LT King Dunlap likely to be back for Chargers

Indications are that Chargers left tackle King Dunlap will

return for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants after missing

three games with a neck injury.

Dunlap’s potential return means the Chargers (5-7) could have

their opening day lineup on the offensive line intact for the first

time since Sept. 22.

With Dunlap back, rookie D.J. Fluker would move from left tackle

to right tackle. That allows Jeromey Clary to slide inside from

right tackle to right guard. With Clary back at that spot, Chad

Rinehart returns to left guard.

Center Nick Hardwick is a go as well after missing practice time

earlier this week with a neck injury. Hardwick is the only Chargers

offensive lineman to start every game this season at the same


Fluker (knee) was limited in Friday’s practice but Chargers

coach Mike McCoy said he is fine.