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Chargers secondary working to get healthy with Steelers coming up


SAN DIEGO — That the Chargers' starting secondary was practicing on Friday is a good sign. Because it's in for a big test on Monday night.

The Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers, trying to win their second straight game and go to 3-0 at Qualcomm Stadium.

Three key Chargers defensive backs continue to practice after being out of Sunday's win over the Browns.

Cornerback left with a concussion. , the other starting cornerback, was a late scratch with a foot injury. Strong safety (ankle) missed his third straight outing.

Without them, the Browns' threw for 356 yards against the Chargers.

Flowers was a full participant in Friday's practice. Verrett and Addae were limited.

Steelers quarterback isn't expected to play because of a knee injury. But his favorite targets will be active.

"It is going to be a really big challenge to stop them," Flowers said. "Everyone knows about and that he's a great playmaker."

Brown is tied with Atlanta's with an NFL-best 478 receiving yards. Brown in second in the league with 34 receptions and also has two touchdown catches.

The Steelers will lean on running back , but the Chargers are cognizant of their receiving options, even without Roethlisberger.

replaces Roethlisberger and he'll be looking for Brown, and .

"But we're getting healthy and getting some guys back," Flowers said. "We're ready to go."

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