The Chargers have placed defensive tackle
Franklin, who started the eight of the first nine games, missed three of the team’s last six games – including last Sunday’s game in New York against the Jets – due to a knee injury.
Taylor injured his knee in the game against the Jets. The team’s third-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Taylor was inactive for the first 11 games of the season. He played in the last four games and made his first career start in New York last week.
The Chargers now list 17 players on their Reserve-Injured lists.
Cattouse is a 6-2, 210-pound rookie from Cal-Berkeley who went to camp with the Chargers in 2012. He was released in final cuts and was signed back to the practice squad on Nov. 28. Cattouse wears No. 40.
Gatson is a 5-11, 165-pound rookie from Arkansas, who saw action in two games early this season. He has spent the other 13 weeks on the practice squad. Gatson wears. No. 31.
The Chargers also signed two players to the practice squad. Cornerback
The Chargers also lost an additional member of the practice squad today when fullback Jamie McCoy was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to their active roster.