Philip Rivers QB SD 4 weeks ago

The Chargers told Rivers that he would not be traded prior to the start of the NFL draft, and they are reportedly working on a contract extension for their star quarterback, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In the end, all of the rumors about Rivers being shipped to Tennessee for the right to draft Marcus Mariota turned out to be much ado about nothing. While the teams did discuss the possibility of a trade, they were never close in terms of what each would require to get a deal done. Instead, the Bolts traded up for a top-shelf running back in Melvin Gordon, and that will more than likely make Rivers even more agreeable to a contract extension in San Diego.

Philip Rivers QB SD 1 month ago17 Comments

Rivers reported to voluntary workouts at Chargers Park on Monday assuming that he is and will remain the starting quarterback in 2015, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

It's business as usual for Rivers, but his future with the team has been a hot topic of conversation in San Diego. Rivers is entering a contract year and has expressed a desire to play it out, while the Bolts have recently worked out former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. This combination of events has fueled speculation that Rivers could be moved in a blockbuster draft day trade. Rivers is well-respected in the locker room, and many of his teammates have expressed support for their field leader, but this is a story that is not likely to go away any time soon.

Philip Rivers QB SD 1 month ago4 Comments

Rivers, who is entering the final year of his contract, is worried that the Chargers may move to Los Angeles in 2016 or 2017, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Chargers still hope Rivers will sign a long-term extension, but the 33-year-old quarterback indicated that he's willing to play out the season and hit free agency. While it still seems like speculation at this stage, the Chargers might consider a blockbuster trade involving Rivers, rather than risk losing a franchise quarterback for nothing besides draft compensation. Tennessee is mentioned as a possible landing spot, as the Titans own the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, and Rivers has family in the area.

Philip Rivers QB SD 2 months ago

The Chargers have no plans to deal Rivers (back), NFL.com reports.

Rivers, who is slated to enter the final year of his contract, plans to play out his current deal, but the Chargers have no plans to deal the 33-year-old signal-caller. "It's not even on our radar," GM Telesco insisted on Monday. This coming season, Rivers -- who is coming off a 2014 campaign in which he racked up 4,286 passing yards to go along with 31 TDs and 18 picks -- is in line to helm a San Diego passing offense that bid adieu to slot man Eddie Royal, but added Stevie Johnson in free agency. Meanwhile, the team's RB corps remains a work in progress, following the free agent departure of Ryan Mathews.

Philip Rivers QB SD 4 months ago

Rivers (back) will be evaluated in one month to determine whether or not his bulging disk requires offseason surgery, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.Rivers seems to be in the clear at the moment, although his evaluation may prove otherwise in a matter of one month. In the meantime, the veteran has returned to his normal offseason workouts and claims that his back is improving.

Philip Rivers QB SD 4 months ago8 Comments

Rivers declined an invitation to play in this weekend's Pro Bowl because he is still nursing a back injury, the ESPN.com reports.

Meanwhile, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger will also sit out the game as they bounce back from injuries. As a result, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck, Drew Brees and Andy Dalton are the quarterbacks who will participate in Sunday's contest.

Philip Rivers QB SD 5 months ago

Rivers was 20-for-34 for 291 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in San Diego's season ending defeat at Kansas City.

Rivers had a solid season despite dealing with a couple of nagging injuries, going over 4,000 yards passing for the sixth time in his career. Not only was Rivers banged up a few times, he had to play without his top running back, Ryan Mathews, for long stretches of the year and played behind an offensive line that started five different centers due to injury. Rivers toughness and leadership were on full display this year, but in the end he needed more help.

Philip Rivers QB SD 5 months ago

Rivers (chest/back) is active for Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Despite having a bulging disc in his back and nursing a sore chest, there was little doubt that Rivers would play in this must-win game for the Chargers.

Philip Rivers QB SD 5 months ago

Rivers, who sat out last Wednesday's practice with a back issue, is working with his teammates this Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Per ESPN.com, while Rivers is dealing with a bulging disk in his back, he is fully expected to play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, barring any setbacks.

Philip Rivers QB SD 5 months ago

Rivers has a bulging disk in his lower back that may require offseason surgery, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Rivers' back was so bad two weeks ago that he received urgent treatment and considered sitting out the rest of the season. Instead, he opted to play through the pain, making his performance in Saturday night's remarkable comeback even more impressive. The back injury is not expected to keep him out of Week 17.