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San Diego Chargers place DL Tenny Palepoi on Injured Reserve

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The first major injury of Training Camp is here for the San Diego Chargers, and it will result in a lost season for young defensive lineman Tenny Palepoi.

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This was predictable.

No, seriously, I predicted this just the other day. Look:

A foot fracture likely knocks Palepoi out for the rest of Training Camp, and playing in 2.5 practices means he can't be put on the PUP list either. I doubt the team holds a roster spot open for him, so look for an announcement that he's been placed on IR sometime in the next few weeks.

Well, the team decided not to wait, and placed Tenny Palepoi on IR today. He's signed through next season, to a very reasonable contract, and has been great as a versatile depth guy for the defensive line, so I fully expect him to win back a roster spot in next year's Training Camp.

In the meantime, this would be an excellent opportunity for Palepoi to stick around the coaches this year and try to learn that part of the game as best he can while rehabbing his foot.