Shawne Merriman out for San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Earlier in the day, San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was warming up, looking as if he may play Sunday against Arizona.

However, Merriman is one of San Diego’s inactive players as was expected in the past few days. Merriman was listed as doubtful with a calf injury he suffered early last week in a loss at Seattle. His backup Larry English, a first-round pick in 2009, is out for four weeks after having foot surgery. Antwan Applewhite is starting at outside linebacker.

Right guard Louis Vasquez is out with a knee injury that may sideline him for two weeks. Tyronne Green will make his first start.

As expected, Arizona will be without receivers Steve Breaston and Early Doucet. Stephen Williams will start for Breaston.