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Serious Business: 10/7 San Diego Chargers Links

El Capitan looking all El Capitan-like before the Dolphins game.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
El Capitan looking all El Capitan-like before the Dolphins game. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Optimism about health for Bolts - Kevin Acee
But other than Gates – and, of course, the defensive end duo of Luis Castillo and Jacques Cesaire – the Chargers are optimistic they will have a full team for Sunday’s game at Denver.

Bolts' Gilchrist has some Marine to him - Chris Jenkins
"My dad does most of the talking anyway, so I let him do the talking," said Gilchrist, the Chargers’ rookie cornerback. "Being him, the first thing he said (after the Miami game Sunday) was something about that pass-interference call on me. He’s always getting on me about getting my head around. If I don’t hear anything else, I’ll hear him yelling at me about not getting my head around."

Chargers YAC-ing it up - Kevin Acee
Really, at this point, the Chargers offense is no longer vertical. The down-the-field portion of the Chargers offense only showed flashes of life last week and essentially disappeared when Vincent Jackson left with a hamstring injury.

AFC West injury update - Bill Williamson
Cornerback Quentin Jammer didn’t practice Thursday after he worked fully Wednesday. He missed Thursday’s practice with an illness. He missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury. San Diego center Nick Hardwick practiced fully Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice with a neck injury.

Report: Vincent Jackson sits out -
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, according to a report on

Improving Mathews far from satisfied - Scott Bair
Ryan Mathews was 30 minutes removed from the Chargers' second straight victory, aided greatly by his second-straight game with 149 yards of total offense. Yet he didn't seem happy with Sunday's performance.

One player to watch - Bill Williamson
There’s reason to be excited about English for the first time in his career. The No. 16 overall pick of the 2009 draft had two sacks against Miami in Week 4. He had five sacks in his first 26 NFL games. It will be interesting to see if English can continue his pass-rush success against the Broncos on Sunday.