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.
Ekeler requested a trade earlier this offseason, and while a minor adjustment to his current contract isn't exactly what he wanted, it'll apparently be enough to keep him in Los Angeles for one more year without a holdout. The 28-year-old led the NFL in touchdowns each of the past two seasons, scoring 38 times in 33 games while averaging 96.8 scrimmage yards. Ekeler figures to be busy again this season given the questionable backfield depth behind him, though Justin Herbert is expected to push the ball downfield more with the help of new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and rookie first-round wideout Quentin Johnston.
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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.
Throwing at OTAs
Herbert (shoulder) threw passes to teammates Monday at OTAs, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Not at voluntary workouts
Ekeler isn't present Monday for voluntary offseason workouts, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Resumes throwing after surgery
Herbert (shoulder) threw a football Monday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Bolts take speedy quarterback
The Chargers selected Duggan in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 239th overall.
Receives fifth-year option
The Chargers picked up the fifth-year option on Herbert's (shoulder) rookie contract Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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.
Bolts to Los Angeles
The Chargers selected Johnston in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 21st overall.
Recovery progressing, not throwing
Herbert's shoulder is roughly 75 percent healed, but he is still a few weeks away from beginning light throwing, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Re-signs with Los Angeles
The Chargers re-signed Guyton on Monday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.