The Los Angeles Chargers placed CB Jason Verrett (knee) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday and promoted LB Nick Dzubnar to the active roster from the practice squad.
A Pro Bowler following the 2015 campaign, this marks the second straight season Verrett has been lost early in the year due to a knee injury. He started Week 1 against the Denver Broncos, but Head Coach Anthony Lynn said he noticed the 5-10, 188-pound cornerback didn't look like his usual self.
"It was never right in my opinion just watching him in practice," Lynn said. "But he's such a competitor (that) he kept wanting to go out, save himself and play the first week. But he wasn't able to play to his standard. So we just want him to get healthy."
The 26-year old Verrett has appeared in 25 career games, totaling 80 tackles, 19 passes defensed, five interceptions and one pick-six. His top season came in 2015, when he started 13 of the 14 games he played in while recording 47 tackles, 12 passes defensed and three picks.
Meanwhile, Dzubnar returns the active roster for the second time this season. The 6-1, 240-pound linebacker led the Bolts in special teams tackles as a rookie, but appeared in only four games a year ago after suffering an ACL injury. A native of Mission Viejo who attended Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, Dzubnar has appeared in 20 career games, tallying 21 tackles on defense.