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Chargers S Derwin James left Sunday’s game at Kansas City with a shoulder injury. He’s questionable to return

Chargers EDGE Joey Bosa didn't practice all week because of foot and ankle injuries, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that he's still considered a game-time decision Sunday against the Chiefs. "He's sore, but he's improved every day and does have a more than realistic chance to get on the field," Rapoport adds. We'd still try not to use Bosa in IDP lineups. The matchup would be negative for even a fully healthy Bosa.

Chargers EDGE Joey Bosa (foot, ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. Bosa missed practice all week and doesn’t look like a good IDP bet even if active. This was already a negative matchup for him

The Chargers held practice Wednesday without EDGE Joey Bosa (foot, ankle) and S Derwin James (toe). James played every defensive snap in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, and Bosa matched his Week 1 allotment (82%), so we're guessing neither is a serious issue. But we'll watch their participation levels through the week.

Chargers S Nasir Adderley (groin) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys.

Chargers CB Chris Harris Jr. is out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a shoulder injury. That leaves L.A. without its top cover man and primary slot corner. Dallas WR Cedrick Wilson likely stands to benefit the most. With Michael Gallup out, Wilson will serve as the #3 wideout and played 85% of his pass snaps in the slot in Week 1.

The Chargers have named Brandon Staley their new HC. The 38-year-old has been a fast riser, going from a LBs coach in Chicago and Denver to Rams defensive coordinator to Chargers HC in just 5 years. Staley's 2020 Rams defense was better than Wade Phillips' 2019 unit in points allowed, total yards allowed, yards per play allowed and Football Outsiders' DVOA. This at least looks like a good hire for the Chargers defense. We'll see who joins Staley to run the offense.

The Chargers have fired HC Anthony Lynn. He cost his team multiple chances to win this season with poor in-game management. Lynn finishes his 4-year run with the Chargers with a 33-31 record but went just 12-20 over the past 2 seasons. Whoever takes over this team will be working with a strong core in QB Justin Herbert, RB Austin Ekeler and WR Keenan Allen -- plus a talented defense.

Chargers S Jahleel Addae (calf) is inactive for today's game against the Chiefs. He would have been the fill-in for Rayshawn Jenkins, who is also inactive.

The Chargers have ruled DE Joey Bosa (concussion), S Rayshawn Jenkins (ankle) and CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. S Jahleel Addae -- Jenkins' replacement -- is also questionable for the game after missing practice all week. We'll check his status when inactives come out Sunday.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn says there's a "good chance" DE Joey Bosa (concussion) misses Sunday's game in Kansas City, according to The Orange County Register. With no Bosa last week, fellow starter Melvin Ingram already on IR and backup Uchenna Nwosu landing on IR, the Chargers started Isaac Rochell and Jerry Tillery on the edges against Denver. Looks like they'll be doing the same in Week 17 against the Chiefs' JV team. There's upside to each with K.C.'s OTs potentially sitting out.

Chargers S Rayshawn Jenkins suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Broncos, according to The Athletic's Daniel Popper. HC Anthony Lynn conceded Monday that it'll be a "challenge" for Jenkins and several other injured starters to make it back for Sunday's game at Kansas City. Bet on Jahleel Addae starting in Jenkins' place against a Chiefs offense that will feature Chad Henne and some replacement wideouts. There's some upside for Addae, who managed 8 tackles, a pass breakup and a half-sack against Denver last week. Don't expect to find him high in our Week 17 DB rankings, though, for basically an unknown matchup.

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The Chargers have ruled DE Joey Bosa (shin, concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. With Melvin Ingram already on IR and Uchenna Nwosu also ruled out, the Chargers will miss their top 3 DEs. That can only help Denver's matchup.

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