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Chargers DE Joey Bosa Suffers Left Foot Injury in Practice

Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa suffered a left foot injury during the 11-on-11 team drills in practice on Tuesday, Eric Williams of ESPN reports.

Afterward, Bosa hobbled off the field on his own and spent the rest of practice receiving treatment from the team’s training staff.

The No. 3 overall selection of the 2016 draft, Bosa led the Chargers in sacks last season with 12.5, and he is one-half of the Chargers’ talented pass-rush tandem that includes Melvin Ingram, who finished with 10.5 sacks last year.

Bosa played a full, 16-game season for the first time in his NFL career in 2017, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. The Ohio State product missed the first four games of his rookie season with a hamstring issue after sitting out of training camp because of a contract dispute

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Chargers WR Mike Williams Ranked 30th in Terms of Best 2nd WR Options in the NFL

While the Chargers offense is a work in progress as the 2018 season gets closer, one player who is getting no love is that of wide receiver Mike Williams.
Website NumberFire.com says that Williams ranked 30th when it comes to ranking teams’ second wide outs in the NFL.

Here’s what they had to say about Ross.

Mike Williams has capped upside for many of the same reasons John Ross does. His poor rookie year (mostly due to injury) is still a strong predictor of his future outcomes. While the Los Angeles Chargers’ offense should be stout in 2018, Tyrell Williams is a great late-round pick and is actually my favorite play among the wideouts behind Keenan Allen in this attack. Both Ross and Mike Williams each had questionable college production profiles entering the draft. It will be interesting to see how much leash their draft equity continues to provide for them.

Chargers Superfan ‘Boltman’ Announces Retirement; Selling Suit and ‘Intellectual Property’

If you’ve always wanted to be the superfan of a team – and more so the superfan of the Chargers, well the opportunity is wide open for doing so!

The Chargers ‘superfan’ known as ‘Boltman’ is stepping down, and in true American fashion, he’s decided to sell the costume as well as “full intellectual property rights to the Boltman character” to some lucky fan who has too much free time.

Dan Jauregui, who dressed up as the character, sent out an email to media members last week announcing his retirement.

San Diego Union-Tribune – In a statement emailed to media members Thursday, Dan Jauregui announced he was retiring as Boltman, the unofficial mascot of the Chargers, and plans to auction off the character.

Jauregui said he has listed the costume and “full intellectual property rights to the Boltman character” on eBay. There is a reserve price of $5,000, plus $600 for shipping. Half the proceeds will benefit Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

“It has been a great ride and experience for me as I played the role of the mascot character Boltman for over 22 years,” said Jauregui, a Ramonaresident, in his statement. “But the time has now come for me to pass the baton to a true Chargers fan in Los Angeles or San Diego or perhaps even to the Los Angeles Chargers. …

“Dean Spanos and the Chargers have a unique opportunity to extend an olive branch to San Diego fans by bringing Boltman back to the field where he belongs,” Jauregui said. “Boltman belongs alongside the historic Chargers’ Canon (sic) and the Charger Girls as the team gets back to its quest for a Super Bowl title.”

Chargers TE Hunter Henry Suffers Season Ending Injury During OTA’s

The news today is not good for Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, as ESPN reports that the he suffered a torn ACL during OTAs, ending his season before it started.

Henry suffered the season-ending injury during a drill, going down untouched while running downfield, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He will have a second opinion Wednesday, the source said.

It’s a significant loss for the Chargers, who was set to assume the main pass-catching role with Antonio Gates not on their roster for the first time since 2003.

Henry had 45 catches for 579 yards and four TDs in 2017, his second season out of Arkansas. He averaged 12.9 yards per reception last season, the third-most among tight ends behind only Rob Gronkowski (15.7) and Vernon Davis (15.1).

Gates, meanwhile, remains unsigned.

Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn Goes Back and Graduates College, Just as He Promised His Mom He Would

All the way back in 1992, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn left Texas Tech University six hours short of a degree in exercise sports science. Lynn soon embarked on a professional football career, which eventually ended in 1999. Since then, Lynn has been coaching in some capacity every single season.

But as a young man, he promised his mother he would graduate. This weekend, he did just that, Jared Dubin of CBS Sports reports.

More than 25 years after he was originally scheduled to do so, Lynn received his degree. He got the hours he needed from UNLV, and on Saturday he walked down the aisle to receive his bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies.

Lynn’s mother, Betty Jackson, was in attendance. So were his wife and daughter, as well as Chargers chairman Dean Spanos and Spanos’ wife. The Spanoses lent Lynn their jet in order to attend the ceremony, for which he will miss two days of Chargers rookie minicamp, according to ESPN.com.

Video: Chargers CB Casey Hayward on Rookie Derwin James and the Teams’ Outlook for 2018

The Chargers had a big night at the draft, and one of their studs took to NFL Network to chat about it, as Casey Hayward spoke about the pickup of rookie Derwin James, as well as how the team is preparing for the AFC West this upcoming season.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry ‘Ready to Step Up’ in 2018

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry says he is “ready to step up” with perennial Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates not returning in 2018 according to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.

On Friday the Chargers announced they would move on from Gates, who had been with the organization since 2003. While Henry talked about how “incredible” it was to play with a future Hall of Famer, he said he is ready to take over. Fantasy owners who saw him post a 45/579/4 line on just 62 targets last year are also ready to see Henry get a full workload. And, given how much quaterback Philip Rivers loves throwing to his tight end, Henry will likely be a top-5 TE next season on what should be a prolific offense.

Chargers Earn an ‘B+’ for Their Draft According to ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.

The draft grades from ‘Draft Guru’ Mel Kiper Jr. are out, and one team that got a very good grade is that of the Chargers, who according to Kiper got an ‘B+’ for their collection of players over the two days.

Here’s what he had to say:

It was a quiet offseason for the Chargers, but they have a lot of talent on the roster. This is a team that could win the AFC West in 2018. L.A. got very little out of its 2017 rookie class, mostly due to injuries — watch out for Mike Williams and Forrest Lamp in 2018. Now they have some possible gems in the 2018 class, too. Derwin James was the steal of Round 1 at 17 — plug him in at one of the safety spots on Day 1. He’s a bigger defender who’s not afraid to hit and wrap up — the Chargers allowed a league-worst 4.9 yards per rush last year, and tackled terribly on the second level — and he has the athleticism and range to cover the deep middle of the field.

Uchenna Nwosu (pick 48) is one of the best pure 3-4 edge rushers in this class. He’s going to be good in a situational role with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram already on the roster. That wasn’t a need position, but I like that the Chargers went with the best player on the board. Justin Jones at 84 was a reach for me — I thought he was more of a fifth- or sixth-round pick — but there weren’t many nose tackles left, and the Chargers had to get one. I like safety Kyzir White (119) and receiver Dylan Cantrell (191) on Day 3. White, the younger brother of Bears’ wideout Kevin White, is a physical player.

GM Tom Telesco could have a few steals on his hands here.

Round/Pick Name Pos College
1/17 Derwin James S FLORIDA STATE
2/48 Uchenna Nwosu OLB USC
3/84 Justin Jones DT NC STATE
4/119 Kyzir White S WEST VIRGINIA
5/155 Scott Quessenberry C UCLA
6/191 Dylan Cantrell WR TEXAS TECH
7/251 Justin Jackson RB NORTHWESTERN