The team will place CB Chris Davis on IR today.
Chargers clearing 4 roster spots today. One is Chris Davis to injured reserve, sources say. Former Auburn CB out since Aug. 13 concussion.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 1, 2015
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.