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Chargers promote Tyron Johnson and Cole Toner from practice squad

The wide receiver and guard will try to help Los Angeles take down the Buccaneers.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers-Training Camp Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 1-2 Chargers will be on the road on Sunday for their Week 4 matchup against the new-look Buccaneers, helmed, of course, by Touchdown Tom Brady. Los Angeles will enter the game at around seven-point underdogs, so according to the bookmakers, they’ll need all the help they can get.

To that end, the team announced on Saturday a pair of roster moves, promoting wide receiver Tyron Johnson and center/guard Cole Toner from the practice squad. For Toner, it will mark his second stint on the team’s main roster.

Here’s what the official Chargers website has to say about the two men:

Johnson finished spent the 2019 season on practice squads for Buffalo, Houston and Carolina before finishing the year on the Chargers’ practice squad. He caught 71 passes for 1,138 yards (16.0 avg.) and 10 touchdowns in two years (2017-18) at Oklahoma State after transferring from Louisiana State.

Toner has spent time with the Chargers in three seasons, doing so on the active roster throughout the 2018 season. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by Arizona, becoming the 15th Harvard player drafted in the common draft era (since 1967).

Well, at least there’s a Harvard man on our side now!

The Chargers and Buccaneers will go at it bright and early (here on the West Coast, at least) on Sunday. How are you currently feeling about the Bolts’ chances in Week 4?