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San Diego Chargers add Branden Oliver, Tourek Williams to IR

In addition to Keenan Allen, the San Diego Chargers have added two more injured players to the Injured-Reserve list.

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I'm trying to keep it together.

I'm trying to not scream and yell and use foul language.

Instead, let's look back. Here is a story from August 14th:

I'll admit, I am not the biggest Tourek Williams fan. I was worried enough about him being the 3rd or 4th OLB on the San Diego Chargers depth chart, but now that depth chart looks a little worse.

A broken foot, with surgery, probably takes at least 6 weeks to heal. That means the regular season will start without Tourek having a chance to get back on the field or rehab at all. Due to the lack of depth at OLB, he could end up being the Chargers' IR guy with the designation to come back later in the season. Either way, I think he goes on the Injured-Reserve list sometime in the next few days.


Instead, the Chargers kept Tourek Williams on the 53-man roster and simply made him inactive for the first eight weeks of the season. Last week, he was finally practicing and looked ready to come back in one of the next two games. Now, he'll finish the season with zero games played.

Boy, sure is a good thing the Chargers let him hang on to that roster spot for 8 weeks over someone else. Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy definitely appear to know what they're doing.

As for Branden Oliver and Keenan Allen, they appear to both be injured enough that this makes sense. I don't think Oliver's injury means the team should be turning down trade offers for Donald Brown, as has been reported, but whatever. At this point, each addition bad thing that happens to the Chargers gets us closer and closer to a new coach and possibly a new GM that might be able to get this team back to being somewhat respectable.