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  • 49ers GM John Lynch mentioned last night that their medical staff did extensive checks on LB Reuben Foster and his shoulder injury, and they do not believe he’ll require any additional procedures. (Steve Wyche)
  • According to Matt Miller, South Alabama TE Gerald Everett has been connected to the 49ers throughout the draft process.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Dontrelle Inman appreciates every moment in the NFL after the winding path he took to get here.

His strong play this season is what Philip Rivers appreciates.

Inman had 119 yards receiving, including a 52-yard touchdown reception to help the San Diego Chargers to a 21-13 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Inman was signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011, but he was released before the regular season began and spent the next two seasons playing for the Toronto Argonauts. In 2014 he got another chance in the NFL when he was signed by the Chargers. Ever since, he’s steadily improved.

“His main thing is he is dependable,” Rivers said. “You can count on him to run the right route, to play any position, to do his job every day. That is what we thought we were getting when we got him from Canada. (Former Chargers offensive coordinator) Frank (Reich) had talked to the coach he played for in Canada and he said: ‘If I had 41 … Dontrelles, I would have a heck of a team.'”

Rivers found a wide-open Inman for the 52-yard touchdown pass that tied it at 7 in the second quarter. Brock Osweiler was intercepted by Casey Hayward on the next drive, and San Diego took a 14-7 lead when Rivers connected with Tyrell Williams on a 21-yard scoring pass.

“Once you get that opportunity you’re like: ‘Hey, this may be my last,'” Inman said. “So a lot of guys take it like, ‘this may be my last (game), this might be my last catch. So I’ve got to take advantage of every opportunity.”

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The Denver Broncos are fresh off their first loss of the season against the Atlanta Falcons while the Chargers are still licking their wounds after losing to the Raiders thanks in part to a botched hold on a field goal. With both teams reeling after tough losses, this should be a fun rivalry game to perk them back up with.

Now, of course the Broncos are expected to win by most people’s standards but don’t sleep on these Chargers. They have been in every game they have played this year only to find creative ways to lose, it’s not like they are a team that is just getting whooped up on by everybody they played. They still have a great QB in Philip Rivers and this is still an AFC West rivalry game that often shows that records mean little when animosity is the name of the game.

Denver looks like they will get Trevor Siemian back at QB this week, he missed their tilt against the Falcons with a bum shoulder. Their defense has been the reason for their dominating start to the season but Siemian has been an important part to that too. It probably isn’t a coincidence that the game they lost they started rookie Paxton Lynch at QB, though if they lose against San DIego tonight that excuse would go with the wind.

Hopefully it’s a good game for football fans to watch in general, something that has been noticeably lacking on most of these Thursday Night Football matches. Let’s face it, 4 days rest before playing this violent game is a recipe for disaster for some teams and that is exactly what has played out more often than not on these TNF games. Maybe this one will be one of the games that knocks that trend, or even better maybe it’ll be the Broncos that come out flat as a pancake.

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New San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa apparently is ready to move on from the constant comparisons to other NFL players, like Houston Texansdo-everything defensive end J.J. Watt.

Perhaps Bosa is talking about Jeffri Chadiha of writing that Bosa is ticketed to have a similar impact as Watt and be a versatile performer for the Chargers.

Bosa certainly didn’t help dampen those comparisons in selecting the same number as Watt (No. 99), and since being drafted by the Chargers a few weeks ago the Ohio State product has been quick to point out he’s just entering the league and has to prove his worth as an NFL player.

“He’s obviously one of the best defenders in the league,” Bosa said about the comparisons to Watt in his introductory press conference at Chargers Park. “That’s obviously my goal, to come in and have an impact like that. I’m going to do anything I can to help the team win.”

Bosa did say players he tries to emulate on the field in terms of his play include Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali.

Fellow teammate Brandon Mebane compared Bosa to former Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons defensive end Patrick Kerney.

My take: Whether you want to be compared to Watt or not, those expectations come with being the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. While it’s understandable that Bosa wants to let people know that he stands on his own, the Ohio State product also should embrace the lofty expectations. Like Bosa, the Chargers have done their best to stay away from the Watt comparisons. However, Bosa has the versatility to move up and down the defensive line in San Diego’s 3-4 scheme. Of course, he still has to prove himself on the field first.

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — This was one messy high school football game, ed especially for the ninth week of the season.

It featured 17 penalties, cialis three interceptions, eight fumbles (three lost) and questionable calls.

But games against rivals sometimes go that way. Emotion can do crazy things to high school athletes.

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The past two seasons have served as a coming of age for Central football.

Two years ago, discount the Chargers went to the GHSA playoffs after five straight years of missing the postseason. Last year, site Central posted its best record in a decade while just missing out on a playoff spot.

Now, try after losing several key players to graduation, Central looks to keep its success going under fifth-year head coach Jesse Hicks.


Photo credit: Fredrick Breedon / Getty Images Sport

Author: Jon Kuzma

The San Diego Chargers won’t say it but they were let down by Melvin Gordon’s production during his rookie season. The former University of Wisconsin running back was spectacular in college but when Gordon went pro he really struggled to adjust to the speed of the game. Gordon was given 184 rushing attempts in 2015 and he didn’t record a single rushing touchdown.

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