Ryan Mathews will play against Broncos, Jeromey Clary won’t

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The Chargers will have running back Ryan Mathews in the lineup against the Broncos on Sunday afternoon, but they won’t have their starting right guard.

Jeromey Clary, who injured his shoulder in practice on Wednesday and did not practice for the rest of the week, is inactive for the game, forcing the Chargers to shuffle their starting offensive line. Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that the Chargers will shift Chad Rinehart to right guard and install Johnnie Troutman at left guard against the Broncos.

Mathews also missed practice this week, but the ankle he injured against the Bengals checked out well enough for him to get the green light on Sunday. Center Nick Hardwick, right tackle D.J. Fluker and wide receiver Eddie Royal, who were all listed as questionable, are all active as well.

Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen was listed as probable with a knee injury, but is inactive for the first time since the third week of the season. Running back Ronnie Hillman, defensive end Derek Wolfe, quarterback Zac Dysert, cornerback Tony Carter, guard Chris Kuper and defensive tackle Sione Fua round out the inactives.

Quarterback Brad Sorenson, wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, cornerback Marcus Cromartie, defensive lineman Sean Lissemore, tackle Kenny Wiggins and safety Brandon Taylor are also inactive for San Diego.