On Day 1 of NFL Free Agency, the San Diego Chargers were one of a handful of teams that were very active in bringing in some new guys as well as re-signing a lot of their own guys. Here is a full, updating list of which players have signed and which are still yet to sign.
As signings were announced yesterday, The Mighty 1090AM was there to interview the guys being acquired, as well as get the reaction of the team captain:
- Travis Benjamin On Chasing Rabbits & Why Joining Philip Rivers & The Chargers Was A No Brainer
- Brandon Mebane: “I Am Ready To Be A Leader And Whatever Else This Team Needs From Me”
- Philip Rivers: “Getting A Guy Like Travis Benjamin Is Exciting”
Schumaker calls it quits after 11 seasons – MLB.com
Skip Schumaker, 36, was in camp on a Minor League deal. The Padres had every intention of looking at him for a bench job — a left-handed hitter off the bench, someone with versatility and a player with a strong clubhouse presence. But Schumaker told Green privately that he had reached the end of the road as a player.
Padres not short on opportunity for Jemile Weeks – San Diego Union-Tribune
Jemile Weeks appeared Tuesday as a defensive replacement at short, started Wednesday at second base and has also started at third earlier in camp, bouncing around the field as he has since his career stagnated after penning a .303/.340/.421 (AVG/OBP/SLG) batting line over the second half of the 2011 season.
Aztecs Hope To Reclaim Elusive MWC Tournament Title
The Aztecs have not won the MWC Tournament title since 2011 despite playing in the final in three of the last four years. Steve Fisher & Co. hope to reclaim the elusive title and it’s automatic NCAA tournament bid.
The SDSU Aztecs first game of the MW Tournament is today at 12pm and you can listen to it live on The Mighty 1090AM!
If you’re sad about missing the Darren Smith Show today, don’t worry! We have plenty of podcasts that can tide you over, including:
- Unnamed Soccer Podcast: How Did Xolos Impact Tijuana?
- BR’s Podcast Ep. 2, with former Padres pitcher David Wells
- Make the Padres Great Again: Should The Padres Sign Tim Lincecum?
Sanders’ shift significant, signals stadium progress – San Diego Union-Tribune
Our own Kevin Acee followed up with former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders one day after he made news on the Scott & BR Show by supporting the noncontiguous Convention Center expansion that would allow for a downtown Chargers stadium to be built.
Gulls On Fire, Have Won 6 Of Last 8 Games
Craig Elsten breaks down the Gulls recent hot streak, why the team is playing well, and what to watch for in the week ahead.
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