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Chad Rinehart

Chad Rinehart - #71 - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 321 lbs.
Birthday 05/04/1985
Birthplace Boone, IA
College Northern Iowa
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 3rd round, 33rd pick by Redskins

L.T. is yet another worn-down runner

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Of all the numbers connected with LaDainian Tomlinson, in the end, the number 3,410 is the one that matters most now because it's the one that ended his time in San Diego and as the best running back ...

Merriman a high-risk, high-reward proposition

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The nickname of Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman may be "Lights Out," but that term certainly doesn't describe his play over the last two seasons.

Report: Chargers will offer highest tenders to Merriman, Jackson, Floyd

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Chargers will offer the highest possible contract tenders to restricted free agents OLB Shawne Merriman and WRs Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Merriman laments uncertainty about his future

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
In a wide-ranging interview with PFW, Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman discusses his future with the Chargers, why he won't be asking for the chance to leave San Diego this offseason and the resolution to the lawsuits between him and ...

Update: No jail time for Chargers' Jackson in DUI case

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson has been required to serve four days in a work-release program and received five years' probation after pleading guilty to a 2009 DUI charge, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was also handed a fine ...

Chargers part ways with Tomlinson

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
In the culmination of an event many months in the making, the Chargers officially released RB LaDainian Tomlinson on Monday after the back struggled through the 2009 season.

Chance to play WR could lure Osgood from San Diego

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
It's been well documented how many key free agents the Chargers will have this offseason, but one player who has somewhat flown under the radar is Kassim Osgood, the club's only integral element who will be unrestricted.

Key decisions lie ahead for Chargers' Smith

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Maybe more so than any team in the league, the Chargers have a number of critical decisions to make this offseason. First and foremost, though, is choosing which of their many key free agents they wish to keep — either long-term ...

Bolts need RB with L.T.'s likely departure

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 8:47 a.m. ET
For Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson, the 2009 offseason was a fiasco. With him being owed a boatload of money that the team was not willing to pay, Tomlinson's representatives and GM A.J. Smith went back and forth in ...

Chargers give Turner three-year extension

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Chargers have signed head coach Norv Turner to a three-year contract extension, extending his current deal through the 2013 season.

Sanchez, Greene star as Jets shock Chargers

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
Rookies Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene led the Jets to a stunning 17-14 upset of San Diego in the divisional playoffs Sunday, each providing a touchdown in the fourth quarter that marked another Chargers postseason pratfall.

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Chargers see significant progress in run 'D'

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Chargers can point to many reasons on both sides of the ball for their dramatic improvement in the second half of 2009, but we hear a number of players pointed out this week that an upgrade in run defense ...

You gotta believe it to see it

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
This year, in mid-December, the Jets were at .500 and drawing up their 2010 draft plans. Suddenly the schedule broke in their favor. Their final two opponents didn't want to play, and so a 7-7 carp became a 9-7 ...

Bye week allowing Bolts to be full strength for playoff run

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 8:38 p.m. ET
Although the Chargers' last loss — way back in Week Six — came after a bye, the team isn't worried about history repeating itself following its week off before the divisional playoff round. From what we hear, head coach Norv Turner ...

AFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
TE Dallas Clark is the Colts' player to watch in the upcoming playoffs, as PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the AFC's six postseason participants and speculates on what it will take for each to win the Super ...

Sproles not breaking games open as returner

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m. ET
With the ball in his hands, the Chargers' Darren Sproles remains one of the league's most dangerous players. But in the return game, some of the jolt he provided the team in 2008 has been missing this season.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 13, 2013
The San Diego Chargers have signed former Buffalo Bills guard Chad Rinehart to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.||||||| Rinehart is being reunited with his former position coaches in Buffalo, Joe D'Alessandris and Andrew Dees. Rinehart was limited to seven games and two starts at right guard in 2012 due to an ankle injury that landed him on injured reserve on Nov. 2. Rinehart's agent, Leo Goeas, was a Chargers tackle from 1990-92.
Posted March 12, 2012
The Buffalo Bills have retained the rights to offensive linemen Chad Rinehart and Kraig Urbik by tendering them contract offers Monday, a day before the start of the NFL's free agency period.||||||| Rinehart had 12 starts in 16 games last year, splitting time between right and left guard in his first full season with Buffalo. He's a fourth-year player, who spent his first two seasons with Washington.
Posted June 22, 2010
An Iowa judge has found Rinehart guilty of public intoxication after a January encounter with University of Northern Iowa police.||||||| Rinehart, a native of Boone, Iowa, paid $195 in fines and fees after Black Hawk County Magistrate Patricia Meany issued her written ruling June 3. Campus police spokesman Dave Zariffs says officers responded to a door alarm at a pizzeria in Cedar Falls on Jan. 18 and found Rinehart pulling on a locked door. A police report says Rinehart, who played at Northern Iowa from 2004-07, appeared to be intoxicated. Rinehart made four starts for the Redskins last season.
Posted Jan. 19, 2010
Rinehart has been arrested on public intoxication charges in Iowa after he pulled on a locked door at a pizza restaurant. University of Northern Iowa police spokesman Dave Zariffs says officers responded to a door alarm at Mojo's Pizza House in Cedar Falls about 2 a.m. on Monday. When they arrived they found Rinehart pulling on a locked door.||||||| A police report says Rinehart, who played at Northern Iowa from 2004-07, appeared to be intoxicated. Rinehart refused a breath test and was arrested. Rinehart was taken to the Black Hawk County jail and released by court order. He made four starts for the Redskins last season before breaking his right leg.
Posted Nov. 27, 2009
Rinehart is on IR with a season-ending injury (fibula).|||||||

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