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INJURY NEWS: San Diego Chargers place Chris Davis on IR

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As part of today's moves to get down to 75 players on the roster, the San Diego Chargers have placed CB Chris Davis on IR with a concussion.

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The team will place CB Chris Davis on IR today.

Davis had suffered a concussion during the 2nd preseason game this season and had not practiced since. Davis also missed 4 games during the 2012 college season, while he was playing for Auburn, with what was described as a "particularly severe concussion."

Davis was looking good as a possibility to make the roster as he is familiar with the system and has return experience. He appeared in 12 games last season finishing with 15 tackles and 1 pass defended on defense, while averaging 25.1 yards per kick return.

This was a smart move by the team, letting Davis recover from his concussion without taking up a roster spot and without having to release him. Davis was not eligible for the practice squad since he appeared in 12 games last year (the limit is 8 games).

The move will likely heat up the competition at CB for the 5th (and maybe 6th if the team decides to keep 6) spot on the depth chart.