Have The Chargers Done Enough To Make a Super Bowl Run in 2014?

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The Chargers have made some solid moves this offseason, moves that many think will make them serious contenders to the Broncos for the AFC West title in the 2014 season.

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Chargers Come To Terms with Free Agent CB Brandon Flowers

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Free agent Brandon Flowers agreed to terms Tuesday with the Chargers on a one-year contract, Michael Gehlken of UT San Diego reports. The corresponding transaction is not yet known.

Flowers, 28, spent his first six NFL seasons with the Chiefs. They released him earlier this month, clearing more than $7 million in cap space.

Chargers Come To Terms With First-Round Pick Jason Verrett

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On Thursday, the Chargers signed their first-round cornerback, Jason Verrett to a four-year deal with a fifth-year team option. That puts a bow on their 2014 draft class, all six picks signing within three weeks of being selected.

Verrett, as expected, is the only one yet to practice.

The 23-year-old is rehabbing from March shoulder surgery. Tentatively, he is expected to return in late July or early August, so it is possible he’ll miss the start of training camp. The first practice is on July 25.

San Diego Chargers 2014 Schedule Released

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The complete schedule is below (all times Pacific):

Week 1: Sept. 8 at Arizona Cardinals (7:20 p.m.)
Week 2: Sept. 14 vs. Seattle Seahawks (1:05 p.m.)
Week 3: Sept. 21 at Buffalo Bills (10 a.m.)
Week 4: Sept. 28 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1:05 p.m.)
Week 5: Oct. 5 vs. New York Jets (1:25 p.m.)
Week 6: Oct. 12 at Oakland Raiders (1:05 p.m.)
Week 7: Oct. 19 vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1:05 p.m.)
Week 8: Oct. 23 at Denver Broncos (5:25 p.m.)
Week 9: Nov. 2 at Miami Dolphins (10 a.m.)
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Nov. 16 vs. Oakland Raiders (1:05 p.m.)
Week 12: Nov. 23 vs. St. Louis Rams (1:05 p.m.)
Week 13: Nov. 30 at Baltimore Ravens (10 a.m.)
Week 14: Dec. 7 vs. New England Patriots (5:30 p.m.)
Week 15: Dec. 14 vs. Denver Broncos (1:05 p.m.)
Week 16: Dec. 20 at San Francisco 49ers (1:30 p.m.)
Week 17: Dec. 28 at Kansas City Chiefs (10 a.m.)

Previewing The 2014 San Diego Chargers Schedule Release

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The San Diego Chargers have been dancing on that fine line of mediocrity for years, and while they were still only 9-7 in 2013, new head coach Mike McCoy got them into the playoffs and even helped them to a win. San Diego could still go either way, but if they can improve on defense, there’s also a chance they could even rise up and compete for the AFC West crown.

It all starts at home, where the San Diego Chargers schedule welcomes New England, Jacksonville, St. Louis, Seattle and the New York Jets – not to mention the Chiefs and Broncos inside their own division. While playing at home usually gives San Diego a better chance of pulling out a win, visits from the Seahawks and Patriots should prove to be tough obstacles.

The Chargers will also want to focus on getting better on the road, but it may not be easy with trips to Buffalo, Miami, Baltimore, Arizona and San Francisco. Playing the tough NFC West is never easy, and it doesn’t help that two of those games are on the road.

All 2014 Opponents

Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks

Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers

For a look at all 32 NFL team’s 2014 match-ups, click here.

Chargers Add Brown to Crowded Backfield

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The San Diego Chargers announced late Tuesday that former Colts running back Donald Brown had agreed to a three-year deal with the team.

The 2009 first round pick totaled 551 carries for 2,377 yards (4.3 YPC) in his five years with the Colts and added 19 total touchdowns. He joins a Chargers backfield that includes Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown (no relation to Donald), who is currently a free agent.

It will be interesting to see how the ball gets distributed between the three backs currently under contract.

Mathews is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is coming off his best (and first healthy) season in San Diego with career highs in carries (285) and yards (1,255)

Woodhead showed ability as a change-of-pace back with 182 total touches for 1,034 yards and eight scores.

Brown’s build and numbers mirror Mathews’ and both are 26 years old. Could Brown’s signing indicate that the Chargers plan to move on from Mathews after the 2014 season?

ILB Donald Butler Gets Contract Extension From Bolts

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Inside linebacker Donald Butler announced on Twitter that the San Diego Chargers reached a deal to extend his contract, Michael Gehlken of UT San Diego reports. Terms of the contract were not immediately available.

Butler was set to become an unrestricted free agent March 11th, although it was expected a new deal would happen prior to that.

The organization has made no secret what it thinks of the defensive co-captain, and Butler has stressed his desire to remain in San Diego long term.