2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
San Diego Chargers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Chargers got back to their winning ways last season and should have another solid team this year. Remember, they had a ton of injuries last year but still managed to go 9-7 and make the playoffs. They are healthy for the start of this year and could improve on last year. The defense is getting better and better, and the offense remains potent with a lot of solid offensive weapons. The Chargers will be a tough weekly opponent that should challenge for a playoff spot once again.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Ladarius Green is ready to take over the starting duties from Antonio Gates at tight end. Green might split work with Gates this season but should get more playing time than ever before. And the Chargers will run a lot of two tight-end sets to get Green heavily involved in the passing game. He is going to get a lot of targets this season. Green has big-play potential at tight end and is a matchup nightmare for the opposition. He is ready to take his game to a new level.
FANTASY DUD
With Green emerging at tight end, Antonio Gates is on his way out. He looked a step slow last season and has battled a ton of injuries through the year. You have to wonder how much Gates has left in the tank. Gates will play some this season and could even open the year as the starter but expect Green to take plenty of work from Gates and likely the starter's job at some point this season. Gates is going to see his numbers take another dip this season. He is trending the wrong way for fantasy teams.

Team Notes

Jul 26, 03:32 PM San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o has lost five pounds this offseason. Te'o is slated as the team's starting left inside linebacker.
Jul 26, 02:52 PM San Diego Chargers OGs Chris Watt and Johnnie Troutman left practice early Saturday, July 26. Both exits were heat-related.
Jul 26, 02:02 AM San Diego Chargers WR Tevin Reese has been turning heads early in camp, drawing praise from teammates and already earning a nickname. 'That's how DeSean Jackson was - little and fast. He shocked the NFL,' WR Malcom Floyd said Friday, July 25. His teammates have called him 'Sweet Feet.'
Jul 25, 11:52 PM San Diego Chargers OG Johnnie Troutman (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, July 25, after suffering an apparent hamstring injury during practice Thursday, July 24.
Jul 25, 10:52 PM San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) suffered a calf strain during practice Friday, July 25. The injury is not believed to be serious.
Jul 25, 12:22 AM The Dallas Cowboys met with free-agent LB Larry English (Chargers) Thursday, July 24, but he left the meeting without a contract.
Jul 24, 08:52 PM San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (hip) said he will do everything he can to try to be ready for Week 1. Clary was on crutches for eight weeks after undergoing offseason hip surgery and started walking two weeks ago.
Jul 24, 06:22 PM WR Kelsey Pope (Cardinals), CB Royce Adams (Browns), OG Jarrod Pughsley (Cowboys), LB Shaun Lewis (Packers), RB Beau Blankenship (Jaguars), DE Spencer Nealy (Vikings), WR Tyler McDonald (Patriots), DB Lowell Rose (Jets) and LB Jonas Mouton (Chargers) all cleared waivers Thursday, July 24, and are free to sign with any team.
Jul 24, 02:22 PM San Diego Chargers OG Johnnie Troutman (hamstring) left practice early with a hamstring injury Thursday, July 24. The injury did not appear to be serious.
Jul 23, 04:13 PM San Diego Chargers OL Jeromey Clary (hip) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 23.
Jul 23, 04:13 PM San Diego Chargers LB Jonas Mouton (knee) was waived Wednesday, July 23, after failing his physical.
Jul 22, 10:03 PM Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is not expected to return to practice until August, which means he will miss the beginning of training camp.
Jul 22, 09:43 PM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews' rookie contract will expire after the 2014 season, which means this could be his final year with the organization, in the opinion of ESPN's Eric D. Williams. San Diego recently extended the contract of RB Danny Woodhead and added a player similar to Mathews in RB Donald Brown via a three-year pact earlier in the offseason.
Jul 22, 06:43 PM San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead has signed a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were undisclosed.
Jul 22, 03:23 PM The San Diego Chargers released LB Larry English Tuesday, July 22.
Jul 19, 12:42 PM San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) should be ready to participate when training camp begins.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Donald Brown, RB. 

Losses:
None. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  25 Jason VerrettDB
 # 2  18 Jeremiah AttaochuLB
 # 3  25 Chris WattOL
 # 5  25 Ryan CarrethersDL
 # 6  25 Marion GriceRB
 # 7  25 Tevin ReeseWR

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 8 10:20PM     at Arizona
2     Sep 14 4:05PM     Seattle
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at Buffalo
4     Sep 28 4:05PM     Jacksonville
5     Oct 5 4:25PM     New York Jets
6     Oct 12 4:05PM     at Oakland
7     Oct 19 4:05PM     Kansas City
8     Oct 23 8:25PM     at Denver
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     at Miami
-- Week 10 Bye --
11     Nov 16 4:05PM     Oakland
12     Nov 23 4:05PM     St Louis
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     at Baltimore
14     Dec 7 8:30PM     New England
15     Dec 14 4:05PM     Denver
16     Dec 20 3:00PM     at San Francisco
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at Kansas City
18     Jan 4 1:05PM     at Cincinnati
19     Jan 11 4:40PM     at Denver
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