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San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews participated in practice on Monday, which represented his first work with the team since breaking his clavicle on Aug. 9. However, Mathews has not yet been cleared for contact, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which makes it doubtful he will be ready to play in the regular-season opener against the Oakland Raiders next Monday night. Mathews was injured on his first carry of the preseason, and typical recovery time for a broken clavicle is four to six weeks. But he has said frequently he would return sooner than expected. Last week, he suggested he'd be ready to play in the season-opener. Mathews participated in individual drills Monday, but he may not be far enough along to play in the opener. Mathews rushed for 1,091 yards last season while playing in 14 games, including 13 starts. If Mathews is out, veteran Ronnie Brown will start.
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Even though Chargers running back Ryan Mathews participated in Monday’s practice, he still hasn’t been cleared for contact as his broken clavicle continues to heal.
Ryan Mathews (shoulder) said there’s no plan for when he’ll start taking contact.”I just got to wait.”
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 3, 2012
It also sounds like Mathews remains hopeful that...
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Chargers receiver Vincent Brown (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, but he was given the "designated to return" tag, meaning he can come back after six weeks.Fantasy Spin:The "designated to return" tag is a new element to injured reserve this season. Brown broke his ankle on Aug. 18 and is projected to miss eight weeks after having surgery. Brown was reportedly...
San Diego halfback Ryan Mathews (clavicle) participated in individual drills Wednesday, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.Fantasy Spin:San Diego will hold it's first official practice Thursday. Mathews has insisted he'll be ready Week 1, but we doubt the Chargers will play him. Week 2 is an option but we don't expect him to handle a full workload...
Vincent Brown: Brown (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, but with the designation that allows him to be activated by the Chargers later this season, the team’s official site reports.
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According to ProFootballWeekly.com, the San Diego Chargers have placed wide receiver Vincent Brown on injured reserve, but will have the option to bring him back later in the season.
#Chargers announce that WR Vincent Brown will be placed on I.R. with the “Designated to Return” label to come back later in the season.
— Pro Football Weekly (@ProFootballWkly) September 4,...
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Comments on the San Diego Chargers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
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Chris Berman (ESPN, 16) - First time in decade Bolts won't be favored in AFC West; could help.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 16) - Norv Turner was given another chance. Will likely be his last if Chargers don't make playoffs.
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