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Chargers Week 16 Practice Participation Report: Thursday


Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) scores a touchdown past New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason (52) during second half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers posted the Thursday practice participation report today. The list remains mostly the same as yesterday except for two things: Bront Bird and Ryan Mathews.

Bird went down in practice with an ankle injury. He is a staple on special teams, and it would force McCoy to go further into the roster on Sunday if he is unable to go, although the special teams unit is unlikely to suffer much without him.

The biggest thing though is the health of Ryan Mathews. He was limited in practice yesterday with a foot injury, but was a full participant today. The new found durability of Ryan Mathews is a huge reason for his resurgent season and the effectiveness of the Chargers offense. This is good news for Chargers fans. After today, I would assume that Mathews will be available on Sunday against the Raiders, the 9th best rush defense in the NFL.



C, Nick Pardwick

WR, Eddie Royal

MLB, Bront Bird


RB, Ryan Mathews

WR, Keenan Allen

OT, DJ Fluker

OLB, Jarrett Johnson

FS, Eric Weddle

CB, Shareece Wright