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Los Angeles Chargers activate OT Russell Okung, place S Nasir Adderley on injured reserve

NFL: DEC 13 Chargers at Chiefs Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers have spent the 2019 season with one of the National Football League’s worst offensive lines. That offensive line has been anchored (for lack of a better word) by the worst offensive tackle pairing in The League, Trent Scott and Sam Tevi. That pairing was created thanks to offensive tackle Russell Okung missing the first two months of the regular season.

Okung, as you no doubt know by now, was sidelined due to suffering a pulmonary embolism in June. There was a stretch of time where it seemed unlikely that Okung would be at all able to play this season. Thankfully, he has been cleared to play and will do so on Sunday having been activated today. His return will put at least one of Scott or Tevi on the bench. The two will now compete for time at right tackle. This is a huge development for the offense and will certainly go a long way toward keeping Rivers upright and healthy.

In order to make room for Okung on the 53-man roster, rookie free safety Nasir Adderley has been placed on injured reserve. Adderley was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and was thought to have the chance to be a major contributor in his first year. Thanks to injuries which have plagued him since training camp, that has not developed and apparently will not develop. He will have an offseason to try to get healthy, and hopefully, come back strong in 2020.