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Tuesday
Apr212015

Analyst: Two Teams Needed For Carson Stadium Success

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(CARSON, Ca.) -- As the NFL moves towards its inevitable return to the Los Angeles media market, as many as three teams have interest in relocating.

A financial report has concluded that the proposed $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California would require two teams in order to be a profitable venture.

As the Chargers and Raiders negotiate with San Diego and Oakland respectively for new stadium deals in their current markets, both teams have made it known of their interest to relocate to Los Angeles.

The report discovered that if one team were to play in the stadium the city of Carson budget would face, "annual fiscal losses in most of the first 30 years."

The Rams are currently the frontrunner to be the first team to move to Los Angeles, as owner Stan Kronke is moving forward with plans to build a stadium in Inglewood.

 


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Saturday
Mar212015

Dual Team Stadium Moves Forward In Los Angeles

IStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As Stan Kroenke moves forward with his stadium efforts in the Los Angeles market, another stadium proposal has received the green light.

The stadium would serve as the home for both the Chargers and Raiders, should both teams choose to leave San Diego and Oakland respectively. Both teams are seeking a new venue in their current market and have threatened to move if they do not receive a stadium proposal to their liking.

"We have all been extremely encouraged by the sky-high level of support we have found for the stadium project," Chargers attorney Mark Fabiani said in a statement regarding the Los Angeles proposal.

The proposal has received over 14,000 petition signatures to place a stadium in Carson. The next step will be to put the ballot up for local election. 

Currently the Jets and Giants are only teams in the NFL that share a stadium.


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Tuesday
Mar172015

Report: S.D. Chargers Sign WR Stevie Johnson

Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- The Chargers and free agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson agreed to a three-year contract on Tuesday, according to the U-T San Diego. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 28-year-old Johnson was released by the 49ers last week after spending just one season in San Francisco. He had 35 receptions for 435 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.

Johnson was originally selected by the Bills out of Kentucky in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. In six seasons (2008-2013) with Buffalo, he had 301 catches for 3,832 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns.  Johnson had three consecutive seasons (2010-2012) where he had more than 1,000 receiving yards.

The 49ers acquired Johnson from the Bills last May for a conditional fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft.


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Monday
Mar092015

Chargers Re-Sign Flowers, Will Sign Orlando Franklin

San Diego Chargers/NFL(SAN DIEGO, Ca. ) -- The San Diego Chargers have brought back their top corner Brandon Flowers on a four-year, $36 million contract, according to NFL Networks' Albert Breer.

Flowers, 29, joined the Chargers after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs last June.

The Chiefs saw Flowers as a poor fit in defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's man-to-man defense, but the corner flourished in San Diego's zone coverage scheme.

Additionally, the Chargers have come to terms with free agent guard Orlando Franklin, according to The UT-San Diego.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal is for five years, $36.5 million, with $20 guaranteed.

Franklin, 27 was a second-round pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2011 draft. The 6'7," 320 lb. guard has started 47 games for Denver.


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Saturday
Mar072015

Chargers Sign Jacoby Jones

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, Ca.) -- The San Diego Chargers have signed kick returner Jacoby Jones to a two-year deal, according to the team.

Jones, 30, was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 25 after he was scheduled to earn $2.5 million for the 2015 season.

The Chargers had a clear need for an impact kick returner as they ranked 28th overall last season with an average return of 22.2 yards. Jones ranked second in the league with 30.6 yards per return.

Jones provided little impact as a receiver last season as he caught a career low nine passes while dropping five. 

The Houston Texans selected Jones in the third round of the 2007 draft. He spent five seasons in Houston.


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Monday
Feb232015

San Diego Mayor Renews Chargers Stadium Efforts

San Diego Chargers/NFL(SAN DIEGO, Ca.) -- As NFL franchises continue to threaten to leave their current locations for the Los Angeles market, local officials scramble -- often at the expense of taxpayers.

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer met with San Diego Chargers team president Dean Spanos and agreed to expedite a timetable with the county stadium advisory panel, to find a new location and finance plan for the stadium.

"I explained to Mr. Spanos that we are going to work to keep the team here but I will never support a deal that San Diego can't afford," Faulconer said in a prepared statement. "We will continue to work to produce a viable stadium plan that is fair for San Diegans, protects taxpayers and can be approved by voters.

"The stadium advisory group has agreed to speed up its efforts and will release a work product in the next 90 days. I look forward to sharing the plan with the public and the Chargers at that time."

In 2013, USA Today found that oftentimes tax payers end up paying more than half the costs of new stadiums. During construction and improvements, the public takes on almost 75% of the bill due to "obscure costs."

The advisory panel was originally scheduled to put forth a proposal in September, but as the Chargers continue to explore options in the Los Angeles market to put pressure on San Diego, Faulconer agreed to speed up the process.


