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Chargers might use some emergency options at tight end vs. Detroit

Sep 21, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end John Phillips (83) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. San Diego beats Buffalo 22 to 10. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 21, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end John Phillips (83) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. San Diego beats Buffalo 22 to 10. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers are dangerously thin at tight end just days before their first game.

The team announced Ladarius Green -- the second-stringer pegged to fill in for suspended star Antonio Gates -- suffered a potential concussion in Thursday's practice. His status for Week 1 is now in question.

Also questionable is the the Chargers' depth chart at tight end. They re-signed John Phillips just days after his release. The other tight ends on the roster are David Johnson and Kyle Miller.

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The Bolts will find it tough to fill in for Gates without some better options.

(h/t U-T San Diego)