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San Diego Chargers To Shut Down Floyd For Remainder of Preseason

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ESPN's Ed Werder reports Chargers are encouraged by the results of WR Malcom Floyd's MRI on his knee and will shelf him for the remainder of preseason.

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San Diego Chargers Wide Receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a knee strain in yesterday's practice. According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Chargers' plan to keep Floyd on the sidelines until at least Week 1 of the regular season versus the Houston Texans.

Malcom Floyd's official timetable for return to the team is still up in the air. The move to shut him down for the remainder of the preseason seems to be a precautionary one and could benefit both the team and a receiver down the line.

The Chargers know what they have in Floyd. They understand how critical the chemistry between Philip Rivers and Floyd is to their success in 2013. Given that Rivers hasn't had the same amount of time to build a fluent rapport with the young receivers on the roster, it is probably a wise move to save Malcom Floyd for a possible Week 1 return.

A relief indeed. In fact, even if the second opinion on his knee is more positive than the first, the Chargers should stick with the idea of saving him for games that actually count. If Malcom Floyd missing the preseason is worst case scenario for the Chargers, they certainly dodged a bullet and should be as relieved as the fans are.

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