Gates doing what he can until he can be himself again - Kevin Acee
The future Hall of Famer, hampered in his ongoing recovery from a severe foot injury, is presently "just a guy," this newspaper opined last week. Among other slights, Gates recently had relayed to him a Yahoo! column in which an anonymous Chargers source was quoted as saying Gates was "old and fat."
Protecting Rivers from Bears will be team effort for Chargers - Kevin Acee
Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson was working with his group early in Thursday's practice, looking more like an offensive line coach teaching the finer points of hand placement and the quick slide step.
Bears' Hester is the major threat -- and dilemma -- for foes - Chris Jenkins
Courage or common sense? Fight or flight? Chicken or … egg on your face?
Bolts must hold line with raw group - Scott Bair
If injuries continue to hinder established veterans and backups, the lineup for Sunday's game at Chicago will read something like this: left tackle Brandyn Dombrowski, left guard Scott Mruczkowski, center Nick Hardwick, right guard Stephen Schilling (or newcomer Tony Moll) and right tackle Jeromey Clary.
Chargers making no noise off field, either - Jay Paris
While one of the most critical Chargers seasons in franchise history threatens to unravel by mid-November, Chargers fans are met with the sound of silence.
One player to watch - Bill Williamson
San Diego Chargers, Corey Liuget, defensive end: The first-round pick needs to start making an impact. The Chargers are banged up on defense it’s time for Liuget to get going. He has had his moments, but he needs to start making a more consistent contribution, beginning Sunday at Chicago.