The Washington Redskins held their last major practice of the week yesterday in preparation for Monday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, and for the first time in almost two weeks, wide receiver Charlie Brown took part in the entire workout.

Brown, who suffered a sprained ankle in the Redskins' Monday night loss to Green Bay on Oct. 17, is now listed as probable for Monday's game in San Diego.

A team spokesman said Brown still was not running at "100 percent," but that he is expected to play.

The same could not be said for all-pro kick returner Mike Nelms. He was held out of workouts again yesterday and his status was downgraded from probable to questionable because of a deep forearm bruise, also incurred against the Packers.

Nelms did not play last week against the Detroit Lions and most likely will be held out again Monday night, according to team spokesman Charlie Taylor.

Running back John Riggins, who also missed the Lions game, worked out again yesterday and is expected to return to his usual role.

The Redskins have one other health-related problem. Coach Joe Gibbs may not be able to deliver much of a pregame pep talk. He has laryngitis, but is expected to coach in pain.