Chargers activate LT Rashawn Slater’s 21-day window; Mike Williams update

Chargers get a potential big return but need to handle business in Jacksonville.

Brandon Staley has been answering questions on whether left tackle Rashawn Slater would be able to return to the team in the postseason for a month. On Tuesday afternoon, Staley had the answer announcing that they would be activating the left tackle.

That means that Slater can start practicing with the team and has a 21-day window to be activated to the 53-man roster. Staley said that Slater will not play against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend.

“He is progressing well enough to get out there on the football field,” Staley. “He has been working really, really hard. Just having him out there at practice is going to be great to see. Where he goes from there.”

So, if the Chargers beat the Jaguars on Saturday night, he could return to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Rookie Jamaree Salyer replaced Slater in the starting lineup and has done a serviceable job in his place. It will be interesting to see what the coaching staff would do with Salyer moving forward.

Now onto receiver Mike Williams, who was going through treatment when the players were doing their walk-through. Staley called him “day-to-day” with his back injury.

“We expect him to practice at some point this week,” Staley said. “In what capacity? That’s to be determined.”

Williams is a huge part of the offense, and Staley did say they are still expecting the receiver to play on Saturday.

Edge rusher Joey Bosa will be on the injury report this week, but Staley compared it to quarterback Justin Herbert being on it last week. They are on it but will still have a full practice.

Staley also expects linebacker Kenneth Murray and cornerback Bryce Callahan to be full participants at practice this week.

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