Good morning, Chargers fans!
Following Wednesday’s practice, the team put out their first injury report of the year and it fortunately was rather small from what we’ve come to expect from the Chargers. Three players were named to the report in J.C. Jackson, Donald Parham, and Isaiah Spiller.
Both Jackson and Parham were non-participants with an ankle and hamstring injury, respectively, while Spiller was listed as a full participant as he continues to ramp his work up from an ankle injury he sustained over three weeks ago.
All in all, this is a very clean injury report, especially knowing there’s still a chance for Jackson to return. At least, that’s what Brandon Staley’s massive smirk told us when he addressed the issue at his post-practice presser.
I could easily be looking into things too much, but it’s certainly tough not to be overly-optimistic ahead of the season opener.
And now for today’s links.
Week one expectations were touched on in this week’s mailbag (Chargers.com)
How to watch this week’s game against the Raiders (Chargers.com)
Brandon Staley isn’t ruling out
Three reasons why the Chargers can overcome the loss of J.C. Jackson vs. the Raiders (Bolt Beat)
Preseason quarterback power rankings (CBS Sports)
Five bold predictions for the 2022 NFL regular season (CBS Sports)
Darius Slayton took a pay cut to stay with the Giants (NFL.com)
A path for every NFL team to make it to this year’s Super Bowl (ESPN+)
The Jets are planning to start Joe Flacco in week one against the Ravens (Pro Football Talk)
An extremely early 2023 mock draft (Bleacher Report)