Linsley remains in concussion protocol, and Pipkins continues to deal with an MCL injury to his right knee. Will Clapp is expected to get his third start of the season at center, and Foster Sarell would be the starting right tackle for the second time in four games.
Justin Herbert has taken nine sacks in the last two games, but said some are due to him.
“I think there are times where I could get back to the line of scrimmage, where I have gone down before the line of scrimmage, and that counts as a sack," he said. "Sometimes that happens, and we just have to keep executing. Just have to get back to the line of scrimmage and get the ball away.”
Williams will be sidelined for the fourth time in five games due to a right ankle sprain. Staley said Williams is making progress, but not enough to return this week.
The Chargers go into Sunday's game with a 6-5 record, and are one game out of a playoff spot.
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