The Los Angeles Chargers today signed defensive lineman Forrest Merrill to the active roster. In corresponding moves, defensive lineman Justin Jones and linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr., were placed on Reserve/Injured. The team also activated defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko from the practice squad for Monday night's game.
Merrill signed with Los Angeles as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State, twice earning second-team All-Sun Belt Conference recognition. In three seasons for the Red Wolves, he totaled 121 tackles (51 solo), 18.5 tackles and 10 sacks while also forcing a pair of fumbles and recovering another two. In the preseason, Merrill registered seven tackles (four solo) and a tackle for loss.
Fehoko appeared in a pair of games as a rookie last season for the Bolts. He ended his college career at Louisiana State, playing two seasons (2018-19) and helping the Tigers win the National Championship following his final season. Fehoko totaled 33 tackles (10 solo), two sacks and nine tackles for loss over the last two years. He began his collegiate career by starting all 25 games at Texas Tech from 2015-16, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 as a freshman.