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Phillips apologizes to McDaniels

SAN DIEGO --- After the Chargers’ 43-14 win over Kansas City, linebacker Shaun Phillips clarified his role, to ESPN.com, in the verbal spat with Josh McDaniels. He apologized to the Denver coach for his words, which he said were misinterpreted.

Phillips said he wasn’t trying to threaten McDaniels.

“I said 'We’re going to beat that (rear end),’ ” Phillips said. “I meant it by our team, not me. I meant we’re going to win. In no way was I threatening or challenging him personally. I’m sorry if he felt that way. I respect him. It’s up to him to accept my apology.”

Phillips said he has moved on from the situation.

“It’s so last week,” Phillips said.