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Chargers RB Gordon Thinks Philip Rivers Will End Up with the Colts

Searching for potential landing spots for veteran Philip Rivers, few stand out as obvious choices to sign the 38-year-old quarterback.

More and more, however, Indianapolis leaps to the forefront as a destination reports.

One of Rivers’ former teammates of the past five seasons, Melvin Gordon, believes Indy will be the choice, but made it clear during an interview last week on CBS Sports that he has no inside information.

“I think he goes to the Colts,” Gordon said. “I don’t know, that’s just my thought.”

Gordon, who is also set to become a free agent, used logical dot-connecting to come to his conclusion, noting that Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni previously worked as a Chargers assistant for five years. The relationship between Rivers and Sirianni would make a transition easier for a player who was with the same franchise the past 16 seasons.

“He has [connections],” Gordon said. “Nick… he came from here, we had him, and he’s the offensive coordinator there. They run the same playbook, so it’d be easy, he could come right in and he could be telling guys what to do, he knows what’s going on already.”

Chargers Announce QB Philip Rivers is Going to Enter Free Agency

The Philip Rivers era is over, as today the Bolts announced that their long time quarterback is going to go free agency in March, meaning he will not be back in Los Angeles.

The 38-year-old has thrown for 59271 yards in his 15-year NFL career, throwing for 397 touchdowns.

Could TE Virgil Green Be on the Chopping Block for the Chargers This Offseason? has out a list of one player for each AFC team they think might be on the chopping block this offseason.

For the Chargers the site has picked tight end Virgil Green as the player that could find himself released. Here’s what they have to say about Green getting cut.

Los Angeles Chargers – TE Virgil Green

Dead Cap Hit $800K, Cap Saving $2.7M

It’s been a quiet two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers for Virgil Green. He has played in all but one of their games but has amassed a grand total of 28 receptions for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Chargers offense should look quite different in 2020 as they head to their new stadium, with question marks surrounding free agents like Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, and Hunter Henry. Whether they stay or sign for the team, it’s hard to see Green playing a huge role here moving forward

Report States the Chargers are Moving on From QB Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers does not appear to be in the long term plans of the Chargers, as from the sounds of it the team is ready to move on to a new signal caller in 2020.

Pro Football Talk reports that the team is set to have a new QB next season, and that Rivers moving to Florida was a true indicator that he’s in the team’s past.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports during an appearance on The Herd, the Chargers have “moved on” from the 38-year-old quarterback.

Rivers had already moved his sizable family back to Florida, which has sparked all manners of dot-connecting which put him on teams not the Chargers. The Buccaneers seem uniquely poised to use him as either a quarterback or leverage in ongoing negotiations with Jameis Winston.

Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco had previously talked about all the “moving parts” involved with the veteran free agent.

The Chargers pick sixth in the 2020 NFL Draft, behind the notably needy Bengals (first) and Dolphins (fifth), so there will be competition if they choose to go the route of a rookie. But with a deep class of veteran quarterbacks available this year including Tom Brady, they can choose from a number of options as they try to establish themselves in an actual-sized stadium in Los Angeles.

Could the Chargers Lose QB Philip Rivers to Tampa Bay?

Long time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is no longer a resident of San Diego, as the QB has moved him and his family to Florida, to be ‘closer to family,’ (his words not ours).

It’s starting to feel that Rivers is setting up an exit plan to leave Los Angeles for good to play for another team in 2020, and being in Florida one team that likely would love to have his services are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL Insider Jason La Canfora stated via Twitter that he’s “hearing a lot of buzz” about Tampa as a potential landing spot for Rivers.

The Bucs have given former first-overall pick Jamies Winston plenty of chances to develop as a starter in the NFL, but he’s just not gotten the job done in his time with the Bucs.

It was just two seasons ago that Rivers threw 32 touchdowns in leading the Bolts to a 12-4 mark and a wild card win over the Ravens.

We will see how much of a push the Bucs puts on to try and get Rivers signature on the bottom line of a contract, and the Bolts had better come up with a plan in case they can’t get the veteran back under center next season.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates Announces His Retirement

From the hardwood courts of playing basketball at Kent State, to the gridiron on Sunday, not many did it better than Chargers tight end Antonio Gates.

The legendary player called it a career on Tuesday, announcing his retirement from the game.

Gates never played a down of collegiate football, but that did not stop him from redefining the TE position and breaking NFL records is one of the great stories in Chargers and NFL history.

“After 16 seasons in the NFL, 16 seasons as a Charger, eight Pro Bowl appearances and many records broken, I find it hard to officially put this statement out and retire from the game of football,” said Gates, the NFL record holder for career receiving touchdowns by a tight end.

“I never dreamed that I would play this game of football so long or how fortunate I would be to play it with just one organization. I want to thank the Chargers organization, Dean Spanos and the Spanos family, and the National Football League for the opportunity to live out a dream and play the game I love. And to the fans in San Diego, Los Angeles, across the country and around the world, thank you for your unwavering support all these years. There would be no NFL without you.

“While today I am officially retiring as a Charger, I am grateful that I will still be lending my services to the Chargers organization – just now in a completely different capacity through the team’s community engagement initiatives and public facing events.

“Thank you to everyone that helped me create memories that will last a lifetime, both on and off the field. Thank you to my agent, Tom Condon, and management team, Denise White and EAG, for helping me navigate this sport over the last 16 years. Thank you to my family for your love and support through the years, and a special thank you to my kids – I am hopeful to have left a legacy that you can be proud of, not just as a football player but also as a father.

“I’m looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my career and am grateful for the opportunity to be back around the team and our fans.

“Thank you to everyone who has been part of this remarkable journey with me. I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

It’s a career that not many will soon forget, and should at some point land him on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Video: Chargers Fall at Home to the Raiders in Week 16 Battle 24-17

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Video: Chargers Look to Avoid Sweep by the Raiders in Week 16 Battle in Los Angeles

The Chargers will look to avoid a rare sweep Sunday at the hands of the Oakland Raiders in week 16 showdown in Los Angeles.

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