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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

INJURY UPDATE: RB Kenjon Barner was cleared from concussion protocol and practiced on Thursday. Left tackle Russell Okung did not practice due to a sore left ankle, and Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn indicated he's taking a cautious approach with the Oklahoma State product. And right tackle Joe Barksdale appeared to suffer a left ankle injury at the end of practice. Cornerback Casey Hayward did not practice due to a hamstring strain. Melvin Gordon and Travis Benjamin were in full pads but given rest days on Thursday. Others who did not practice on Thursday included DE Chris Landrum (shoulder), DE Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), C Trovon Reed (hip strain), CB Craig Mager (unknown), TE Sean McGrath (knee), TE Jeff Cumberland (legs) and Denzel Perryman (ankle). WR Mike Williams remains on the physically unable to perform list with a lower back disc herniation.

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Former Chargers head coach Norv Turner, along with Norm Chow -- who coached Philip Rivers at North Carolina State -- were on hand at today's joint practice between the Chargers and Saints. Turner served as Brees' offensive coordinator for the Chargers his rookie season in 2001 and is a neighbor of his in Del Mar. "They're both ready to go," Turner said. "And to me, I'd expect both of them to have big years."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who played his first five seasons in the NFL with the Chargers and still resides north of the city in Del Mar, had this to say about the Chargers moving to Los Angeles: "It's still Southern California. I think it seemed to be a business decision obviously as you move up here. I mean we're not in L.A., right? We're in Orange County, really."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon and New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson talk after practice. Gordon has trained with Peterson in his hometown of Houston during the offseason.

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Former teammates Jerry Attaochu and Manti Te'o pose for a photo after practice.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers RR Joe Barksdale just limped off with what looked to be a left ankle injury. Headed to the training room.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Full house here for Chargers-Saints joint practice. Plenty of Saints fans.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers LT Russell Okung not practicing today, appears to be a left leg injury.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

OVERHEARD: "Tre' just likes to talk in general, which is OK," said Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, when asked if the secondary was communicating more on Wednesday. Of course, Lynn was referring to new safety Tre' Boston, who's always talking and has become one of the vocal leaders of the defensive backfield.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

ROOKIE REPORT: After playing well against the Seattle Seahawks last week, rookie defensive back Desmond King had another strong performance during practice, looking comfortable as a nickel defender with Casey Hayward resting a hamstring strain. Third rounder Dan Feeney got a handful of reps at right guard and remains part of the competition with Kenny Wiggins for the starting job.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

PLAY OF THE DAY: There were two actually. Chargers WR Geremy Davis, made a nice, one-handed catch on a fade route from quarterback Kellen Clemens. And safety Dwight Lowery extended for a low ball on a deep pass to Keenan Allen, picking off a Philip Rivers' pass for an interception.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

INJURY UPDATE: Chargers CB Casey Hayward tweaked a hamstring midway through practice and the team shut it down for the rest of the day. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he didn't think it was anything serious. Other players that did not practice on Wednesday include RB Kenjon Barner (concussion), DE Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), TE Jeff Cumberland (legs), TD Sean McGrath (knee), CB Craig Mager (unknown), CB Trovon Reed (hip) and LB Denzel Perryman (ankle).

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley did not like the energy his defense played with during his team's 48-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in team's preseason opener last week. However, Bradley said Wednesday's practice in full pads was much better. "I showed multiple times plays being made and not a lot of enthusiasm," Bradley said. "But again, I think it's being out there for the first time and maybe playing with some guys you haven't played with, and getting a feel for that."

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Chargers TE Hunter Henry hauls in a pass from Philip Rivers on a corner route.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers WRs coach Nick Sirianni works Jamaal Jones through a distraction drill during individual work. Chargers are in full pads today.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

OVERHEARD: LB Nick Dzubnar, who turned 26 years old Tuesday, gets an opportunity to compete for the starting middle linebacker job with Denzel Perryman out at least two months after ankle surgery. Dzubnar said he's more comfortable in a 4-3 defensive scheme because of his time in college at Cal-Poly. "This is my wheelhouse," he said. "A lot of zone drops, a lot of good eyes on the QB, you just break and play ball. I like it a lot".

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

INJURY UPDATE: The big news is Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that LB Denzel Perryman will have ankle surgery on Tuesday and is out at least two months. That's a significant setback for the Chargers, who were hoping to avoid some of the rash of injuries they dealt with last season. Along with Perryman, RB Kenjon Barner, DE Jeremiah Attaochu, TE Jeff Cumberland, TE Sean McGrath, CB Craig Mager, CB Trovon Reed and DT Kaleb Eulls did not practice on Tuesday. Lynn said Barner is in the NFL concussion protocol program and Attaochu is week to week with a hamstring injury. WR Andre Patton returned to practice. CB Brad Watson, who did not play against the Seattle Seahawks, had his left hand wrapped in a club and practiced.

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Chargers say LB Perryman likely out 2 months

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman is likely to be out for at least two months after injuring his ankle in the preseason opener.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers TE Antonio Gates makes a catch during individual work.

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.48th
Rushing Yards94.426th
Points For25.59th
Points Against26.429th

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