Hardwick, a 10-year veteran, is the only offensive lineman who has not missed a start this season. Hardwick did not practice most of this week because of a neck stinger, but was a full participant at Friday’s practice, and is listed as probable for Sunday.
“We’re just looking for the best group of five that give us the best chance to win,” San Diego coach Mike McCoy said. “They’ve all done a phenomenal job all year of protecting Philip [Rivers], run blocking and just having position flexibility.”
Receiver Eddie Royal (toe/chest) was the only San Diego player that did not practice on Friday. Fluker (ankle) was listed as a limited participant, but is probable for Sunday. Royal and outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand) are questionable for Sunday.