Billy Volek is expected to get his most extensive playing time in two years when the red-hot San Diego Chargers host the Washington Redskins in a meaningless regular-season finale Sunday.
The AFC West champion Chargers (12-3), who have won 10 straight games, have nothing to gain except to avoid any more injuries. They've already clinched the AFC's No. 2 playoff seed and a first-round bye.
Coach Norv Turner said Rivers will start and then make way for Volek at some point.
"I want to see Billy get some good opportunities," Turner said.