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Manti Te’o Still In Walking Boot and Not Practicing


Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te

Manti Te’o is still in the boot. Does that concern anyone? Our highly drafted middle linebacker still is walking around with a boot around his foot and has been unable to practice since the first preseason game of the year.

Yes, Manti Te'o is still in protective boot. Season opener is Sept 9. Last played on Aug. 8. Backups are Bront Bird and D.J. Smith #Chargers

— Tom Krasovic (@UTkrasovic) August 21, 2013

Te’o is missing valuable time on the sidelines right now. He can get all the mental reps that he wants, but he needs action. He needs to get on the field and apply it in a game. He likely will sit out this week against the Arizona Cardinals, but if he is unable to get significant time against the San Francisco 49ers, then we may see more of Bront Bird and D.J. Smith then we would like in the opener against the Houston Texans.