Chargers Mid-Week Wrap

Practice notes and team news heading into week three of the 2003 NFL season.

--WR David Boston disputes those thinking he is mysterious: "I don't think I am mysterious. I think I do a lot of things different than a lot of people. Any time you take on a different training regimen or pretty much do things a little bit different than most people, there is going to be a little question... people say a little bit mysterious."
   --The team released CB Tay Cody and elevated WR Grant Mattos from the practice squad. Taking Mattos' spot is TE Dwayne Blakley
   -- Marcellus Wiley (hamstring) is being monitored closely, and the team can ill-afford to lose its top pass rusher. But Wiley really hasn't been effective since the early stages of last season; he has three sacks in his last 15 games.
   -- With CB Tay Cody's release, that puts more pressure on rookie nickel back Drayton Florence. If he struggles, the team could slide safety Jerry Wilson down to the slot, and insert Terrence Kiel, another rookie, at Wilson's spot.
   -- WR David Boston (heel) is listed as questionable; he practiced Wednesday and coach Marty Schottenheimer was encouraged with his progress.
   -- LB Donnie Edwards (groin) is questionable. Knowing Edwards, he will probably tough it out, although he didn't take part in the team drills.
   -- TE Stephen Alexander (groin) is listed is questionable; that should probably be more doubtful. That injury has bothered him since camp opened, and he aggravated it pretty good last week.
   -- TE Josh Norman (hamstring) is out; than means more work for two inexperience players. Justin Peelle is in his second year, and Antonio Gates is a rookie who played basketball and not football at Kent State.
   -- WR Reche Caldwell (wrist) is out, and will be for the next eight weeks of so.

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