Vasquez, a right guard drafted in the third round, took the field after missing 12 straight practices with a sprained foot. A hamstring problem kept English, a first-round pick from practicing, but he ran well on a side field and on a hill above the Chargers' practice fields.
Both said they were optimistic about playing in Saturday's preseason game at Arizona. Vasquez was encouraged by his practice session and said he felt fine.
"It has been progressing every day," Vasquez said. "I came out and felt good, so I kept on rolling through practice and was able to finish out. I felt pretty good on my assignments. I obviously have a lot of work to do, but I'm going to go out and keep grinding."
"That's the goal," English said. "We don't know for sure yet, but we'll find out within the next couple days.
Veteran outside linebacker Shawne Merriman skipped both practices as part of his scheduled rest.
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