Chargers News

Mid-season hero Danario Alexander will return to Chargers

San Diego Chargers v Denver BroncosThe Chargers gambled last year by signing wide receiver Danario Alexander, and it sure has paid off. Alexander became Philip Rivers #1 target and San Diego’s threat to score mid-way through the 2012-2013 season. He also was a dependable target in big time situations. Which earned trust of not only Philip Rivers, but the coaching staff and players.

Keenan Allen brought into San Diego family

NFL: San Diego Chargers-Rookie MinicampNow that part of Philip Rivers problem is gone by drafting D.J. Fluker, its time to give him some weapons to target. The Chargers draft Keenan Allen in the third round to help out Philip Rivers. 

Manti Te’o to the San Diego Chargers. Is this a good fit for Te’o?

Manti Te'o

Freshly drafted rookie Manti Te’o has had a rough past couple of months. Although at the time it seemed none of it would have been this way. He started off from a red hot fire and since then its burned down to just a coal. However, there is still some heat to that coal. Te’o is looking to transfer that coal, and all the bad luck with it, back into a fire. 

Chargers pick OT Fluker with 11th pick in 2013 Draft

D.J. Fluker

The best way to improve an offense is by upgrading your offensive line. Which the Chargers desperately need to do. I don’t know a better way to do it than in the NFL Draft.

With the 11th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers selected D.J. Fluker from the University of Alabama.

Chargers, Nick Novak reach contract agreement

Nick NovakNick Novak and the San Diego Chargers have agreed to four more years together.

Novak took over as starting kicker after Nate Kaeding tore his ACL during the 2011 season. Kaeding was injured on the opening kickoff of 2011 against the Minnesota Vikings.

You might ask,”How in the world could he have injured his knee on a kickoff?” However, Vikings return-man Percy Harvin ran 103 yards for a touchdown, Nate Kaeding tried to stop him, but tore his ACL in the process.

Ever since that horrific play, Nick Novak has stepped in and made a huge impact. Last season he made 18 out of the 20 field goals he attempted, the two missed attempts were for 50+ yards. He scored 87 total points for his team. Novak was a 90% kicker, earning him the eighth highest ranking in the NFL. He also has the third highest rating in San Diego history.

He has signed a four year contract for $6.6 million. The contract includes a $1.5 million signing bonus.

The Chargers have also re-signed long-snapper Mike Windt, along with kick-returner Richard Goodman to maintain special teams success. Novak also will have his holder (Charlie Whitehurst) returning.

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Ronnie Brown re-signs with Chargers

The San Diego Chargers now have three running backs who all rushed over 200 yards last season. Coming in to Free Agency they only had one legit threat at that position, Ryan Matthews. That is, If you can call him a legit threat. So the signing of Ronnie Brown will bulk up their running back depth chart.

Ronnie re-signed to a 1 year/ $1 million contract.

Ronnie Brown rushed for 4,815 yards with the Miami Dolphins before becoming a Charger.

Ronnie Brown rushed for 4,815 yards with the Miami Dolphins before becoming a Charger.

Ronnie Brown has been in the league for nine years, six of those with the Miami Dolphins. He also played with the Philadelphia Eagles for a year, before signing with the Chargers last June.

His career stats go as follows: 5,171 rushing yards and 1,862 receving yards over the nine seasons he has been in the league. Brown was the second pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

During his career with the Dolphins, Brown never rushed less than 600 yards in a season. He also never had less than four touchdowns during any of those seasons. During his last two seasons (with the Eagles and Chargers) he has rushed for a total of 356 yards. Only scoring one touchdown during both seasons.

Yet, he has stayed somewhat consistent.

Although the numbers I mentioned earlier are not flashy, his presence on the field was definitely felt. He averaged the same yards per carry as he did in Miami with the Dolphins. He also averaged more receiving yards with the Chargers than he did in any year with Miami (371), besides the 2007 season (389 yards).

Ronnie Brown is a good quality veteran backup, for a position in football that takes a lot of hits.