The Chargers come back to life and beat the Jaguars, 31-25. Now, all eyes are on the incoming Broncos and the afterlife of 2015.

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Brandon Flowers: 'I love the excitement we still have'

Brandon Flowers: 'I love the excitement we still have'

After Sunday's win, Brandon Flowers spoke with SDBoltReport.com correspondent Charlie Bernstein about snapping the losing streak, watching No. 17 work and much more.

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Chargers Secure Cathartic Win Over Jaguars

Chargers Secure Cathartic Win Over Jaguars

Philip Rivers and Denzel Perryman deliver inspirational performances as the Chargers snap six-game losing streak with a 31-25 win over the Jaguars.

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Five Unforgettable Chargers Running Plays

Five Unforgettable Chargers Running Plays

Remember when the Chargers used to run the ball successfully? I do. And believe it or not, not all of those successful runs came courtesy LaDainian Tomlinson.

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Game Primer: Chargers vs. Jaguars

Game Primer: Chargers vs. Jaguars

The script has flipped from the last time these teams met. This time, the Jaguars are eyeing a playoff spot and the Chargers are a laughingstock.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Jags

Three Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Jags

Sunday's game in Jacksonville represents San Diego's best chance to pick up another win before season's end. For that to happen, the Bolts must win these three matchups.

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Is it too soon to call Melvin Gordon a bust?

Is it too soon to call Melvin Gordon a bust?

Melvin Gordon has posted disappointing numbers through his first 10 games. Is there any chance he can brush that "bust" label off his shoulders?

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Week 11 Scouting Report: ILB Manti Te'o

Week 11 Scouting Report: ILB Manti Te'o

The Chargers have blue-chip defenders (Jason Verrett, Corey Liuget) and defensive liabilities (damn near everyone else). Which category does Manti Te'o belong to?

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The Injured Return but the Problems Remain

The Injured Return but the Problems Remain

Even with three starters back, the Chargers lost again in embarrassing fashion. It's become clear this organization needs a complete demo and rebuild.

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Chargers Extend Losing Streak with Embarassing Effort

Chargers Extend Losing Streak with Embarassing Effort

It turns out, things can get worse.

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Game Primer: Chargers vs. Chiefs

Game Primer: Chargers vs. Chiefs

When the Chargers run, when the Chargers pass, when the Chiefs run, when the Chiefs pass ... we break down every phase of Sunday's intra-division clash.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Chiefs

Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Chiefs

The Chargers and Chiefs are heading in opposite directions. If San Diego hopes to reverse that trend and snap a five-game losing streak, it must win these individual matchups.

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Week 10 Scouting Report: Dontrelle Inman

Week 10 Scouting Report: Dontrelle Inman

With Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd down with injuries, is Dontrelle Inman up to the challenge of consistently winning against first-string cornerbacks?

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Five Defensive Free Agents on San Diego's Radar

Five Defensive Free Agents on San Diego's Radar

The Bolts have issues on every level of their wet-tissue defense. These pending free agents could help fix that unit in a hurry.

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Handful of Heartbreaks: Five Plays from 7-2

Handful of Heartbreaks: Five Plays from 7-2

The Chargers are all but certain to finish with their fewest wins since 2003. But as awful as this season has been, San Diego is just five plays away from a shiny 7-2 record.

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In-House Answers for Struggling Front Seven

In-House Answers for Struggling Front Seven

Four of GM Tom Telesco's recent late-round picks will play major roles as the Chargers try to shore up a porous defensive front seven.

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Five Offensive Free Agents on San Diego's Radar

Five Offensive Free Agents on San Diego's Radar

A five-game losing streak means sweeping changes this offseason. We looks at five veterans who could be brought aboard to help stabilize San Diego's offense.

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The Curious Case of Ladarius Green

The Curious Case of Ladarius Green

Of all San Diego's pending free agents, no one faces a more complicated situation than Ladarius Green. What will Tom Telesco do with the talented but inconsistent tight end?

