Chargers fans will get a good look at back-up quarterback Billy Volek.
The blackout has been lifted for Sunday's game between the Chargers and Redskins. Quarterback Philip Rivers will start, but not finish the game, according to head coach Norv Turner. The Bolts already have the number 2 seed in the playoffs locked up, so Turner said he wants to see Volek get “some good opportunities," meaning he will play at least the second half.
The last time Volek got substantial playing time in a non-pre-season game was January of 2008 in the second half of San Diego's playoff game in Indianapolis. He was fantastic in the game, helping the Chargers pull off the upset win.
Rivers will not be the only Charger getting a lighter workload heading into the last week of the regular season. Shawne Merriman, Eric Weddle, Jacob Hester and Legedu Naanee are all listed as doubtful and will most likely not be suiting up. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson and Jacques Cesaire are questionable. If they play at all, it'll likely be in a limited role.