LA Chargers News

Ryan Mathews Not Practicing; DJ Fluker Is Practicing

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Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

King Dunlap was not on the field for the Chargers when they opened up practice today. He has been sidelined with a neck sprain and still has not been able to get onto the football field.

Left tackle King Dunlap (neck) and safety Darrell Stuckey (concussion) among the Chargers not practicing today.

— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) November 27, 2013

With Dunlap on the sideline, D.J. Fluker has stepped in as the left tackle and has done a good job. Fluker is getting work in today for a portion of practice, so it seems that he should be available this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals. We will still have to watch his practice report for the rest of the week.

We really can’t afford to have any more injuries at the tackle position. We are running thin at the spot and need some health.

Ryan Mathews was unable to practice because of a hamstring injury. It would be a huge loss if Mathews is unable to go. We really don’t have a capable back on the roster that can do the things that Mathews does. He picks up big yards in the running game and can pick up the tough yards for first downs.

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) is not practicing today. He left Sunday's game in third quarter, did not return.

— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) November 27, 2013

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