Good morning, Chargers fans!
On Monday, Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told the media that Armstead did not practice and that he’s “progressing” back from a leg injury he sustained in a joint practice back on August 17th. As it stands, his availability for week one against the Chargers is still up in the air.
Armstead is a former Second-Team All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler who signed with the Dolphins after nine years with the Saints. He’s been one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL during his career and his presence — or lack thereof — in week one could be a notable hit to the Dolphins’ chances of leaving SoFi Stadium with a victory. Should he sit out, fans will expect a massive outing from both Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack against a Miami front five that’s missing their top protector for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
And now for today’s links.
Here’s what the expectations are for Cameron Dicker in 2023 (Chargers.com)
Every season-opening game for the Chargers since 2011 (Chargers Wire)
The Chargers might catch a huge break in week one due to a Dolphins injury (Bolt Beat)
Derwin James believes the Chargers’ defense is ready to change the narrative (NFL.com)
The Dolphins are going with Mike White over Skylar Thompson as their backup quarterback (ESPN)
Pete Prisco ranks all 32 NFL teams ahead of opening night (CBS Sports)
Kyle Rudolph will retire a Viking after 12 NFL seasons (NFL.com)
The Colts plan to go with the “hot hand” at running back (Pro Football Talk)
The Lions are not starting the defensive tackle that signed a two-year extension this summer (Pro Football Talk)
Favorites to win this year’s NFL honors (Bleacher Report)