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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Ryan Mathews expected to play Sunday

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

San Diego expects rookie running back Ryan Mathews to play Sunday in Seattle. Mathews suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter of San Diego’s 38-13 rout of Jacksonville on Sunday and he did not return. Mathews said he was healthy enough to return. Still, the team decided against it because the Chargers had a big lead.

Oakland running back Michael Bush hopes to return to the field Sunday at Arizona. He has been out since Aug. 28 with a broken left thumb. Oakland should have formidable running attack with Darren McFadden and Bush when he returns.

Oakland will continue to rotate Jared Veldheer and Mario Henderson at left tackle. Veldheer moved back to tackle in Week 2 after starting at center in Week 4.

Oakland terminated the contract of fullback Luke Lawton.