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Cardinals sign TE Cantrell, release CB Shelton

Jun. 1, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Cantrell is switching positions to tight end after being selected as a receiver by the Los Angeles Chargers in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. He played in college at Texas Tech...

FILE - In this April 14, 2010, file photo, former West Texas A&M University assistant football coach and former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf leaves the courtroom in Amarillo, Texas, after he was sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to eight felony drug charges in Texas. Leaf was arrested Friday, May 22, 2020, on a domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, Calif., which is about 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to booking information provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Saturday.  (Michael Norris/Amarillo Globe-News via AP, FIle)

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in California

May. 23, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested in Southern California on Friday. Leaf, 44, was arrested on a domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, which is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles, according to booking information provided by the Riverside...

Chargers re-sign offensive lineman Ryan Groy

May. 20, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed offensive lineman Ryan Groy. The team announced the move on Wednesday. Groy played in nine games for the Chargers last season after signing with the franchise in early October. His snaps were split equally between special teams and offense....

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers center Mike Pouncey kneels on the field in the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. Pouncey says he is ready to go whenever NFL teams are allowed to return to their facilities and hold workouts or training camp. Where Pouncey and his Los Angeles Chargers teammates might be playing though is becoming a bigger question. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

Chargers center Pouncey cleared to play whenever NFL returns

May. 13, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Pouncey says he is ready to go whenever NFL teams are allowed to return to their facilities to hold workouts or training camp. The Los Angeles Chargers center said during a conference call Wednesday that he has been cleared to return by doctors who did his neck surgery....

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Friday, May 8, 2020, would have marked the first time Herbert walked on to the Los Angeles Chargers practice field. But with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down NFL facilities, he is using other ways to try and work with future teammates. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Chargers top pick Herbert focusing on playbook at minicamp

May. 8, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert should have been walking onto a Los Angeles Chargers practice field Friday for the first time. But with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down NFL facilities, he is finding other ways to work with future teammates. Herbert, who was selected with the sixth overall...

Chargers make hiring of Hamilton as QB coach official

May. 5, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers hired Pep Hamilton as quarterbacks coach on Tuesday. Hamilton was head coach and general manager of the XFL’s DC Defenders before the league ended its season after five weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The XFL announced a couple of weeks later...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, DC Defenders head coach Pep Hamilton looks on during an XFL football game against the Seattle Dragons in Washington. The Los Angeles Chargers are hiring Hamilton as quarterbacks coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Thursday, April 30, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by The Athletic, has not been officially announced by the team. (AP Photo/Will Newton, File)

AP Source: Chargers hiring Hamilton as quarterbacks coach

Apr. 30, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are hiring Pep Hamilton as quarterbacks coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by The Athletic, has not been officially announced by the...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) celebrates a catch as Kansas City Chiefs safety Armani Watts (23) watches during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Henry has signed his franchise tag with the Chargers, but the tight end remains optimistic that a long-term extension can still be reached. Henry said during a conference call on Wednesday, April 29, that both sides made progress before things were put on pause for draft preparations. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Chargers TE Henry optimistic extension can be reached

Apr. 29, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Hunter Henry has already signed his franchise tag with the Los Angeles Chargers and the tight end remains optimistic that a long-term extension can still be reached. Henry said during a conference call on Wednesday that both sides made progress before things were put on pause for...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Justin Herbert holds his phone during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Los Angeles Chargers selected Herbert with the sixth pick. (NFL via AP)

Senior Bowl was added personal touch for NFL scouts

Apr. 29, 2020 2:27 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — NFL teams didn’t know when they left the Senior Bowl in January that they wouldn’t get all that much more time with prospects before the draft. The in-person scrutiny at practices and in meetings is always a meaningful part of the evaluation process at the week-long...

Harland Svare, ex-Giant and Rams, Chargers coach, dies at 89

Apr. 28, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Harland Svare, a starting linebacker on the New York Giants’ 1956 NFL championship team and later the team’s defensive coach while still a player, has died. He was 89. The Yampa Valley Funeral Home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, reported on its website that Svare...