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Vincent Brown "not sure" he'll return this month
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 1:37pm
"We'll see," Brown said. "There's no set date. Just trying to get back as fast as I can. Take it day by day. That's all I can do."
Robert Meachem & Eddie Royal OUT for Chargers
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:16pm
Injury report for TNF - Chiefs @ Chargers
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 7:41pm
Kansas City Chiefs
WR Devon Wylie (hamstring)
San Diego Chargers
WR Eddie Royal (hamstring)
CB Chris Carr (quad), WR Robert Meachem (WR)
T Jared Gaither (groin), DE Vaughn Martin (neck), LB Jonas Mouton (hip), LB Takeo Spikes (elbow)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 8:41pm
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 2:06pm
The end of Nate Kaeding's nine-year run in San Diego has arrived. The Chargers kicker passed a team physical Tuesday morning and will be placed on waivers. If claimed, that team must pay the remainder of his 2012 contract.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:55pm
The Chargers signed wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu to a one-year contract and placed wide receiver Richard Goodman on the injured reserve list after he sustained a season-ending hamstring injury returning the opening kickoff Sunday. Ajirotutu was with the Chargers in 2010 as an undrafted rookie free agent from Fresno State, catching 13 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns.
Ajirotutu is at best 4th on the Chargers WR depth chart.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:54pm
Chargers HC Norv Turner said he hasn't spoken about his job status with either Smith or team president Dean Spanos. It's doubtful Spanos would fire Turner during the season for a number of reasons. There's no viable candidate on the staff who could step in and replace Turner, especially with a game Thursday night. Turner also is the de facto offensive coordinator given that he calls the plays. Spanos isn't prone to knee-jerk reactions, and he's not prone to eating salary if he doesn't have to. Turner's contract runs through 2013.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:36pm
Monday, October 29, 2012, 12:48pm
Specifically, I wonder whether something is wrong with quarterback Philip Rivers' throwing arm, and I know some league executives and coaches who have similar suspicions.
Last year, when Rivers suffered a huge dropoff in play from previous seasons, I thought he might be concealing an injury, but the quarterback assured me he wasn't. Arm strength was never Rivers' forte, but even with an unorthodox delivery he found a way to get the ball out quickly and effectively. Is his arm shot, or semi-shot?
Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:20am
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said he wasn’t sure who would be the quarterback against the Chargers. He said the job would be Brady Quinn’s (over Matt Cassel) if he’s healthy enough to play, though that seemed unlikely.
“First of all, we have to see about Brady and what his situation is and whether he can go or not,’’ Crennel said. “Then we’ll evaluate Matt and his situation and also we’ll evaluate (Ricky) Stanzi.
“I’m not ruling out anybody. I have to look at everybody. I know time is a constraint that I have to work under, but the first thing that has to be done is to see where Brady is. If he’s not available, then I need to see about the other two and then make a decision.’’
Monday, October 29, 2012, 8:51am
Ryan Mathews fumbled late in the first quarter.
That didn't stop the Chargers from turning to the running back.
Mathews was on the field for the offense's next drive and finished Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Browns with a season-high 24 carries for 95 yards. He added two catches for 9 yards.
The 25-year-old has fumbled twice this season, losing both, on 101 touches. His other fumble came in his season debut against the Falcons after missing six weeks and two regular-season games with a broken clavicle.
“The ball got away from him,” coach Norv Turner said. “We need Ryan to be a big part of this. We need to continue to have him have success.”
It's a good sign for owners that the team isn't going to throw in Jackie Battle every time Mathews fumbles. But, hopefully the fumbles don't continue or that may change.
Monday, October 29, 2012, 8:12am
“I’m not exactly sure,’’ coach Romeo Crennel said when asked why Charles wasn’t involved. “We were rotating our backs in there. Hillis was back and he was able to get some carries. He was somewhat effective. When a guy’s effective, we kind of stay with him a little bit. Hillis was able to run through there and break some tackles and get some things done.’’
But Hillis only got four carries, one fewer than Charles.
Charles was still playing late in the game, even though he wasn’t getting the ball much. He got it just once in the second half.
The Chiefs usage of Charles is mind-boggling, but the Chiefs only handed the ball off 13 times total in their loss to the Raiders and Charles did lead RBs with 5 carries. Charles is healthy and has a nice schedule the rest of the way outside of a tough matchup with the Broncos in week 12. We'll be watching Thursday night against the Chargers to see if the Chiefs make giving Jamaal touches a priority. Charles has posted monster fantasy days each of the three weeks he has racked up 20 or more touches.