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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 he’ll play this week. I’m not as optimistic.
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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...
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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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San Diego Chargers starting offensive tackle Jared Gaither will not play in the team's season opener against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 9, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. Gaither has not played or practice since having back spasms in late July. He had signed a four-year, $24.5 million contract that guarantees him $9 million. "I don't know if there...
The San Diego Chargers placed wide receiver Vincent Brown on injured reserve, but Brown will be eligible to return later in the season.
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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.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 13...