Antonio Gates surprised by 4-game ban

"When I got the information I was shocked," the Chargers' TE said about his suspension for PEDs. "I knew coming into minicamp (in June) that I was dealing with it. But a four-game suspension was never in my mind. ... I wasn't happy with it. But it's the way it is. It's the rules. I've got to deal with it."

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Chargers' Gates: No idea why PED found in test

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates says he has no idea how a substance that triggered a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs got into his body.


NFL Nation Buzz: San Diego Chargers

Eric Williams believes second-year linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu is a player to watch at Chargers training camp.

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Butler, Brown among worst contracts

You might want to shield your eyes from this pair of bad contracts. The Chargers overpaid Donald Butler and Donald Brown, who play two of the league's least valued positions (LB and RB respectively). Grantland: All-bad-contracts team

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Philip Rivers smart to wait for new deal

ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton debates whether it's better for top quarterbacks such as Philip Rivers to sign now or wait until next year.

San Diego gives Chargers a deadline

The team must decide by Sept. 11 if they want to commit to a new stadium and staying in San Diego, according to the Orange County Register. The proposed stadium would cost $1.1 billion. The Chargers had previously walked away from negotiations with the city last month.

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Location Could Be Factor In Negotiations

The debate over Philip Rivers' next contract may have more to do with location than money. If the Chargers leave San Diego, it could give the franchise quarterback some extra leverage in negotiations. Clayton: Pending negotiations

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Seau family at odds with Hall of Fame over rules

The family of the late Junior Seau denies they "fully support" the Pro Football Hall of Fame's policy preventing family from speaking at the induction ceremony on behalf of deceased players.

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Williams: Will the Chargers stay in SD?

ESPN NFL Nation Chargers reporter Eric Williams looks at the controversy surrounding Junior Seau's HOF induction speech as well as if the team will actually make the move to Los Angeles.

Hill: NFL is 'tone deaf' (2:07)
Public money for private stadiums (0:53)
Seau's family not allowed to speak at HOF induction (1:11)
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Dickerson says Rams belong in Los Angeles

Eric Dickerson spent the first five seasons of his Hall of Fame career with the Los Angeles Rams, and he's hoping his old team will return to its old home next year.

Jerry Attaochu one Charger worth watching in camp (0:58)


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