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Chargers WR Eddie Royal Will Not Play Friday Against Minnesota

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 27, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal (19) returns a kickoff against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Chargers WR Eddie Royal is back on the practice field and is making progress toward the season opener. He is catching passes from Philip Rivers and fielding punts in practice. He just got back on the practice field on Wednesday, but he will likely skip out on playing Friday against the Minnesota Vikings and he might not see much action in the preseason finale against the San Francisco 49ers either (Scott Bair).

As long as Royal is ready to destroy the Oakland Raiders in the season opener on Monday Night, then I don’t mind that he is dipping out on preseason action. If he is out on the practice field everyday, getting reps and working on the timing with Philip Rivers, then he can skip out on the preseason all he wants. It would be awesome to see him in action, but I think I can wait till the start of the regular season to see him out on the field.