The San Diego Chargers, according to the San Diego Union Tribune, are adding their third offensive lineman to the 53-man roster this week. The paper reports rookie Colin Baxter is being promoted in time for the Chargers’ game at Chicago on Sunday.
Baxter spent camp with the Chargers and spent time on the Jets’ 53-man roster before going on San Diego’s practice squad. The Chargers will be without starters Kris Dielman (who is out for the year because of a concussion), left tackle Marcus McNeill (stinger) and guard Louis Vasquez (ankle) Sunday. The San Diego Union Tribune reports that this will be the team’s starting offensive line Sunday. Tony Moll and Ike Ndukwe were signed earlier this week.
In other AFC West nuggets:
The Chiefs have ruled out linebacker Demorrio Williams for Monday night’s game at New England because of a groin injury.
Former Giants’ receiver Amani Toomer is the latest pundit to chime in on Tim Tebow. Count Toomer as among those in Tebow’s corner. In fact, the ex-Giant would take the Broncos’ quarterback over Jets’ quarterback Mark Sanchez if he was building a franchise. Not a bad argument considering Thursday’s results in which Tebow outplayed Sanchez when it counted in the Broncos’ 17-13 win over the Jets.
The Oakland Tribune expects Carson Palmer to have a big day Sunday against a depleted Minnesota secondary.