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17 Philip Rivers QB
Height/Weight: 6-5/228 | Birthdate: 12/8/1981 | Birthplace: Decatur, AL, USA | Team: San Diego | College: North Carolina State | NFL Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 97/43 | Average Draft Position: 90.58
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McCoy: Philip Rivers will be a Charger until retirement


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that the team has no intention of cutting ties with quarterback Philip Rivers

Speaking to the media at the NFL Owners Meetings, McCoy said Rivers was "one of the best in the business", per NFL.com. 

"The only thing I'm worried about is this next season. We can't worry about 2016 and beyond," McCoy said. "He's under contract for this year, and we plan on Philip Rivers retiring a Charger."


QB Philip Rivers unsure of long-term future with Chargers


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Quarterback Philip Rivers is contemplating that 2015 could be his last season with the Chargers, he told the UT San Diego. When asked if he will play out his current contract without agreeing to extend with the team, he said, "Yes."

“What I can control and all I know as of today, I am signed up for one more year,” he said. “I guess things could change, but with all the uncertainty in many aspects, I don’t see it changing before camp gets here, and when camp gets here I’m even more certain to play it out.”

With the uncertainty surrounding the Chargers possibly moving to Los Angeles, Rivers was rather frank about the difficulty recreating what he and his family has established in San Diego.

“What we’ve established here with my growing family is hard to recreate,” he said. “It’s hard to up and recreate that. I know that moves are part of life. But that certainly is fair to say that (not being sold on moving to Los Angeles) is part of it. The good thing is I’m not under contract in a year where we’d potentially be in Los Angeles.”

The 12-year-veteran has started all 16 games each season for the Chargers since 2006, his first year as a starter for the team. He currently has started 144 consecutive games, second-longest in the NFL behind Eli Manning, and thrown for 36,655 yards with 252 touchdowns and 122 interceptions over his career.


Chargers' Philip Rivers will not need back surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will not need surgery on his back, according to 101 KGB FM.

Rivers told the radio station, "At this point, the back injury is not requiring surgery. We'll kind of revisit it in a month or so. But everything is improving. I'm back to my regular workouts and running around."

Rivers dealt with a bulging disk in his back down the stretch, which impacted his play. He did not miss a game due to the issue. 

The 33-year-old Rivers is set to enter the final season of his contract in 2015. He'll make $15.57 million next year. Rivers is coming off a season in which he threw for 4,286 yards and 31 touchdowns. 


Chargers' Philip Rivers calls reports of bulging disk 'not accurate'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers declined to convey the full nature of his injuries, calling previous reports of him dealing with a bulging disk, "not accurate," U-T San Diego reports.

However, Rivers did not rule out having surgery on the back, which is a possibility this offseason.

Rivers did not appear to be himself toward the end of the season due to an assortment of injuries. He threw for 2,213 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions through the first eight games of the season. In the final eight games, he compiled 2,073 yards, 11 touchdowns and 13 interception.


Philip Rivers throws two interceptions in season-ending loss to Chiefs


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers went 20 for 34 for 291 yards and two interceptions in San Diego's 19-7 loss to the Chiefs.

With San Diego down 16-7 near the end of the first half, Rivers tried to connect with wide receiver Eddie Royal, but was picked off by Kurt Coleman. 

His last interceptions came in the final seconds with the Chargers trying to add a late touchdown. 

Rivers finishes the year over 4,000 passing yards for the sixth time in his career.


Chargers' Philip Rivers: I feel 'a lot better' this week than last week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers told reporters he "definitely" feels "a lot better" this week than last week from physical standpoint, per U-T San Diego. Rivers is nursing a bulging disk in his lower back after completing 33 of his 54 pass attempts for 356 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions in his team's 38-35 overtime win over the 49ers in Week 16.

San Diego opened as a 3-point underdog at Kansas City. The line has dropped to 2 1/2 points.


Chargers' Philip Rivers (back) expected to play finale vs. Chiefs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Chargers coach Mike McCoy told reporters Monday that quarterback Philip Rivers is expected to play Sunday's regular season finale against the Chiefs despite nursing a bulging disk in his lower back, per ESPN. McCoy indicated that the decision for Rivers to play was a group decision.

"The player's health is No. 1.," McCoy said.

Rivers compiled for 356 yards while completing 33 of 54 passes, adding four touchdowns and three interceptions in Saturday's 38-35 win over the 49ers in overtime. He has posted 3,995 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 15 games.

San Diego opened as a 3-point underdog at Kansas City. The line has dropped to 2 1/2 points.


Philip Rivers too unpredictable to use


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/21/2014) Facing a top-five defense and having to do without top wide receiver Keenan Allen, who was sidelined by a broken collarbone, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looked like he didn't stand a chance Week 16 at San Francisco. After all, he hadn't been playing so great anyway, perhaps because of a bulging disk in his lower back, throwing for multiple scores in just one of his previous six games.

So naturally, he goes and throws for four touchdowns Saturday night, completing 33 of 54 passes for 356 yards. He had three interceptions as well, but the net result for his Fantasy owners was extremely positive.