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Week Nine Scouting Report: Jason Verrett

Week Nine Scouting Report: Jason Verrett

Despite leaving early with an injury, Jason Verrett played enough to show how much of an impact he has when on the field, and how much the defense misses him when he's not.

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Final Chapter of Malcom Floyd's Amazing Story

Final Chapter of Malcom Floyd's Amazing Story

Malcom Floyd never made a Pro Bowl or posted a 1,000-yard season, but the impact he made in San Diego will be remembered long after his playing days are over.

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Scoreless in the Third, Speechless in the End

Scoreless in the Third, Speechless in the End

What worked, what didn't and what's next as the Chargers head into their bye week riding the team's longest losing streak since 2011.

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Chargers Have No Answers for Latest Letdown

Chargers Have No Answers for Latest Letdown

The defense surrendered two fourth-quarter touchdowns and the offense failed the reclaim the lead in the final minutes as the Chargers lost their fifth consecutive game, 22-19.

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Game Primer: Chargers vs. Bears

Game Primer: Chargers vs. Bears

The Bolts play under the bright lights of prime time as they host the Bears on Monday night. Can they show the world they are better than their 2-6 record?

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San Diego Chargers Midseason Awards

San Diego Chargers Midseason Awards

With the season already halfway over, we hand out midseason awards for best offensive player, defensive player, comeback, rookie and more. As for the MVP? That's obvious.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Da Bears

Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Da Bears

If the Chargers want to give their fans a reason to cheer for the first time in over a month, these three players must win their individual matchups.

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Week 8 Scouting Report: Philip Rivers

Week 8 Scouting Report: Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers delivered another masterful performance in Baltimore, but a handful of small mistakes played a role in San Diego's fourth consecutive defeat.

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Transaction Tuesday: Analyzing Flurry of Roster Moves

Transaction Tuesday: Analyzing Flurry of Roster Moves

San Diego made seven transactions on a busy Tuesday at Chargers Park. We examine each of them and break down how they will impact the team going forward.

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Bolts Notebook: Loss of Keenan Allen Won't Slow Bolts

Bolts Notebook: Loss of Keenan Allen Won't Slow Bolts

The loss of Keenan Allen, despite his phenomenal start to the season, won't slow San Diego's top-ranked offense. Not as long as Philip Rivers is still under center.

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SD-BAL: What Worked, What Didn't, What's Next?

SD-BAL: What Worked, What Didn't, What's Next?

San Diego's rash of injuries have our Jody Taylor perplexed, she asked the opinion of a professional athletic trainer. See what he had to say about the Chargers' MASH unit.

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Chargers Running in Mud and Running Out of Time

Chargers Running in Mud and Running Out of Time

There are several things preventing the Chargers from reaching their potential, but priority 1A has to be fixing the running game.

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SD-BAL Recap: Injuries Mount, Goals Fade

SD-BAL Recap: Injuries Mount, Goals Fade

The Chargers reach the season's midway point with three times as many losses as wins, wishing desperately there was a way to hit the reset button on the entire 2015 season.

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Fans Huddle Up and Go For a Hail Mary

Fans Huddle Up and Go For a Hail Mary

Chargers fans showed up at Wednesday's town hall meeting in droves and delivered impassioned pleas to keep the Chargers in San Diego.

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Game Primer: Chargers vs. Ravens

Game Primer: Chargers vs. Ravens

We dive into each phase of Sunday's game and lay out what the Chargers must accomplish to get back on track and snap this three-game losing streak.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Birds

Three Matchups to Watch: Bolts vs. Birds

It is absolutely critical the Chargers win these three matchups if they hope to clip the Ravens' wings and snap a three-game losing streak.

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SDBR Exclusive: Kick'n It with Carney

SDBR Exclusive: Kick'n It with Carney

In an exclusive interview with SDBoltReport.com, Chargers legend John Carney talks about San Diego's stadium situation, Junior Seau's legacy and the start of the Josh Lambo era.

