On Saturday, ahead of their contest against the Broncos, the Chargers made a several roster transactions regarding a trio of pass rushers and a tight end.
First, the team placed Uchenna Nwosu on injured reserve, effectively ending his 2020 season. The former second-round pick was having the best year of his young career, registering a career-high in total tackles (33) and sacks (4.5) while tying his best mark for tackles-for-loss with 5.5.
Jessie Lemonier was one of the original 19 undrafted free agents signed by the Chargers following the 2020 NFL draft. He was a two-year stud for the Flames, finishing his senior season with 10.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles-for-loss. He won Defensive Player of the Game honors following a two-sack performance against Georgia Southern in the bowl game that year.
Lemonier saw his first chunk of playing time in the NFL during the team’s losses to both the Bucs and Saints earlier this season. He totaled just seven snaps across the two weeks and failed to record any statistics.
The final move by the Bolts is the activation of both defensive end Joe Gaziano and tight end Matt Sokol. Both are former undrafted free agents, with Gaziano signing with the team this offseason and Sokol being a returning member of the Bolts’ UDFA class from 2019.