Thursday night Chargers

Thursday evening update on the San Diego Chargers.

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 Sunday.
   "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 route.
   -- 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 techniques.
   -- 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 safety.
   -- 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 Sunday.

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