Listed below is the injury report for this Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars:
Shawne Merriman (LB) – Probable – Achilles
Shawne might see his first action of the season this weekend. Larry English started last week for Shawne and was almost non-existent. This is a big season for Shawne and he needs to get some game action to prove that he still is able to get to the quarterback.
Stephen Cooper (LB) – Doubtful- Knee
Cooper has not been able to practice on Wednesday and Thursday and he is questionable for the game on Sunday. Next on the depth chart would be Brandon Siler. Cooper will be needed in the middle of that defense in order to help stop Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jacob Hester (FB) – Probable – Foot
Hester was limited in practice during the week and should be able to play in the game. He will be needed to lead block for Ryan Mathews and he may be used in goal line situations. MAYBE… or we might use Darren Sproles again.
James Dearth (Long Snapper) – OUT – Foot
David Binn has already placed on IR with a torn groin trying to chase down Dexter McCluster. Dearth was signed in order to replace Binn and now he has been placed on the IR as well. The Chargers now signed Ryan Neill in order to replace James Dearth. Hopefully Neill can quickly work with the kickers to get the snaps in smoothly. We hope to actually never hear Neill’s name during the game and that would mean that he did his job.