With Melvin Gordon listed as questionable because of an ankle injury, the Los Angeles Chargers promoted fellow running back Russell Hansbrough to the active roster from the practice squad Friday.
Gordon practiced on a limited basis for a second consecutive day Friday after not practicing on Wednesday. He suffered the injury Sunday when he ran for 81 yards on 19 carries, becoming the first Charger to surpass 1,000 yards rushing since 2013 when Ryan Mathews ran for 1,255 yards.
Gordon is seventh in the league in rushing with 1,012 yards. He rushed for 997 yards in 2016.
A player is considered to have practiced on a limited basis when he participates in less than 100 percent of his normal repetitions.
Defensive tackle Corey Liuget (knee), offensive tackle Russell Okung (groin) and linebacker Denzel Perryman (hamstring) are all listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center. A player is listed as questionable when it is uncertain if he will play.
Reserve safety Adrian Phillips will miss the game because of an ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s 14-7 victory over the New York Jets.
Hansbrough was signed to the Chargers practice squad Dec. 12 after being released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad Nov. 3. His NFL playing experience consists of two games with Tampa Bay in 2016 when he did not have a carry.
The Chargers waived first-year guard Brett Boyko to make room for Hansbrough on the 53-player active roster. Boyko made his NFL debut Sunday, playing on two special teams plays.
—City News Service
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