Manti Te’o is doing work on the side field. Doing a little more explosive work on the side though, but he still is not practicing with the team.
I don’t think he will be ready to go next week unless he joins the rest of the squad in practice tomorrow. He has a few days to get prepped for the Houston Texans. He has been part of all the film study and should be prepared mentally, but he still needs some of those reps in practice.
If Te’o is unable to go on Monday, Bront Bird will be starting the game for the Chargers in the middle of the defense.