Chargers defenders step up in absence of injured players
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2013) The Chargers were missing three key defenders -- linebacker Manti Te'o (foot), linebacker Donald Butler (groin) and cornerback Shareece Wright (hamstring) -- due to injuries during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Titans, but the defense still had its fair share of standout performers.
Safety Eric Weddle had a team-high nine tackles (six solo). Linebacker Reggie Walker, who replaced Butler, finished with eight tackles (six solo) and one sack. Cornerback Johnny Patrick, who replaced Wright, finished with seven tackles (six solo) and one pass defense. Cornerback Richard Marshall also had seven tackles (five solo). Larry English also had a sack in the loss.