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- Updated: September 26, 2013
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy was upbeat when speaking about the participation of D.J. Fluker and Manti Te’o in practice on Wednesday and their status for the upcoming game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
“Good to have Manti back out there participating and everything, and DJ Fluker being back on the field,” he said in his opening statement at the podium after practice on Wednesday. “So it’s good to have the two young guys that are running out like they’re a little kid in the candy shop today being back on the field, so it was great to have them out there and the good energy. We had a good practice.”
But will they play?
“They’re back in the mix with everything and I’m expecting them to play, McCoy added. “But as this game goes and with the things that happened last week in practice, there’s no guarantees. But as of Wednesday it looks good. We’ll take it a day at a time.”
Te’o has missed each of the Bolts’ first three games with a foot injury, while Fluker suffered a concussion in practice last week and had to sit out the Week 3 loss against the Tennessee Titans.
Both rookies figure to be a major part of the game plan if they can play on Sunday against Dallas. Fluker is entrenched as the starter at right tackle and has done well in the first two games of his NFL career. The first-round pick out of Alabama is a key part of the Chargers’ ability to be balanced on offense.
All eyes, however, will be on Te’o as he likely will make his NFL debut on Sunday. He’s the wild card between the two since he missed part of training camp as well as the beginning of the regular season. The Chargers can use another playmaker on defense, and they’re hopeful the second-round selection out of Notre Dame can recapture the form that made him a decorated collegiate player.
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