San Diego Chargers. Photo credit: Chargers via Facebook.

Last Sunday, the San Diego Chargers offensive line took a beating in the team’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, with three starters unable to finish the game.

The outlook is bleak for the line as starting left tackle King Dunlap (concussion) and left guard Orlando Franklin (ankle) are both listed as out for the team’s Week 4 home matchup against the Cleveland Browns and starting center Chris Watt is listed as doubtful.

When those three players weren’t able to finish the game last week, the starting line from left-to-right was Joe Barksdale, Chris Hairston, Trevor Robinson, D.J. Fluker and Kenny Wiggins.

Fans can expect a similar look this week, as those players are all expected to play this week and are atop the depth chart with all the injuries.

The Chargers are expected to get some relief in the secondary, though, as Brandon Flowers — who was inactive last week — was listed as probable and was a full participant in Friday’s practice.

His counterpart, Jason Verrett, is questionable with a foot injury and has been a limited participant in practice the last two days.

Back to the offensive side of the ball, the team is expected to have tight end Ladarius Green back in the lineup after suffering a concussion last week. He’s listed as questionable and was a full participant in Friday’s practice.

The team will still be without wide receiver  Jacoby Jones, though, who will be inactive for the third straight week due to an ankle injury.

Here’s the full breakdown of the Chargers’ injury report courtesy of Chargers.com

Name Position Injury Wed. Thu. Fri. Game Status
King Dunlap T Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Orlando Franklin OG Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jacoby Jones WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Craig Mager CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Chris Watt C Groin DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Tourek Williams OLB Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Jahleel Addae SS Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Ladarius Green TE Concussion LP LP FP Questionable
Brandon Flowers CB Knee FP LP FP Probable
D.J. Fluker OG Ankle, Chest FP LP LP Questionable
Chris Hairston OG Ankle, Knee FP FP LP Probable
Jason Verrett CB Foot FP LP LP Questionable
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