Prior to tomorrow’s game against the Carolina Panthers, the Chargers have made a handful of roster transactions, including placing defensive end Melvin Ingram and defensive tackle Justin Jones on IR, along with linebacker Asmar Bilal. They’ll all be able to return in three weeks.
In a corresponding move, the Bolts promoted offensive guard Ryan Groy, linebacker Malik Jefferson, and defensive end Jessie Lemonier to the active roster. Newly re-signed safety Jahleel Addae and 2020 UDFA running back Darius Bradwell were also activated from the practice squad as the 54th and 55th players who will be suiting up for Sunday’s game.
Ingram’s presence on the injury report yesterday and today’s placement on the IR were a bit of a surprise due to the fact he was a full participant during both Wednesday and Thursday’s practices. According to Anthony Lynn on Friday, Ingram developed some soreness in his knees and the team felt that keeping him out was the safest option for the veteran.
This will also be Addae’s first game with the Chargers since the 2018 season. He was cut prior to the 2019 campaign after being with the team for six seasons.
Lemonier was a member of this year’s undrafted free agent class and is being groomed as depth at the LEO position. With Ingram out this week, the team need his services to spell Uchenna Nwosu who will start against the Panthers.