Malcom Floyd on target to play Week 1

August, 26, 2013
There appears to be positive news for injured San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd.

Floyd is now practicing at a full speed, and coach Mike McCoy told reporters Monday that Floyd, the team’s No. 1 receiver, should be ready for the Chargers' season opener. San Diego will host Houston on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 9.

The team initially thought Floyd tore his ACL when he got injured 14 days ago. However, it was a knee strain. Still, his availability for Week 1 was uncertain. Now, Floyd looks like he should be ready to go and the Chargers will need him with a thin core of receivers.

Meanwhile, pass-rusher Melvin Ingram was put on the physically unable to perform list. He suffered a torn ACL in May. The team has some hope he will be able to play late in the season. Still, it may be a long shot.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter



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