Key members of the San Diego Chargers’ passing game did not make progress toward playing Sunday against Tennessee.
Starting receiver Legedu Naanee didn’t practice Thursday after practicing Wednesday. He has a hamstring injury that kept him out of the past two games. Fellow starting receiver Malcom Floyd didn’t practice for the second straight day with a hamstring injury. It appears Naanee has a better chance of playing. Buster Davis, who likely will start in place of Floyd, didn’t practice for the second straight day with a rib injury.
Tight end Antonio Gates hasn’t practiced this week because of a toe injury. He played Sunday against New England even though he didn’t practice all week. I expect the same scenario this week. San Diego’s injury issues don’t stop with its receivers, Kicker Kris Brown was limited with an ankle injury. He is a temporary replacement for Nate Kaeding, who is out with a groin injury.
Sunday’s game will be San Diego’s third local television blackout in four games. The team announced there are still 8,000 tickets available for Sunday’s game against Tennessee. The Chargers, 2-5, sold out last week’s game against New England, but couldn’t continue its ticket-selling momentum.
Meanwhile, I have been told Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson still plans to report to the Chargers on Friday, ending his holdout to accrue a season toward free agency. He will be eligible to play in Week 12.