As we await official news on right guard D.J. Fluker's ankle injury -- and how long he will be out -- we get another hint at what comes next.
On Tuesday, the team's scheduled day off, the San Diego Chargers signed Kenny Wiggins, a versatile offensive lineman who has been with the team in stints since 2013.
To make room on the roster, the Chargers waived tight end Kyle Miller.
The 6-6, 314-pound Wiggins has experience playing both guard and tackle. He spent the offseason with the Chargers but was waived when the team made final cuts to get the roster to 53 players.
Wiggins, a former Fresno State Bulldog, joined the practice squad in 2013 and was promoted to the 53-man roster for the final nine weeks of the season. He was waived at the end of the 2014 preseason as well, but was signed back in late December to help the team at the end of the season (and made his NFL debut in Week 17).
Rookie outside linebacker Kyle Emanuel is up for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award. The fifth-round draft pick had three tackles, a 13-yard sack and an interception against the Lions Sunday.
Quarterback Philip Rivers is up for the FedEx Air Player of the Week award. Rivers completed 35 of 42 passes (83.3%) for 404 yards, two touchdowns and a 102.8 passer rating. He tied Dan Fouts for most passing touchdowns in Chargers history (254) and set a Chargers record for opening day with 404 passing yards. And, oh yeah -- he helped San Diego fight back from an 18-point deficit for the biggest home comeback in team history.
Also nominated this week: The Patriots’ Tom Brady and Cardinals’ Carson Palmer.