The Chargers' new general manager will have a lot on his plate. The most pressing concern will be to shore up the offensive line that allowed QB Philip Rivers to be sacked 49 times and hit on 70 other occasions in 2012
When a player misses the first two practices of a week, the expectation is he will be listed anywhere from questionable to out. ILB Takeo Spikes missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but after Spikes fully participated on Friday coach Norv Turner listed him as probable for this Sunday's game against the Jets.
The Chargers and the Panthers, two struggling teams that may lose their coaches at the end of the season, will face each other Sunday in a game that's mostly about pride, although San Diego is still mathematically alive.