Coming off a 5-11 season, the Los Angeles Chargers open up training camp on July 30. Here is the team’s schedule prior to the 2017 regular season.
When is Chargers training camp? (All times local)
7/30 – 10:00 a.m.
7/31 – 10:00 a.m.
8/1 – 10:00 a.m.
8/2 – 10:00 a.m.
8/4 – 10:00 a.m.
8/7 – 10:00 a.m.
8/8 – 10:00 a.m.
8/11 – 10:00 a.m.
8/15 – 10:00 a.m.
8/16 – 10:00 a.m.
8/17 – 10:00 a.m.
8/18 – 10:00 a.m.
8/22 – 10:00 a.m.
Where is Chargers training camp?
Jack Hammett Sports Complex — Costa Mesa, Calif.
8/13 – Seattle Seahawks
8/20 – New Orleans Saints
8/26 – LA Rams
8/31 – San Francisco 49ers
WR – Mike Williams – Round 1
What’s the best way to keep a quarterback happy? Keep the big targets coming.
Phillip Rivers had to love the Chargers’ approach when they took the Clemson receiver with pick No.7. After going down with a season-ending injury in Week 1 of the 2015 season, Williams responded in a big way with 1,361 yards on 98 receptions and 11 touchdowns last year, which should earn some extra points considering the host of pass catchers that Deshaun Watson had to spread the ball around to.
OG – Forrest Lamp – Round 2
Lamp made it look easy in the C-USA, anchoring the line for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers during his collegiate tenure. So not only did Rivers get another receiver in Round 1, he welcomed in more protection on the line.
OT – Russell Okung – Free Agency
After signing a one-year deal worth $5 million with the Broncos last March, Okung got a bigger payday during the recent free-agency window when he inked a four-year contract worth north of $50 million and $25 of that guaranteed, a deal that earned an F grade by Pro Football Focus. Despite playing in all 16 games with the Broncos, Okung missed time down the stretch with the Seahawks due to injuries.
The move to LA after 56 years in San Diego is not what the Chargers wanted, but it was what they were forced to do – They still have a handful of productive veteran players, led by QB Phillip Rivers and TE Antonio Gates, and we see a nice array of talented young players to build around – when you break them down on film it looks like they have the ability to get back into playoff contention quicker than you might think – New head coach Anthony Lynn will demand a better and more physical run game and that will set up/help the Rivers improved passing game – When you look at the players they have on defense, there are reasons to optimistic about this team in 2017. — FanRag Sports’ Gary Horton