Chargers Place WR Keenan Allen on Season Ending IR

San Diego Chargers v Baltimore Ravens

The Chargers have placed wide receiver Keenan Allen on season-ending injury reserve according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Allen was forced from the game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday with what was then described as muscle spasms in his back but later diagnosed by doctors as a lacerated kidney. Gehlken reports that Allen underwent a non-surgical procedure Monday to “Stop bleeding”. Allen is expected to make a full recovery but not in time to play again this season-and the Chargers are wisely taking no chances with Allen’s long-term health in a 2-6 season that is rapidly going nowhere.

One of the most talented wideouts in the NFL, the former Cal product was on pace for a 134/1,450/8 season in an offense leading the league in passing a 337 yards per game. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers still has plenty of weapons at his disposal including veterans Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson, TEs Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green, and developing threat Dontrelle Inman.

The 23-year-old Allen will enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2016.

Chargers Lose Yet Again on the Final Play; Fall to Ravens 29-26

San Diego Chargers v Baltimore Ravens

The Chargers issues in close games continued Sunday in Baltimore, as the Bolts fell to 2-6 on the season after losing to the Ravens 29-26 on Justin Tucker’s last play field goal.

Joe Flacco beat up the Bolts defense for 319 yards and ran for a score to help Baltimore snap a three-game skid and hand the Chargers their fourth straight defeat.

The loss means that the Chargers own the cellar in the AFC West, as Kansas City earned their 3rd win of the year in London and are a game ahead of the Chargers in the standings.

San Diego QB Philip Rivers went 28 for 37 for 301 yards, his franchise-record fifth consecutive 300-yard game. Two of his touchdown passes went to Malcom Floyd, including a 70-yarder.

The 2-6 record for the Chargers is the franchise’s worst first half to a season since it started 1-7 in 2003.

They have been close so many times it’s crazy, they have lost on the final play in three of their last five games, losing two of those three with the only win coming against the 2-6 Browns.

“Our last four games have been very tough,” said quarterback Philip Rivers. “I don’t have a lot to say tonight because I don’t have a lot of answers.”

The Chargers are also a very beat up bunch. They entered Sunday’s game with a number of injuries, and left even worse off.

The list of the injured during Sunday’s three-point loss was flat out staggering. LT King Dunlap, defensive end Corey Liuget, tight end Ladarius Green, guard-tackle Chris Hairston, wide receiver Stevie Johnson, guard-center Chris Watt, wide receiver Keenan Allen, cornerback Jason Verrett, cornerback Patrick Robinson, running back Branden Oliver, safety Darrell Stuckey and safety Jahleel Addae.

The four-game losing streak for the Chargers is comprised of defeats of 4, 7, 8 and 3 points.

”It’s another one of those games that comes down to the bitter end,” San Diego coach Mike McCoy said.

No matter how you cut it, this has not been a season to remember in San Diego.

Next week the Chargers are back on prime-time, as they are at home Monday night to take on the Chicago Bears.

Chargers at Ravens NFL Week 8 Inactives

Chargers inactives: CB Craig Mager, S Eric Weddle, RB Donald Brown, LB Manti Te’o, LB Denzel Perryman, LB Tourek Williams, OL Orlando Franklin

Ravens inactives: WR Jeremy Butler, WR Breshad Perriman, CB Tray Walker, S Terrance Brooks, OT Eugene Monroe, OL De’Ondre Wesley, DT Kapron Lewis-Moore

Chargers vs Ravens NFL Week Eight Capsule



SERIES LEADER Series tied: 5-5  
STREAKS 3 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCoy: 1-0 John Harbaugh: 2-2
LAST WEEK L 37-29 vs. Raiders L 26-18 at Cardinals
LAST GAME 11/30/14: Chargers 34 at Ravens 33. San Diego WR Eddie Royal catches GW 1-yard TD with 38 seconds remaining. Chargers QB Philip Rivers throws for 383 yards & 3 TDs.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (SD), 127 (Bal.). XM: 229 (Bal.).


