The Chargers just can’t seem to catch a break (sorry) it appears. They have placed RB Dexter McCluster on the “Reserve-Non Football Injury” list with a fractured forearm, ending his season. McCluster had seen some playing time at RB and WR, as well as taking over the return duties for Travis Benjamin. Per Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, he broke his forearm in an incident involving “the moving of luggage” because why not. It is not known at this time if Benjamin will resume his return duties. This could also mean that Kenneth Farrow, who has impressed some in limited action, will see more of the field in the coming weeks.
In a corresponding move, the Chargers have promoted WR Isaiah Burse again to the 53 man roster. Burse, as many know, has spent the better part of a year with the organization and has shown some flashes in the preseason. He also has 29 punt returns under his belt, all with the Denver Broncos in his rookie season. He could potentially be asked to take over the return duties with Benjamin’s lack of effectiveness there as well as his current injury status.
The Chargers have also promoted ILB Deon King from the practice squad due to the injuries to both starting players at that position in Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman. King, an undrafted rookie out of Norfolk state, has yet to see game time in the regular season in the NFL but could potentially see some snaps due to the depleted LB group San Diego will be fielding on Sunday. It is worth noting, however, that he did win the Buck Buchanan award as the top defensive player in FCS in 2015, an award won in 2014 by fellow Charger Kyle Emanuel.
OT Tyreek Burwell, who has seen game action three times in 2016 and 11 times in his two-year career in San Diego, was waived as a corresponding move for King. I believe he is still Practice Squad eligible.