San Diego Chagrers DT Antonio Garay returned to practice today. He had been working on the side rehabbing a foot injury, but is back. He makes a big step toward playing on Monday Night against the Oakland Raiders.
The same cannot be said for OT Jared Gaither. Gaither did not participate in practice today and was not even working on the side. The Big Lazy is just getting his normal amount of work done. He is a “professional athlete” so we should not question him!
RB Ryan Mathews is working hard, trying to get into the Monday Night game and did individual drills. He still has not been cleared for contact and I doubt that he will get cleared this week. As long as he is on the practice field, the Raiders will have to prepare for him to play. I definitely respect the kid for putting in the effort to get on the field. If only Gaither had the same attitude as Ryan, we might not be so frustrated at the situation.