Evening injury updates

CSN California reports Oakland center Stefen Wisniewski will likely miss another preseason game with a calf injury. This is an issue because Wisniewski is moving from guard to center. He needs game repetitions.

I’m a believer in Wisniewski. He is smart and tough. He will make it back to the field and be productive. But he is missing valuable time.

  • U-T San Diego reports receiver Eddie Royal is back to practicing after missing extensive time with a hamstring injury. Royal will be part of the team’s rotation in the regular season. Also, the paper reports center Nick Hardwick will not travel to Minnesota for the third preseason game because of a concussion. With left tackle Jared Gaither out, the Chargers will be without two starters as they try to protect Philip Rivers.

  • Meanwhile, the Denver Post reports newly signed defensive players, Jim Leonhard and Keith Brooking, are not locks to make the Broncos’ roster because of injuries.