Chargers Place Hunter Henry on IR

The Los Angeles Chargers announced on Tuesday that tight end Hunter Henry has been placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a small laceration on his kidney.  In corresponding moves, the Bolts promoted guard Brett Boyko to the active roster and signed T Andrew Wylie to the practice squad.

Henry suffered the injury Saturday night in Kansas City early in the fourth quarter.  The 6-5, 250-pound tight end finishes his sophomore season with 45 receptions for 611 yards and four touchdowns. He currently ranks tied for second on the team with Melvin Gordon in receiving TDs, and is third in catches and yards.  The second-year tight end has totaled 81 receptions for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns in 19 career games.

Meanwhile, Boyko joins the active roster after spending most of the past two years on the practice squad. The 6-6, 301-pound lineman spent all of 2015 on the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad after signing as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Finally, Wylie is a 6-6, 309-pound tackle out of Eastern Michigan.  He has spent portions of the season on the practice squads of the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns.  

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