Gates, Mathews among Chargers inactives

Tight end Antonio Gates and running back Ryan Mathews are among

the San Diego Chargers’ inactives for their game against the

Tennessee Titans.

Gates has a rib injury and Mathews hasn’t played since breaking

his collarbone on his first carry of the exhibition opener on Aug.

9. Also inactive for the second straight game is Jared Gaither, out

with back spasms since July 28.

The Chargers’ other inactives are safety Brandon Taylor,

cornerback Shareece Wright, linebacker Jonas Mouton and tackle

Antonio Garay.

Among the Titans’ inactives are starting defensive tackle

Sen’Derrick Marks and linebacker Colin McCarthy. Their other

inactives are quarterback Rusty Smith, running back Javon Ringer,

safety Al Afalava, tackle Mike Otto and guard Deuce Lutui.