Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiverEddie Royal
(11) catches the ball against the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the San Diego Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Chargers slot receiver Eddie Royal is not practicing today and was seen on the sideline in a protective boot. He hurt his toe on the reverse play against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. He was able to get back into the game for a little bit, but his status for Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars seems shaky.
That protective boot is back in town. Manti Te’o was wearing that boot at the beginning of the year and had to sit out the first 3 games of the season. He missed 3 games in the preseason as well.
With Royal on the sideline, Lavelle Hawkins will step in as the slot receiver on the team. Hawkins was recently signed to help with the return game and add depth to the roster. He has only been on the roster for a few weeks and is still getting adapted to his new team. He could see a lot of action though on Sunday.