Injury roundup: Chargers' Antonio Gates set to play

The San Diego Chargers will be getting their future Hall of Fame tight end back on the field today.

Antonio Gates is expected to return against the Raiders in Oakland, although his snaps might be limited, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Gates has missed two games with a hamstring injury. The five-time All-Pro has six receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown this season.

Other injury news we are watching on Sunday:

  1. Bears pass-catchers Alshon Jeffery (knee) and Zach Miller (ribs) are active, as is running back Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring). Eddie Royal (calf) is also active.
  1. Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (back) and left tackle Tyron Smith (back) are expected to play against the Bengals in Dallas, while wide receiver Dez Bryant will be a game-time decision and unlikely to play, according to Rapoport. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick is also unlikely to play.
  1. Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon (knee) will make his debut for Baltimore against the Redskins, but won't start, according to Rapoport. Cornerback Shareece Wright is inactive Sunday due to back spasms, the team announced.
  1. Bills running back LeSean McCoy (hand) is expected to play against the Rams in Los Angeles, according to Rapoport.
  1. The Patriots will have their full complement of pass-catchers, including Julian Edelman (foot) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (hamstring), as well as running back LeGarrette Blount (hip), quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee).
  1. While Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (shoulder) won't start and will likely be inactive against the Falcons on Sunday, he is expected to be ready for Thursday's game against the Chargers, according to Rapoport.
  1. Bills tight end Charles Clay (knee) is expected to play, according to Rapoport.
  1. Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (foot) is active.
  1. Texans tackle Duane Brown (knee) is active.
  1. Rams wideout Kenny Britt (thigh) is expected to play, per Rapoport.
  1. Giants runnning back Rashad Jennings (thumb) is not expected to play, per Rapoport.
  1. Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (hamstring) is inactive.
  1. Dolphins OL Laremy Tunsil is a surprise inactive after injuring his ankle in game prep Sunday morning, per Rapoport.
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