San Diego Tuesday Tidbits

Tuesday news and notes on the San Diego Chargers.

  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 yards.
   --An MRI on TE Stephen Alexander's groin was negative. The Chargers weren't sure of his status for Wednesday's practice.
   --With WR Reche Caldwell out about eight weeks with a dislocated wrist, the Chargers could elevate rookie Grant Mattos from the practice squad.
   --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 games.
   --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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