Inactive lists for Monday night

SAN DIEGO -- There are no surprises on either inactive list for the Denver-San Diego game.

San Diego tackle Jared Gaither is out, as expected, with a groin injury. Undrafted rookie Mike Harris will start for him as Harris did for the first three weeks of the season when Gaither was down with a back injury.

Denver cornerback Tracy Porter is ill and he did not make the flight. Chris Harris will start for him and Tony Carter will be the nickel cornerback.

The Denver Post reported during the weekend that Keith Brooking has replaced a struggling Joe Mays in the starting lineup at middle linebacker. The Broncos did not make that announcement, but I can see it happening. The team trusts Brooking more than Mays because Mays struggles to keep up with the pace of the game and he misses a lot of tackles.

All of San Diego’s running backs are active, so expect the Chargers to try to pound it on the ground.

Here are the complete inactive lists for the game:


QB Caleb Hanie

CB Tracy Porter

RB Knowshon Moreno

LB Steven Johnson

C C.J. Davis

TE Julius Thomas

DT Sealver Siliga

San Diego

K Nate Kaeding

S Brandon Taylor

CB Shareece Wright

LB Jonas Mouton

T Antonio Garay

T Jared Gaither

TE Ladarius Green