Ryan Mathews (neck) returned to Friday's practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday's sessions.
Mathews missed the two sessions with neck "stiffness." Coach Norv Turner suggested Mathews missing so much install time might affect his snaps against Denver, but we shall see. Mathews' role actually increased a bit in Week 10 against the Bucs. He received four of the five red-zone carries in San Diego's backfield, and also stayed in during the two-minute drill, instead of Ronnie Brown.