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Chargers Daily Links: Austin Ekeler shows up on first injury report of the season

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I hope....

On Wednesday, the Chargers released their first injury report of the 2021 season following practice and while it was a refreshingly-short list, there was one name on there that certainly got the fan base into a tizzy.

Austin Ekeler was joined by three other players on Wendesday’s injury: right tackle Bryan Bulaga (full), safety Trey Marshall (DNP), and fullback Gabe Nabers (full). The news likely came as a surprise to many who missed the earlier reports in the day that Ekeler worked alone with trainers to the side of practice. It remains to be scene just how minor/severe the injury is but the team’s RB1 has two more days to show that he’s good to go ahead of Sunday’s opener.

So relax.

And now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Three takeaways from Brandon Staley’s latest presser (

Chargers week one injury report (

Asante Samuel Jr. earned a starting job opposite Mike Davis (Chargers Wire)

Who was the most-surprising captain choice of 2021? (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

How many surprises will we see in week one? (ESPN)

Fantasy “starts” and “sits” in week one (CBS Sports)

Pete Prisco picks winners from week one (CBS Sports)

Four things to watch for in Cowboys-Bucs (

Big Ben believes the offense will have some growing pains (Pro Football Talk)

There’s “no chance” Davante Adams gets an extension before the season begins (Bleacher Report)