In an effort to help them get the roster down from 80 players to 75 by tomorrow afternoon, the San Diego Chargers placed three players on reserve before adding cornerback Richard Marshall to the roster officially.
Linebacker Melvin Ingram (knee) was placed on Reserve-Physically Unable to Perform (PUP). The move means Ingram, the team's first-round choice in 2012, will miss at least the first six weeks of the season. He is eligible to begin practicing any time after Week 6 through Week 11, and the team will have a 21-day window from the day he begins practicing to either add him to the active roster or have him remain on Reserve-PUP through the end of the season.
Cornerback Steve Williams (pectoral) from California-Berkeley and defensive tackle Byron Jerideau (shoulder) from South Carolina were placed on Reserve-Injured. Williams is a fifth-round selection this year and Jerideau is a rookie free agent.
The team is still setting themselves up for a return by Melvin Ingram somewhere in the middle of the season, which is pretty cool. Although I'm not sure if there's any reason to put him on IR as opposed to the PUP list, so maybe they're just doing it to do it.
Taking three names off the roster and adding a new one puts the team at 78, which means three more guys will get the ax in the next twenty four hours.