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Chargers place OT Bryan Bulaga on IR, sign OT/G Michael Schofield

The veteran right tackle will miss at least three weeks.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Football Team Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After missing practice on both Wednesday and Thursday with a lower back injury he sustained against Washington, the Chargers are making the decision to place veteran right tackle Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve. He will miss three games at minimum. Bulaga was also been dealing with a hip flexor during the preseason.

The Bolts will start right tackle Storm Norton in his place.

In a corresponding move, the team has brought back offensive guard/tackle Michael Schofield to take his place on the roster. It remains to be seen if Schofield will be more than just emergency depth on the team, but his versatility and experience will come in a handy while the team continues to maneuver through their shallow depth at the position.

Schofield signed with the Panthers as a free agent in 2020 after being let go by the Chargers following three years in Los Angeles. He recorded three starts and played in two others.