Even though Chargers running back Ryan Mathews participated in Monday’s practice, he still hasn’t been cleared for contact as his broken clavicle continues to heal.
Ryan Mathews (shoulder) said there's no plan for when he'll start taking contact."I just got to wait."
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 3, 2012
It also sounds like Mathews remains hopeful that he’ll play this week. I’m not as optimistic.