The NFL year has officially begun with training camps starting last week. After weeks of no developments inside football purgatory, there is finally a constant stream of LA Chargers news for fans to chew on.
The Chargers held a closed practice on Wednesday and will welcome fans back to camp on Friday. With a day off in between on Thursday there is no better time to dive into the latest Chargers news to hit the internet.
Chargers news roundup:
- The Chargers announced season two of 'Truth or Dab', which is a collaboration with First We Feast. First We Feast is responsible for the hit YouTube show 'Hot Ones', with 'Truth or Dab' being a spin-off format of the show. Among the Chargers participating in the show this year is quarterback Justin Herbert.
- Right tackle Trey Pipkins was surprisingly held out of practice to start the second week of training camp. Head coach Brandon Staley did not provide a concrete update, but said the injury was not serious. Pipkins did not practice on Wednesday, marking four practices in a row that he has missed.
- The NFL Top 100 continues to roll along and there have been several Chargers that have made the list thus far with surprising rankings. Eric Kendricks ranked 93rd, Joey Bosa ranked 70th, Khalil Mack ranked 38th, Justin Herbert ranked 32nd, Derwin James ranked 30th, and Austin Ekeler ranked 21st. Notable players who have not made the cut yet are Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Rashawn Slater and Corey Linsley. Will they rank in the top 20? Probably not.
NFL news roundup:
- The first game of the NFL season is on Thursday night as the New York Jets take on the Cleveland Browns in the Hall of Fame game. Legendary Chargers head coach Don Coryell is among the inductees in the 2023 class.
- Sean Payton told reporters that standout young running back Javonte Williams will play in the preseason and may suit up in Denver's second preseason game. Williams is coming off of a torn ACL.
- Superstar Rams receiver Cooper Kupp left practice early on Tuesday with a hamstring injury. After the most productive season in NFL history in 2021, Kupp played just nine games in 2022.