Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap (77) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

King Dunlap Looks To Be On Pace To Return Soon


San Diego Chargers LT King Dunlap suffered a concussion a couple of weeks ago against the Tennessee Titans and has miss a couple of games since. He missed a win against the Dallas Cowboys and a loss to the Oakland Raiders. Mike Harris filled in at left tackle with Dunlap on the sideline, but now Harris is no longer available. Harris went onto the injure reserve on Wednesday and is no longer available this season.

The Chargers signed OT Mike Remmers onto the roster to help with the depth at the position, but the Chargers would have to lean on undrafted rookie Nick Becton and a practice squad player in Mike Remmers at the position if Dunlap were unable to play this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts.

We will keep our eyes on the practice report in the next few days and see the status of King Dunlap. It was reported by Michael Gehlken last night that Dunlap was lifting weights and running. That has to be a good sign. We will check out the report later today.

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  • Stefanie Smith

    Hope he is getting well and can get back out there. Rivers deserves better than an undrafted rookie to protect his left side.

  • Rob Base

    Come on King Bigmack Rivers needs you!

  • bolts in Houston

    anyone know the haps on ryan mathews health from that concussion he suffered???

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      have to wait till practice happens today… see if he gets on the field. likely will not. if he gets back, he will be back later in the week for practice

  • arnie

    That is good news, however if his return is not monday night, it ain’t good enough. I’d be ok with it, but that injury to Big Mike just took the wind right out of my sails. I believed as long as we had guys from OTA and camp, the Chargers had a chance. Now we’re pulling guys off the street to play. Here’s to hoping King can go monday night and Coach D can work another miracle with the O-Line.
    I swear if the hand out coach of the year awards, I nominate O-line Coach Joe D.

  • Daryl Peek

    Little acknowledged fact by most BOLT fans; even with all the injuries to the o-line Rivers is the 3rd least sacked QB in the NFL. TT, McCoy & Whiz have done an excellent job keeping Rivers upright this season. Run blocking has suffered most from all the injuries. This is one of the reasons I stay on others fans for crying “always me” it’s not that bad.

    • JoseSD

      I think most of the credit should go to Coach Joe D for improving this line

      • Daryl Peek

        Coach Joe D is doing a great job but I think the next man up confidence is due to TT, McCoy & Whiz. Most of the line men we have were written off as misfit scrubs. If you listen to most pundits they still say our guys would be third stringers at best elsewhere, yet they are keeping PR clean.

    • Stefanie Smith

      I went and checked and subtracting the ones from the list that are back ups or fill ins and just plain counting the regular starters, you are right. Never knew that. I checked on the website posted below.This list is only for 2013.

      http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/player/_/stat/passing/sort/sacks

      • Daryl Peek

        NFL.com is a better reference. You wouldn’t have to do all that tedious math.

        • Stefanie Smith

          It was fine. That ESPN list counted any QB that has started this year, like Glennon, Foles, etc, Fitzpatrick. But it’s good also that he is learning to get rid of the ball quicker than last year.

          I was sort of shocked, but wasn’t Manning the least sacked out of all the qbs?

          • Daryl Peek

            Yes. It’s more than just o-line talent that contributes to that. As you said quicker passes are huge in that process. Allowing the QB to have more control at the line reading and adjusting to pre snap reads factors in also. This is why Peyton and Brady are almost always the least sacked and why Vick gets beat like he stole something.

            Last week against the Faiders PR did a bad job on pre snap reads, and reverted back to his Norv ways of staring down his target. Lets hope he gets back on track Monday.

  • Bill Nichols

    Glad to hear King is on his way back to business….Too bad about Big Mike. I know he was one of the least liked dudes going into training camp (least liked by us) but man did he improve, and fast. I hope he becomes a life long Charger for us. I think he has mucho heart, and we haven’t seen anywhere near his best. Get healthy Harris, we need your skills. Bolt Up!!

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