In addition to placing cornerback Trevor Williams on Injured Reserve, the Los Angeles Chargers have announced three other roster moves today. Running back Troymaine Pope and linebacker Kyle Wilson have been added to the active roster. In order to make room for them, linebacker Tre’Von Johnson has been waived.
We were introduced to Pope in November when he was signed to the practice squad:
Although he has only tallied 12 carries across four career NFL games, Pope has been a member of the Houston Texans, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, and the Seattle Seahawks. He was with the Seahawks as recently as 8 days ago when they waived him from their practice squad. The 24-year-old back stands 5’9” tall and weighs 205 pounds.
Wilson was also a November addition the Chargers practice squad. He began the season as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles before failing to make the 53-man roster there. He spent two weeks on their practice squad before being released again and then finding his way to the same role with the Chargers. The 6-foot, 230-lb 23-year-old was a productive player for Arkansas State where he played collegiately.
It does not seem terribly likely that either player will see much playing time even if they manage to be active on game day.