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Chargers down to three healthy CBs for Chiefs game

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If the Chiefs decide to spread the Chargers out today, it’s with good reason.

San Diego enters this afternoon’s game with just three cornerbacks on the active roster, compromising their ability to run certain sets on defense.

Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego said coach Norv Turner has a plan on how to handle the shortage, but obviously hopes he doesn’t have to play the Chiefs with just two corners if one gets hurt.

Behind starters Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason, the Chargers have just Marcus Gilchrist available in reserve for today’s game. Shareece Wright is out with a high ankle sprain suffered in the opener, and because they needed to sign an extra kicker this week, they were unable to shuffle practice squader Greg Gatson up as they have done.

They have used safety Eric Weddle to cover the slot, bringing Corey Lynch in to fill his spot.

But against a team that can move the ball, it’s a tough spot to be in.

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7 Responses to “Chargers down to three healthy CBs for Chiefs game”
  1. hankstramjr says: Sep 30, 2012 9:49 AM

    This would be a story line if Matt Cassel were able to throw the ball downfield.

  2. ambitoos says: Sep 30, 2012 10:14 AM

    This is an ( also ran ) division. All they need is a body. Every team in this division is an 8 and 8 team.

  3. mullman76 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:33 AM

    “Had to sign a backup kicker..” Really? Good luck with that charger fan.

  4. pilot2011 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:37 AM

    Well if there are any Michigan Wolverines playing for the Chiefs, Corey Lynch will probably find a way to block a game winning field goal.

  5. ripseau says: Sep 30, 2012 11:00 AM

    Meddle is very effective in the slot and the chiefs don’t have much behind bowe. I’m not worried

  6. joetoronto says: Sep 30, 2012 11:58 AM

    If the Chiefs QB was anybody other than Matt Cassel or Blaine Gabbert, it would be a problem.

  7. natelan69 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:12 AM

    Looks like it all worked out. 3 picks. Ain’t no thaaang!

    Go Boltz!

    P.s… Send Shareece “the Traitor” Wright packing. Homie has no place here in San Diego. Worthless.

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