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There haven’t been many 6-foot-10 players in NFL history, but the St. Louis Rams are hoping their latest acquisition will stick around. The Rams signed a behemoth offensive tackle on Tuesday, Ole Miss’ Terrell Brown. Brown is 6-foot-10, 388 pounds, but played sparingly with the Rebels during his three-year Ole Miss career. Brown played just two games in 2012 at offensive tackle and eight games in 2011 as a defensive tackle. The tallest player in NFL history is Richard Sligh, a 7-foot defensive tackle for the Raiders in 1967. The tallest current NFL player is 6-foot-9 Jared Gaither, who played for the Chargers in 2012 but is currently a free agent. Brown’s pro day measurables are nowhere near as impressive as Gaither’s were coming out of Maryland, though. Brown ran a 5.77-second 40-yard dash with a 5.44-second 20-yard shuttle and 8.93-second three-cone drill. Gaither ran the 40 in 4.98 seconds and had a 4.49-second 20-yard shuttle and 7.12-second three-cone time. Brown may benefit fr…
The San Diego Chargers have been in the market for an
offensive tackle throughout the offseason, and they finally were able to add a
veteran presence yesterday. The Chargers agreed to a one-year contract with
Pittsburgh Steelers free agent Max Starks, according to Josina Anderson of
Max Starks just added via text to me that he is going to San Diego on a , “one year deal.” #Chargers
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 21, 2013
Prior to the signing of Starks, the Chargers were poised to
enter the season with King Dunlap as their starting left tackle. Starks has a
good shot at jumping ahead of Dunlap on the team’s depth chart, while
first-round draft pick D.J. Fluker is expected to man the right side of the
Starks has spent the past five seasons with the Steelers.
While there’s a reason he went unsigned for this long, he still represents an
upgrade for the Chargers, considering the dire straits they were facing at left
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After a good amount of time treading free agent waters, offensive tackle Max Starks found an island land on. The former Steeler signed with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday, reports Josina Anderson of ESPN, and later confirmed by the team. The deal is for one-year. Starks, 31 played his entire 9 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers, and started all 16 games in 2012. Pittsburgh, looking to get more athletic, decided not to re-sign him and likely felt that he’s approaching the back 9 of his career. It’s a smart move for San Diego, who need depth on the line, and it may turn out that Starks will see himself in a starter role once again. Dan Hanzus of NFL.com writes: Starks fills a huge need for the Chargers, who have major talent and depth issues up front. Starks stands a very good chance to displace King Dunlap as San Diego’s starting left tackle. First-round draft pick D.J. Fluker will start on the opposite side of the line.
Much has been said since Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego stated the San Diego Chargers decided not to make Manti Te’o available to the local media.
While the Chargers call it an organizational decision some may say it allows Manti Te’o to focus on the playbook, new system, coaches, and teammates. By not feeding Te’o to the wolves, it gives him time to heal and for people to forget the fake girlfriend scenario… Read more
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the San Diego Chargers of signed free agent offensive lineman Max Starks.
Max Starks just sent me a text telling me he is going to the Chargers.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 21, 2013
Starks is a solid player that will help strengthen a weak Chargers offensive line.
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Josina Anderson received a text from OT Max Starks that mentioned he’s signing with the San Diego Chargers.
Starks mentioned that he signed a one-year deal with the team.
The Chargers have been in contact with offensive tackle options in the past few weeks, so it’s not surprising to see them some additional help.
Starks, 31, spent a number of seasons with the Steelers, but found very little interest on the open market. San Diego currently has King Dunlap and first-round pick D.J. Fluker atop their depth chart, but Starks figures to compete for the starting left tackle job during training camp.
San Diego waived OT Kevin Haslam to make room for Starks.
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The San Diego Chargers haven’t ruled out OLB Melvin Ingram returning at some point this season, according to the Union-Tribune San Diego.
Ingram suffered a torn ACL last week and is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday. The injury will require “minimum of six months to heal,” according Michael Gehlken, so the earliest he could be back is late November.
San Diego wasted no time in signing Dwight Freeney to a two-year contract, as well as OLB Thomas Keiser.
While it would be great to have Ingram at some point this season, you have to wonder whether or not it’s a smart move to rush their 2012 first-round pick back at point in the season when the remaining games could be meaningless.
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The San Diego Chargers won’t be making rookie linebacker Manti Te’o available to the media until team’s June 13 mini camp according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. The move is an effort to shield Te’o from negative media attention relating to the scandal of Lennay Kekua, his fake ex-girlfriend. To be clear, as most of you know, Te’o was the victim in the scandal.
Still, the Chargers are making a mistake by shielding Te’o from the media. When the media does gain access to Te’o next month, there will be questions about the Chargers’ decision to keep him away as well as those about how his teammates have treated him. The difference is that in mid-June, teams are truly starting to get into gear for preseason action.
Regardless of the timing of Te’o's first press conferences, a minor distraction will be created, if not for the whole team, at least for Te’o. In my mind, the Chargers should try to get it over with sooner rather than …
Was Manti Te’o looking for a real girlfriend at the Maxim party? We don’t know, he won’t talk to the media.
The San Diego Chargers knew they would have a media disaster when they took Manti Te’o in the 2013 NFL draft. They just didn’t know how big that disaster was going to be. The media is just burning to get Te’o involved in a press conference. It isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. Te’o hasn’t stopped partying though. He went to a party hosted by Maxim Magazine. Who could blame him? Have you ever seen the girls that grace the cover of Maxim? I’ll bet Te’o has and that is more than we can say about his last girlfriend. Te’o is going to have a long road to haul, to get rid of the scandal that has followed him into the NFL. If he can live up to the play he should be bringing with him, people are going to let this invisible girlfriend thing go. Until then, it is going to be a media frenzy trying to land Te’o at a press conference. The Chargers have to keep him under raps until he can prove himself in the NFL field.
