Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) and strong safety Eric Berry (29) during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Mathews, King Dunlap Practice For 2nd Straight Day

Both Ryan Mathews and King Dunlap were able to hit the practice field for the 2nd straight day on Friday. Dunlap is still listed as doubtful on the official injury report and he will likely sit out the game to get a little more rest on his neck. Ryan Mathews practiced again and was listed as probably for the game. The Chargers would love to have the back on the field to carry the rock in the game.

With Dunlap likely sidelined for the game, rookie D.J. Fluker will make another start on the left side of the line. The Bengals defense will likely try to test out Fluker and try to mix things up over there. Fluker has been able to hang for his last few starts.

The offense played very well last weekend and the team will want another performance like that this weekend against the Bengals.

Other players that were listed on the injury report: Antonio Gates practiced fully today and is listed as probable. He was likely getting some rest this week. Eddie Royal didn’t practice all week and is listed as questionable. This has been the same designation that he has had the last few weeks and he still has been able to get onto the field to contribute.

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  • Michael

    We are gonna definately need everyone down the home stretch, any news if melv is gonna be able to step on the field yet?

    • Joel Ayala

      Or Taylor?! I’m still hoping to see what he’s got

      • arnie

        Pags Stated there is a competition in the back field. This might be the opening that gets Taylor on the field, an move Weddle back to playing FS instead of Linebacker.

        • Joel Ayala

          Oh yeah. well let’s hope the right guys are on the field to help us. by that I mean keeps Coxs on the bench barring injuries. lol. I really hope someone stepped up and plays good enough.

          • arnie

            Agreed. If there’s is anyone on the roster that needs to step up it’s C. Butler and Marshal. They haven’t gotten much time starting. Gilchrist is good in nickel back, but he just isn’t answer at starting CB either.

        • tubbs45

          Too much linebacking not enough safety!

  • tubbs45

    We need our work horse Mathews in the backfield AND in the red zone! #boltup!

    • 1961 Fan

      The “WorkHorse” on the Chargers team is Danny Woodhead.