As expected, the Chargers will be without top wideout Keenan Allen against the Raiders on Thursday Night Football. Luckily, Joshua Palmer returned from injured reserve earlier this week and he’ll get the chance to be the team’s WR1 tonight.
Easton Stick will also be without another big weapon against Las Vegas in tight end Donald Parham who injured his shoulder in last Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.
The rest of the Chargers’ inactives include safety JT Woods, cornerback Deane Leonard, linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, defensive tackle Otito Ogbonnia, and defensive tackle Nick Willliams.
Williams has been a staple of the defensive tackle rotation all year long while Ogbonnia has played a role in every game since returning from last year’s severe knee injury. To replace them, the Chargers have promoted Christopher Hinton from the practice squad and you can expect to see an increased workload for rookie Scott Matlock.