The Chargers’ secondary has been shorthanded throughout 2019, and the NFL dealt the unit another blow Friday. Cornerback Michael Davis received a two-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the league announced.
Davis has started nine games this season and has played 493 snaps. The Bolts remain without Derwin James, recently recalled Adrian Phillips from IR and lost second-round rookie Nasir Adderley for the season.
Joining Casey Hayward as a starting cornerback, Davis has done well for a former UDFA. The third-year defender started nine games last season and played in 16. This year, he’s made 27 tackles and notched his first NFL interception. Although Pro Football Focus has graded the BYU product as one of this season’s worst defensive backs, Davis has helped a Bolts secondary that’s experienced rampant injury trouble.
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