One of my first posts of the day mentioned that Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was iffy to play in Week Three.
For one of my last posts of the day — hold the applause — I can tell you that Ryan Mathews won’t play in Seattle. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune has the news, describing how Mathews had a protective boot on for part of Thursday.
Acee notes that the Chargers are rather short on contributing rookies. Mathews will be out Sunday, while fourth-round safety Darrell Stuckey and fifth-round defensive tackle Cam Thomas have been inactive the last two weeks. (They were San Diego’s third and fourth picks.)
Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith routinely put together outstanding draft classes in the middle of the decade, but his track record has been spottier the last few years.