It appears the Chargers are going to have to wait another week to get a return on their investment on David Boston.
The team's $47 million wide
receiver isn't expected to play this week as the Chargers open their home
schedule against the Broncos. Boston didn't practice again on Thursday, and
sounds doubtful he'll go Sunday.
Essentially, if he doesn't
practice Friday, that seals it. Coach Marty Schottenheimer has a steadfast rule
that if you don't practice during the week, you don't play come
"I probably will not play in the game this week, simply
for the fact that I'm probably going to stay off it this week and give it a
chance to heal," Boston said.
Boston, a costly free-agent
acquisition last offseason, was a non-factor in the team's 27-14 opening day
loss to the Chiefs. Despite the Chargers falling behind 24-0 and needing a big
push from the passing game, quarterback Drew Brees looked Boston's way but three
times. Boston caught two balls for 20 yards, and fell down on another
-- With David Boston out, Eric Parker or Tim Dwight would
move into the starting lineup opposite Reche Caldwell. Parker had a 20-yard
touchdown catch on Sunday.
-- TE Stephen Alexander is primed for
his first appearance of the season. He's had no setbacks with his groin in
practicing this week.
-- No changes at left tackle, where Damion McIntosh struggled badly in the opener. Rookie tackles Courtney Van Buren and
Phil Bogle did stay after practice to work extra on their
-- Drayton Florence will be the first nickel back in
on Sunday, with free safety Jerry Wilson rotating with him.
When Wilson goes to nickel, rookie Terrence Kiel would play free
-- CB Tay Cody (hamstring) didn't practice and it's
unlikely he'll play this week.
-- CB Sammy Davis (leg) worked,
and is a go.
-- RG Solomon Page (back) practiced and will play
Thursday night Chargers
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