Philip Rivers full participant in practice despite chest injury - Eric Williams
"Unfortunately it was more made of it than he intended it to be," Rivers said about his teammate’s comments. "I think as a buddy he was trying to give a compliment, and it ended up being, ‘Oh, what’s the matter.’ So I can honestly say there’s nothing going on that’s hindering me in any way. There’s a lot of guys in that locker room that are playing, that are a lot sorer than I am."
32 Observations, Week 11 - Nathan Jahnke
Running back Branden Oliver is one of just five running backs with at least 20 catches and no drops this year.
Jeromey Clary officially out for season - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
A 2006 sixth-round pick, Clary has started 93 of 103 career games, all for the Chargers. He's worked at both right tackle and guard, agreeing to a move inside in 2013 after the team drafted tackle D.J. Fluker in the first round. Clary, 31, is well respected in the locker room, often lauded for his toughness. He has been on the sideline this season for home games.
Chargers' Watt looks part at center - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"That's the reason we drafted him where we did," coach Mike McCoy said of the third-round pick. "From the first day he's been here, he's been one of those gym rats. ... We worked all the time with him in training camp, all offseason, the OTAs of putting him at center. I think he did a great job. He's only going to get better with time."
Antonio Gates backs off Rivers comments - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"I think some things I had said were taken out of context," Gates said. "I was just talking in terms of playing the game, just the typical soreness you have from playing in this league. I've been playing in this league a long time. I understand the process, the battles of what you have to put into a game, taking care of yourself physically.