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Chargers players, staff forced to evacuate due to wildfires

Over 100,000 people were asked to evacuate as the situation gets worse in Southern California.

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In rather unsettling news, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero has reported that a number of Chargers players and staff members, including quarterback Justin Herbert, have been evacuated from there homes due to the escalating situation regarding the wildfires in Southern California.

Fortunately, all of those displaced have been put into hotels for the time being. As of right now, any and all preparations for this Sunday’s game at the Denver Broncos remain as scheduled.

It will be quite the contrast for the Bolts who will depart from a state that’s essentially on fire to the arrive in frigid Colorado where the Chiefs just got done handing it to Denver in the season’s first snow-covered game of the 2020 season. As Rams cornerback and former Green Bay Packer Casey Hayward said to the press on Monday, he’s used to the cold from his days in the NFC North, but some of his teammates may not be all that acquainted with the snow, including hometown products Uchenna Nwosu and Joshua Kelley.

Here’s to hoping everyone stays safe in the area, including those of you who are reading this while potentially being in the same boat.