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Chargers Draft Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery with Pick 28 in the NFL Draft

The Chargers added to their defensive line on Thursday night in Nashville, grabbing Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery with the 28th overall pick.

“He was (the last one),” Chargers GM Tom Telesco told the media Thursday night.

“He was it, which I give our scouts credit. They saw him, they liked him. They had him in the right spot for us. Everybody’s board is a little bit different, but also, knowing with the 28th pick that we got a guy that we feel is a solid first round player.

“You don’t always get that at the 28th pick. I told everybody, ‘We may have to (select) a guy on our board that is (a) top of the second round player with the first pick if we can’t trade out.’ I had no problem with that at all, but it worked out that Jerry was there — and we took him.”

Tillery’s production frequently fails to match his skill set, and his inconsistency is frustrating, but there’s a lot to like about his upside.

He’s a well-built defensive tackle with excellent length and top-end speed. His vertical jump (32 inches) and short shuttle (4.33) results were outstanding, and those tests tend to correlate with defensive tackles succeeding in the NFL. He flashes as a pass-rusher and stacks blockers in the running game.

Check out the Complete 2019 Los Angeles Chargers Schedule

The 2019 NFL Schedule is out – and Chargers fans you can start to look at what trips you want to take and days off as well!

Here it is – the complete 2019 Bolts slate!

Sept. 8 Indianapolis Colts 4:05
Sept. 15 at Detroit Lions 1:00
Sept. 22 Houston Texans 4:25
Sept. 29 at Miami Dolphins 1:00
Oct. 6 Denver Broncos 4:05
Oct. 13 Pittsburgh Steelers* 8:20
Oct. 20 at Tennessee Titans 4:05
Oct. 27 at Chicago Bears 1:00
Nov. 3 Green Bay Packers 4:25
Nov. 7 at Oakland Raiders (Thu) 8:20
Nov. 18 Kansas City Chiefs (Mexico) 8:15
Bye
Dec. 1 at Denver Broncos 4:25
Dec. 8 at Jacksonville Jaguars 4:05
Dec. 15 Minnesota Vikings* 8:20
Dec. 21 or 22 Oakland Raiders TBD
Dec. 29 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:00

Chargers Attempting to Re-Sign LB Denzel Perryman Before the Start of Free Agency

If the Los Angeles Chargers have their way, middle linebacker Denzel Perryman won’t hit the open market when the league’s new calendar year begins, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media says that the club is trying to sign Perryman to a new deal before the start of the new league year, which is set to start next Wednesday, and if you check any online sportsbooks if he hits the free agent market it would make him that much tougher to re-sign.

Perryman has been very good in his time with the Bolts when healthy, but sadly for him as well as the Chargers having him 100 percent has been a huge problem.

Last season Perryman played only nine games last year due to a knee injury and he was limited to seven games in 2017 after opening the regular season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

If the Bolts can get the deal done, it would have to come with a raise. Last year Perryman made a base salary of $1 million in the final year of his contract.

Perryman has been very good against the run, but again it’s all about being healthy and trying to stay on the field, as playing in just 20 games over three seasons just isn’t going to get it done.

That’s not going to stop the Chargers from trying to sign Perryman before next Wednesday, it all know comes down to the offer as well as what the middle linebacker thinks he might be worth on the open market if he chooses to go that route.

SB Nation NFL Mock Draft Has Chargers Taking West Virginia OT Yodny Cajuste in Round One

The NFL Draft is still 66 days away, but already there’s plenty of mock drafts and projections as to what teams are going to do once Roger Goodell takes the platform in Nashville, Tennessee and gets booed as he does every year.

The Bolts are sitting at number 28 in the first round, and will look to improve the team to try and make a run at the AFC West Title in 2019.

As far as projections go, SB Nation today released their first Mock Draft for April’s big event, and they have the Bolts going offensive tackle in the first round, taking West Virginia OT Yodny Cajuste.

Right tackle turned out to be a big problem for the Chargers with Sam Tevi starting. Whether it’s in free agency or the draft, Los Angeles should seek an upgrade this offseason. That player could be Cajuste, who would have to move to the right side after starting at left tackle last season for the Mountaineers. If Los Angles doesn’t re-sign Darius Philon, defensive line becomes a must.

Chargers GM Says Signing WR Tyrell Williams Will be a Challenge

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco admits it may not be ‘realistic” for the team to re-sign impending free agent wide receiver Tyrell Williams according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.

Williams has been a valuable weapon since signing with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon in 2015 but he wants to be paid like a No.1 wideout and the Chargers have far more pressing needs.

They already have a No.1 in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, who the team drafted No.7-overall out of Clemson in 2017, had a breakout sophomore season with eleven total touchdowns in 16 games.

It makes little sense for the Chargers to get into a bidding war for a player that would probably be third on their depth chart in 2019.

That does not mean that numerous teams won’t be hot on Williams’ trail this offseason. The 26-year-old is in the prime, has not missed a game in the past three seasons, and has a 1,000-yard season on his resume despite being a role player for most of his Chargers career. A receiver-needy team like the Cardinals, Seahawks, Colts, or 49ers could make great use of his skillset.

Final Injury Report Out for Chargers Wild Card Game in Baltimore

The final injury report for the Chargers wild card game against the Ravens on Sunday is out, and the team got some good news as running back Melvin Gordon was again a full go for the third straight game, and is no longer even on the report.

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Chargers TE Hunter Henry Returns to Practice for First Time Since ACL Tear

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry returned to practice on Monday for the first time since tearing his ACL in an offseason minicamp according to the team’s official website.

Henry remains on the reserve/PUP list, but there is a possibility the Chargers could get him back for the playoffs.

“Don’t be surprised to see him work his way back in,” Head Coach Anthony Lynn told the media before practice. “He may do some things on the side this week. He may start that as early as today.”

It would be a surprise if Henry were active for Week 17, and he certainly won’t play this week. Henry’s Monday return to practice opens a 21-day window to participate in drills and potentially be added to the 53-man roster.