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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Mathews sits, but still expected to play

By Eric D. Williams

SAN DIEGO -- Chargers head coach Mike McCoy didn't appear too concerned about running back Ryan Mathews not practicing for a second straight day on Thursday due to a lingering ankle injury.

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“He's on the same plan that he was on last week,” McCoy said. “He did the same thing -- he missed Wednesday and Thursday, and then came out Friday and practiced, and he had an outstanding game.”

Along with Mathews, receiver Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice on Thursday. However, Royal is expected to play as well against Cincinnati on Sunday.

Defensive lineman Kendall Reyes (ankle) was a full participant in practice on Thursday. Reyes was a limited on Wednesday. And for a second straight day, Sean Lissemore (shoulder) was a full participant.

With all their starters projected to play against Cincinnati, the Chargers remain the healthiest they've been all season.