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Week 7 Scouting Report: Donald Butler

Week 7 Scouting Report: Donald Butler

There is too much blame to go around to lay it all at the feet of one defender. However, Donald Butler should be ashamed of his performance against the Raiders.

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Examining Sunday's Mammoth Meltdown

Examining Sunday's Mammoth Meltdown

What worked, what didn't and what's next after the Chargers got taken to the woodshed by the Raiders.

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Time for a New Direction

Time for a New Direction

The Raiders all but extinguished San Diego's playoff aspirations on Sunday. Now, the Chargers must take a new approach and look towards the future.

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Game Primer: Chargers vs. Raiders

Game Primer: Chargers vs. Raiders

Can the Chargers grab their shovels and dig out of this deep hole? Or will the Bolts be buried by their Bay Area rivals?

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Three Matchups to Watch: Raider Week

Three Matchups to Watch: Raider Week

The Chargers must win these three critical matchups to end a two-game skid and win their first divisional tilt of the season.

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Chargers Stock Report: Three Up, Three Down

With just one game left before the calendar flips to November, we examine which Chargers players are elevating their games and which ones are floundering.

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Week 6 Scouting Report: D.J. Fluker

Week 6 Scouting Report: D.J. Fluker

Like the rest of the offense, D.J. Fluker was not at his best with the game on the line. But overall, the progress he showed against the Packers should have Bolts backers excited.

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Rivers Wins the Gun Fight but Packers Win the Battle

Rivers Wins the Gun Fight but Packers Win the Battle

What worked, what didn't and what's next after the Chargers fell three yards short of upsetting the undefeated Packers.

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Horseshoes, Hand Grenades and Heartbreak

Horseshoes, Hand Grenades and Heartbreak

The Chargers lose in the final seconds for the second week in a row. Now, San Diego has 10 games left to go on a run and save its season.

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Game Primer: Chargers vs. Packers

Game Primer: Chargers vs. Packers

We break down all five phases of Sunday's Chargers-Packers game and dissect what the Bolts must accomplish to author an upset.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Packers

Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Packers

These three matchups will prove critical as the Chargers shoot for a bounce-back win over the Packers.

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Chargers Are Primed to Shock the Packers

Chargers Are Primed to Shock the Packers

The Chargers are major underdogs this week in Green Bay, but they have a history of winning games like this under head coach Mike McCoy.

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Week 5 Scouting Report: Antonio Gates

Week 5 Scouting Report: Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates made the most of his time on the field on Monday, but was all his time spent on the bench the real reason the Chargers came up short?

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SD vs. PIT: What Worked, What Didn't, What's Next?

SD vs. PIT: What Worked, What Didn't, What's Next?

Our Jody Taylor breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly from Monday's gut-wrenching loss to the Steelers.

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Chargers Exposed by Steelers in 24-20 Loss

Chargers Exposed by Steelers in 24-20 Loss

The Chargers lost the battle on both sides of the line, ultimately falling just inches short in a 24-20 loss to the visiting Steelers.

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Phase by Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Steelers

Phase by Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Steelers

This in-depth preview goes phase by phase in breaking down Monday's matchup with the visiting Steelers.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Steelers

Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Steelers

These three matchups will make or break San Diego's pursuit of a second straight win over an AFC North foe.

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Steelers Game Matters More than Most

Steelers Game Matters More than Most

This is not just another one-game season in a 17-week journey. Monday's night's matchup with the Steelers carries personal significance -- and potential playoff ramifications.

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Week 4 Scouting Report: Brandon Flowers

Week 4 Scouting Report: Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers, dealing with a knee injury, has been a little too quiet this season. Our Trenton Villanueva takes a closer look at his performance against the Browns.

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What Worked? What Didn't? What's Next?

