Brandon Flowers out for Chargers against Broncos

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers has been ruled out of Thursday's game at Denver with a concussion.

Flowers was hurt in a 23-20 home loss to Kansas City on Sunday.

The Chargers' secondary isn't in great shape heading into the matchup against record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning.

Backup cornerbacks Jason Verrett (shoulder) and Steve Williams (groin) are listed as questionable.

Asked if Richard Marshall would start for Flowers, coach Mike McCoy said: ''We're going to wait until tomorrow and we'll have the best 46 out on the field.''

Running back Donald Brown will miss his third straight game due to a concussion.

---

Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.