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.
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
LB Jonas Mouton
T Jared Gaither