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Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:59:23 -0800
Los Angeles Chargers LB Melvin Ingram was given the franchise tag, but general manager Tom Telesco said signing Ingram to a long-term deal remains the goal. "If we don't have Melvin Ingram, we have a pretty big hole," Telesco said. "We like what we've seen from Melvin. I think he still has room to get better, too."
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:32:07 -0700
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the team is in a "good spot" holding the fourth pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft and may try to trade back.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 19:04:53 -0700
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the coaching staff has been talking about how to improve the run game, and they are going to "strip it down and start over," possibly with a new scheme.
Fantasy Tip: Melvin Gordon's fantasy value may hinge on whether or not the changes are effective, and despite his upside, he should be drafted as a RB3. In PPR formats, Danny Woodhead is the better option as a strong RB3 or low-end RB2.
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:57:26 -0700
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Friday, April 22, that the interest in the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft has "dramatically" reduced since the Philadelphia Eagles traded the for the No. 2 pick.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:41:36 -0700
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the team is open to trading down in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft but that phone calls have slowed down since the first and second overall picks were traded.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:39:04 -0800
San Diego Chargers impending free-agent TE Ladarius Green is a player the team would like to keep. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco intends to meet with Green's player rep at the NFL Combine this week.
Fantasy Tip: Green was underutilized for the bulk of his first four years in San Diego and may not be willing to wait any longer behind Antonio Gates, who is also a free agent the team is interested in bringing back. Green figures to be a hot commodity if he makes it to the open market and could easily be a dark-horse TE1 candidate next season if he lands in a favorable situation.
Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:50:28 -0800
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he doesn't see "any scenario" where the team would use the franchise tag.
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:29:51 -0800
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the team needs to find some reinforcements to eventually replace its older core of receivers.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:17:28 -0800
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the team will have discussions on a contract extension at an appropriate time, but no discussions are scheduled for this week according to general manager Tom Telesco.
Fantasy Tip: No need to panic for Chargers fans. San Diego recognizes Rivers' value and intends to talk about it on its own schedule. Rivers is still a valuable QB1 option for fantasy leagues when completely healthy.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:25:41 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews, an impending free agent, has interest from the Chargers in a new contract. General manager Tom Telesco will meet with Mathews' agent at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Mathews is a risky play at times due to his injury history, but when he is healthy Mathews racks up the yardage. He enters 2015 as a viable fantasy option when avoiding the injury bug.
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:02:06 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown will return for the 2015 season, according to general manager Tom Telesco.
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:59:12 -0800
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco is aware the running game took a hit this season and must improve, and that means an offensive line upgrade.
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:55:40 -0800
San Diego Chargers OT D.J. Fluker has a vote of confidence from general manager Tom Telesco, as Telesco said he "is comfortable" with Telesco at the position moving forward.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:26:18 -0800
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco is looking for defensive players with the attitude and style of the Seattle Seahawks, or what he deems a run-and-hit mentality, as the team reshapes its defense. Telesco said the player attitude and play selection go hand-in-hand. "It's a combination," said Telesco. "Usually as you're evaluating players, that run-and-hit mentality and the physicalness, you either have it or you don't."
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:26:54 -0700
Free-agent CB Quentin Jammer (Chargers) hopes to re-sign with the San Diego Chargers. The veteran defender not yet been identified by new Chargers general manager Tom Telesco as a priority to re-sign. Jammer noted he has spoken with the Chargers and the door for his return is not completely closed.
"I know there was speculation about me retiring. I'm, like, who said that?" Jammer said. "I would never retire. I definitely don't want to go into retirement and then regret retiring and try to play later. I want to play while I still feel great."
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:47:09 -0800
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco praised RB Ryan Mathews, calling him a talented back, and someone who could be a "bellcow back."
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:50:22 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have hired Indianapolis Colts vice president of player personnel Tom Telesco as their new general manager.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:01:49 -0800
The San Diego Chargers are expected to hire their new general manager Wednesday, Jan. 9, and Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco is in the San Diego area.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:07:19 -0800
The New York Jets are interested in interviewing Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco for their general manager position but will not interview him until Telesco finds out if he will get the San Diego Chargers general manager position.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:56:16 -0800
The New York Jets put in a request to speak with Indianapolis Colts director of player personnel Tom Telesco this week regarding their general manager vacancy; however, Telesco has pushed that back.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:55:40 -0800
The San Diego Chargers expect to name their new general manager Wednesday, Jan. 9, with director of player personnel Jimmy Raye and Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco in the mix.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 18:35:22 -0800
The search for the new general manager of the San Diego Chargers might be down to the team's director of player personnel Jimmy Raye and Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco. However, a third candidate, Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim interviewed Saturday, Jan. 5, and he is a friend of John Spanos, the son of team president Dean Spanos.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:06:55 -0800
The San Diego Chargers interviewed Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco for their general manager position Friday, Jan. 4.