Jarret Johnson, Donald Butler Inactive vs Colts

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back

Arian Foster

(23) is stopped by San Diego Chargers linebacker

Donald Butler

(56) short of the first down during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Both starting linebackers Jarret Johnson and Donald Butler will be sitting on the sidelines in warm-up clothes. Both players suffered injuries against the Oakland Raiders and are unable to play tonight due to those injuries. Johnson tried to test out his hamstring before the game, but it didn’t respond the way that he would like.

Starting for the Chargers at linebacker will be Larry English, Tourek Williams, Manti Te’o and Andrew Gachkar. OUCH! Never thought we would see our linebacking unit that banged up, but it is. It will be a tough task for the defense tonight, but players have to step up and make something happen.