COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams each told ESPN on Friday they expect to play in a Week 11 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I’m pretty sure, 100 percent sure,” Allen said when asked whether he would play on Sunday. “I’m 100 percent sure … we’ll see what the coaches want to do.”
When asked if he would play, Williams said, “Feeling good.” “Yeah yeah yeah.”
The Chargers listed Allen and Williams as questionable; However, both were full participants in Friday’s practice.
The Chargers are 5-4 and on pace to earn their first playoff berth since 2018 as they prepare for a rematch against the AFC West-leading Chiefs (7-2). The Chiefs defeated the Chargers 27–24 in the second week.
Bolt is also hoping for the return of right tackle Trey Pipkins III, who sat out last Sunday’s 22-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers with a knee injury.
Coach Brandon Staley said, “To add something, we’ve subtracted so much, adding is important to our team.”
The Bolts played the last two weeks without both Allen and Williams.
Allen, a 10th-year pro, strained his left hamstring in a Week 1 win over the Las Vegas Raiders and re-aggravated the injury several times, including training during the Boltons’ bye in Week 8.
Since the season opener, Allen has appeared in only one game, playing on the snap count in a Week 7 37–23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the first half. The Chargers’ leading receiver since 2017, Allen has been limited to six catches for 77 yards this season.
“It sucked, it was frustrating,” Allen said of the missing time. “Just looking to get that energy and ability to play back.”
Williams suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 7, but said Friday that he felt “200 percent” in his improvement.
“Really, just doing everything possible to get back on the field,” said Williams, who had 37 receptions for a team-high 495 yards and three touchdowns.