The Los Angeles Chargers officially placed Corey Liuget on the reserve-injured list on Wednesday after he suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. Liuget underwent successful surgery to repair his quad tendon on Wednesday, and the estimated recovery time is approximately 6-to-9 months.
Taking his place on the active roster is a familiar face as the team claimed DT T.Y. McGill off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles.
McGill spent the first four weeks of the season with the Bolts before being waived to make room for Liuget’s return to the active roster. He subsequently spent the last month in Philadelphia, totaling three tackles in two games for the Eagles.
The Chargers initially claimed McGill off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 2. A fourth-year pro who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2015, the 6-0, 299-pound defensive tackle has appeared in 30 career games, totaling 21 tackles, 5.0 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.