CAPTION: August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Jacob Hester (22) is consoled after dropping the catch against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Morning Dump

This week, the Raiders host their one of their archrivals, the San Diego Chargers, on the late Monday Night Football game. To the Raiders, every other team in the NFL is an archrival and some college teams as well, but this rivalry goes back a very long way and is especially nasty. These two teams always play each other tough, no matter where the game is being held. We should be in for a physical, hard hitting match on Monday night.
However, Brown will be able to be taken off the injured reserve, per new NFL rules, when he is healthy. He is expected to miss about half the season after breaking his ankle in the second preseason game. He is eligible to return after eight games. By putting Brown on the injured reserve, the Chargers can add a player to the roster now. The team has been looking for help on the offensive line and at cornerback.
In this week’s AFC West video, we discuss the injury issues that are facing both the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1.
A two-hour practice in the heat of an August afternoon had ended 15 minutes prior. Yet Chargers linebackers coach Joe Barry was just making his way off the field.

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