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Illness takes valuable Chargers reserve out of lineup

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Valuable reserve tackle Chris Hairston was lost to the Los Angeles Chargers for the rest of the season Wednesday when the six-year veteran from Clemson was placed on the non-football illness list.

The team did not disclose Hairston's illness. The 6-foot-6, 330-pound Hairston, who played left and right tackle, was sitting at his locker in the team's Costa Mesa training facility when reporters were allowed in before Wednesday's practice.

"I'm fine," Hairston, 28, said, "but I don't want to talk about it. That will be about it."

Hairston did not respond when

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