When the Chargers take the field on Monday, they will be without their starting center. In Week 6’s divisional showdown against the Broncos, Corey Linsley will not play due to inactivity. After being listed as questionable to participate on Sunday due to illness, Linsley has decided to sit out today’s game.
In spite of Linsley being sent home with a fever on Saturday, head coach Brandon Staley said he still anticipated the center to play.
The Chargers’ Will Clapp, who is classified as the second-string quarterback behind starter Ryan Linsley, should get the nod. When Linsley was injured during Week 3, he played every defensive snap.
Receiver Keenan Allen hasn’t played for the Chargers since Week 1 due to a hamstring injury. In Week 4’s practice, just before playing the Texans, Allen aggravated his hamstring.
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In addition to quarterback Easton Stick and safety JT Woods, running back Isaiah Spiller, tight end Richard Rodgers, defensive lineman Christian Covington, and linebacker Dee Milliner are all out for Los Angeles.
Broncos safety Justin Simmons has been added to the active roster. Additionally, guard Quinn Meinerz has played a full game for the first time since Week 1.
Josey Jewell (linebacker), Albert Okwuegbunam (tight end), Darius Phillips (safety), Caden Sterns (safety), Delarrin Turner-Yell (safety), Eyioma Uwazurike (defensive tackle), and Jalen Virgil (receiver) are all inactive for Denver.
The Green Bay Packers picked Linsley up in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft (161st overall). He inked a deal with the Packers on May 15, 2014. Linsley was slated to be the Packers’ backup center in 2014, but after J. was injured, he was thrust into the starting role.
Linsley was a late-season preseason surprise as C. Tretter’s starting center for the regular season. Even when Tretter returned from his injury, Linsley continued to start at center for the rest of the regular season and both postseason contests.
Due to an ongoing hamstring injury, Linsley was initially placed on Reserve/PUP on September 3, 2016. On November 5, 2016, he was removed from PUP status.
After starting all 16 games at center for the Packers last season, Linsley signed a three-year, $25.5 million contract deal on December 30, 2017. After suffering a knee injury in Week 12, Linsley was put on IR on December 5, 2020. Linsley came off injured reserve on December 26, 2020.