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Chargers | Manti Te'o's foot may have been a year-long problem

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:48:07 -0800

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o's (foot) foot injury may have slowed him even after he missed the preseason and three games to start the season. It would explain his lack of makeup speed and explosiveness in his rookie season.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o had surgery

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:15:28 -0800

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) had surgery on his right foot earlier this month.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o suffers concussion

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:14:14 -0800

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (concussion) left the AFC Divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 12, due to a concussion and he was unable to return.

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Chargers | Friday injury report for Week 12

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:07:57 -0800

San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap (neck) is out for Week 12. LB Jarret Johnson (hand) is doubtful. CB Johnny Patrick (concussion) is questionable. S Jahleel Addae (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe), C Nick Hardwick (neck) and LB Manti Te'o (elbow) are probable. Dunlap and Johnson did not practice Friday, Nov. 22, while the others all practiced in full.

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Chargers | Thursday practice report for Week 12

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:31:11 -0800

San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap (neck), LB Jarret Johnson (hand) and CB Johnny Patrick (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 21. C Nick Hardwick (neck) was limited. S Jahleel Addae (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe) and LB Manti Te'o (elbow) practiced in full.

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Chargers | Wednesday practice report for Week 12

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:51:31 -0800

San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap (neck), LB Jarret Johnson (hand) and CB Johnny Patrick (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. S Jahleel Addae (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe), C Nick Hardwick (neck) and LB Manti Te'o (elbow) practiced in full.

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Chargers | Friday injury report for Week 11

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:31:20 -0800

San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap (neck) has been ruled out for Week 11. FB Le'Ron McClain (ankle), C Nick Hardwick (neck), LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) and SS Jahleel Addae (ankle) are listed as questionable. OG Chad Rinehart (toe), OT D.J. Fluker (illness), OT Mike Remmers (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe) and LB Manti Te'o (elbow) are listed as probable. Dunlap and Fluker did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15. McClain, Harwick, Johnson and Addae were limited during practice while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Chargers | Thursday practice report for Week 11

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:30:42 -0800

San Diego Chargers S Jahleel Addae (ankle), OT King Dunlap (neck), C Nick Hardwick (neck) and FB Le'Ron McClain (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 14. DE Lawrence Guy (toe) and LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) were limited. OT Mike Remmers (ankle), OG Chad Rinehart (toe) and LB Manti Te'o (elbow) practiced in full.

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Chargers | Wednesday practice report for Week 11

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:39:44 -0800

San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap (neck), C Nick Hardwick (neck), LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) and FB Le'Ron McClain (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. S Jahleel Addae (ankle) and OG Chad Rinehart (toe) were limited. DE Lawrence Guy (toe), OT Mike Remmers (ankle) and LB Manti Te'o (elbow) practiced in full.

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Chargers | Six players probable for Week 6

Sat, 12 Oct 2013 16:10:21 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (clavicle), OG Richard Ohrnberger (groin), OT King Dunlap (concussion), LB Manti Te'o (foot), CB Johnny Patrick (chest) and CB Shareece Wright (hamstring) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 12, and are listed as probable for Week 6.

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Chargers | Six take part in practice

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:52:25 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (clavicle), OG Richard Ohrnberger (groin), OT King Dunlap (concussion), LB Manti Te'o (foot), CB Johnny Patrick (chest) and CB Shareece Wright (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11.

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Chargers | Five practice in full

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:06:37 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (clavicle), OT King Dunlap (concussion), OG Richard Ohrnberger (groin), LB Manti Te'o (foot) and CB Shareece Wright (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Chargers | Two probable

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:22:35 -0700

San Diego Chargers CB Derek Cox (knee) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 4, and are probable for Week 5.

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Chargers | Four fully practice

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:06:16 -0700

San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (non-injury), LB Manti Te'o (foot), CB Derek Cox (knee) and CB Johnny Patrick (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Chargers | Two practice in full

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:17:27 -0700

San Diego Chargers CB Derek Cox (knee) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) were each listed as full participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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Chargers | Four probable

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:07:10 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot), C Nick Hardwick (shin), OT D.J. Fluker (concussion) and LB Donald Butler (groin) all fully practiced Friday, Sept. 27, and are probable for Week 4.

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Chargers | Five practice in full

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:05:44 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin), OT D.J. Fluker (concussion), LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury), C Nick Hardwick (shin) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Chargers | Three fully practice

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:58:52 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (groin), OT D.J. Fluker (concussion) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o likely will start

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:37:16 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) likely will start at inside linebacker Week 4 because he worked with the first-team defense during practice.

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Chargers | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:42:58 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared QB Brad Sorensen, SS Brandon Taylor, OT D.J. Fluker, WR Malcom Floyd, LB Manti Te'o, CB Shareece Wright, DL Tourek Williams inactive for Week 3.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o doubtful

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:36:01 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o uncertain for Week 3

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:39:00 -0700

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy acknowledged that LB Manti Te'o (foot) had a level of rust during practice Wednesday, Sept. 18, and Te'o is unsure if he'll be activated to play in Week 3 versus the Tennessee Titans. "I hope so, but I don't know," Te'o said. "There's always a chance I can play. To be honest with you, we haven't really tested it. We don't want to test it and take steps back. So what I did do out there, I was cutting, I was taking off, change-of-direction, and it felt pretty good." He only played nine snaps in the preseason before getting injured.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o practicing

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:29:08 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18. Te'o has not practiced since suffering his foot injury Aug. 8.

