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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Good injury news for Chargers, Broncos

By ESPN.com staff

DENVER -- The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers both got good injury news Sunday.

San Diego starting running back Ryan Mathews is active. So is standout Denver pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil. They were both questionable. Mathews had a neck injury and Dumervil had a shoulder injury.

As expected, undrafted rookie Mike Harris will make his sixth start of the season for the injured Jared Gaither.

In other AFC West news:

Oakland safety Tyvon Branch is inactive with a neck injury against the pass-happy Saints. Mike Mitchell will take Branch’s place.

CBSSports.com reports part of the reason why Stanford Routt was released this month in Kansas City was because he missed curfew in San Diego on Oct. 31. The report indicated Routt missed curfew to check on his fiancée who recently underwent surgery. Routt has not been signed elsewhere since being cut Nov. 5