Thursday, December 13, 2012
Chargers get good O-line news
By Bill Williamson
The San Diego Chargers may get some relief for their shattered offensive line Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Left tackle Mike Harris practiced fully Thursday after missing Sunday's win at the Pittsburgh Steelers with an ankle injury. However, right tackle Jeromy Clary (knee) and guard Tyronne Green (hamstring) missed their second straight day of practice Thursday after also missing the Pittsburgh game.
Linebacker Donald Butler (groin), linebacker Demarrio Williams (ankle) and running back Ronnie Brown (hamstring) also missed their second straight day of practice Thursday.
In other AFC West news:
Denver Broncos guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and linebacker Wesley Woodard (ankle) were both limited Thursday after missing the Oakland Raiders game last week.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said he wasn’t happy how his comments about receiver Steve Breaston not knowing the team’s game plan were taken Wednesday. Crennel clarified Thursday. The bottom line though is that Breaston doesn’t seem to have much of a role in this offense anymore.
Crennel said starting offensive linemen Ryan Lilja and Branden Albert did not practice for the second straight day as they prepare to face Oakland. Cornerback Brandon Flowers, safety Eric Berry and linebacker Derrick Johnson all practiced fully Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
As expected, the Chargers’ home game against Carolina on Sunday has been ruled a blackout and will not be shown on local television. It’s the Chargers’ third straight home blackout and the fourth in seven games this season. The Chargers host Oakland in the season finale Dec. 30.