What Worked? What Didn't? What's Next?

Jody Taylor covers the good, the bad and the ugly from Sunday's 30-27 win over the Browns.

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2015 Draft Class Off to a Slow Start

2015 Draft Class Off to a Slow Start

We're a quarter of the way through the season and one thing is abundantly clear: the Chargers need more from this year's draft class.

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Sunday Saviors: Players Who Keyed a Critical Victory

Sunday Saviors: Players Who Keyed a Critical Victory

These players stepped up when the Chargers needed them most to help the home team hang on for a 30-27 victory.

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Injury Report Shows Steep Challenge Ahead

Injury Report Shows Steep Challenge Ahead

The Chargers have a half-dozen key contributors listed as out or doubtful.

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Phase by Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Browns

Phase by Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Browns

We break down every phase of Sunday's Chargers-Browns game to give you a sense of what stands between San Diego and a bounce-back victory.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Browns

Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Browns

These matchups will determine whether San Diego can snap its two-game losing streak.

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Bolts Notebook: Reloading for Week 4

Bolts Notebook: Reloading for Week 4

Things are not as bad as they seem in Chargersville. We discuss changes on the offensive line and break down a young defensive front seven in this week's Bolts Notebook.

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Week 3 Scouting Report: Keenan Allen

Week 3 Scouting Report: Keenan Allen

Our Trenton Villanueva breaks down the performance of WR Keenan Allen in the Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

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What Worked? What Didn't? What's Next?

What Worked? What Didn't? What's Next?

Not much went right after the Bolts absorbed a 34-17 whooping at the hands of the Vikings.

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Phase by Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Vikings

Phase by Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Vikings

We break down every phase of Sunday's Chargers-Vikings game to give you a sense of what stands between San Diego and a bounce-back victory.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Vikings

Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Vikings

These three matchups will make or break San Diego's quest to climb back north of .500.

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Week 2 Scouting Report: Melvin Gordon

Week 2 Scouting Report: Melvin Gordon

Our Trenton Villanueva breaks down the performance of rookie RB Melvin Gordon during the Week 2 loss to the Bengals.

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Bolts Notebook: What's Next?

Bolts Notebook: What's Next?

What worked, what didn't and what's next after San Diego's 24-19 loss in Cincinnati.

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Bolts Notebook: The Better Team Won

Bolts Notebook: The Better Team Won

Chargers fans are having a tough time coping with Sunday's sloppy defeat. But there is no need for hard feelings ... the better team won.

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Phase-by-Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Bengals

Phase-by-Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Bengals

We break down every phase of Sunday's Chargers-Bengals game to give you a sense of what stands between San Diego and a 2-0 start to the season.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Bengals

Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Bengals

These three matchups will make or break San Diego's quest for a 2-0 start to the season.

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Stevie Johnson Makes TVs Fall from the Sky

Stevie Johnson Makes TVs Fall from the Sky

New Chargers receiver Stevie Johnson is quickly involving himself in the community, as he showed during a massive giveaway at SDSU on Tuesday.

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Week 1 Scouting Report: Kyle Emanuel

Week 1 Scouting Report: Kyle Emanuel

Our Trenton Villanueva breaks down the performance of rookie OLB Kyle Emanuel during the Week 1 win over the Lions.

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Same Ol' Chargers Rally for Wild Victory

Same Ol' Chargers Rally for Wild Victory

A lot of familiar problems resurfaced, but the Chargers overcame them all in an incredible comeback victory over the visiting Lions.

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Phase-by-Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Lions

Phase-by-Phase Preview: Chargers vs. Lions

We break down every phase of Sunday's Chargers-Lions game to give you a sense of what stands between San Diego and a 1-0 start to the season.

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Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Lions

Three Matchups to Watch: Chargers vs. Lions

These three matchups will be critical to San Diego's efforts to start to the season 1-0.

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Bolts Notebook: Bring on the Lions!

Bolts Notebook: Bring on the Lions!

