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San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd stood quietly at his locker, shedding piece after piece of football equipment after a long day of work.
Maybe he meant it sincerely. Maybe he meant it sarcastically.
Given his luck of late, his words Friday were probably a bit of both.
“It's a blessing to make it out of a day's practice healthy,” Floyd said.
Floyd practiced for a third straight day in full, and the injury-maligned vertical weapon with a flare for the spectacular is on pace to return Monday night to face the Jacksonville Jaguars, adding big-play potential to an offense and team in great shortage.
Sidelined the past four games with a hip injury, Floyd has watched a six-game skid that has seen it all: injuries to six of the top eight offensive linemen, including three for the season; a lot of giving away the ball — and at critical times — with little taking it back.
But one overlooked aspect to this nearly lost campaign has been its absence of the big play.
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San Diego Chargers receiver Malcolm Floyd practiced fully Friday and is expected to return to the lineup for Monday night's game at Jacksonville.
Floyd had been sidelined for the past four games - all losses - due to a hip injury.
He has 19 receptions for 401 yards and one touchdown in seven games this season.
It’s not his fault. Norv Turner is not a bad coach.
Take a breath. Calm down. Let me finish.
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