Chargers are healthy, other than Manti Te'o

September, 5, 2013
9/05/13
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The San Diego Chargers are healthy going into the 2013 season other their decorated rookie linebacker.

Still, it’s got to be disappointing that rookie inside linebacker Manti Te’o is very likely not going to play Monday night at home against Houston. The second-round pick has not practiced since Aug. 8 with a foot injury. He was expected to be an instant starter. Now, special-teamer Bront Bird is set to start. The third-year player has never started an NFL game.

But, in the big picture, the Chargers are extremely healthy otherwise. Every other San Diego player practiced Thursday and is set to play against the Texans.

Meanwhile, the Chargers signed receiver Terrence Toliver to the practice squad. He spent time with the Bears. To make room for him, undrafted rookie defensive end Brandon Moore was released. Moore made the 53-man roster Saturday. It’s been a tough few days for him. It shows the team has gotten deeper since Saturday.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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