The Los Angeles Chargers activated receiver Mike Williams and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. from the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday, but a third starter, receiver Keenan Allen, is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
Backup center-guard Scott Quessenberry also remains on the list and is expected to miss the game at SoFi Stadium, coach Brandon Staley said Friday in his last meeting with reporters before the game.
Allen was placed on the list Monday, two days before Williams and Harris and three days before Quessenberry. Allen tested positive for COVID-19, but Harris and Williams did not, according to Staley. They were placed on the list because “they were just close contacts with Keenan,” Staley said.
Through Monday’s play, Allen was tied for second in the NFL with 86 receptions, behind Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams who has 100, and eighth in receiving yards with 929.
Quessenberry has played all 12 of the Chargers’ games in 2021, nearly exclusively on special teams.
Williams was tied for 13th in receiving yards with D.J. Moore of the Carolina Panthers with 854 though Monday.
Harris has played in nine games in 2021, starting seven. He made a fourth-quarter interception in last Sunday’s 41-22 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.