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Talk surrounding Philip Rivers' future in San Diego has been intense for the past week.

Ever since reports that were leaked from Rivers' camp suggested that the star quarterback did not want to move to Los Angeles, San Diego's likely future base, speculation about the Chargers potentially dealing Rivers has gone viral.

Former Bolt premier running back LaDainian Tomlinson then added flames to the fire earlier this week when he explained that he sees Rivers leaving San Diego in the near future, while he also suggested that his former QB has lost faith in the Chargers.

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Telesco speaks out

The speculation surrounding Rivers' future and the comments by LT compelled Chargers general manager Tom Telesco to speak out on Wednesday, and he insisted that the franchise intend to keep him "well into the future" and not trade him anytime soon.

"There really is no update," general manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday, according to NFL.com. "It's the same thing I've said for the last four months, Philip's our quarterback and it's our plan and intent that he's our quarterback well into the future."

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Worrying comments

These comments from Telesco are probably just smoke and mirrors though, with NFL.com going further and suggesting that the Chargers have spoken to the Tennessee Titans about trading Rivers.

Furthermore, a reporter in the interview with Telesco asked him whether or not he had discussed a potential Rivers trade with the Titans, a question the GM was not willing to answer.

"That's what Telesco has to say. But what he didn't say on Wednesday was just as telling. One reporter asked if Telesco had discussed a trade with the Tennessee Titans involving Rivers," NFL.com added.

"I'm going to leave that go," Telesco said via the Union-Tribune San Diego.

And the translation of that is: Yes we have discussed a Rivers trade with the Titans.

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