Of course, only 41 percent of them actually benefited from it. The rest sat Rivers, who again, had done his best to sink them in recent weeks.

I wouldn't let this performance change my approach to him in the season's final week. His previous two matchups against Denver and New England had the makings of shootouts, and he couldn't make it happen. And now come reports of him looking into back surgery in the offseason. Clearly, he's not feeling right, and he's playing with less than a complete arsenal. So while he deserves credit for this big game against the 49ers, you shouldn't anticipate a repeat in an even more difficult matchup Week 17 at Kansas City.


Report: Philip Rivers considering surgery for bulging disk


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has a bulging disk in his lower back, sources told Chris Mortensen of ESPN on Sunday.

Rivers converted a pair of fourth downs and led his team to a 14-play, 80-yard drive which resulted in a game-tying touchdown with just 29 second left on the clock in the fourth quarter. He compiled for 356 yards while completing 33 of 54 passes, adding four touchdowns and three interceptions in Saturday's 38-35 win over the 49ers in overtime.

According to Mortensen, the injury started giving him some discomfort three weeks ago and doctors fear that the bulging disk is on the brink of being herniated. Rivers has taken epidural injections to reduce the swelling and is considering surgery at the end of the season. The Chargers are 9-7 and still alive for a playoff spot heading into the final week of the season against Kansas City.


Chargers QB Philip Rivers throws four TDs vs. 49ers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 33 of his 54 pass attempts for 356 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions in his team's 38-35 overtime win over the 49ers in Week 16.

Rivers helped to put his team in a big hole early, throwing a pick-six in the second quarter that put the 49ers up 21-0. However, the quarterback fought back from a 28-7 halftime deficit, throwing the game-tying touchdown with just 29 second left on the clock in the fourth quarter. It was Rivers' first game with more than 50 pass attempts this season as well as his first game with four touchdowns.

Rivers has managed 3,995 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 15 games. He heads into a Week 17 matchup against the Chiefs with the 9-7 Chargers still alive for a playoff spot.


Chargers' Philip Rivers, Ladarius Green active Week 16


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (chest, back) and tight end Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) are active for Week 16's matchup with the 49ers.

Rivers missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday before having an "outstanding" day of practice Thursday and winding up listed as probable on the team's final injury report. Green was deemed questionable but will suit up, as will defensive tackle Corey Liuget (ankle), who also carried a questionable tag into Saturday's game.

The Chargers enter the road matchup as a 1-point underdog.


Chargers rule Keenan Allen out of Saturday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Chargers released their final injury report for Saturday’s game at San Francisco and listed wide receiver Keenan Allen (ankle) as out.

Also ruled out is running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) and punter Mike Scifres (shoulder). Ladarius Green (concussion) and Corey Liuget are listed as questionable. Quarterback Philip Rivers (chest/back) and Ryan Carrethers (elbow) are being listed as probable.

The Chargers are 1 1/2-point underdogs.


Chargers' McCoy: Philip Rivers had 'outstanding' practice Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Chargers coach Mike McCoy indicated that quarterback Philip Rivers (back, chest) "had an "oustanding day" in Thursday's practice, NFL.com reports.

"A ball did not hit the ground in all the throws he made today," McCoy added. "Philip was Philip, so he'll be ready to roll."

Rivers was a full participant in Thursday's practice after sitting out Tuesday and Wednesday. He should be ready to roll for Saturday's matchup with the 49ers.


Philip Rivers practices, expected to play Saturday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (back, chest) returned to a full practice Thursday and is expected to play Saturday against the 49ers, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Rivers "didn't do cartwheels out there," the paper said, but he stood in the pocket and made throws.

Rivers has thrown one or zero touchdowns in five of his past six games. The Chargers are 1-point underdogs at San Francisco.


Philip Rivers skipping practices so he can rest up for Saturday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has started 142 straight games, the second-longest active streak behind Eli Manning's 166. With San Diego on a short week before Saturday's game against the 49ers, Rivers missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday with chest and back injuries, though he did participate in a Wednesday morning walkthrough.

"I hate not practicing," he told ESPN.com. "But I think at some point you have to do what's best for me and the team. And practicing [Wednesday] wouldn't have been beneficial to moving toward Saturday."

Added Rivers about his playing status: "At this point in the week, I think there's no doubt."

If Rivers surprisingly sits out, backup Kellen Clemens would start. He went 4-5 as a starter with St. Louis last year.

"One of the reasons we brought Kellen in here is that he was very competitive last year, thrown into a tough situation," offensive coordinator Frank Reich told the website. "He played well against some really tough defenses. He's a very smart competitive guy."

The Chargers are 1-point underdogs at San Francisco.


Chargers QB Rivers misses practice, but should play in game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was absent from practice Wednesday with chest and back issues, but is expected to play Saturday at San Francisco.

Chargers' Philip Rivers throws two interceptions in loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers struggled to find open receivers in a 22-10 loss to the Broncos Sunday.

