Well, here's the injury report for the San Diego Chargers for Sunday's game, and it's as expected.
Out on Sunday for #OAKvsSD: Mager, Williams and Weddle— San Diego #Chargers (@Chargers) October 23, 2015
Antonio Gates, Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon and Stevie Johnson are questionable for Sunday.— San Diego #Chargers (@Chargers) October 23, 2015
For some reason the team skipped announcing Manti's status...
Chargers- Eric Weddle, Tourek Williams, Craig Mager are out. Manti Te'o doubtful. Keenan, Gates, Gordon, Watt, Johnson, Dunlap questionable— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) October 23, 2015
Why this team continues to waste roster spots on Craig Mager and Tourek Williams, when they have so many other depth issues due to other injuries, is beyond me.
Darrell Stuckey is listed as the team's backup Free Safety behind Eric Weddle, but I wouldn't be shocked to see Jimmy Wilson getting some snaps back there.
Don't be surprised to see the Chargers use Melvin Gordon less in this game, giving more snaps to Branden Oliver and Danny Woodhead, and then using his questionable injury status as an excuse as to why it happened.
Here's some good news:
Keenan Allen listed as questionable for Sunday's game but says he expects to play.— Andrew Burer (@andrewburer) October 23, 2015
That's a relief.
I'm a little concerned that he and the others aren't "probable", just because I would hate to envision a scenario where Gates, Allen, and Johnson are all unable to go, but I think that's either gamesmanship or some sort of formality.