Nick Hardwick returns to action

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers got a bit of good news Thursday, with veteran center Nick Hardwick returning to the field for the early portion of practice.

Hardwick watched the early portion of Wednesday’s practice with his left leg wrapped, and was a limited participant with a shin issue.

However, starting left tackle King Dunlap (concussion), left guard Chad Rinehart (toe) and right guard Jeromey Clary (clavicle) remain out, and were not suited up for practice. Clary again watched his position group from the sideline.

Receiver Malcolm Floyd (neck) and cornerback Shareece Wright (hamstring) also were not suited for this morning’s practice.

Middle linebackers Manti Te'o (foot) and Donald Butler (groin) both participated in individual drills.