Melvin Gordon faces an uphill battle; Ladarius Green receives a golden opportunity; and a handful of rookies aim to make their mark on special teams.

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Chargers Fill Out Practice Squad

Chargers Fill Out Practice Squad

Some young prospects get a second chance at life with the Chargers as they agree to join the team's practice squad.

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Chargers Trim Roster to 53 Players

Chargers Trim Roster to 53 Players

The Chargers waived 16 young players, released three veterans and traded away a utility lineman to get down to the 53-player roster limit.

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Chargers Fall to 49ers, 14-12, in Preseason Finale

Chargers Fall to 49ers, 14-12, in Preseason Finale

The headliners watched from the sidelines, but a couple of bubble players stood out during San Diego's preseason finale in San Francisco.

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Bolts Put Four in a Shoebox, Trim to 75

Bolts Put Four in a Shoebox, Trim to 75

San Diego waived-injured four players to get the roster down to 75. Craig Davis, Melvin Meggs, Torrence Allen and Gordon Hill will now sit in a shoebox until next offseason.

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Chargers Release 11 Players

Chargers Release 11 Players

San Diego released 11 players on Sunday, trimming its roster down to 79 players. We run down the Turk's first crop of victims.

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Flip the Script: Chargers Lose on Late Field Goal

Flip the Script: Chargers Lose on Late Field Goal

The Chargers dominated everywhere except the scoreboard, as Seattle stole a victory on a 60-yard field goal with less than a minute to play.

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Chargers Aim to Clip Hawks' Feathers Again

Chargers Aim to Clip Hawks' Feathers Again

Melvin Gordon resumes a heavy workload; Keenan Allen looks forward to his rematch with Richard Sherman; and Melvin Ingram plans to keep dominating.

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Ricardo Mathews Anticipates Breakout Season

Ricardo Mathews Anticipates Breakout Season

Coming off his best season as a pro and with a full offseason program under his belt, Ricardo Mathews plans on making the 2015 season his best yet.

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Bolts Notebook: Progress Report

Bolts Notebook: Progress Report

The running game requires some work; the defense needs two key players to stay healthy; and training camp battles heat up as the first round of cuts approaches.

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Sorensen, Lambo Author Game-Winning Drive

Sorensen, Lambo Author Game-Winning Drive

Led by a dominant pass rush and a poised Brad Sorensen, the Chargers rallied to beat the Cardinals, 22-19, on a 47-yard field goal from Josh Lambo as time expired.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Ryan Mueller

Training Camp Scouting Report: Ryan Mueller

With Tourek Williams down with a broken foot, can rookie Ryan Mueller step up and fill the void? Our Trenton Villanueva breaks down the former Wildcat's chances.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Mitch Unrein

Training Camp Scouting Report: Mitch Unrein

With a strong training camp and prior relationship with coach Mike McCoy, Mitch Unrein has the Chargers thinking long and hard about keeping seven defensive linemen.

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Training Camp Practice Report: That's a Wrap

Training Camp Practice Report: That's a Wrap

All good things must come to an end. That cliche was especially apropos on Tuesday, which was the final day for fans to attend training camp.

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Training Camp Practice Report: Desert Bound

Training Camp Practice Report: Desert Bound

Our Jody Taylor provides a complete breakdown of Monday's training camp practice, complete with an interview with first-year offensive lineman Michael Huey.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Javontee Herndon

Training Camp Scouting Report: Javontee Herndon

Javontee Herndon has been one of the breakout stars of training camp. Has he done enough to win a spot in San Diego's deep receiving corps?

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Training Camp Practice Report: Beat the Heat

Training Camp Practice Report: Beat the Heat

Monday's practice featured high temperatures and low fan attendance. But while veterans took it lightly, Mitch Unrein, Javontee Herndon and Jeremiah Sirles never got that memo.

