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Tomlinson returns to practice

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — The Chargers’ practice Thursday was unique in that all their players participated.

While six players — five of them Pro Bowl players — sat out Wednesday’s workout with various ailments, they returned Thursday as the Chargers continue preparations for Sunday’s game at the Oakland Raiders.

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson (toe), center Nick Hardwick (foot), tight end Antonio Gates (hip), defensive tackle Jamal Williams (knees), left guard Kris Dielman (thigh) and center Jeremy Newberry (knee) went through the whole practice.

Tomlinson’s toe injury has slowed him, although he rushed 26 times for 67 yards and his first two touchdowns of the season in the Chargers’ 48-29 win Monday night over the Jets.

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Tomlinson is looking to add to his impressive total when facing the Raiders. In 14 games against Oakland, Tomlinson has rushed for 1,709 yards. If he rushes for 55 yards Sunday, he surpasses Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (1,763 vs. Tampa Bay) for the most rushing yards through 15 games against a single opponent since 1970.

Plus, Tomlinson has 19 total touchdowns against Oakland. With two touchdowns Sunday he eclipses Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen for the most total touchdowns through 15 games against a single opponent since 1970.

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