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The Chargers have no plans to deal Rivers (back), NFL.com reports.

Rivers, who is slated to enter the final year of his contract, plans to play out his current deal, but the Chargers have no plans to deal the 33-year-old signal-caller. "It's not even on our radar," GM Telesco insisted on Monday. This coming season, Rivers -- who is coming off a 2014 campaign in which he racked up 4,286 passing yards to go along with 31 TDs and 18 picks -- is in line to helm a San Diego passing offense that bid adieu to slot man Eddie Royal, but added Stevie Johnson in free agency. Meanwhile, the team's RB corps remains a work in progress, following the free agent departure of Ryan Mathews.

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Rivers (back) will be evaluated in one month to determine whether or not his bulging disk requires offseason surgery, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.Rivers seems to be in the clear at the moment, although his evaluation may prove otherwise in a matter of one month. In the meantime, the veteran has returned to his normal offseason workouts and claims that his back is improving.

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Rivers declined an invitation to play in this weekend's Pro Bowl because he is still nursing a back injury, the ESPN.com reports.

Meanwhile, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger will also sit out the game as they bounce back from injuries. As a result, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck, Drew Brees and Andy Dalton are the quarterbacks who will participate in Sunday's contest.

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Rivers was 20-for-34 for 291 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in San Diego's season ending defeat at Kansas City.

Rivers had a solid season despite dealing with a couple of nagging injuries, going over 4,000 yards passing for the sixth time in his career. Not only was Rivers banged up a few times, he had to play without his top running back, Ryan Mathews, for long stretches of the year and played behind an offensive line that started five different centers due to injury. Rivers toughness and leadership were on full display this year, but in the end he needed more help.

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Rivers (chest/back) is active for Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Despite having a bulging disc in his back and nursing a sore chest, there was little doubt that Rivers would play in this must-win game for the Chargers.

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Rivers, who sat out last Wednesday's practice with a back issue, is working with his teammates this Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Per ESPN.com, while Rivers is dealing with a bulging disk in his back, he is fully expected to play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, barring any setbacks.

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Rivers has a bulging disk in his lower back that may require offseason surgery, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Rivers' back was so bad two weeks ago that he received urgent treatment and considered sitting out the rest of the season. Instead, he opted to play through the pain, making his performance in Saturday night's remarkable comeback even more impressive. The back injury is not expected to keep him out of Week 17.

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Rivers (chest/back) threw three interceptions but was able to rally the Chargers to a huge second-half comeback for a 38-35 overtime victory in San Francisco on Saturday night. He completed 33 of 54 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns.

The Chargers found themselves down 28-7 at the break, thanks in large part to two Rivers interceptions, one of which was returned 49 yards for a touchdown. However, the quarterback was brilliant after halftime, leading San Diego to four scoring drives and converting on two crucial fourth downs to keep the Chargers' hopes alive. It was a gutty performance, but it will be nearly impossible for him to repeat these kinds of numbers next week against a Chiefs pass defense that has allowed just two quarterbacks all year to top 250 passing yards and none to eclipse 300.

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Rivers (chest/back) is active for Saturday's game against San Francisco.

Rivers is playing beat up, but there was never much doubt about his availability for Saturday's game. Still, between the fairly tough matchup and his struggles of late (seven touchdowns, eight interceptions in his last six games), Rivers' fantasy prospects for Saturday aren't all that exciting.

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Rivers (chest, back) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the 49ers, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Per coach Mike McCoy, Rivers will "be ready to roll" Saturday, which should come as no great surprise, as the Chargers' QB has not missed a turn since becoming the team's starter in 2006.