Eddie Royal (toe) didn't practice on Thursday.
Royal hasn't practiced since injuring his toe in Week 6. We're guessing he won't be ready for Monday night's game against the Vikings. Alshon Jeffery and Cameron Meredith should see most of the targets from Jay Cutler in Week 8.
Jordan Reed (concussion) and Josh Norman (concussion) have both been cleared to travel to London.
Coach Jay Gruden cautioned it didn't mean either player had received final clearance, but it should come after Friday's practice. Reed slides back in as a top-four tight end who could easily finish the week No. 1 overall.
Aqib Talib (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
Talib will probably have to put in at least a limited practice on Friday if he hopes to play this week. He owns PPF's highest cornerback grade out of 116 qualifiers this year. Tallb's absence would make life a lot easier for Travis Benjamin and the Chargers' receiving corps.
Jerick McKinnon (ankle) didn't practice on Thursday.
The Vikings play on Monday night, so this was their first practice of the week. McKinnon was spotted in a walking boot on Thursday. We'll see how the week progresses but right now McKinnon looks highly questionable for Monday's game against Chicago. Matt Asiata would slide into the workhorse role if McKinnon sits.
Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.
That puts him on track to play Sunday against Washington. Whitworth owns PFF's third-highest tackle grade out of 77 qualifiers this season.
Updating an earlier item, Tyrell Williams (knee) returned to Chargers practice on Thursday.
Williams missed stretches, prompting onlookers to believe he remained sidelined, but he jogged out for the real thing. Crisis averted. Williams was just getting a rest day on Wednesday, and should be good to go as a risk/reward WR3 in a tough matchup with the Broncos' elite defense.
Hunter Henry (concussion) practiced again on Thursday.
Coach Mike McCoy said Wednesday that was he "hopeful" Henry would suit up against the Broncos this week. Practicing for the second day in a row is a step in the right direction. Henry played well against Denver the last time he faced them (six catches, 83 yards, one touchdown) and will be a TE1 if he plays on Sunday.
Travis Benjamin (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.
Wednesday was just a rest day for Benjamin. The fifth-year wideout has taken on a surprisingly significant role in the Chargers' passing game but won't be more than a back-end WR3 this week in a tough matchup with Denver.