Player News - Chargers

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Tyrell Williams (questionable, shoulder) returned to Chargers practice on a limited basis Friday and said he will play Sunday versus Tampa Bay.

"I should be 100 percent by Sunday," Williams said. The San Diego Union-Tribune confirmed Williams is dealing with a torn labrum in his shoulder, so he isn't going to be 100 percent. "I feel good so far," Williams said. "I feel fine. I feel fine." Added coach Mike McCoy, "He’s played with this before," referring to Williams' labrum tear in college. "He understands what he’s dealing with. He knows what he can and can’t do."
Dec 2 - 1:57 PM

Tyrell Williams (shoulder) was officially "DNP" on Thursday.

Williams' Week 13 status wasn't supposed to be up for debate, but two missed practices speak louder than words. If Williams can't get in at least a "limited" session on Friday, he'll be in considerable danger of missing Sunday's game against the Bucs.
Dec 1 - 3:59 PM

Barring an "unanticipated miracle," ESPN's Jim Trotter expects both the Chargers and Raiders to relocate this offseason.

That would be the Chargers to Los Angeles and the Raiders to Las Vegas. The Chargers seemed to have a chance of staying in San Diego until a stadium ballot initiative was overwhelmingly defeated last month. Now the league seems perfectly content to uproot three teams in two years. Awful. Oakland to Las Vegas at least has an appealing circus factor. The Chargers, however, will be tenants and Stan Kroenke's little brother in L.A. The Spanos family oversees a Mickey Mouse operation.
Dec 1 - 3:12 PM

Tyrell Williams (shoulder) was absent from the start of Chargers practice on Thursday.

It's possible Williams shows up after the media departs and gets slapped with a "limited" tag, but back-to-back DNPs would have his status in doubt, even though he's still ultimately expected to play against the Bucs. Williams' effectiveness will be a question mark either way, rendering him more of a WR3 than WR2.
Dec 1 - 2:21 PM

Chargers ILB Jatavis Brown (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Brown has been out since injuring his knee Week 8 against the Broncos. He was given a 1-2 week timetable after the injury, but it does not look like he is particularly close to returning. A fifth-round pick in April, Brown started five games before going down.
Source: ESPN
Nov 30 - 6:05 PM

Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Flowers has been out since suffering a concussion Week 10 against the Dolphins, and it does not look like he is on track to return this week. With a long and scary history with concussions, it would not be surprising if Flowers sat out the rest of the season. Trevor Williams saw a bump in snaps with Flowers out Week 12.
Source: ESPN
Nov 30 - 6:03 PM

The San Diego defense has forced 11 turnovers in four games since Week 7.

San Diego is tied for the NFL-lead in turnovers over the last five weeks, which includes the Chargers' bye. While the Chargers D/ST has recorded just three sacks in that same span, the turnover binge has made the unit a top-five fantasy performer in three of San Diego's last four games. The Chargers D/ST is worth a start again in Week 13 at home against Tampa Bay.
Nov 30 - 4:58 PM

Tyrell Williams (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

Williams is reportedly dealing with a labrum issue in his surgically-repaired shoulder. It's the same labrum he tore as a senior in college in 2014. He played through the injury that time, and is aiming to do so again this year. We likely won't have an answer to his Week 13 availability before the weekend.
Nov 30 - 3:11 PM

Tyrell Williams' shoulder injury is a right labrum issue.

Williams isn't expected to miss any time, but the Union-Tribune San Diego considers his on-field effectiveness "wait and see." Williams played through a torn right labrum his final season at Western Oregon in 2014. It can severely limit a receiver's catch radius. Without knowing how the injury will affect him, Williams should be considered on the WR2/3 borderline for Week 13.
Nov 29 - 4:27 PM

Chargers OLB Jerry Attaochu is out for the season with a broken right foot.

Attaochu took a step back following a promising, six-sack sophomore year, missing three early-season games with a high ankle sprain before breaking his foot in Week 12. Attaochu turns 24 in January. A 2014 second-round pick, Attaochu will be counted on to take a step forward in his fourth NFL season.
Nov 28 - 5:32 PM

Chargers coach Mike McCoy assured Monday that Tyrell Williams is "good" despite suffering a shoulder injury in Sunday's win over Houston.

It's promising news because Williams has a great pass-defense schedule the rest of the way. "He's good," said McCoy. "He's a little sore. He's a little sore when he came down on it." Williams drew a whopping 14 targets in Sunday's win over the Texans, catching eight for 70 yards and a touchdown. Williams has cemented himself as Philip Rivers' favorite receiver and an every-week WR2.
Nov 28 - 4:37 PM

Dontrelle Inman was cleared of a concussion after leaving late in the fourth quarter Week 12 against the Texans.

Inman was not placed in the protocol. It is a break for the Chargers, who also saw Tyrell Williams leave late with a shoulder injury. If Williams' injury turns out to be serious, Inman could end up serving as the No. 1 receiver over Travis Benjamin after exploding for 119 yards and a touchdown against the Texans. He should be a hot name on the wire this week.
Nov 27 - 4:42 PM

Hunter Henry caught 2-of-3 targets for 20 yards and a touchdown Week 12 against the Texans.

Henry was more involved than Antonio Gates, who did not see a target, but he was not a big part of the passing game. He committed an egregious drop on what would have been a long gain on his only official target in the first half – another was negated by a penalty. Henry was not doing much in the second half, either, but he dug out a low throw from Philip Rivers for a 12-yard score in the fourth quarter to put the game away. The Chargers should be able to get their tight ends much more involved next week against the Bucs.
Nov 27 - 4:37 PM

Travis Benjamin caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards Week 12 against the Texans.

Benjamin's only catch came on a screen in which he left yards on the table in the first half. He was also unable to haul in a deep shot after the break. It was a quiet day for Benjamin in his first game back from injury, but he could be asked to do more moving forward after Tyrell Williams (shoulder) left late with an injury.
Nov 27 - 4:35 PM

Antonio Gates was not targeted in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Texans.

Gates appeared to play a full complement of snaps, but he was not involved against a defense which has shut down tight ends this season. Hunter Henry did manage to haul in a touchdown on one of his three targets, but there is no reason to think there has been a changing of the guard. With Tyrell Williams (shoulder) leaving late with an injury, the tight ends should be more involved against the Bucs next week.
Nov 27 - 4:26 PM


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