Coach Norv Turner mentioned Jackie Battle before Curtis Brinkley when asked how he'll replace Ryan Mathews (clavicle) over the final two games.
In last week's loss to the Panthers, Battle saw just three touches while Brinkley got nine. But that may have been due to the 21-0 deficit the Chargers faced when Mathews went down. "Jackie will get a chance to play," Turner said. "And Brink played some yesterday, though I don't know that he would play on third down. And we'll probably add Edwin Baker to the 53-man roster." Battle is a straight-line power runner that lacks upside but will handle goal-line work. He'd be an even weaker Week 16 desperation start if Ronnie Brown (hamstring) makes it back into the lineup.