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NFL Week 1 injury report, Chargers vs. Cardinals: Andre Ellington, Tyrann Mathieu to be game time decisions

Maybe they will play.

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals and  San Diego Chargers released their final injury reports and there are a couple of surprises.

Running back Andre Ellington was limited in practice on Saturday, a day after not being at practice at all. Reports were he would miss "significant time" with a foot injury. Head coach Bruce Arians said (via the team site) Ellington did enough in practice to play on Monday. We'll see if that happens. I doubt it. Ellington is listed as questionable.

Safety Tyrann Mathieu practiced fully and will be a game time decision as well. He is listed as questionable for the game.

Linebacker Alex Okafor did not practice and is out for Monday.

Punter Dave Zastudil was a late addition to the injury report. He is questionable for the game and was limited in practice with a groin injury. Many believe (myself included) the release of linebacker Desmond Bishop is to free a roster spot for an extra punter. I believe Zasty will hold for kicks, but the other guy will punt.

Everybody else practiced fully. Guard Jonathan Cooper, receiver Larry Fitzgerald, linebacker Kevin Minter and defensive end Frostee Rucker are all probable for the game.

For San Diego, safety Jahleel Iddae and cornerback Chris Davis did not practice again. Iddae is listed as questionable for Monday, while Davis is out.

Tight end Antonio Gates was a late addition, showing up only on Saturday with a hamstring injury. He was limited and is questionable for Monday, which would be a big blow. Everyone else practiced fully.

Receiver Keenan Allen and conerback Jason Verrett are probable, while defensive end Lawrence Guy, linebacker Manti Te'o and defensive tackle Sean Lissemore are questionable.