PASSING Rivers: 215-311-2452 (1L)-15 (T3L)-7-99.2 Flacco: 180-287-1857 (3C)-9-8-80.1
RUSHING Gordon (R): 85-328-3.9-0 Forsett: 116-493 (3C)-4.3-2
RECEIVING K. Allen: 62 (1L)-690 (3L)-11.1-3 S. Smith: 41-588-14.3-3
OFFENSE 430.7 (1L) 356.1
DEFENSE 362.6 385.4
SACKS Attaochu: 4 Guy, Mosley: 3
INTs 4 tied: 1 J. Smith: 2
PUNTING Scifres: 44.6 Koch: 48.6 (3C)
KICKING Lambo (R): 53 (14/15 PAT; 13/15 FG) Tucker: 57 (15/15 PAT; 14/17 FG)


CHARGERS: In past 4, QB PHILIP RIVERS has completed 139 of 209 (66.5 pct.) for 1,562 yards with 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 98.6 rating, incl. 336 yards & 3 TDs vs. Oak. Aims for 5th in row with 300+ yards & 2+ TDs. In last meeting, completed 34 of 45 (75.6 pct.) for 383 yards & 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 113.5 rating…RB MELVIN GORDON (No. 15 overall) ranks 2nd among AFC rookies with 328 rush yards. RB DANNY WOODHEAD has 60+ scrimmage yards in 6 of past 7, incl. 3 100+ yard games…WR KEENAN ALLEN leads NFL with 62 catches, most in NFL history by player through his team’s first 7 games to begin season. In only career meeting, had 11 catches for 121 yards & 2 TDs. WR MALCOM FLOYD had 3 catches for 85 yards (28.3 avg.) in last meeting. TE ANTONIO GATES (101) needs TD to surpass HOFer STEVE LARGENT (101) for No. 19 all-time. Aims for 3rd in row with 9+ catches & 90+ yards…S ERIC WEDDLE & LB MANTI TE’O lead team with 40 tackles apiece. LB JERRY ATTAOCHU has 4 sacks in past 4. CB BRANDON FLOWERS had 1st sack since 2013 last week…RAVENS: In last meeting, QB JOE FLACCO passed for 225 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104.9 rating & added rush TD. Has 2 TD passes in 3 of 4 career meetings…In last meeting, RB JUSTIN FORSETT posted 123 scrimmage yards (106 rush, 17 receiving). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4 overall. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. RB KYLE JUSZCZYK had TD catch in 2 of past 3, incl. 1 last week vs. Cardinals. Has 17 catches & needs 3 to surpass career-high of 19 last season…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. leads team with 41 catches for 588 yards, incl. 5 catches for 78 yards vs Az. Smith (13,850) needs 50 receiving yards to surpass HOFer CRIS CARTER for No. 10 all-time. TE CROCKETT GILLMORE tied career-high with 5 catches last week for 53 yards…LB DARYL SMITH leads team with 62 tackles, incl. 8 vs. AZ. Aims for 5th in row with 8+ tackles. Had 8 tackles & INT in last meeting. In past 4 meetings, LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 5 sacks & 3 FF. LB C.J. MOSLEY had sack last week & has 3 in 2015, tying 2014 career-high.

Raiders at Chargers NFL Week 7 Capsule



STREAKS   6 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 2-2 Mike McCoy: 3-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 5: L 16-10 vs. Broncos) L 27-20 at Packers
LAST GAME 11/16/14: Raiders 6 at Chargers 13. San Diego defense holds Oakland to 71 net rushing yards. Chargers WR Malcom Floyd records 44 rec. yards & TD.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (field reporter). Westwood One: Steve Raible, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 137 (Oak.), 81 (SD). XM: 227 (SD).


PASSING Carr: 103-162-1171-8-3-93.9 Rivers: 177-253-2116 (1L)-12-5-102.8
RUSHING Murray: 80-336-4.2-2 Gordon (R): 78-299-3.8-0
RECEIVING Cooper (R): 28-386-13.8-2 Allen: 53 (1L)-601 (3L)-11.3-3
OFFENSE 338.8 433.0 (1L)
DEFENSE 382.4 354.3
SACKS Mack: 3 Attaochu: 4
INTs Woodson: 4 (T1L) 4 tied: 1
PUNTING King: 46.9 Scifres: 45.0
KICKING Janikowski: 35 (11/11 PAT; 8/10 FG) Lambo (R): 46 (13/14 PAT; 11/13 FG)


