Derwin James began last season on injured reserve with a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his foot. He returned in Week 13 and started the final five games of the season.
A different injury will start his 2020 season in similar fashion.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports James is “likely to miss significant time” with a meniscus injury to his right knee. He was injured during Sunday’s practice.
James will undergo further medical evaluation, but according to Rapoport, James faces either a meniscus trim, which would sideline him four weeks or so, or a full repair, which would keep him out several months.
As a sophomore at Florida State in 2016, James played only two games while dealing with a torn meniscus and cartilage damage in his knee.
Earl Thomas remains a free agent if the Chargers want to look outside the organization for help. Thomas played in the same system as the Seahawks under defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.
Derwin James “likely to miss significant time” with meniscus injury originally appeared on Pro Football Talk