San Diego Chargers director of public relations Bill Johnston was a guest on XTRA Sports 1360 Monday and shed a little light into why the team made the decision to shield rookie Manti Te’o from the bloodsucking group of people with microphones referred to as the media. “Right now, anything that he does . . . makes news,” Johnston said. “Right now, the news that people are talking about with him is really not the news that we want him to be talking about. Really, he’s a rookie, he’s a second-round draft pick, yet everybody wants to talk to him. Well, why? Well, it all goes back to that stuff that happened back in the winter, and back when he was at Notre Dame. He does make a point. People in the media don’t want to talk about football with Manti, they want more details on his famous scandal. But on the other hand, he’s a grown man. They obviously can’t keep him shielded forever. “To us, that’s not what we want him talking about. We want him focused on becom…
The San Diego Chargers have been taking things slow with wide receiver Vincent Brown as he continues to work his way back after suffering a season ending broken ankle last season. He’s been mostly limited to mental reps, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.
“First of all, all glory to God for allowing me to come back from an injury like that,” Brown said. “Being back and running around out here, I feel like a 10-year-old kid again, running around, catching balls. I’m just happy to be back.”
Browns believes he’ll be ready to go once training camp comes around.
“I haven’t played football in a year, so I have to get my mechanics back, make sure I can break and all that stuff,” Brown said. “That’s pretty much what the process is. … Last week was kind of the break-in week. It was a little sore coming out, but this week it feels a lot stronger. Hopefully it progresses week to week.”
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The San Diego Chargers are keeping Manti Te’o off-limits to the media – for now.
The star linebacker was barred from speaking with reporters at the Chargers’ second open session of organized team activities.
That doesn’t mean Te’o isn’t out and about.
Maxim confirmed Monday that Te’o attended a party last week in Hollywood after the magazine included his fake girlfriend on its list of the world’s hottest women. Rookie coach Mike McCoy says he didn’t know Te’o went to the party.
Te’o was part of a girlfriend hoax that drew national headlines. He also had a poor performance in Notre Dame’s blowout loss to Alabama in the national championship game.
San Diego Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen posted a photo of himself wearing a Raiders hat. Not smart at all. Chargers fans went off on him. @utkevinacee @lobshots if that’s post draft, that kid is an idiot. I won’t be rooting for him. — Justin Graham (@habitualistic) May 18, 2013 @lobshots Welcome to San Diego. Now burn that Raiders hat — Jack Glatfelter (@crackpotjack) May 18, 2013 @utkevinacee @lobshots hes asking to get hazed during camp. — john nixon (@scottyg_123) May 19, 2013 @utkevinacee @lobshots if its post draft, it’s a HUGE mistake on his part. #Chargers fans shouldn’t let this go easy — J Gorden (@flashdode) May 19, 2013 Allen apologized multiple times on Twitter. I get it fans!!!! Won’t happen again! — Keenan Allen (@KAAdeuce1) May 18, 2013 I apologize! — Keenan Allen (@KAAdeuce1) May 18, 2013 I understand the Chargers and Raiders hate each other, but this is so petty. Need NFL Tickets? The post Keenan Allen wears a Raiders hat, Chargers fans go
San Diego Chargers rookie, Keenen Allen used his Vine to send out a picture of himself enjoying some In-N-Out while wearing an Oakland Raiders hat (Credit: Keen Allen’s Vine & Lobshots.com) In April, Keenan Allen was the 76th overall pick (3rd round) for the San Diego Chargers. Apparently, Allen forgot that the San Diego Chargers play in the same division as the Oakland Raiders. This weekend, Allen tweeted a picture of him enjoying some In-N-Out. Unfortunately for Allen, he forgot that he was wearing his Oakland Raiders hat and as a member of the San Diego Chargers, that is a bad idea. After tweeting the picture, Allen faced a rather disrespectful fan base who was less than happy to see their third round draft pick in a rival team’s hat. Here are some of the responses to his picture: @utkevinacee @lobshots hes asking to get hazed during camp. — john nixon (@scottyg_123) May 19, 2013 Keenan Allen, WTF is the deal with the Raiders gear? Ass-wipe!!!!! — Bill Petty (@BillPetty40) May 20, 2013 @ut
Hey pro athletes, it’s usually not a good idea to wear a hat of any other team in your league — especially if it’s a long-time division rival.
Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen made precisely that mistake this weekend when he posted a Vine of himself in a Raiders hat. San Diego fans did not react kindly to Allen’s oversight.
LobShots.com collected some of the best responses. Check out a couple good ones below, plus the original offending picture.
@UTKevinAcee @LobShots if its post draft, it’s a HUGE mistake on his part. #Chargers fans shouldn’t let this go easy— J Gorden (@flashdode) May 19, 2013
@UTKevinAcee @LobShots if that’s post draft, that kid is an idiot. I won’t be rooting for him.— Justin Graham (@habitualistic) May 18, 2013
Allen apologized for the mistake and said it would not happen again. Let this be a lesson for Patriots rookies from the New Jersey area: No Jets or Giants hats.
I get it fans!!!! Won’t happen again!— Keenan Allen (@KAAdeuce…