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LA Chargers assistant taking a personal leave

Tom Pelissero tweets this morning that Chargers wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan is on a personal leave. He did not travel with the team to New Orleans for tonight's game.

McGeoghan is perhaps best known for his passionate talks to the wide receivers during film time on Hard Knocks. Pelissero adds that McGeoghan remains a part of Anthony Lynn's staff moving forward.

Coach McGeoghan

Everything is good. A Lynn wants me to put my family first. My son, daughter and myself have heart defects and my sons grandmother is battling breast cancer. I have work to do and will be back BETTER than ever. RISE!!!! https://t.co/1nQCVAwTFi

— Phil McGeoghan (@PhilMcGeoghan) October 12, 2020

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tweeted an update shortly after Pelissero's tweet shining some light on the personal reasons behind the leave.

"Everything is good. A Lynn wants me to put my family first. My son, daughter, and myself have heart defects and my son's grandmother is battling breast cancer. I have work to do and will be back BETTER than ever. RISE!!!"

McGeoghan has prior experience working with the wide receivers with the Bills and Dolphins and at the college level at South Florida, East Carolina, and Maine.

McGeoghan is a good man. In a high stress environment, he's making a smart decision for the future of his family.

Please join us in keeping the McGeoghan family in your prayers.