No restrictions expected
Allen (shoulder), who is listed as questionable, is expected to play without restrictions during Sunday's game against the Packers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Allen is expected to handle his usual allotment of snaps versus Green Bay, a role which has seen him command at least nine targets in all but one of his nine appearances this season. The Chargers are already without Mike Williams (knee), Joshua Palmer (knee) and Gerald Everett (chest), and Jalen Guyton (groin) is also expected to sit out Sunday. Therefore, it's possible Los Angeles' passing game has to run almost entirely through Allen. His active status will be made official 90 minutes ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
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Everett snared four of his five targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Patriots.
Johnston caught five of his seven targets for 52 yards in the 6-0 win over the Patriots on Sunday.
Allen caught five of his nine targets for 58 yards in the 6-0 win over the Patriots on Sunday.
Ekeler carried the ball 14 times for 18 yards and caught two of his three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Patriots.
Herbert completed 22 of his 37 attempts for 212 yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Patriots. He also netted minus-5 yards on four carries.
Allen (quadriceps) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.