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Charlie Whitehurst

Charlie Whitehurst - #6 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 226 lbs.
Birthday 08/06/1982
Birthplace Duluth, GA
College Clemson
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 3rd round, 17th pick by Chargers

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.

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Posted March 16, 2012
Whitehurst is in and Billy Volek is out as Philip Rivers' backup with the San Diego Chargers. Whitehurst agreed to a two-year contract Friday to return to the Chargers.||||||| A short time later, the Chargers released Volek. Whitehurst was San Diego's third-string quarterback behind Rivers and Volek from 2006-2009, and never attempted a pass in the regular season.
Posted Oct. 23, 2011
Whitehurst will start against Cleveland.||||||| Whitehurst is replacing Tarvaris Jackson, who suffered a chest injury in the third quarter last week.
Posted Oct. 10, 2011
Whitehurst threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 2:37 remaining to put the Seahawks ahead for good in Sunday's 36-25 win over the Giants.||||||| Whitehurst, who replaced the injured Tarvaris Jackson in the third quarter, led the Seahawks (2-3) on an 80-yard touchdown drive capped with his pass to Baldwin on a play in which the Giants seemed to stop after defensive end Osi Umenyiora jumped offside. Whitehurst finished 11 of 19 for 149 yards.
Posted Jan. 03, 2011
Whitehurst finished 22 of 36 for 192 yards with his lone touchdown Sunday in a 16-6 win over St. Louis. He showed his athleticism with eight carries for 30 yards on the ground.||||||| Whitehurst could get his first career playoff start Saturday at home against the reigning Super Bowl champion Saints. If not, Matt Hasselbeck will start.
Posted Dec. 30, 2010
Whitehurst says he's not worrying he might take all the snaps in practice this week and then have regular quarterback Matt Hasselbeck swoop in and start Sunday night against St. Louis.||||||| Whitehurst is preparing to make the second start of his career with the NFC West title on the line. Hasselbeck injured his hip last week against Tampa Bay in the first quarter and while Seattle is not ruling out Hasselbeck, the Seahawks are moving forward with Whitehurst as the starter. Whitehurst struggled when he took over for Hasselbeck a week ago. Whitehurst completed 11 of 18 passes for 66 yards in his three quarters of play, but missed on his first four throws.

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