NEW ORLEANS: Courtney Roby #15 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Darrell Stuckey #25 of the San Diego Chargers at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Rookie Harris to protect Rivers vs Raiders - Bernie Wilson
''I was born to do this and I'm going to take great pride in my work next Monday and just leave it all out there on the field,'' said Harris, who played at UCLA. ''I can't have any slippage on that left side or it will cost us.''
NFL Capsule: Chargers at Raiders - The Associated Press
Oakland WRs Darrius Heyward-Bey (130) and Denarius Moore (101) each posted 100-yard receiving games in season-ending loss to Chargers, first time since 2005 two Raiders topped 100 yards in same game.
Melvin Ingram man for an emergency - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The versatile rookie worked with special teams coach Rich Bisaccia as a long snapper after Thursday's practice, something he first dabbled in during the spring. Ingram will be the team's emergency option this season behind regular Mike Windt.
Chat wrap: Give Knowshon Moreno a chance - Bill Williamson
Gary from San Diego: How healthy is Gates? BW: As healthy as he has been in four years. He's a great player who deserves better health. It will be fun to see what kind of impact he can make.
Oakland Raiders Conference Call Transcripts 9/6/12 - Chargers.com
On a game plan for Melvin Ingram: "We’ve got to account for him when he’s on the field because he’s a guy who’s out to get after the quarterback, so we have to know where he’s at when we get ready to play."
Team captains announced - Scott Bair
It's a first-time honor for Stuckey, who is clearly the leader of coverage and return units. "It's something I take very seriously," he said. "It means I need to take a vocal role on those units and lead with my performance in practice and my play in games. You don't have to sell the importance of special teams to this group. We take it seriously, and give it the effort it deserves."
One guy to watch in Week 1 - Bill Williamson
Rivers was hammered in November as the Raiders' strong defensive line battered a broken San Diego offensive line. Monday night, Rivers will face Oakland without left tackle Jared Gaither. Instead, undrafted rookie Mike Harris will protect Rivers’ blind side. Rivers is in a tough spot. Rivers threw 20 interceptions last year and he threw four this preseason. He isn’t going to have a bunch of time in this game. He can’t afford to make poor throwing choices.