Sean Lissemore exits exhibition game with ankle injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/15/14) Chargers defensive lineman Sean Lissemorewas forced out of Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks with a right ankle injury, according to U-T San Diego. Lissemore sustained the injury in the opening series of the night and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Chargers add depth with Victor Aiyewa
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/9/14) The Chargers added free agent linebacker Victor Aiyewa Saturday, the team announced.
Aiyewa appeared in five games with the Packers in 2013, registering four tackles. Aiyewa adds depth to the team's linebacking corps after Alvin Scioneaux was lost for the year with a knee injury.
Alvin Scioneaux out for the season with torn ACL
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/8/14) Chargers head coach Mike McCoy told reporters that linebacker Alvin Scioneauxtore his ACL during Thursday's preseason game against the Cowboys. He is expected to miss the entire season, per U-T San Diego.
Greg Ducre, Alvin Scioneaux leave preseason opener with injuries
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/24/14) Cornerback Brandon Flowers has agreed to terms with the Chargers, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
Flowers visited the Chargers last week and drew interest from numerous teams after he was released by the Chiefs earlier this month. Flowers, originally selected by Kansas City in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, made his first Pro Bowl last season but the Chiefs let him go in part because he of his $10.5 million salary-cap hit in 2014.
Flowers, 28, provides the Chargers with much-needed depth. The team reportedly signed him to a one-year deal, which is a low-cost move for them while allowing Flowers to prove he is worth another long-term, big-money contract next offseason.
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The Chargers DST is not a great Fantasy option heading into this season. The unit was No. 29 in Fantasy points in a standard league last year with only 35 sacks, 11 interceptions, six fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown. We don't expect the Chargers to improve dramatically enough to move into the Top 12 or even the Top 15 even after using their first two picks in the NFL Draft on cornerback Jason Verrett and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. They are not worth drafting in the majority of leagues, and they should only be considered a bye-week replacement during the year unless they got off to a hot start.