The timing of Hardwick's return is perfect for the Chargers. Fellow center Scott Mruczkowski hurt his right ankle in last week's 27-24 win over Cincinnati. Hardwick had surgery on his ankle and practiced throughout the week.
The Titans deactivated linebacker Keith Bulluck, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last week. Defensive end Jevon Kearse was also kept out of the lineup, but he is healthy.
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