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Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te

Manti Te'o Watch: Out Of Walking Boot

Why is this walking boot becoming more and more of a story? Probably because we didn’t expect him to be sitting on the sideline for so dang long. That walking boot is off! He is on the side field doing some stretches, but he hasn’t joined in on practices yet. This is good news for his chances at making it back for the opener.

He needs to get on the field and join the team in practice before we can make that bold statement though. He has been kicking it for way too long. Time for him to get those reps and get ready to make plays against the Texans. Bront Bird has been filling in for him in the meantime, but there are big expectations out of this kid.

Corey Liuget is not practicing, but he is doing some running. I have no doubts that he will be on the field for Monday Night Football. He is a gamer. Damik Scafe is wearing a walking boot now though.

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  • oneone

    This is how he was out of that walking boot the first time, he was out to do some stretches, he was also out of the walking boot the next day specifically just to stretch and he put it on again after.

    My question is, Is he out of the boot for good, Did he come to the practice out of the boot, stretch without the boot and continue walking around without the boot after the stretch?

    • Julien Bélair


    • Nick in PB

      Time will tell. Hopefully, the boot stays off. If it goes back on, that’s a set back.

  • Adam

    Ahhhhhhhh yeeeeeeeaaaaaa buddy!!!

  • Peter Thompson

    What I want to know, is does he take it off before bed, or when he goes swimming? Or what about when he takes a deuce? And if so, does he put it immediately on after said deuce… or does he wash his hands first, and THEN put it back on? We HAVE to know these things… lol.
    Seriously though, When they say he is practicing, I will get excited. Until then, he is sidelined.. even if he stretches without it.
    (BTW – No offense to you whatsoever, Ernie.. I know you are just giving us the newest info. I have to say this is getting a little bit comical, though)

    • Ernie Padaon

      hahaha… no offense taken.. i just know that people love to hear about him. like i said, until he practices, it means nothing.

      • arnie

        Do you know if he was seen taking it out to dinner Ernie? Did they break up? And now the Boot is spending time with Damik.

        • Peter Thompson

          Hahahaha… Scaffe must have a bigger foot than Te’O! Zing!!!

          On another note, I saw someone post a picture of Scaffe behind a player they were interviewing in the locker room.. he was totally naked in the background… bwahahaha! Not a forgiving pic, whatsoever.

      • Peter Thompson

        Check out this little nugget of hilariousness! We see you Scaffe!!!! He ain’t no Colin Kaepernick. Bwahahaha!!!

        • Peter Thompson

          @disqus_vTw2uCU7u1:disqus check it.. hahaha!

        • Ernie Padaon

          oh my gosh… do i dare make this a post… YES

          • Peter Thompson

            I knew I could count on you!!!! All I can think of is “Shake That Booty”!!!! Hahaha… just give me a shout out in the post for finding that tid bit… it’s a golden treasure. ; )

          • Ernie Padaon

            simply amazing

  • arnie

    Pass the Boot….LOL

    • Ernie Padaon

      wait a minute… i noticed that firefighters were passing boots around today in Carlsbad… i wonder if one was Manti’s

      • arnie

        Awe ,man. it’s his first time with the boot, and it’s already been stepping out on him.