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Chargers rookie RT D.J. Fluker expected to miss game against Titans

After suffering a concussion on Wednesday, it doesn't look likely that D.J. Fluker will suit up and play for the San Diego Chargers in their game against the Tennessee Titans. However, he's officially listed as a "game day decision".

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This happened yesterday:

"Source says" is important there. The San Diego Chargers have not been above making the UT look bad this year, so it wouldn't be a huge shock if they were to go against whatever a "source" informed Gehlken.

That being said, I've been saying all week that logic (and caution) dictates that D.J. Fluker should miss today's game after being diagnosed with a concussion on Wednesday. This is not a playoff game, it's not worth risking the future health of Fluker, and the Chargers new training staff would probably earn some early criticism from the league if they were to clear him to play.

As Acee hints at above, Mike Harris (who was terrible in Norv Turner's system last year, when he was the team's starting left tackle for much of the season) is expected to get the start at right tackle in Fluker's place. Considering the chance in offensive systems, and that Harris was a right tackle in college, there's plenty of reason to believe that he'll be better in this game than he was last season.

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