SAN DIEGO – The Chargers signed receiver
Goodman, a 6-foot, 192-pound rookie out of Florida State, had a productive training camp to make the practice squad.
He caught one pass for 12 yards during the preseason but made most of his plays on special teams as a returner and on kick coverage.
San Diego did not have to make a roster move Tuesday to activate Goodman. The team released cornerback Fred Bennett and safety C.J. Spillman on Monday as tackle
PROGRESS: Fourth-year receiver
Davis, with 167 yards, caught a 49-yard deep ball against Seattle that set up a touchdown and nearly made a crucial fourth-quarter catch against the Raiders on Sunday before the defender ripped the ball from his grasp at the last instant.
“I’d like to get him to a point where he makes that play because he’s capable of making it,” said Head Coach Norv Turner, who’s voiced confidence in Davis and the receivers since May.
“Buster cares a lot about this. He’s been through a lot physically and he’s fought his way back. He’s going to be a real productive player for us.”
FEELING BETTER: An ankle injury has slowed first-round pick
Injured against Jacksonville, Mathews missed the game in Seattle and has been on the injury report in each of the last two weeks.
But he rushed for a combined 114 yards on 18 carries against the Cardinals and Raiders and is getting healthier as well.
“He’s a little bit sore but not to the point where I think he gets on an injury report,” Turner said. “I hope he’s ready to go and carry more of the load. When he gets an opportunity he plays awfully well.”