Hardwick won't play Sunday

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

Nick Hardwick will not play Sunday at the New York Giants, after all.

The San Diego Chargers have declared the standout center out for Sunday’s game. There was some thought that Hardwick could play for the first time since Week 1 when he practiced some with the first team offense this week. He started practicing lightly last week.

Yet, Hardwick didn’t practice Friday. He could have a chance to play Nov. 15 at home against Philadelphia. Hardwick had ankle surgery after being hurt in the season opener at Oakland.

Meanwhile, starting inside linebacker Kevin Burnett is questionable to play Sunday with ankle injury that kept him out of the past two games. He didn’t practice Friday. His backup, Tim Dobbins, is doubtful with a knee injury he suffered last week.