The San Diego Chargers added three new players to their practice squad as the team yet again needs to shift their roster due to injuries. On Tuesday, the Chargers added wide receiver Kevin Norwood, linebacker Deon King and tackle Brett Boyko.
Based on just their positions alone, these players could be used for depth at some point. All three of these players are one injury away from being on the 53-man roster.
Norwood, a former fourth-round pick, has yet to prove that he was worth the selection. Seattle drafted him back in 2014 and he snagged 9 catches for 102 yards during his rookie year. He was then traded to Carolina where he didn’t see a single snap in 2015. After a good showing in the preseason, Norwood got injured and was eventually waived. Hopefully, he can put it all together with the Bolts.
Alike Chargers rookies Joshua Perry and Jatavis Brown, King is a tackling machine. He led all of college football in tackles last season with 163. He spent the preseason with the Dallas Cowboys before he eventually got released. He may get a chance with the Chargers as captain Manti Te’o is out for the year and the Chargers are thin at inside linebacker.
Lastly, the Bolts brought back Boyko who spent the entire summer with the team. He played in every preseason game and is familiar with the system. King Dunlap is also having a migraine issue that leaves the Chargers thin at tackle.
By and large, these additions make sense for the Chargers. They have been hit hard with injuries at these positions so far this season and should build depth through the practice squad. It’s still important to remember that although it may seem like minor moves, with the Chargers history of injuries it shouldn’t shock anyone that these guys are on the 53 soon.