After four days of much-needed rest, the Chargers practiced today under a gloomy sky at Chargers Park.
"It was good to get everyone back," said head coach Mike McCoy. "Everyone enjoyed their time off. We made sure, before we left, to tell everyone to get away from it, because they have worked extremely hard since the first day of the off-season and throughout the season, but not to lose sight of what our goals are.
"They came back today and did a great job. They were focused and we had a little weather change this morning, which was kind of good to practice in. We're looking forward to the upcoming week."
Philip Rivers, who welcomed his seventh child into the world early Monday morning (a baby girl) was on the field with his team a few hours later.
"Everything's good," Rivers said. "No name yet. We'll see what she looks like and get that ironed out soon."
Added the quarterback: "It was good to get a little time off. I enjoyed it. It was good to watch games and enjoy a little family time."
The Chargers also got back a healthy offensive line, including left guard Chad Rinehart, who practiced for the first time since suffering turf toe in the third game of the season.
Not on the field, however, was safety Eric Weddle and linebacker Donald Butler. Weddle is expected to be fine, McCoy said. Butler is still suffering from a groin injury.