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Chargers’ Mike Williams prone to play; Keenan Allen precluded versus Giants

Los Angeles Chargers wide recipient Keenan Allen will miss Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants, mentor Brandon Staley said Friday.

Allen tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and entered association conventions, and Staley had been hopeful during the time that Allen could return on schedule to play.

Allen, who is in his ninth season, is tied for second in the NFL with 86 receptions and is 71 yards from his fourth 1,000-yard season in the beyond five years.

Staley added that wide beneficiary Mike Williams and cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who were close contacts, are moving toward falling off the hold/COVID-19 rundown Saturday. The five-day quarantine period for the two players began Monday. In the event that they have five straight long stretches of negative tests, they can be initiated.

Williams, who is in his fifth season, as of now has a lifelong high with 55 gatherings. He had his third 100-yard getting game in last week’s 41-22 triumph over Cincinnati with five gets for 110 yards. Williams additionally drives the association with seven gets of no less than 40 yards.

Jalen Guyton and new kid on the block Joshua Palmer will have extra snaps in Allen’s nonappearance. Guyton had four gatherings for 90 yards, including a 44-yard score, against the Bengals.

Los Angeles (7-5) goes into Sunday’s down possessing the AFC’s first special case spot, yet it hasn’t dominated continuous matches since early October.

The Chargers have had a new run of COVID-19 cases. Guarded tackle Linval Joseph missed the beyond three games, while cautious linemen Jerry Tillery and Christian Covington and linebacker Drue Tranquill missed no less than 10 days last month. Linebacker Joey Bosa passed on five days and tried adverse paving the way to the Nov. 21 game against Pittsburgh since he was an unvaccinated close contact.

Backup center Scott Quessenberry will likewise miss Sunday’s down in the wake of being put in conventions on Thursday.

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