Team Grade:
San Diego Chargers
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The Chargers just missed out on the playoffs last year and should be in a similar situation this year. This team isnâ??t in the elite category but just outside that group. The offense remains very productive and the defense can get it done on a weekly basis. The Chargers will be in most games and have a chance to make the playoffs this year. This isnâ??t a Super Bowl team, though, so donâ??t expect a deep run in the playoffs if they happen to get in this year.
The Chargers used a first-round pick on running back Melvin Gordon, hoping to have found their starting back for the next several seasons. Gordon seems a great fit for the offense. He is a three-down back that catches the ball well. He is an explosive player with plenty of big-play ability. He is setup for the best rookie season of any running back, getting to start in a top offense from day on. Gordon has big total yardage potential in his current role, having a chance to top the 1,500 total yard mark if all goes well for him.
He didnâ??t show signs of slowing down last year but you have to wonder how much tight end Antonio Gates has left in the tank. He has battled all sorts of injuries the last few seasons but just keep chugging along. It wouldnâ??t be a surprise to see him start to decline this year. He is another year older and doesnâ??t possess the speed of earlier in this career. He remains a favorite target of Philip Rivers but the big plays likely wonâ??t be there as much for him anymore. Gates is unlikely to repeat his huge season from last year, so draft accordingly.

Team Notes

Apr 30, 09:10 AM San Diego Chargers TE Hunter Henry's blocking ability will allow him to contribute right away before replacing TE Antonio Gates as the primary pass-catching tight end down the road, and beat writer Michael Gehlken believes Henry could see more snaps this season than Gates.

Fantasy Impact: Henry is going to be the top tight end in this offense before long.
Apr 26, 12:23 AM San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap (concussion) said Monday, April 25, that he is not concerned about the possibility of another concussion. 'I'm good,' Dunlap said. 'As far as I'm concerned, if I have another one that's not the end. I appreciate people being concerned, but I'm fine. I feel great. The ankle is good, head is good. Concussions, they happen. We play a contact sport.'
Apr 22, 03:13 PM San Diego Chargers OT D.J. Fluker's fifth-year option was exercised Friday, April 22, according to a source.
Apr 21, 02:13 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he was terrible in his rookie season, and he has something to prove in 2016. In addition to having a full season under his belt, Gordon says being able to train in the offseason is a major advantage. He knows the system. He knows his teammates. Perhaps most importantly, he's on hand for day one of the offseason program.
Apr 18, 10:33 PM San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (kidney) completed his first day of voluntary workouts Monday, April 18. He is looking to cut weight this offseason and add speed.
Apr 14, 06:53 PM Mississippi OT Laremy Tunsil is now a draft consideration for the San Diego Chargers with their third overall pick, according to Jason La Canfora of In that case, La Canfora believes OT King Dunlap would move to right tackle.
Apr 13, 05:53 PM San Diego Chargers QB Brad Sorensen was waived with a non-football injury designation Wednesday, April 13.
Apr 12, 02:43 PM San Diego Chargers DT Corey Liuget (foot) said he's ready for the beginning of the offseason program after ending last season on the Reserve/Injured list. Liuget also said he's running, working out and lifting weights as he continues to get back into shape.
Apr 06, 11:13 PM Only the first year of San Diego Chargers DT Brandon Mebane's contract is guaranteed, giving him $2.5 million to sign and $3 million base salary. At 31, he needs to play at a high level, as the team can evaluated him after one year and potentially move on with little consequence if it doesn't work out in 2016.
Apr 04, 07:43 PM Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Jets) agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers Monday, April 4, on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Apr 04, 07:33 PM Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Jets) is expected to sign with the San Diego Chargers, according to a source.
Mar 31, 12:23 AM Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Jets) worked out for the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 30, a source said.
Mar 30, 03:43 PM Free-agent QB Bryn Renner (Titans) is signing an undisclosed deal with the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, March 30, according to a source.
Mar 29, 02:13 AM San Diego Chargers OT Chris Hairston's two-year deal is for $2.9 million, with a signing bonus of $550,000. His 2016 salary calls for $800,000, with $1.5 million in 2017.
Mar 24, 06:23 PM San Diego Chargers restricted free-agent SS Jahleel Addae re-signed to a one-year deal Thursday, March 24.
Mar 23, 01:03 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to break more big plays after surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee in the offseason, according to head coach Mike McCoy. McCoy hopes the addition of new offensive line coach Jeff Davidson will help create more consistent play up front. 'He needs more consistency up front,' McCoy said. 'We have to do a better job up front opening up holes. You watched the way we played up front and the way he ran earlier in the year; some of his best games were the first couple games of the year. And unfortunately we didn't play as well and block as well up front as we needed to.'

Offseason Keys

Orlando Franklin, G; Steve Johnson, WR; Jacoby Jones, WR; Patrick Robinson, CB; Jimmy Wilson, SS. 

Seyi Ajirotutu, WR; Andrew Gachkar, LB; Marcus Gilchrist, SS; Ryan Mathews, RB; Eddie Royal, WR; Reggie Walker, LB; Shareece Wright, CB. 

2016 Draft Class

 # 1  3 Joey BosaDL
 # 2  35 Hunter HenryTE
 # 3  66 Max TuerkOL
 # 4  102 Joshua PerryLB
 # 5  175 Jatavis BrownLB
 # 6  179 Drew KaserP
 # 6  198 Derek WattRB
 # 7  224 Donavon ClarkOL

2016 Schedule

1     Sep 11 1:00PM     at Kansas City
2     Sep 18 4:25PM     Jacksonville
3     Sep 25 4:25PM     at Indianapolis
4     Oct 2 4:25PM     New Orleans
5     Oct 9 4:25PM     at Oakland
6     Oct 13 8:25PM     Denver
7     Oct 23 4:05PM     at Atlanta
8     Oct 30 4:05PM     at Denver
9     Nov 6 4:25PM     Tennessee
10     Nov 13 4:05PM     Miami
-- Week 11 Bye --
12     Nov 27 1:00PM     at Houston
13     Dec 4 4:25PM     Tampa Bay
14     Dec 11 1:00PM     at Carolina
15     Dec 18 4:25PM     Oakland
16     Dec 24 1:00PM     at Cleveland
17     Jan 1 4:25PM     Kansas City
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