The Chargers announced that they have placed Johnnie Troutman on injured reserve, as Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post tweets. To replace him, the Bolts have signed offensive tackle Kenny Wiggins.
Troutman, 27, suffered a knee injury in last weekend’s victory against the 49ers. Troutman isn’t looked upon favorably by the advance stats, but he has started all 15 games to date this season at right guard. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) has him ranked No. 77 out of 79 qualified interior linemen with a -25.1 overall rating. Troutman will be eligible to hit the open market this offseason.
Wiggins was with the Chargers in 2013 but he was unable to stick with the club after being released in late August. The 6’6″, 314-pound lineman has had previous stops with the Ravens and 49ers.