Chargers Offensive Line Hurting Before Cowboys Game

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) calls the cadence before getting the snap from center Nick Hardwick (61) as running back Ryan Mathews (24) looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers offensive line is hurting big time before the game against the Dallas Cowboys. The team started out the game against the Titans without RT D.J. Fluker and ended the game with 3 subs on the line and the right guard moved over to right tackle.

Coming into practice on Wednesday, Fluker returned to practice, but the team had Chad Rinehart, Jeromey Clary and King Dunlap missing. Nick Hardwick was limited in practice as well. That is one MASH unit of an offensive line.

The Chargers could have a sub starting at left tackle, left guard and right guard on Sunday against the Cowboys. Philip Rivers could be running for his life or the guys can step up and make some plays.

Philip may need to get the ball out quicker with all those guys missing. Danny Woodhead may have a million catches by the end of the game.

Hopefully a few of the guys are ready to play come Sunday. Rinehart is already listed as out, hopefully Clary and Dunlap can go.