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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

After sitting out Thursday's practice with a sore ankle, Chargers left tackle Russell Okung is back at practice. RT Joe Barksdale is not practicing.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers safety Rayshawn Jenkins comes down with a catch during individual drills.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

INJURY UPDATE: RB Kenjon Barner was cleared from concussion protocol and practiced on Thursday. Left tackle Russell Okung did not practice due to a sore left ankle, and Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn indicated he's taking a cautious approach with the Oklahoma State product. And right tackle Joe Barksdale appeared to suffer a left ankle injury at the end of practice. Cornerback Casey Hayward did not practice due to a hamstring strain. Melvin Gordon and Travis Benjamin were in full pads but given rest days on Thursday. Others who did not practice on Thursday included DE Chris Landrum (shoulder), DE Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), C Trovon Reed (hip strain), CB Craig Mager (unknown), TE Sean McGrath (knee), TE Jeff Cumberland (legs) and Denzel Perryman (ankle). WR Mike Williams remains on the physically unable to perform list with a lower back disc herniation.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Chargers head coach Norv Turner, along with Norm Chow -- who coached Philip Rivers at North Carolina State -- were on hand at today's joint practice between the Chargers and Saints. Turner served as Brees' offensive coordinator for the Chargers his rookie season in 2001 and is a neighbor of his in Del Mar. "They're both ready to go," Turner said. "And to me, I'd expect both of them to have big years."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who played his first five seasons in the NFL with the Chargers and still resides north of the city in Del Mar, had this to say about the Chargers moving to Los Angeles: "It's still Southern California. I think it seemed to be a business decision obviously as you move up here. I mean we're not in L.A., right? We're in Orange County, really."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon and New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson talk after practice. Gordon has trained with Peterson in his hometown of Houston during the offseason.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Former teammates Jerry Attaochu and Manti Te'o pose for a photo after practice.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers RR Joe Barksdale just limped off with what looked to be a left ankle injury. Headed to the training room.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Full house here for Chargers-Saints joint practice. Plenty of Saints fans.