Friday, December 7, 2012
Chargers may get some O-line relief
By Bill Williamson
The San Diego Chargers entered the week thinking they’d be without three starting offensive linemen Sunday at Pittsburgh. Now, there appears to be a chance one could play.
Left tackle Mike Harris is questionable with an ankle injury, but he is hopeful of playing. Right tackle Jeromey Clary (knee) is out and right guard Tyronne Green (hamstring) is doubtful. If Harris can play, Kevin Haslam will play right tackle. If Harris doesn't play, Haslam will likely play left tackle and Reggie Wells will play right tackle. Haslam and Wells are both newly signed. Rex Hadnot is expected to play for Green.
In Kansas City, the Chiefs are dealing with several injuries. Safety Kendrick Lewis (shoulder), safety Eric Berry (hand), offensive lineman Branden Albert (back), linebacker Derrick Johnson (hamstring), safety Abram Elam (quad), cornerback Brandon Flowers (hamstring) and guard Jeff Allen (illness) are all questionable to face Cleveland on Sunday.
In other AFC West news:
Denver coach John Fox said he doesn’t think the shoulder injury receiver Demaryius Thomas suffered Thursday appears serious and he hopes Thomas can practice Monday.
Oakland coach Dennis Allen said the ankle aggravated by running back Darren McFadden on Thursday doesn’t appear serious. It was McFadden’s first game back after missing four games with the injury.