Following the incredible series of injuries leading up to and including Sunday's game in Minnesota, the Chargers are now making the necessary roster moves. Johnnie Troutman was placed on Injured Reserve. Kyle Miller was waived. This created some roster flexibility that is now being utilized to add healthy offensive line pieces. Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports via Twitter:
Chargers to promote OT Tyreek Burwell from practice squad, add C-G Michael Huey to it, sources say: http://t.co/kF1Z7gKrJI— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 29, 2015
Tyreek Burwell, who played his college ball at Cincinnati and signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the NFL Draft, has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. He was considered by some to be a darkhorse candidate to make the final 53-man roster out of training camp but ultimately was waived and signed to the practice squad. He's a solid lineman that won't kill the offense, but he's not ready to be much more than that at this point in his professional career.
Burwell's spot on the practice squad was filled by Michael Huey. The interior lineman from Texas is an interesting case in that he spent several years in the Arena League with the Arizona Rattlers prior to trying to return to the NFL this offseason.
Overall, the San Diego Chargers offensive line is still in shambles, and these moves don't change that substantially. That said, the team ran out of able bodies on Sunday and now they have another available to plug in, so that's progress.