Reinforcements are coming on the Chargers’ defensive line.
After losing Austin Johnson, Otito Ogbonnia, and Christian Covington to season-ending injuries over the past two weeks, as well as waiving Jerry Tillery, Los Angeles had just three healthy defensive linemen on the roster.
Brandon Staley said Monday that they would look to make a couple of moves in addition to elevating practice squad lineman Joe Gaziano to the active roster.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported the first of those moves, with the Bolts signing seven-year Tyeler Davison to their active roster.
Davison was previously on Cleveland’s practice squad after spending four years with the Saints and three with the Falcons.
Davison is more of a Covington-type player as an inconsistent run fitter with a bit of pass-rush upside, but at this point, the Chargers have to take what they can get.
An NFL-caliber player with 216 career tackles that the team knows is in shape because he’s been on a practice squad for a month is better than a rookie UDFA off the street, after all.
Davison has not appeared in a game this season for the Browns but had 30 tackles with 3 for loss in 12 games for the Falcons last season.