Chargers TE Hunter Henry suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday's OTA session, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. "Did it during a drill, running downfield, untouched," Schefter tweeted. Freed from Antonio Gates' shadow, Henry was a prime breakout candidate entering his 3rd NFL season. He'll now miss the entire 2018 campaign. With Virgil Green now sitting atop the depth chart, the Chargers might consider bringing Gates back. The loss of Henry dings QB Philip Rivers' fantasy outlook and frees up targets for WRs Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen isn't listed on the Week 16 injury report. He was carted to the locker room late in last weekend's loss to the Chiefs and announced with a back injury. But it evidently won't be an issue against the Jets on Sunday. Allen remains locked in as a WR1 for that one.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen injured his back in the 4th quarter of Saturday night's game against the Chiefs. He's officially questionable to return but was shown getting carted back to the locker room. We'll look for an update on Allen's injury tomorrow and monitor his status next week. He caught 5 of 8 targets for 54 yards before exiting this one.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Broncos. He didn’t practice on Friday after hurting the shoulder in Thursday’s workout. We never heard a whole lot of concern about it, though. Allen’s matchup is a bigger issue than the shoulder. He’s just a WR3 for Week 7.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers expect WR Keenan Allen to play today. The wideout hurt his shoulder in practice this week and turned up questionable but should be OK to use in a tough matchup with the Broncos.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Broncos. He injured his shoulder in Thursday's practice and was sidelined on Friday. "He fell down yesterday in practice, and that's sore," HC Anthony Lynn said, adding that he's "very hopeful" Allen will be able to play. We'll be looking for an update on his status on Sunday morning because Chargers-Broncos doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers believes WR Keenan Allen is back in form after last season's torn ACL. He "looks like himself," Rivers said. "He looks just as good as before he got hurt." Allen will be a full year removed from the knee injury when the 2017 campaign kicks off. And with rookie Mike Williams looking unlikely to make an early-season impact (or maybe any impact at all), Allen's fantasy stock is on the rise.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) has been cleared to participate in OTAs this week. He's ahead of his own schedule in his recovery from last September's torn ACL. “I actually didn’t think I’d be out here competing like this this early,” Allen said. “It is what it is. I’m feeling good." He's working now on regaining trust in the surgically repaired knee. "Anytime I can run a route without thinking about my knee it definitely (gives me) confidence," he said. Allen figures to be handled with care this spring but should be a full-go by the time training camp rolls around. Durability remains a concern, though, for a guy who's played in just 9 games over the past 2 years. And Allen will be returning to a much more crowded WR depth chart than the one he left early last season. He's going off the board as WR17 in early MFL10 drafts.
The Chargers selected Clemson WR Mike Williams with the 7th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. He joins a loaded offense that also includes Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. A scary neck injury cost Williams almost the entire 2015 campaign. But he turned in a strong 57-1,030-6 line as a sophomore and then exploded for 98 catches, 1,361 yards and 11 TDs this past year. Williams is a mediocre athlete who doesn’t create much separation at the top of his routes, but strong body control and hands make him dominant in contested situations. The question is whether those skills will translate to the next level against stronger DBs. Los Angeles isn’t an ideal landing spot, with loads of target competition in the short term and a QB question long term (Philip Rivers is 35).
Chargers WR Keenan Allen provided an update on his return from right ACL surgery. Recall that Allen suffered the season-ending injury back in September. “I feel amazing,” he said. “No pain, no aches. Rehab is going good. I’m just trying to keep it going.” The 25-year-old added that he’s currently about “85 percent.” The goal is for Allen to be a full-go by training camp, but the team will surely take it easy on their top WR. He’s already missed 25 total games through 4 NFL seasons.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) expects to be ready in plenty of time for training camp. That's been the expectation considering his torn ACL came in early September. He'll be nearly 11 months removed when camp opens. Allen has already resumed running and cutting. Turning just 25 in April, he's a strong bet to bounce back from the knee injury. The bigger concern for Allen is volume in what's become a loaded Chargers passing attack.
On the same day they announced their relocation to Los Angeles, the Chargers named Anthony Lynn their new HC. Lynn has 17 seasons of experience in the NFL, but all but 1 of those were spent as a special teams or RB coach. Lynn was promoted to OC in Buffalo prior to Week 3 of this past season and was then named interim HC for the season finale. The Bills averaged 25.8 points per game under Lynn's watch -- a mark that would have ranked 8th league-wide. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are hoping to retain OC Ken Whisenhunt and hire Gus Bradley as DC.
The Chargers have placed WR Keenan Allen on IR. It officially ends his season after the Week 1 torn ACL. The good news is that Allen will have had just about 12 months to recover before the start of the 2017 campaign. He'll still be only 25 years old at that point and remains a strong dynasty hold. San Diego will move forward with Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman atop the WR depth chart, although TE Antonio Gates and RB Danny Woodhead could compete for the target lead the rest of the way.
The Chargers believe WR Keenan Allen has a torn ACL based on initial tests, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's certainly what it looked like on the field. We should get confirmation within the next 24 hours. A torn ACL would knock Allen out for the season and vault Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams to the top of San Diego's WR depth chart. TE Antonio Gates and RB Danny Woodhead would be just as good of bets for targets.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen suffered an apparent right knee injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He had to be carted off the field. This obviously looks like a significant injury, but we'll update his status when we learn more. His absence would leave San Diego with WRs Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman atop the WR depth chart. TE Antonio Gates would probably be the biggest beneficiary.
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