When Manti Te’o returned to practice for the first time in more than a month on Wednesday, it looked like he would have a chance to make his NFL debut against the Titans on Sunday.
Te’o, who has been battling a foot injury, does have a chance, but it isn’t a very good one. The Chargers have listed him as doubtful for the game on Sunday, which suggests that a few days of limited practice weren’t enough to get Te’o into good enough shape to make it into the lineup.
There’s a chance the Chargers could be even thinner at inside linebacker. Donald Butler is listed as questionable with a groin injury, but things appear to be trending in the right direction for him to be in the lineup as he was a full participant in practice after being limited on Thursday and not practicing at all on Wednesday.
Tackle D.J. Fluker is questionable after suffering a concussion in practice this week. Fluker did not practice either of the last two days and would need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to play in Week Three.