Last time rookie linebacker Manti Te’o played football was a couple snaps during his first preseason game for the San Diego Chargers. Since then, Te’o hasn’t even practiced. No practice means Te’o will miss his second regular season game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Highly unlikely Manti Te'o (foot) makes his NFL debut Sunday vs. Eagles. Not practicing today. Bront Bird to start.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 12, 2013
Te’o received a ton of praise during OTAs and his limit practice time. All that doesn’t mean anything if Te’o can’t get on the field soon. All that people will have left to talk about is the reason he fell to the Chargers in the second round.