Moving the Chains: Running Crew
Moving the Chains: Running Crew

This article is part of our Moving the Chains series.

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Ryan Mathews had a golden opportunity to carve up the Jacksonville defense in Week 2, taking five carries for 26 yards (5.2 YPC) and catching two passes for 29 yards prior to departing with an ankle injury. Now, he's expected to yield goal-line carries to Mike Tolbert at least in the short term. During the week, it was revealed that Mathews has a high ankle sprain, an injury that can sideline a running back for approximately four weeks. The Chargers haven't offered a timetable for his return, but his status for Sunday's game against the Seahawks is very much in doubt.

Head coach Gary Kubiak's doghouse has a "STEVE" nameplate nailed to space above the door. Arian Foster had 19 carries and three catches in Week 2, while Steve Slaton had just three carries and wasn't even targeted as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.

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