Turner hopeful for Gates, but not for Floyd

Chargers coach Norv Turner told reporters on Monday that he is hopeful TE Antonio Gates will be ready to go in Week 7 against the Patriots. Turner described Gates’ injury as a sprained toe, but different from his previous toe injuries and more similar to issue that kept CB Quentin Jammer out of action a few weeks back.

Turner was less optimistic about WR Malcom Floyd, who suffered a strained hamstring against the Rams. Turner said the injury was not as bad as first feared, but it’s still unlikely that Floyd will play on Sunday.

Chargers WR Patrick Crayton, who topped 100 receiving yards, is a good waiver wire pickup for anybody who will be missing Texans WR Andre Johnson or the Colts receivers this week.

If only the Chargers had another big-play option somewhere … but guys like that aren’t just sitting at home.

Adam Rank

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