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Donald Butler and Eddie Royal Still Sidelined For Practice


Aug 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler (56) celebrates an interception of a pass from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (not pictured) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Royal and Donald Butler are sitting out practice today again. They have not been able to practice all week. Butler likely will have to sit out the game with a groin injury. He is taking some mental reps today, but he has been sidelined for a while with the injury and will not be ready  to return to the field without any practice.

Eddie Royal is dealing with a toe injury. He didn’t practice the whole week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but still stepped onto the football field and did well against them. He could get on the football field on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. If he were to sit out, Lavelle Hawkins would see more action on offense.

With Butler on the sideline for another game, Andrew Gachkar would likely be the starting middle linebacker again. I wonder if Coach Pagano will use him to spy on the Robert Griffin III on Sunday. He has the wheels to keep up with him.