Hardwick questionable for Christmas night

He hasn’t played since Week One, due to a sprained ankle.  But with his replacement now gone for the balance of the season with a sprained ankle of his own, Chargers center Nick Hardwick could finally be returning.

A week after not practicing at all, Hardwick participated fully in practice all week, and he’s listed as questionable for tonight’s game (NFLN, 7:00 p.m. ET) against the Titans.

Linebacker Kevin Burnett (neck) and defensive end Jacques Cesaire (elbow) also are questionable.

Linebacker Shawne Merriman (foot), defensive end Travis Johnson (groin), receiver Legedu Naanee (foot), and punter Mike Scifres (groin) are probable.