There’s a very good chance that the Chargers could be without three starters on their offensive line come Sunday when they take on the Cleveland Browns.
As expected, left tackle King Dunlap, (concussion), left guard Orlando Franklin, (ankle) and center Chris Watt (groin injury) did not practice on Wednesday, adding to the woes of an already depleted offensive line.
Philip Rivers was quick to say that the constant change up front last Sunday due to linemen dropping like flies was not the reason they lost the game and expressed confidence in newly signed center J.D. Walton as well as tackle Kenny Wiggins and newly promoted rookie Tyreek Burwell.
“He stepped in today and already I can honestly say if he’s gotta to play center on Sunday we’ll be alright,” Rivers said of the 28-year old Walton.
“We’ll be fine. We really well. We gotta find a way and go out and find a way to get win number two.”
” We’re experiencing it early on. Maybe we’ll be better for it in the long run.”
Chris Hairston spent his entire college career at Clemson playing left tackle, a role he continued during his four years in Buffalo. But Hairston got his first NFL game experience at right guard when he replaced D.J. Fluker in week one, a position he then started at versus the Bengals and Vikings.
Hairston said he’s prepared for whatever role the Chargers have for him. Come Sunday, that could very well spell protecting Philip Rivers’ blind side in the absence of Dunlap.
Find out what else Hairston said about faith in the offensive line in the above video.