Shawne Merriman doubtful to play Monday

September, 11, 2010
9/11/10
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San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman is doubtful to play Monday night at Kansas City, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

Merriman’s foot is in a protective boot. He has been dealing with an Achilles tendon problem since mid-August shortly after he ended his holdout.

Since Merriman hasn’t practiced much, San Diego likely won’t be in a lurch because players such as Larry English and Antwan Applewhite have been getting significant practice time.

Backup quarterback Billy Volek is probable after sitting out the week with a knee injury.

Meanwhile, the Chargers announced they will honor former coach Don Coryell and former defensive tackle Gary “Big Hands" Johnson. Prior to next week’s home opener against Jacksonville. The Chargers will wear helmet decals to honor the two men.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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