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--WR Eddie Royal (toe) didn't work but could try to go later in the week.

--G Jeromey Clary (clavicle) didn't practice but indications are he will start on Sunday.

--CB Richard Marshall (groin) was a full participant.

--G Chad Rinehart (toe) didn't practice and there's no clear sign he can go this week.

--RB Ronnie Brown (ankle) was limited with his work but should be available on Sunday.

--K Nick Novak was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking four field goals in Monday's win. Novak's last effort, from 50 yards in the closing minutes, iced the win for the Chargers. In six weeks, the Chargers have been honored three times. QB Philip Rivers won the offensive award twice. "It's a great honor," Novak said. "It's actually a three-man award. Actually, 11-man. All the guys up front, holder, snapper, they all did a great job."

--CB Shareece Wright (hamstring) was a full participant.

--WR Vincent Brown continues to emerge as one of QB Philip Rivers' favorite targets. Brown, in his third year, has 24 catches which leads all the Chargers' wideouts. He's collected 239 yards and a touchdown as well. Brown missed last year with a broken ankle.

--CB Derek Cox did something on Monday night that no other member of the Chargers' secondary had done all year: intercept a pass. Cox's pick of Andrew Luck sealed the win and gave the defense its second interception of the season. The other one came to defensive tackle Cam Thomas on a tipped pass in the season's opening minute.

--ILB Donald Butler (groin) didn't work on Wednesday but will try to do so later in the week. He wasn't able to play on Sunday.

--Don't overlook the play of C Nick Hardwick. As the front line has been ravaged by injuries, Hardwick has been the anchor in the middle, the lone lineman not to miss playing time this season. Hardwick and QB Philip Rivers have great chemistry as two of the team's leaders. "I think he is having one of his best years," Rivers said.

--CB Johnny Patrick (chest) was a full participant.

--DE Corey Liuget (shoulder) was a full participant.

--T D.J. Fluker (calf) was a full participant.

--OLB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) was limited but should go on Sunday. He was almost able to play on Monday. Johnson is back practicing and that's a good sign for the Chargers. Johnson was brought in last year to set the edge on running plays and give way to the pass-rushers on passing downs. But with all the Chargers; injuries, he's been playing more and his three sacks lead the Chargers. Johnson didn't play on Monday because of a sore hamstring.