Manti Te'o missed the first start of his NFL career Monday night. He soon could miss his second. Te’o has not practiced since injuring his foot Aug. 8 in the preseason opener. 8, he suffered a foot injury that coach Mike McCoy called a "sprain," and Bront Bird has since taken all the starter reps in Te'o's place. The rookie inside linebacker was the only San Diego Charger not to practice because of health reasons Wednesday as the team prepared for its game at Philadelphia on Sunday.