Wide receiver David Boston skipped Sunday's loss to the Broncos because of a bruised heel. But his first step was more than quick enough in the game's final minutes, as he left the bench area before the contest ended. He was spotted walking up the tunnel to the player's parking lot before his teammates had time to exit the field.
Coach Marty Schottenheimer wasn't
pleased in learning the team's $47 million acquisition had better things to do
than see the game's conclusion. He also missed Schottenheimer's post-game
message in the locker room.
"If a player is on the sidelines, he
needs to stay there throughout the entire game," Schottenheimer said. "Our
entire team should be in the locker room.
"I don't know what he
was doing. I want him in the locker room."
The Chargers really
want Boston on the field. But Schottenheimer said he wouldn't know Boston's
status until Wednesday's practice.
Boston has missed nine of his
past 10 games with knee and heel injuries. In the one game he played -- the
Chargers' season-opening loss to the Chiefs -- he had two catches for 20
--An MRI on TE Stephen Alexander's groin was negative.
The Chargers weren't sure of his status for Wednesday's
--With WR Reche Caldwell out about eight weeks with a
dislocated wrist, the Chargers could elevate rookie Grant Mattos from the
--TE Josh Norman (hamstring) isn't ruling
himself out of Sunday's game. But coach Marty Schottenheimer is.
--CB Tay Cody (hamstring) could practice Wednesday; he's missed the past two
--DE Marcellus Wiley needs to get untracked. The team's
best pass-rusher has but three sacks in his last 15 games.
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