Chargers tight end Ladarius Green, who missed Week 15 with a concussion, practiced Tuesday ahead of Saturday's visit to San Francisco, reports ESPN.com. Even if Green is cleared to play, starter Antonio Gates should continue to eat up targets.
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) missed his second straight practice Thursday ahead of Saturday's visit to San Francisco. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, it's unclear if Mathews will return during the regular season.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning stretched with the team Thursday, then left practice to get treatment on his injured thigh, reports the Denver Post. Manning had to leave the Week 15 win at San Diego due to the thigh injury but returned quickly and finished the game.