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Larry English Will Play on Thursday

By Ernie Padaon

August 5, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Larry English (left) and inside linebacker Takeo Spikes (51) during a walk through practice at training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Some of you guys could care less, but others are rooting for Larry English. Larry has been hampered with injuries and we barely saw any action from him last season. The former first round pick has been called a bust for a majority of his career and many think that this will be his make or break season.

The Chargers drafted Melvin Ingram in the first round this year and also brought in veteran Jarret Johnson to take snaps at outside linebacker. Antwan Barnes will need some playing time and Shaun Phillips is one of the best defensive players on the team. The opportunity for playing time is shrinking, but English will get opportunities in the preseason and it will start Thursday against the Green Bay Packers.

English has already been slowed by injuries during training camp, but he is back and ready to try and make good things happen again.