Several key Chargers miss practice

The San Diego Chargers remain without several key players as

they prepare to face the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Missing Thursday’s practice were wide receiver Malcom Floyd

(hip), nose tackle Antonio Garay (hip), outside linebacker Shaun

Phillips, right guard Louis Vasquez (ankle), left tackle Marcus

McNeill (stinger), reserve guard Tyronne Green (hand) and

cornerback Marcus Gilchrist (hamstring).

Tight end Antonio Gates, who has been bothered this season by

plantar fasciitis in his right foot, missed the practice as part of

his scheduled rest. Safety Darrell Stuckey (thigh) was limited.

The Chargers (4-5) have lost four straight games, their longest

losing streak since opening the 2003 season with five straight


The Bears (6-3) have won four straight games.