Chargers staying in San Diego for at least another season

Antonio Gates
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates salutes the fans after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs last season at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
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Even with the St. Louis Rams apparently exploring their options in Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers are staying put for at least another season.

Chargers attorney Mark Fabiani, point man on potential stadium projects, said the club will not exercise the annual escape clause in its lease this year.

“The team is continuing to work, as we have for more than a decade, on stadium solutions in San Diego, and we will not be triggering the out clause in our lease in 2014," Fabiani wrote in an email.

Each year, according to the terms of their Qualcomm Stadium lease, the Chargers have the right to leave San Diego without the threat of a lawsuit from the city.