SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers will be without their top three receivers Sunday against Tennessee.
Starters Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee (both have hamstring injuries) are out as is No. 3 receiver Buster Davis (ribs). Patrick Crayton, the team’s No. 4 receiver, and undrafted rookie free agent Seyi Ajirotutu will start. It will be Ajirotutu’s second NFL game. Gary Banks, who was signed this week, will be the No. 3 receiver. Top San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson ended his holdout Friday, but he is not eligible to play until Nov. 28.
Star tight end Antonio Gates is active and he will play. He practiced fully Friday for the first time in two weeks because of a toe injury. He did play last week. Expect San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers to try to hit Gates as much as possible with his top receivers out.
Kicker Nate Kaeding will miss his second game with a groin injury. His replacement, Kris Brown, has an ankle injury. He could be limited Sunday. If Brown has a setback, punter Mike Scrfres would attempt field goals. He was practicing field goals this week.