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49ers assistant Brandon Staley looks for a coaching 'reset' after firing by Chargers

May. 23, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley's rise up the coaching ranks was meteoric, going from a Division III defensive coordinator to head coach in the NFL in a dizzying five-year span. Staley's stay at the top of the football coaching profession proved to be brief as he was...

The NFL schedule has been released. Now it's time for the social media snark

May. 15, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

The NFL schedule has been released. That means the snark can begin.: The league’s 32 teams all have social media teams working toward this day, trying to one-up each other on creative ways to announce their opponents. In many ways, the event is their Super Bowl, with teams planning...

A.J. Smith, who is the winningest general manager in Chargers' history, dies at 75

May. 13, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Smith, a longtime NFL executive who was the winningest general manager in Chargers history, died Sunday. He was 75. His son, Atlanta assistant general manager Kyle Smith, announced his father's death in a statement released by the Falcons. Kyle Smith...

Jerry Rice's son, Chargers rookie Brenden Rice, feels as if he has plenty to prove

May. 12, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brenden Rice already had plenty to prove as the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. Not being selected until the 225th pick in the NFL draft two weeks ago added more fuel to the fire. Many thought Rice would be a middle-round...

Chargers sign outside linebacker Bud Dupree to help bolster their pass rush

May. 11, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers signed outside linebacker Bud Dupree on Saturday, helping bolster an already formidable pass rush. The 31-year-old Dupree has 53 career sacks in nine NFL seasons, including 6 1/2 last year in his lone season in Atlanta. ...

Beach League: 5 NFL teams will hold training camp in Southern California this year

May. 09, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

Southern California will be a prime spot for NFL training camps this year. With the Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approving a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, five teams will be holding their practices within a 105-mile radius in late July and early August. There hasn't been a...

Wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. signs with the Los Angeles Chargers

May. 06, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers added some depth to their wide receiver room by signing DJ Chark Jr. on Monday. Chark had 35 receptions for 525 yards with Carolina last season, and led the team with five receiving touchdowns. He was a second-round pick by...

NFL draft attendance record set with more than 775,000 fans attending the event in Detroit

Apr. 27, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The NFL draft has a new attendance record after more than 775,000 fans flooded downtown Detroit for the three-day event. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer revealed Saturday at Campus Martius Park that Detroit had broken the record, and the league later released its...

Joe Hortiz addresses needs at wide receiver and cornerback in his first draft as the Chargers' GM

Apr. 27, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Hortiz was disciplined and methodical in his first NFL draft as the Los Angeles Chargers' general manager. Hortiz didn't reach in addressing the Chargers' needs, but also made sure to make it a collaborative approach in bringing together scouts, new...

Defense becomes focus of NFL draft in Round 2 after Bills and Chargers get receivers early

Apr. 26, 2024 23:58 PM EDT

Defense became the focus of the NFL draft on Friday night after a record-setting 23 offensive players were selected in the first round. The Atlanta Falcons, who shocked everyone by taking quarterback Michael Penix Jr. at No. 8, kicked off the shift by moving up to take Clemson...