Austin Ekeler, RB (LAC)

Not present for Day 1 of OTAs

Ekeler wasn't present Monday for the first day of Los Angeles' OTAs, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ekeler wanted an extension ahead of the 2023 campaign, which is the final year under his current four-year contract, but with no progress made, he requested and was granted permission to seek a trade. However, he still remains with the Chargers following the draft, and it's becoming more likely he'll have to stick in Los Angeles for at least one more year before testing the open market in 2024. Despite the offseason antics, head coach Brandon Staley has remained steady and expects Ekeler to be present for the mandatory offseason workouts in June.

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Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler


Staying in LA with new incentives

Ekeler is expected to remain with the Chargers for 2023 after they added $1.75 million in incentives for the final season of his contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert


Throwing at OTAs

Herbert (shoulder) threw passes to teammates Monday at OTAs, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Joshua Palmer

Joshua Palmer


Sliding down depth chart?

Palmer is part of a WR room that now includes 21st overall pick Quentin Johnston in addition to veterans Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, Eric Smith of the Chargers' official site reports.