Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) tackles Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsAntonio Gates and Melvin Ingram were both out of practice today because of hamstring injuries. They have not practiced all week and their status is up in the air for the game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Chargers could use all the playmakers that they can get against the Super Bowl Champions.
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If Gates were to sit, Ladarius Green would get the opportunity to start and could get more opportunities in the passing game. I wonder how he would do if he got the change to see more passes in the passing game. If Gates were on the sideline, would Green stand up and be the playmaker that many believe he could be?
If Melvin Ingram had to sit out of the game, the team could see more of Dwight Freeney and Jerry Attaochu in the game on defense. Both made their presence felt getting after the quarterback against the Arizona Cardinals. Freeney might want to work on wrapping up the quarterback though. He did spend almost a whole season on the sideline before that game.
How bad will the team miss Gates and Melvin?