Los Angeles Chargers Wide Receiver Returns to Full Practice

The Los Angeles Chargers passing attack may finally approach its full strength in Week 14. Wide receiver Mike Williams was upgraded to a full participant in practice on Thursday ahead of the team's Sunday Night Football matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Williams has been unavailable since aggravating an ankle injury in the Chargers' Week 11 30-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He had previously missed Weeks 9 and 10 with the ailing ankle.

The absences of Williams and fellow wide receiver Keenan Allen have resulted in a disappointing season for the Chargers passing attack. Williams and Allen have missed 11 games between them this season after combining for 2284 and 15 touchdowns last year. As a result, the Chargers offense has dropped from fifth in scoring in 2021 all the way down to 14th in 2022. 

With Allen and Williams back in the fold, quarterback Justin Herbert has a chance to reemerge as one of the NFL's elite young passers as the Chargers push for the playoffs. The third-year passer has seen his numbers regress across the board this season; after averaging 294.9 passing yards per game and 6.83 net yards per attempt last season, he's down to 278.3 and 5.97 in 12 games this season.

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