The Chargers on Friday downgraded receiver Mike Williams from questionable to out for the group’s AFC wild-card playoff recreation in Jacksonville on Saturday night time.
He will stay in Los Angeles to proceed receiving remedy on a bruised again he suffered final weekend within the Chargers’ regular-season finale in Denver.
Coach Brandon Staley had stated Thursday that Williams would journey with the group Friday morning, with the expectation of him figuring out on the sphere earlier than the sport to see whether or not he can play.
Williams was injured Sunday on successful after a six-yard reception within the remaining three minutes of the primary half towards the Broncos. Staley has obtained criticism for the way in which the Chargers — notably in mild of the Williams harm — dealt with taking part in time towards Denver.
Even although the result had no affect on the already-settled AFC playoff seedings, Staley performed most of his starters via at the very least the tip of the third quarter.
“I stand behind what we did in that football game,” Staley stated Thursday. “All my players are really important to me. There were a lot of players that were playing in that game that were in harm’s way. That’s just the nature of football.
“It’s very difficult to decide who plays and who doesn’t and who’s more valuable than the rest. What you’re trying to do is set a standard for your program about how you do things. That’s what I believe in. I didn’t want anybody to get hurt in that game, regardless of their status, because everybody’s important.”