The Chargers didn’t wait long to fill the void left on the practice squad after promoting linebacker Asmar Bilal to the active roster. Former Bengals draft pick Malik Jefferson is back with the Bolts after spending most of last season on the practice squad and being with the team during all of this year’s training camp.
We’ve signed Malik Jefferson to our practice squad.— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) September 16, 2020
Jefferson played mostly MIKE linebacker with the Chargers, according to a press conference with Anthony Lynn earlier this year. However, he provides the versatility to also play WILL in the team’s defensive scheme.
The 6’2, 240-pound defender was initially a third-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals. As a rookie, he played in 10 games but most of his snaps came on special teams. He was unfortunately placed on IR in November of that year before being waived prior to the 2019 season.
He spent a little over two months with the Cleveland Browns before being cut and finding his way to the Chargers on Nov. 25.