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Chargers | Hoping Manti Te'o can practice

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:01:23 -0700

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team is hoping LB Manti Te'o (foot) will be able to participate in some drills during practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Chargers | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:38:39 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared QB Brad Sorensen, SS Brandon Taylor, DL Drake Nevis, OG Johnnie Troutman, LB Manti Te'o, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, LB Terrell Manning inactive for Week 2.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o ruled out

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:27:56 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) did not practice Friday, Sept. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 2.

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Chargers | Two miss practice

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:59:26 -0700

San Diego Chargers DE Sean Lissemore (elbow) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o unlikely to play in Week 2

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:12:01 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 12, and is unlikely to play in the team's Week 2 game.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o misses practice

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:41:50 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, and may not be able to play Week 2.

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Chargers | Week 1 Inactives

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:01:44 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared QB Brad Sorensen, SS Brandon Taylor, DL Drake Nevis, OG Johnnie Troutman, LB Manti Te'o, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, DL Tourek Williams inactive for Week 1.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o out

Sat, 07 Sep 2013 12:46:14 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) will be out for Week 1. LB Bront Bird will start in his place.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o does not practice

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:18:57 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 6.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o misses practice

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:51:30 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o sitting out

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:03:49 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o unlikely to be ready

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:59:05 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) is unlikely to be ready for the team's Week 1 game Monday, Sept. 9, and LB Bront Bird is expected to fill in for Te'o. Te'o has missed three weeks of practice and played in only a couple of series in a preseason game.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o sitting out practice

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:20:27 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) is not participating in practice Monday, Sept. 2.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o expects to be ready

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:34:07 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) shed his walking boot Tuesday, Aug. 27, and he said he expects to be ready for the regular season opener.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o thinks he will be ready for opener

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:25:21 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) said he believes he will be able to play Week 1.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o not far behind

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:33:19 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) continues to work his way back from a foot injury. Head coach Mike McCoy said Sunday, Aug. 25, that Te'o isn't that far behind. "He's in every meeting; he just hasn't been getting the reps. He's been to every meetings and practice getting the mental reps. He just needs to play the snaps," McCoy said.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o update

Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:26:02 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) is walking without a walking boot and said he feels better.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o misses another practice

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:24:31 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) missed his fourth consecutive practice Wednesday, Aug. 14. He remains in a walking boot due to a sprained right foot. He will not play in the team's second preseason game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 15.

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Chargers | Two players wearing walking boots

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:42:14 -0700

San Diego Chargers FB Chris Gronkowski (undisclosed) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) are wearing walking boots because they are recovering from injuries.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o out a week

Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:12:45 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) will be out this week with a foot sprain. He's wearing a walking boot Saturday, Aug. 10.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o sitting out practice

Sat, 10 Aug 2013 09:24:17 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot) is not participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 10, and is wearing a protective boot on his right foot. The Chargers did not report any injuries after their first preseason game.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o does little in preseason debut

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:22:33 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o started the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Seattle Seahawks at inside linebacker, but he did little in the game. According to Rob Rang of CBSSports.com, Te'o showed good quickness and the willingness to take on blocks. However, like his performance against Alabama in the National Championship game, he was unable to disengage quickly enough to be consistently involved in the action. Seahawks OG Paul McQuistan and FB Michael Robinson routinely took Te'o out of the plays. However, to be fair, he did play just nine snaps.

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Chargers | Donald Butler mentoring rookie

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:47:44 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o is expected to start alongside inside LB Donald Butler, and the rookie said Butler is "like a big brother," on a defense where youth is everywhere.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o says he has not been teased

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:21:34 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o said he has not been teased by his teammates this offseason for his personal off-field issues. "No, lucky for me I'm surrounded by guys in San Diego who really care about football and really care about winning and they really care about people," Te'o said. "And for me as a rookie, I just keep my head down and keep working and keep my head in the playbook so I don't give them a reason to yell at me or give them a reason to not like me."

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Chargers | Manti Te'o talks to the media

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:17:47 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o has been largely shielded from the media since joining the team. He spoke with reporters Tuesday, June 11, saying he is in a perfect place and wants to be a three-down player. Te'o said nothing matters but what he does on the field and that his teammates only care that he is working hard. He also talked about the differences between college football and the NFL.

"The speed, there are guys that are faster, but for the most part, speed isn't the biggest thing," Te'o said. "It's how everybody is technically sound. For young guys you've just got to learn. You can't just run off blocks, you can't just run through a hole. You've got to use techniques when you do the simple things. It's those guys who are great at this game who have mastered those little things."

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Chargers | Manti Te'o looking good

Tue, 21 May 2013 13:13:02 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o has been looking good during the team's organized team activities this week, but the team hasn't been in pads yet. Te'o displayed good balance and looked faster than on film while staying low. He looked smooth in pass coverage but not very fluid in his retreat. He lined up next to LB Donald Butler as the "mike" linebacker in 11-on-11 drills. In rookie drills, he worked at both inside spots. Te'o said the team's 3-4 scheme is similar to what he played in at Notre Dame.

Fantasy Tip: As Tom Krasovic notes, Te'o won't succeed in the NFL on sheer physicality, so he'll have to be adept at anticipating and jumping plays. He's looked good so far, but this is only the beginning. Te'o could prove to be a situational linebacker in the league. We just don't know yet. Don't count on him being a draft pick in IDP leagues in his first season.

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Chargers | Manti Te'o working with starters

Mon, 20 May 2013 13:52:11 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o is working with the first-team defensive during organized team activities Monday, May 20.

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