The Chargers just announced their injury report for this Sunday’s match against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Donald Butler (groin), Eddie Royal (hamstring) and Darrell Stuckey (hamstring) are all out.
Dante Rosario (hamstring) is doubtful.
Jarret Johnson (back) is questionable.
Antwan Barnes (hamstring), Jeromey Clary (thigh), Larry English (calf), Tyronne Green (hamstring), Mike Scifres (rt. Ankle), and Eric Weddle (Concussion) are all probable.
Butler injured his groin in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. He tried to come back and played the first snap of the third quarter, but he immediately went down and did not return. Stuckey also injured his hamstring in the first half of the game as well.
Johnson hurt his back midway through Thursday’s practice. His status is 50/50.
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A short while ago, the Chargers announced their injury report for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Larry English (calf) and Eddie Royal (hamstring) are out.
Tyronne Green (hamstring) and Dante Rosario (hamstring) are doubtful.
Aubrayo Franklin (knee) is questionable.
Atari Bigby (shoulder), Mike Scifres (ankle) and Louis Vasquez (ankle) are probable.
English and Royal both left last week’s game in Denver with their injuries.
Green also was forced out of the match while Rosario wasn’t able to suit up with his hurt hamstring.
Franklin suffered a deep bone bruise against the Buccaneers and didn’t play last week either.
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Norv Turner and his medical staff will get together Saturday and decide the status of several players for the Chargers’ preseason opener against the Seahawks. The decision has already been made for first-round pick Larry English as well as Stephen Cooper and Ryon Bingham. They won’t play.
The team held an hour-long walkthrough Friday morning which served as the final prep for Saturday’s game. Norv has told his starters to “be prepared to play a half,” but they might not play that much. He’s still undecided on LT.
Darren Sproles was back Friday after the birth of his daughter and was beaming as he talked about her. That was a neat conversation.
One funny part from Thursday’s practice I didn’t note anywhere, during a goalline period, the third-team offense was on the field against the first-team defense. LT stood behind the huddle and fired up the defense by chanting, “You can’t run!” There’s a group in the north end zone that regularly chants that saying whenever opponents get stuffed on the ground. It was a funny moment.
See you Satruday at the Q!
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Tuesday’s afternoon practice had a little different feel and ended with a few laughs, which seemed like a great way to break up what is perhaps the longest week of training camp. The Chargers spent a good portion of the day working on their version of the Wildcat offense, or the “Wild Frog” as Norv Turner called it in reference to former TCU Horned Frog LaDainian Tomlinson being at the center of it.
Turner joked that with the league’s leader in touchdown passes flanked wide and a four-time Pro Bowl tight end becoming an offensive tackle, the system won’t become a fixure, but the Chargers could use it in certain situations. Turner likes the idea of finding more ways to get LT into space.
The other “fun” part of practice came on the last play. During a red zone period, Jamal Williams batted down a Rivers pass and yelled a bit in celebration. But the ball bounced right back to Rivers, who took off running outside. Williams gave chase in the open field but tripped and fell forward, which drew a huge round of laughs from Williams’ teammates. Rivers finished the run and made it to the end zone.
Another comical moment came when Jeromey Clary and Ryon Bingham were playfully boxing after a play and some thought camp’s first skirmish had developed. As a couple guys stepped in to break it up, Bingham told them they were just playing. This group really seems to work well together and enjoys being around each other.
Another moment that made me smile was the long conversation I had with former Chargers wide receiver John Jefferson. I’ll have a story up soon telling why he’s on hand for a couple of days. He’s an extremely nice guy and it was fun getting to chat with him.
Eric Weddle returned to the field after a few days off with a bum ankle. It was good to see him back out there running around. Larry English flashed during the afternoon as well. My money is on him having at least one sack Saturday night.
I opened by saying this is the longest week of camp. Here’s why: last week there was still something new to it. At the end of the week the games start. We’re at the point where guys are just ready to start hitting another colored jersey. That comes Saturday.
Don’t forget about tomorrow night’s public practice! It’s the last open one of camp. Hope to see you there!
Tags: Eric Weddle, Jamal Williams, John Jefferson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Larry English, Norv Turner
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There were 12,957 fans at Qualcomm Stadium tonight for the Chargers’ first public practice of training camp. According to Jim Steeg, there were 7,500 hot dogs sold as well. It was nice to hear the fans again cheering plays, yelling at players and getting involved in practice. We had so much fun we’ll do it again Saturday morning with FanFest.
The players certainly enjoyed having the fans around as well.
“I think it brings an exta bit of energy,” Head Coach Norv Turner said. “It’s got to be an impressive deal for our young players. It’s kind of a start for them to be in the stadium and get going. It really helps them in terms of getting going for the season.”
The defense definately stole the show tonight. The emphasis of practice was the two minute drill. The offense has two minutes to drive the field and the period ends when the defense either comes up with a turnover or a stop or time runs out. Steve Gregory ended one drive with a hit on Antonio Gates to break up a potential touchdown pass. Antonio Cromartie intercepted a pass to end another, and on the next play Clinton Hart stepped in front of Kris Wilson and came away with a pick.
The catch of the night went to LaDainian Tomlinson. On a goal-to-go play, Philip Rivers was forced out of the pocket to his left and arched a high pass to LT. Jyles Tucker did everything he could to break it up, but LT positioned himself perfectly and hauled in the over-the-shoulder catch.
Buster Davis was back on the field after missing some work, although Larry English took the night off with a sore hamstring. English’s injury isn’t major, just one of those things they don’t want to make worse by getting him on the field.
I had a great time chatting with Brian Wilson and Darren Bennett tonight. I got to join the duo for a segment on Xtra Sports 1360, the home of the Chargers, and it was great talking Bolts football with those guys.
There’s a special teams practice in the morning and then the full squad will get back after it tomorrow afternoon.
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Larry English was upstairs signing his contract Saturday morning but will make his first training camp appearance this afternoon.
The morning practice brought a few highlights, particularly from three receivers. Malcom Floyd seems to make a highlight-reel worthy catch every practice and did so again today. He laid out horizontally snatched a Billy Volek pass about two feet off the ground.
Earlier, Philip Rivers stepped up in the pocket and threw a deep ball down the middle of the field that seemed destined for Clinton Hart’s hands. But as Hart set up to make the grab, Vincent Jackson leaped in front and made a nifty one-handed grab.
Legedu Naanee got in the act two, reaching over a defender to make a catch in the air.
Near the end of practice, Quentin Jammer jumped an out route and came away with a nifty pick that he took down the sideline. Paul Oliver nearly came up with a pick in a similar situation.
The defense spent most of the morning in base and much to Eric Weddle’s happiness, the first-team defense didn’t give up any big plays for the third time in as many practices.
The team will be back on the field at 4 this afternoon.
Tags: Billy Volek, Eric Weddle, Larry English, Legedu Naanee, Philip Rivers, Quentin Jammer
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The Chargers have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with first-round draft choice Larry English.
English, a 6-2, 255-pound outside linebacker from Northern Illinois, was the 16th overall pick in April’s NFL draft.
With English agreeing to terms, the only draft pick that remains unsigned is wide receiver Demetrius Byrd, a seventh-round pick who is recovering from an April automobile accident.
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Larry English, the San Diego Chargers number one draft choice, throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the interleague baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Diego Padres Friday, June 19, 2009 in San Diego. (Photo Credit San Diego Padres)
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