Chargers Have Beef with the Browns

The San Diego Chargers are a bit upset at the Cleveland Browns on Monday, yet they cannot pinpoint the play when they went back to view the film. Since the incident happened after the whistle blew, no tape is available.

Injury Report:

--C Jason Ball sprained his ankle, but X-rays were negative. He'll likely miss this week -- although he says otherwise -- and could be gone two weeks. The Chargers feel Ball got hurt on a cheap shot by Browns DT Gerard Warren.

"I think the most significant (injury) for us would be Ball," said Marty Schottenheimer. "There was a tussle and one of the Browns players threw Ball on the ground and that is how he got injured. He is going to be out for sometime. He is talking about Monday night already. That is his personality. It's his ankle."

Schottenheimer is trying to locate anyone with the tape of the play since it happened a few seconds after the whistle blew to end a play and most of the cameras were not focused on that action.

He has been told the player was Warren but has nothing to back it up in case he wanted to go to the league office and request a fine.

--With Ball down, Cory Raymer will replace him. Raymer is a veteran and a solid pro, so the Chargers shouldn't be hurt too much by Ball's absence.

--CB Quentin Jammer sprained an ankle, but he might be able to practice on Wednesday.

--P Darren Bennett sprained an ankle, but should be OK; it's his plant foot.

--CB Terrence Kiel continues to get more playing time in the nickel and dime packages, and it paid off Sunday as the rookie got his first interception.

--TE Stephen Alexander (groin) isn't expected to practice this week.

"Alexander still won't be ready," said Schottenheimer.

--WR Reche Caldwell (wrist) will be fitted with a splint, and could start trying to catch passes. But he still appears to be a couple of weeks shy of seeing game action.

"Reche is getting the cast off," said Schottenheimer. "He is going to wear a splint, probably for a couple of weeks. We will make a determination by how he practices as to whether he will be active or not."

--OT Solomon Page- "Sol played the entire ballgame and came out of it without any setbacks," said Schottenheimer.

--S Vernon Fox– "I am not quite sure," said Schottenheimer. "We will have to see how the week goes."

Ball just like the rest of the Chargers will have an extra day to heal before heading to the Monday night stage and everyone is looking forward to the matchup that brings Junior Seau back o town.

"I'm really looking forward to the next one," Chargers defensive end Marcellus Wiley said. "It's Monday night, Junior is coming, and they are a good team. And, we want to see if this thing can keep working."

LaDainian Tomlinson is just fired up about the announcers not introducing the Chargers as the "ofers" next Monday.

"That's big because you can't talk about the 0-and-whatever Chargers," he said. "At least they are able to say they are coming in on a positive note, that they won a game last week and we'll see if they can get rolling. That's a positive, what more can you ask for?"


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