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Chargers star WR Allen (heel) to miss second straight game

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COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — NFL receptions leader Keenan Allen will miss his second straight game due to a heel injury.

The Los Angeles Chargers declared Allen out Thursday for their Saturday night home game against the Buffalo Bills.

Allen leads the league with 108 catches, a Chargers single-season record, and is fourth in yardage (1,243).

Easton Stick will be making his second NFL start after Justin Herbert had season-ending surgery on Dec. 12 to repair the broken index finger on his right hand.

Los Angeles (5-9) also announced that practice window has opened for linebacker Joey Bosa, who has missed the past five games with a foot injury. Bosa has also been declared out for Saturday night.

It will be Los Angeles' first game under interim coach Giff Smith. Brandon Staley and general manager Tom Telesco were fired last Friday, a day after a 63-21 loss at Las Vegas.