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Chargers, Rivers Agree to Four-Year Extension

Chargers, Rivers Agree to Four-Year Extension

Just a couple months back, there was talk of Philip Rivers being shipped to Tennessee. Now, the Chargers have locked him in as the face of the franchise through 2019.

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Photo Gallery: Training Camp, Part III

Photo Gallery: Training Camp, Part III

SDBoltReport.com photographer Shana Siler shares her best pictures of San Diego's wide receivers and tight ends putting in work at Chargers Park.

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How Do San Diego's Ticket Prices Stack Up?

How Do San Diego's Ticket Prices Stack Up?

With the Chargers possibly entering their final season in San Diego, how are ticket prices affected? We examine how the Bolts stack up against the rest of the league.

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Chargers Lasso Cowboys in Preseason Opener

Chargers Lasso Cowboys in Preseason Opener

The offense scored on its opening drive and the defense forced a pair of turnovers as the Chargers handled the Cowboys in their preseason opener, 17-7.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Kyle Miller

Training Camp Scouting Report: Kyle Miller

Kyle Miller, already accomplished on special teams and as a blocker, is improving as a receiver and looking to emerge as the fourth tight end during Antonio Gates' absence.

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Training Camp Practice Report: Motivation Monday

Training Camp Practice Report: Motivation Monday

It was a good day for Philip Rivers and the offense, while the defensive line has a ways to go before its Thursday showdown with the Cowboys.

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Training Camp Practice Report: Fandemonium

Training Camp Practice Report: Fandemonium

With strong performances from Philip Rivers, Eric Weddle, Keenan Allen and others, the Chargers put on quite a show during their annual Fan Fest at Qualcomm Stadium.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Chi Chi Ariguzo

Training Camp Scouting Report: Chi Chi Ariguzo

After a slow start to training camp, ILB Chi Chi Ariguzo has grown by leaps and bounds and is now challenging for a spot on the Week 1 roster.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Jeremiah Sirles

Training Camp Scouting Report: Jeremiah Sirles

Jeremiah Sirles, after being forced into the rotation late last season, is out to prove he is more than just an emergency fill-in.

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Training Camp Practice Report: Changing of the Guard

Training Camp Practice Report: Changing of the Guard

The interior offensive line experiments with a new look; Melvin Ingram looks super human; and Eric Weddle goes through the motions.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Brock Hekking

Training Camp Scouting Report: Brock Hekking

Brock Hekking's impressive strength, non-stop motor and flowing mullet have drawn plenty of attention during the first week of training camp.

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Photo Gallery: Training Camp, Part I

Photo Gallery: Training Camp, Part I

SDBoltReport.com photographer Shana Siler shares some of her top pictures from the first week of training camp at Chargers Park.

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Photo Gallery: Training Camp, Part II

Photo Gallery: Training Camp, Part II

SDBoltReport.com photographer Shana Siler unveils more of her best action shots from training camp at Chargers Park.

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Training Camp Practice Report: Rested and Tested

Training Camp Practice Report: Rested and Tested

A rookie receiver turns heads; a familiar problem arises on the offensive line; and the team suffers its first significant injury of the new season.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Brad Sorensen

Training Camp Scouting Report: Brad Sorensen

Brad Sorensen has been impressive during the first week of training camp. Can he do enough to convince the Chargers to carry three quarterbacks?

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Richard Crawford

Training Camp Scouting Report: Richard Crawford

Richard Crawford has thrived during the first two practices of training camp. Will his improved play lead to a spot on the 53-man roster?

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Training Camp Practice Report: Day Three Gets Physical

Training Camp Practice Report: Day Three Gets Physical

The Chargers went though the first full-pads practice of training camp on Saturday, putting on a show for a packed house that included the legendary LaDainian Tomlinson.

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Training Camp Practice Report: Bitter-Sweet Practice

Training Camp Practice Report: Bitter-Sweet Practice

The defense brings the heat; Mike Scifres brings his booming kicks; and Melvin Gordon's mom brings some critiques in our second training camp practice report.