Rivers completed 24 of his 41 pass attempts for 232 yards, but threw two interceptions and only one touchdown. He also lost a fumble. Rivers’ lone touchdown was to tight end Antonio Gates on a 5-yard pass. It was the 70th time Rivers connected with Gates for a touchdown.

The Chargers next play Saturday at Kansas City.


Chargers QB Philip Rivers held to 189 yards vs. Patriots


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 20 of his 33 passes for just 189 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his team's 23-14 loss to the Patriots in Week 14.

Rivers had an interception wiped off the board by a questionable personal foul call but managed to throw a pick later in the drive that remained on the board. His touchdown came on a diving 15-yard catch by Malcom Floyd early in the second quarter. Rivers was coming off a 383-yard effort in Week 13 but delivered his third performance of less than 200 passing yards in his last five games. He'll look to rebound in a key AFC West battle against the Broncos in Week 15.


Chargers list Week 14 inactives vs. Patriots


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The Chargers have rulled the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 14 matchup with the Patriots: nose tackles Ryan Carrethers (elbow) and Damion Square, running back Ronnie Brown, wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, guard Jeff Baca, tight end David Johnson and linebacker Cordarro Law.

Carrethers had already been ruled out for Sunday's game so his absence won't be unexpected. The team does have all three of its questionable players available for action, as linebacker Donald Butler (quad) and offensive linemen D.J. Fluker (concussion) and Chris Watt (calf) are active. Also active are all the team's probable players, including quarterback Philip Rivers (chest), defensive tackle Corey Liuget (knee) and linebacker Andrew Gachkar (knee).


NT Ryan Carrethers only Chargers player ruled out for Week 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Chargers have only ruled out one player for Sunday's clash against the Patriots. Nose tackle Ryan Carrethers will miss Week 14 because of a nagging elbow injury.

Tackle D.J. Fluker (concussion), defensive tackle Corey Liuget (knee) and guard Chris Watt (calf) were deemed questionable. Meanwhile, outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (rest), inside linebacker Andrew Gachkar (knee) and quarterback Philip Rivers (chest) were all designated as probable. 


Philip Rivers scores late TD to lift Chargers past Ravens


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers put together a bounce-back performance, leading his team to an 80-yard drive for the game-winning score with 38 seconds remaining to secure a 34-33 victory.

Two of Rivers' three touchdown passes on the afternoon came in the final quarter of the game, including a 1-yard strike to Eddie Royal to win the game. He hooked up with Keenan Allen for a 12-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and a 23-yard score in the fourth quarter.

Rivers compiled 383 yards through the air while completing 34 of 45 pass attempts. He added three touchdowns and one interception, registering a 113.5 passer rating. He surpassed the 300-yard threshold for the first time since Week 6 vs. Oakland.

San Diego will host New England in Week 14.


Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates missing each other


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2014) For the first eight weeks of the season, Philip Rivers looked like a must-start Fantasy quarterback, even putting together a stretch of seven straight games with multiple touchdown passes. Tight end Antonio Gates was on the receiving end of nine of them.

But in four weeks since then, nothing has gone right for them. Though he got his yardage back up to a respectable level, Rivers had his third straight game with no more than one touchdown pass Week 12 against St. Louis, most likely confining him to the bench in standard 12-team leagues for at least another week. And Gates probably belongs there with him.

As critical as Gates was to Rivers' success in the early going, perhaps it's no surprise he's struggling now. He was targeted only twice in Week 12, catching both balls for 14 yards, and is averaging 2.7 catches for 24.7 yards during Rivers' three-game drought. And of course, he has no touchdowns.

It's not exactly a chicken-and-egg scenario. Whether or not health is a factor, as has been rumored, Rivers' struggles have most likely led to Gates' and not the other way around. But because their fates are so closely tied, you'll need to see Rivers get back on track before you can fully trust Gates again. Tight end being a much shallower position, though, Gates isn't the clear sit Rivers is.


Philip Rivers on target in Week 12 victory


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 29 of 35 passes (83 percent) for 291 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Rams. Rivers threw a 99-yard pick-six to corner Janoris Jenkins in the second quarter, but made few mistakes after that.

With just over eight minutes left in the game, Rivers hit wideout Keenan Allen on a slip screen that turned into a 29-yard touchdown. Despite the solid performance, Rivers has accounted for two scores and five turnovers in his last three games.

He'll visit the Ravens in Week 13.


Philip Rivers among Chargers cleared to play


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who was probable with a chest injury, is active as expected for Sunday's game against the Rams. The other probables suiting up are nose tackle Sean Lissemore (quadriceps) and cornerback Steve Williams (hamstring).

Chargers QB Philip Rivers officially probable for Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was a full participant in practice all week and was officially listed as probable for Week 12. Rivers appeared to have aggravated a chest injury in Week 11 against the Raiders. Following that game, tight end Antonio Gates indicated that Rivers had been dealing with "a very severe rib injury" for a few weeks, per U-T San Diego.

Rivers has passed for 2,544 yards, with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. he has completed only 59.6 percent of his pass attempts in November, compiling 331 passing yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in two November games.