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San Diego Chargers willing to franchise tag Philip Rivers

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Aug 5, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks at running back Danny Woodhead (39) during minicamp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Even if Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are unable to agree on a new contract before the end of the season, don’t expect the Chargers to allow him to walk away. The team seems content with using the franchise tag on him if they need to. The team is willing to use the franchise tag in 2016 and 2017 if they have to, according to CBS Sports. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t come down to that.

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Tom Telesco is playing a dangerous game with the top players on his roster. He is allowing both of them to hit the open market without a deal in place on them. Eric Weddle is going to become a free agent at the end of the year and will likely walk away. The team already seems like it is moving on and Weddle is already looking toward the future.

The team was hoping to agree on a deal with Philip before the start of the season, but that doesn’t seem like it is going to work out. There seems to be something that is preventing them from getting a deal done. Could it be that Los Angeles is hanging over their head?

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