Chargers Activate Chris Harris, Place Melvin Ingram On IR

A Pro Bowl defender will be available for the Chargers against the Bills, but the team will also be without one. The Bolts activated Chris Harris on Friday but cleared the roster spot by placing Melvin Ingram on IR.

Harris has been out since Week 2 with a foot injury, but the All-Decade cornerback returned to practice last week. The Chargers signed the longtime Broncos slot corner to a two-year deal this offseason, but their squadron of All-Pros in the secondary has largely failed to materialize.

Derwin James is out for the season, and the Chargers traded 2018 All-Pro Desmond King to the Titans. Casey Hayward will also miss the Bills game with a groin injury, interestingly leaving Harris as the only member of that would-have-been All-Pro quartet on track to suit up in Buffalo.

The Chargers previously ruled Ingram out for Week 12 with a knee injury. This will be the second time the ninth-year edge rusher has landed on IR this season. He missed time earlier this year because of knee trouble. These setbacks have damaged Ingram’s 2021 free agency stock. After lobbying for a new contract in August, Ingram returned to practice. The 31-year-old defensive end’s multi-injury season — one that has yet to produce a sack — and the expected cap reduction could severely affect his market come March.

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11 comments on “Chargers Activate Chris Harris, Place Melvin Ingram On IR

  1. nutznboltz

    Ingrams best days are behind him. He and Bosa combined for a grand total of 0 tackles last week. Both are way over paid.

  2. nutznboltz

    Ingrams best days are behind him. He and Bosa combined for a grand total of zero tackles last week. Both are Way over paid.

    • GoChargers

      Wait Joey Bosa didn’t have a sack in a game he didn’t even play? What a scrub. Trade him immediately.

      • nutznboltz

        Don’t know what you are talking about. I said no tackles and yes he did play. Keep up and pay attention.

        • Jim Tom

          They both got credit for 2 assists against the Jets, but there are to make an impact on a game without filling out a stat sheet.

          • nutznboltz

            To assists means they jumped on the pile twice. I watch every play of every charger game. Ingram is past his prime and Bosa is way overrated. They are useless against the run game. Give me a break when you play on the line of scrimmage just by accident you should run into a couple tackles a game. If you want to you could blame some of that on their defense of scheme I guess.

  3. Jim Tom

    Ok well go ahead and get rid of them. I’m sure there are 20+ teams that will take them.

    • nutznboltz

      All I’m saying is neither one of them are worth the money they are getting paid. Joey’s brother is way better than he is.

    • nutznboltz

      I don’t know how many Charger games you have watched, but I can tell you they never ever dominate a game. There are many games that you never hear their names. Add to this they are hurt all the time.

  4. nutznboltz

    And eight games Bossa has 13 Solo tackkes. In seven games Ingram has nine Solo tackles.well worth the money I say. Some people argue about anything.

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