Report: Tomlinson on practice field

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that star running back LaDainian Tomlinson is back on the practice field.

The newspaper reported that Tomlinson appeared to moving around the field well. He has missed past two games with an ankle injury. They are the only two regular-season games Tomlinson has missed in his nine-season career.

I will check back later Wednesday when the Chargers release their practice participation list, which will reveal how much Tomlinson practiced. Tomlinson’s availability would spark the Chargers in a pivotal game at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The newspaper reported that rookie guard Louis Vasquez was practicing Wednesday. He missed the past two games with a knee injury. Linebacker Shawne Merriman was not on the practice field Wednesday. His has missed significant parts of the past two games with a groin injury. Merriman could be held out of the Pittsburgh game to rest. The Chargers have a bye the next week.