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Saturday
Feb212015

Chargers Extend Left Tackle King Dunlap

San Diego Chargers/NFL(SAN DIEGO, Ca.) -- The San Diego Chargers have re-signed King Dunlap to a four-year contract.

Dunlap a seven-year veteran who was taken in the 7th round by the Philadelphia Eagles is scheduled to earn $28 million dollars over the course of the contract.

In 2013, the Chargers signed Dunlap to a two-year contract after he was allowed to leave the Eagles when Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia.

San Diego has reaped the rewards as Dunlap stated all 16 games in 2014 and played at a top level. According to Pro Football Focus, Dunlap allowed three sacks on 625 pass dropbacks and allowed 56 hurries on 1,078 passing plays. 

"King has been top notch the last few years for us at left tackle," quarterback Phillip Rivers said. "It's very well-deserved for him personally and a huge signing for our team."


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Friday
Feb202015

Raiders & Chargers Have a Plan to Share Stadium in Los Angeles

NFL(SAN DIEGO) -- The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers announced on Thursday that they have collaborated on building a stadium in Carson, California that they both would share if they relocate and move to California.

The stadium is privately financed and costs $1.7 billion and in a joint statement both teams said they have been working for many years in their home markets to find a solution.

"We are pursuing this stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason: If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises," the teams said in the joint statement.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has appointed a nine member advisory group to come up with a recommendation for a stadium site.

"It's now abundantly clear that while we have been working here in San Diego to create a plan for a new stadium, the Chargers have for some time been making their own plans for moving to Los Angeles," Faulconer said in a statement Thursday night. "This would amount to abandoning generations of loyal Chargers fans. Despite this news, we are going to continue our efforts to develop a viable stadium solution."

The Rams are also interested in relocating their franchise to Los Angeles, according to multiple reports.


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Tuesday
Jan202015

Joe Barry to Run the Defense in Washington

David Lee/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins are turning to Joe Barry as their new defensive coordinator. He’ll replace Jim Haslett, who departed after five seasons in the nation’s capital.

Barry spent the past four seasons as the linebackers coach for the San Diego Chargers. The 44-year-old will be in charge of turning around a Redskins defense that finished 20th in total yards and 29th in points per game allowed last season.

Barry previously was the defensive coordinator for the Lions (2007-08), where under his direction Detroit finished the 2008 season winless, allowing 517 points.

In 2014, the Redskins had 36 sacks and seven interceptions en route to a 4-12 record.

 


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Sunday
Dec282014

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/28/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Baltimore Ravens 20 (10-6) - Cleveland Browns 10 (7-9) 

Dallas Cowboys 44 (12-4) - Washington Redskins 17 (4-12)

Indianapolis Colts 27 (11-5) - Tennessee Titans 10 (2-14) 

Houston Texans 23 (9-7) - Jacksonville Jaguars 17 (3-13)

New York Jets 37 (4-12) - Miami Dolphins 24 (8-8)

Kansas City Chiefs 19 (9-7) - San Diego Chargers 7 (9-7)

Minnesota Vikings 13 (7-9) - Chicago Bears 9 (5-11)

Buffalo Bills 17 (9-7) - New England Patriots 9 (12-4)

Philadelphia Eagles 34 (10-6) - New York Giants 26 (6-10)

New Orleans Saints 23 (7-9) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 (2-14)

Carolina Panthers 34 (7-8-1) - Atlanta Falcons 3 (6-10) 

Green Bay Packers 30 (12-4) - Detroit Lions 20 (11-5)

San Francisco 49ers 20 (8-8) - Arizona Cardinals 17 (11-5)

Seattle Seahawks 20 (12-4) - St. Louis Rams 6 (6-10)

Denver Broncos 47 (12-4) - Oakland Raiders 14 (3-13)

Pittsburgh Steelers 27 (11-5) - Cincinnati Bengals 17 (10-5-1)

NBA: Detroit Pistons 103 (7-23) - Cleveland Cavaliers 80 (18-12)

San Antonio Spurs 110 (19-13) - Houston Rockets 106 (21-8)

Dallas Mavericks 112 (22-10) - Oklahoma City Thunder 107 (15-17)

Portland Trail Blazers 101 (25-7) - New York Knicks 79 (5-28)

Toronto Raptors 116 (24-7) - Denver Nuggets 102 (13-18)

Phoenix Suns 116 (17-14) - Los Angeles Lakers 107 (9-21)

NHL: Florida Panthers 6 (16-9-8, 40pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (20-13-3, 43pts)

Anaheim Ducks 2 (24-8-6, 54pts) - Vancouver Canucks 1 (20-11-3, 43pts) - Overtime

Top 25 Men's Basketball: (6) Wisconsin 68 (12-1) - Buffalo 56 (7-3)

Stony Brook 62 (8-6) - (13) Washington 57 (11-1)

(17) St. John's 82 (11-1) - Tulane 57 (9-3) 

(23) Northern Iowa 74 (11-1) - South Dakota State 63 (9-5)


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