Ayers out for Denver; Gates, Mathews out for SD

7:54PM ET Also out for SD: S Steve Gregory, DL Travis Johnson, TE Kris Wilson

7:39PM ET Out for San Diego: WR Legedu Naanee, TE Antonio Gates, RB Ryan Mathews. K Kris Brown is the third QB.

7:17PM ET Out for Denver: LB Robert Ayers, RB Laurence Maroney, CB Andre' Goodman, DB Cassius Vaughn, OG Stanley Daniels, C Eric Olsen, LB David Veikune. Brady Quinn is again listed as the third quarterback

7:12PM ET Robert Ayers is inactive for the Broncos

7:06PM ET Antonio Gates is officially out for tonight's game.

6:49PM ET - Kevin Acee is reporting that as of now, TE Antonio Gates will miss tonight's game. We'll know definitively within minutes...

5:37PM ET - San Diego made two pairs of corresponding roster moves in preparation for tonight's game versus the Broncos. They released LBs David Herron and Brandon Lang and activated TE Kory Sperry and RB Curtis Brinkley from their practice squad. Brinkley was activated in place of rookie RB Ryan Mathews, who has already been ruled out with an ankle injury. Sperry was signed in anticipation that one tight end of either Antonio Gates or Kris Wilson will be held out of tonight's game. According to Kevin Acee of the SDUT, Gates will try to play. We'll update this entry as more player news becomes available.

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