|Cooper, Castillo sit out Chargers practice as a precaution|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 14 September 2007 16:46|
SAN DIEGO (AP) -Inside linebacker Stephen Cooper and defensive end Luis Castillo didn't practice Friday as the San Diego Chargers got in their final preparation for Sunday's game at New England.|
Cooper was out with a strained groin; Castillo rested with a sore foot. Both are listed as probable for Sunday.
``Both guys had practiced through it,'' coach Norv Turner said, referring to the pair working earlier in the week. ``And we just had good practices Wednesday and Thursday - it was just good for them today to back off it.'' Castillo was walking without a limp after practice.
``I'm fine,'' Castillo said.
Cooper looked fit as well.
``It's fine, honestly,'' said Cooper, who had eight tackles in last Sunday's s season-opening win over Chicago. ``I wanted to go today. But the trainers wanted me to just rest because we have a big game on Sunday.''
After going an NFL-best 14-2 last year, the Chargers melted down in their playoff opener, losing 24-21 to the Patriots.
All other Chargers worked Friday except wide receiver Eric Parker. He's out for at least the first four games after undergoing toe surgery.
All-Pro linebacker Shawne Merriman and All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates did their full work Friday. Merriman was slowed earlier in the week with a tender Achilles' heel. Gates skipped Wednesday's workout with a sore back.
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