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March 23 - After signing RB Kenjon Barber earlier in the week, the Bolts continued to bolster the running back position by re-signing Branden Oliver to a one-year contract. Oliver has played in 22 career games with eight starts, rushing 191 times for 690 yards (3.6 ypc) and three touchdowns. The Chargers also announced that S Adrian Phillips officially signed his Exclusive Rights tender.
March 20 - Another valuable reserve along the defensive line returned to the fold as the Chargers re-signed Tenny Palepoi to a one-year contract. The defensive tackle ranked third on the team in 2016 with nine QB hits and fourth with 20 pressures. Later in the afternoon, the team announced that versatile offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins signed a one-year deal to return in 2017. Meanwhile, wide receiver Geremy Davis officially signed his Exclusive Rights tender. A former Giants draft pick, the Bolts claimed the 6-2, 217-pound wideout off New York's practice squad midway through last season. He appeared in three games for the Chargers down the stretch. Before reaching the NFL, the University of Connecticut product dominated in college, rewriting the school’s record books with 165 catches for 2,292 yards. Finally, the Bolts announced they signed speedy running back Kenjon Barner to a one-year deal. The former Philadelphia Eagle is fresh off his best year in the NFL as he set career-highs pounding the rock as well as at kickoff returner.
March 15 - Linebacker Brock Hekking was waived (failed physical) on Tuesday. He joined the Bolts as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada in 2015, but did not take the field as he was injured the past two seasons.
March 14 - After four seasons, the Chargers released LT King Dunlap. The move comes mere days after the team inked LT Russell Okung in free agency. Dunlap was the team's Lineman of the Year in 2014 when he allowed only 3.5 sacks. Meanwhile, TE Asante Cleveland officially signed his Exclusive Rights tender.
March 10 - The Chargers made a splash on Friday, signing Russell Okung to a four-year deal. The left tackle was considered one of the top offensive line free agents available, and is a former Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion. Meanwhile, the team announced they've agreed to terms with NT Damion Square. He emerged as a big part of the defensive line rotation in 2016 after Brandon Mebane was lost for the year with a pectoral injury.
March 9 - The Bolts took care of some in house business on the first day of free agency, locking up a trio of vets. Safety Jahleel Addae and long snapper Mike Windt signed four-year contracts while QB Kellen Clemens inked a one-year deal to continue backing up Philip Rivers. Meanwhile, the Chargers tendered eight players, including two restricted free agents in WR Dontrelle Inman and ILB Korey Toomer, as well as six Exclusive Rights free agents in S Adrian Phillips, RB Andre Williams, TE Asante Cleveland, TE Sean McGrath, WR Isaiah Burse and WR Geremy Davis.
March 7 - Two days before the start of the new league year, the Bolts announced they've parted ways with a trio of veterans in CB Brandon Flowers, G D.J. Fluker and WR Stevie Johnson. Flowers and Johnson joined the Chargers via free agency, while Fluker was the team's first round draft choice (11th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft.
February 27 – For the first time since 2011, and only seventh time in history, the Chargers used their franchise tag as they've placed it on outside linebacker Melvin Ingram. The edge rusher joined the Bolts with the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Chargers can still negotiate a multi-year contract with the edge rusher through July 15. However, other teams are able to negotiate and sign Ingram to a deal once the new league year begins on March 9. However, LA has the right to match any offer. Should they decline, the Bolts would receive two first round draft picks from Ingram’s new team.
February 13 – One month after being hired, Anthony Lynn announced the 18 members who will comprise his coaching staff. They are lead by Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley and Special Teams Coordinator - Assistant Head Coach George Stewart.
January 21 – Head Coach Anthony Lynn’s staff is starting to come into focus as the team announced they plan to hire Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator. Bradley spent the past four seasons as the Jaguars’ head coach. Prior to that, he served four seasons (2009-12) as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. Bradley helped guide Seattle to a pair of postseason appearances while establishing them as one of the top defenses in the league.
January 19 – The Bolts signed a pair of young wide receivers to Reserve/Future contracts, bringing in Da'Ron Brown and Jamaal Jones. Brown is a 6-0, 199-pound product out of Northern Illinois who was originally a seventh round draft choice (233rd overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015. Meanwhile, Jones spent the offseason with the Chargers before suffering an injury early in training camp and eventually being waived.
January 13 – After an extensive search, the Los Angeles Chargers announced they hired Anthony Lynn as the 16th head coach in franchise history. Lynn spent 17 years climbing the coaching ladder and is regarded as a running backs guru. He most recently spent the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bills, beginning this season as the team’s Running Backs Coach and Assistant Head Coach before being promoted to Offensive Coordinator and eventually Interim Head Coach.
January 10 – QB Mike Bercovici turned heads last preseason before being one of the final players waived prior to the start of the regular season. Now, he’s back with the Bolts. The Chargers signed the former ASU star, who was also featured on NFL Network’s “Undrafted” series, to a reserve/future contract.
January 3 – Six members of last year’s practice squad were signed to reserve/future contracts, including T Brett Boyko, CB Randall Evans, CB Mike Lee, LB Chris McCain, S Adrian McDonald and TE Jake McGee. Players who were not on an active roster at the end of the season are eligible to sign a reserve/future contract and revert to the active roster at the start of the new league year.
January 1 – Hours after the 2016 season officially ended, the Chargers relieved Mike McCoy of head coach duties. McCoy served as head coach for four seasons (2013-16) and produced an overall record of 28-38 (.424%), including 1-1 during the 2013 postseason. Read