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Chargers WR Tyrell Williams misses practice with shoulder issue

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy could be without another playmaker on offense this weekend when his team faces the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Second-year pro Tyrell Williams sat out practice on Wednesday with a shoulder issue. Williams suffered the injury against the Houston Texans last week.

McCoy indicated that Williams' injury is similar to the one he suffered during his final year in college at Western Oregon when he played through pain after suffering a torn labrum in his right shoulder that required offseason surgery.

“This is something that he dealt with in the past before he got here in college,” McCoy said. “He’s played with this before, so he understands what he’s dealing with. He knows what he can and can’t do on certain things, depending on how he plays in the game, and what we need to do to make sure he can go out and succeed, and help us win the game.”

Williams worked on the side with a team trainer while the rest of his teammates practiced on Wednesday.

An undrafted rookie last season, Williams leads the Chargers in receptions (51) and receiving yards (790). The second-year pro also has scored touchdowns in the last three games.

Veteran receiver Malcom Floyd also suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder last year, but still managed to finish out his final season as a pro on the field, missing just one game due to the injury.

Along with Williams, cornerback Brandon Flowers (concussion), linebacker Jatavis Brown (knee) and Jerry Attaochu (foot) did not practice on Wednesday.

Defensive lineman Tenny Palepoi (shoulder) was a limited participant. Tight end Asante Cleveland (concussion/knee) and safety Dwight Lowery (hand) were full participants.