Whicker: Chargers' Andre Patton takes a step toward Sunday

Orange County Register
Whicker: Chargers' Andre Patton takes a step toward Sunday
Whicker: Chargers' Andre Patton takes a step toward Sunday

CARSON – The rule of fractured thumb is that most news in an NFL training camp is bad news. It is also the rule of hamstring, embolism, stress fracture, holdout and sprained ankle. The Chargers, on the cusp of something big for approximately the 25th time in their history, do not have their top running back, their top receiver, their left tackle and their Defensive Rookie of the Year. Good training camps are defined almost solely on who is ready for Week 1. That is still three weeks off, but Chargers fans are bitterly accustomed to Jack Murphy's Law. The least of their worries was this 19-17 preseason loss to New Orleans Sunday. The Chargers led 17-3 when most of their consequential guys played,

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