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Chargers Place Corey Liuget, Brandon Flowers on IR
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Two veterans of the Chargers defense will miss the remainder of the season as the Bolts placed DT Corey Liuget (foot) and CB Brandon Flowers (knee) on the “Reserve-Injured” list. DE Darius Philon, who had been on the “Reserve-Injured” list with a designation for return, and QB Brad Sorensen, signed off the practice squad, were both added to the active roster.
In addition, quarterback Philip Rivers remains “probable” on the Chargers’ injury report due to both a foot injury and an illness.
Liuget led all Chargers defensive linemen with 35 tackles, three sacks and seven tackles for loss in 11 games this season. The 6-2,300-pound defensive tackle missed Week 9’s match against the Chicago Bears with a foot injury, snapping a streak of 69 games played and 60 straight starts. Meanwhile, Flowers totaled 34 tackles, one sack and three passes defensed in 11 games.
Philon posted three tackles, one tackle for loss, two pressures and two QB hits in four games before missing Week 4’s match vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers with a hip injury. He was place on IR-Designated to Return on Oct. 17, and began practicing with the Bolts again last week. The Chargers selected the 6-1, 300-pound rookie out of Arkansas in the sixth round (192nd overall) in this year’s draft.
Finally, the 6-5, 230-pound Sorensen returns to the 53-man roster for the first time since 2013. He was inactive for all 16 games as a rookie, and has spent portions of the last two seasons on the practice squad.