Merriman’s foot is in a protective boot. He has been dealing with an Achilles tendon problem since mid-August shortly after he ended his holdout.
Backup quarterback Billy Volek is probable after sitting out the week with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, the Chargers announced they will honor former coach Don Coryell and former defensive tackle Gary “Big Hands" Johnson. Prior to next week’s home opener against Jacksonville. The Chargers will wear helmet decals to honor the two men.