Chargers don’t play Runyan this week

The San Diego Chargers beat the Dallas Cowboys yesterday, but their newest tackle — prospective New Jersey congressional candidate Jon Runyan — did not play. Runyan, a 36-year-old Mount Laurel resident and former Philadelphia Eagles star, signed with the Chargers at the end of November for one last shot at a Superbowl ring in what he described said would be his last season playing professional football. He is mulling a challenge to U.S. Rep. John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) in 2010, although some insiders say that Burlington County Republicans are more excited about his potential candidacy than Runyan is.

Runyan has played in one game with The Chargers so far.