After Rivers acknowledged feeling "numb" about the transition, unsubstantiated reports surfaced Monday suggesting he is prepared to force a trade this offseason.
Through Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Rivers shot down that notion on Tuesday:
When ESPN.com's Jim Trotter reached out for a comment about the rumors, Rivers responded, "News to me."
Although Rivers was frustrated with stalled contract talks and the uncertain future of the club's nucleus early in 2015, he has been rejuvenated by the youth movement of the past two offseasons.
"I'm excited about the young guys we have who are becoming our core guys," Rivers said last February. "(Jason) Verrett, those inside linebackers, I could go on and on. I'm excited about what that new core is becoming on defense."