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San Diego rookie left tackle Harris starts in place of Gaither against Broncos

San Diego Chargers left tackle Jared Gaither is inactive for Monday night's game against Denver, meaning rookie Mike Harris will be called on to protect Philip Rivers' blind side.

Gaither has a groin injury.

San Diego's other inactives are kicker Nate Kaeding, safety Brandon Taylor, cornerback Shareece Wright, linebacker Jonas Mouton, tackle Antonio Garay and tight end Ladarius Green.

For the Broncos, Chris Harris is expected to start at right cornerback for Tracy Porter.

Other Broncos inactives are quarterback Caleb Hanie, running back Knowshon Moreno, linebacker Steven Johnson, center C.J. Davis, tight end Julius Thomas and nose tackle Sealver Siliga.