RAIDERS: In past 4, QB DEREK CARR has completed 96 of 150 (64.0 pct.) for 1,110 yards & 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 95.7 rating. Has 2+ TDs in 3 of past 4…In 10/12/14 meeting, passed for 282 yards with career-high 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.7 rating…In 7 career starts, RB LATAVIUS MURRAY is averaging 89.4 scrimmage yards/game (518 rush, 197 rec.) & has 2 rush TDs. In Week 5 vs. Den., FB MARCEL REECE led team with 7 catches for 49 yards & TD…WR AMARI COOPER (No. 4 overall) leads NFL rookies in catches (28) & receiving yards (386). Has 100+ rec. yards or TD catch in 3 of past 4. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE aims for 7th in row with 4+ catches…S CHARLES WOODSON is tied for 1st in NFL with 4 INTs & has 64 career. Needs 1 INT to surpass ED REED (64) & tie KEN RILEY (65) for 5th all-time. Aims for 4th in row with INT. In Week 5 vs. Den., became 1st player in NFL history with 2 INTs in game at 39+. LB MALCOLM SMITH has sack in 2 of past 3, incl. 1 vs. Broncos. LB ALDON SMITH aims for 3rd in row with .5+ sack…CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has won 6 of past 7 starts vs. Oak., passing for 1,810 yards with 13 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 104.5 rating. Last week, set club passing records for yards (503), comp. (43) & att. (65) & became 4th QB in NFL history to start 150 consecutive games. Aims for 4th in row with 350+ yards & 2+ TDs…RB MELVIN GORDON (No. 15 overall) leads AFC rookies with 299 rush yards. RB DANNY WOODHEAD has 60+ scrimmage yards in 5 of past 6, incl. 71 last week…Last week, WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 14 catches for 157 yards. 1st player in NFL history with 3 12+ catch games in team’s 1st 6 games to begin season. WR MALCOM FLOYD had 22-yard TD catch in last meeting. Has TD in 5 of past 6 vs. Oak. Since 2004, ranks 3rd in NFL with 17.3 rec. avg. (min. 200 catches). TE ANTONIO GATES (101) needs TD to surpass HOFer STEVE LARGENT (101) for No. 19 all-time…S ERIC WEDDLE & LB MANTI TE’O lead team with 40 tackles apiece. LB KAVELL CONNER had sack in last meeting. LB JERRY ATTAOCHU has 4 sacks in past 3, incl. 2 last week.

Steelers vs Chargers NFL Week Five Inactives

Pittsburgh Steelers v Buffalo Bills

The Steelers and Chargers have announced their inactives for tonight’s Monday night contest in San Diego.

Here’s the list for both squads:

Steelers: WR Martavis Bryant, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker Ryan Shazier, cornerback Cortez Allen, linebackers Anthony Chickillo nose tackle Daniel McCullers, offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and tight end Jesse James

Chargers: WR Jacoby Jones, safety Jahleel Addae, CB Jason Verrett, safety Brandon Flowers, WR Malcom Floyd, OT D.J. Fluker, OG Chris Watt

Browns vs Chargers NFL Week Four Inactives

Browns inactives: DB Joe Haden, RB Robert Turbin, DB K’Waun Williams , LB Craig Robertson, LB Scott Solomon, TE E.J. Bibbs, DL Desmond Bryant

Chargers inactives: WR-KR Jacoby Jones, CB Craig Mager, S Jahleel Addae, OLB Tourek Williams, C Chris Watt, G Orlando Franklin, T King Dunlap

Chargers Host Eight Free Agents; Ink Center J.D. Walton


The Chargers hosted eight free agents on Tuesday, coming out of it with center J.D. Walton. Here’s the report from the San Diego Tribune.

Eight players were hosted for a workout on a busy day of evaluation and roster moves. Along with Walton, tight ends Cameron Clear, Brian Vogler and Tevin Westbrook, outside linebackers Xzavier Dickson and Mike Reilly, and offensive linemen Joe Looney and tackle Byron Stingily were evaluated. The wide net not only assisted the team when making its roster decisions Tuesday but provided intel toward potential future ones, most likely to the practice squad.

Ultimately on Tuesday, San Diego signed Walton, promoted tackle Tyreek Burwell, and replaced Burwell on the practice squad with former Chargers center-guard Michael Huey.

Walton, by far, was the most experienced attendee Tuesday.