On Wednesday morning, NFL insider Tom Pelissero reported that the Chargers are activating the 21-day practice window for wide receiver Joshua Palmer. Palmer has been on injured reserve since Week Nine following the team’s win over the Chicago Bears where he sustained a serious knee injury.
The Chargers have 2-3 since Palmer was placed on IR as they’ve struggled to match their offensive efficiency from earlier in the season without two of their top three wideouts. With five games left in the regular season, one would think they’d like to to get Palmer back as soon as possible in order to maximize their chances of going on a late run in hopes of stealing a wild card spot by the end of the season.
In seven games, Palmer has caught just 23 passes for 377 yards and a lone touchdown. With four divisional matchups in their last five contests, the Chargers will need all the offensive help they can get, especially with games against the Chiefs and Bills still on the schedule.