Week 2 return for Mathews not certain

September, 11, 2012
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San Diego coach Norv Turner said Tuesday that running back Ryan Mathews could be cleared for contact as soon as Wednesday, but he made no promises. Mathews has been targeting a Sunday return against Tennessee. He broke his clavicle Aug. 9. Left tackle Jared Gaither is still expected to miss more time with a back injury. He has been out all summer.

Turner and Philip Rivers talks about the Charger victory in Oakland in a video, while Oakland coach Dennis Allen discuses the loss in a video.

In other AFC West news:

The Raiders announce the contract for fullback Marcel Reece has been completed. It was reported that the deal was almost done Monday. Like I wrote Monday, it’s a good move for the Raiders. Reece is a valuable, versatile player.

The Broncos made some expected moves Tuesday. They signed center Dan Koppen and re-signed quarterback Caleb Hanie and placed defensive tackle Ty Warren with his third season-ending injury in three years, He tore his triceps Sunday night against Pittsburgh. Koppen, the former starter in New England, will be a backup center.

The Chiefs reportedly cut linebacker Cameron Sheffield to make room for linebacker Tamba Hali. Hali served a one-day NFL suspension.

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ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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