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Training Camp Practice Report: Watt Lights It Up

Training Camp Practice Report: Watt Lights It Up

Chris Watt was extremely impressive on the first day of training camp. Also, see what Danny Woodhead had to say about his return and learn what undrafted rookie turned heads.

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Training Camp Scouting Report: Dontrelle Inman

Training Camp Scouting Report: Dontrelle Inman

Dontrelle Inman was impressive in Thursday's training camp practice and clearly has the inside track on San Diego's No. 4 receiver spot.

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Predicting Every Game on SD's Schedule

Predicting Every Game on SD's Schedule

We go week by week and predict the outcome of every game on San Diego's 2015 schedule. Is another 9-7 campaign in the works?

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Tourek Williams Enters Critical Third Season

Tourek Williams Enters Critical Third Season

Tourek Williams, taking over for Jarret Johnson as the SAM linebacker, will be one of the key components to San Diego's new-look defense.

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No Hall of Fame Speech for Sydney Seau

No Hall of Fame Speech for Sydney Seau

Citing a four-year-old precedent, the Hall of Fame will refuse to let Junior Seau's daughter, Sydney, give her father an introduction speech at his Hall of Fame induction on Aug. 8.

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Make or Break Season: DE Kendall Reyes

Make or Break Season: DE Kendall Reyes

We offer up an in-depth analysis of DE Kendall Reyes as we explore what kind of impact he can make this season and whether his future is in San Diego or elsewhere.

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Training Camp Battle Preview: Strong Safety

Training Camp Battle Preview: Strong Safety

Jahleel Addae and Jimmy Wilson battle for the starting strong safety position as the Chargers look for someone to step up and break the curse of the Hitman.

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SDBR Analysis: Can 2014 Draft Class Stay Healthy?

SDBR Analysis: Can 2014 Draft Class Stay Healthy?

The Chargers made big strides both through free agency and the draft, but if San Diego is to get back into the postseason, it will be because of progress made by the 2014 draft class.

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Time to Worry About the Raiders?

Time to Worry About the Raiders?

For some time now, Oakland has been the only "gimme" in the AFC West. But those days are over now, as the Raiders are a team on the rise.

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SDBR Analysis: San Diego's Fallen Stars

SDBR Analysis: San Diego's Fallen Stars

Disappointing final chapters have become par for the course for San Diego's star players. Can Antonio Gates be the one to flip the script?

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San Diego's Six Most Indispensable Players

San Diego's Six Most Indispensable Players

Losing Antonio Gates for four games was a big blow, but he can be replaced (looking at you, Ladarius Green). The six players on this list, however, have no substitutes.

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Five Key Questions Facing the San Diego Chargers

Five Key Questions Facing the San Diego Chargers

These five questions will make or break San Diego's quest to author a third consecutive winning season.

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Training Camp Battle Preview: Inside Linebacker

Training Camp Battle Preview: Inside Linebacker

How will linebackers coach Mike Nolan divvy up snaps between Donald Butler, Manti Te'o and Denzel Perryman? And is there room for Kavell Conner on the roster?

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Stadium Update: Determined and Downright Scared

Stadium Update: Determined and Downright Scared

The Chargers are determined to relocate to the Los Angeles market as soon as possible. However, the city of San Diego is working on a roadblock that has the franchise worried.

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Five Small-School UDFAs with a Shot to Stick

Five Small-School UDFAs with a Shot to Stick

GM Tom Telesco signed five small-school players as undrafted free agents, each of whom has a surprisingly solid shot to make an impact as early as this season.

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Antonio Gates Suspended Four Games for PEDs

Antonio Gates Suspended Four Games for PEDs

Antonio Gates, coming off an incredible season in which he topped 800 yards and scored a dozen touchdowns, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season.

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Can the Chargers Win a Ring for M-80?

