Hardwick will play

San Diego center Nick Hardwick is playing Friday night for the first time since Week 1 when he suffered an ankle injury.

Hardwick was listed as questionable on the injury report to face Tennessee. He practiced all week.

Below are the inactives for the game. It includes Chargers starting defensive end Jacques Cesaire, who has an elbow injury. San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman is active and is expected to start. He didn’t practice all week with a nagging foot injury.


• Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst

• Cornerback Dante Hughes

• Running back Michael Bennett

• Free safety C.J. Spillman

• Defensive end Jacques Cesaire

• Receiver Buster Davis

• Inside linebacker Kevin Burnett

• Center Eric Ghiaciuc


• Receiver Dominique Edison

• Running back Javon Ringer

• Return man Alvin Pearman

• Cornerback Rod Hood

• Linebacker Keith Bulluck

• Offense lineman Troy Kropog

• Tight end Craig Stevens

• Defensive end Jevon Kearse