Corey Liuget does not practice, says he'll play against Lions

SAN DIEGO -- The team’s top defensive lineman, Corey Liuget did not participate in practice during the early portion open to reporters on Monday for the San Diego Chargers.

Liuget did not workout due to an undisclosed injury, running sprints while Chargers strength coach Kent Johnston looked on.

The Chargers are not required to disclose injuries by the NFL until Wednesday, when the first injury report is posted. Players have Tuesday off, and do not return to the field until Wednesday.

However, Liuget said he’ll be fine for Sunday’s opener against the Detroit Lions.

“I’ll be ready to go Wednesday,” Liuget said.

Outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu returned to practice on Monday after missing all of last week, including the final preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers, because of a leg injury.

Attaochu missed five games his rookie season with a lingering hamstring injury, but he should be ready to play this week.

Offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman did not practice as he recovers from a broken right forearm. Troutman is projected to return in Week 3. And outside linebacker Tourek Williams also remains out with a fractured foot.

In roster news, the Chargers brought back quarterback Brad Sorensen, and added offensive lineman Michael Ola and tight end Alex Bayer to fill out the team’s 10-person practice squad.

Ola was released during final roster cuts by the Chicago Bears, while Bayer was one of the final roster cuts for the St. Louis Rams.

Players also voted on captains this week. Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates were voted captains on offense, while Eric Weddle and Liuget were voted captains on defense. Darrell Stuckey is the special teams captain.

Malcom Floyd and King Dunlap will split duties for Gates while he serves his four-game suspension.