Can the Chargers Win a Ring for M-80?

Malcom Floyd is a one-of-a-kind player, both on the field and in the clubhouse. Now entering his 12th and final season, he is desperate to win a Super Bowl before calling it a career.

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Chris Watt Eager to Apply Lessons Learned

Chris Watt Eager to Apply Lessons Learned

Center Chris Watt recently talked to our Scott Neinas about elevating his game, making the most of the offseason and applying the lessons he learned from Nick Hardwick.

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Can the Chargers Offense Get Back to the Top?

Can the Chargers Offense Get Back to the Top?

Can this year's Chargers offense be even more potent than the 2010 unit that led the league in yards per game? It's time to compare and project.

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Training Camp Battle Preview: Nickel Back

Training Camp Battle Preview: Nickel Back

Steve Williams, Patrick Robinson and Craig Mager are competing to be San Diego's starting nickel back. With training camp coming up fast, who has the inside track?

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Confident D.J. Fluker: 'Year 3: I got it'

Confident D.J. Fluker: 'Year 3: I got it'

D.J. Fluker chatted with a small group of reporter's after mini camp last week, including our Scott Neinas. The Alabama product talks about his improved conditioning and confidence.

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Photo Gallery: Mini Camp, Part II

Photo Gallery: Mini Camp, Part II

SDBR photographer Shana Siler shows off more of her incredible pictures from San Diego's recent mini camp. See Eric Weddle, Donald Butler, Malcom Floyd and others in action.

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David Johnson in 'Way Better Playing Shape'

David Johnson in 'Way Better Playing Shape'

H-back David Johnson talks to us about getting more comfortable in the offense, showcasing his versatility and much more.

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Photo Gallery: Mini Camp, Part I

Photo Gallery: Mini Camp, Part I

SDBR photographer Shana Siler reveals her best pics from the Chargers' recent mini camp. Don't miss San Diego's stars in action at the offseason's first mandatory practices.

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SDBR Analysis: Inside Our Roster Projections

SDBR Analysis: Inside Our Roster Projections

Wondering how we came up with our projections for the 53-man roster? Here's a detailed breakdown of our more controversial selections.

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Practice Report: Mini Camp, Day Two

Practice Report: Mini Camp, Day Two

SDBR reporter Scott Neinas was on-hand for the second day of mini camp at Chargers Park. Find out who impressed, who made the biggest catch and who elicited the loudest cheers.

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SDBR Notebook: Chargers on the Clock

SDBR Notebook: Chargers on the Clock

Eric Weddle wants a new deal before the start of training camp, while the city of San Diego wants a stadium vote pushed up to Dec. 15. The Chargers are resisting both ideas.

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SDBR Analysis: Five Sleepers to Watch

SDBR Analysis: Five Sleepers to Watch

We identify five young veterans who have a chance to break out and earn increased roles with the team. A couple of these names are sure to surprise.

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SDBR Notebook: What's Next?

SDBR Notebook: What's Next?

It's been a big week at Chargers Park, from Corey Liuget's deal to LaDainian Tomlinson's induction into the team's Hall of Fame. These moments raise the question: what next?

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Coach Praises Botticelli's 'Fight and Determination'

Coach Praises Botticelli's 'Fight and Determination'

We talk with Minnesota D-line coach Jeff Phelps to get the skinny on Cameron Botticelli. Learn why Phelps is "excited to see what the future holds" for his former pupil.

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Bolts Lock Up Corey Liuget with Five-Year Extension

Bolts Lock Up Corey Liuget with Five-Year Extension

The Chargers locked up their best defensive player by agreeing to a five-year extension with former first-round pick Corey Liuget.

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SDBR Analysis: Projecting the Final 53

SDBR Analysis: Projecting the Final 53

Now that the roster is basically set and players have a couple weeks of OTAs under their belts, we take an early crack at projecting the 53-man roster and 10-man practice squad.

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