The San Diego Chargers came into this season excited about the fact that for the first time in recent history, they were very healthy. That all changed Monday night when several players went down with various injuries.
On Saturday, the Chargers announce that they were placing DT Jamal Williams on Injured Reserve, thus ending his season.
Williams has had a history on knee injuries, but this off season he lost 25 pounds and came into camp saying he felt better than he had in years. But this time it was not his knees that failed Williams, but rather a torn tricep that is causing him to sit out the remaining fifteen games of the season.
Williams backup is Ogemdi Nwagbou, who spent time last year on San Diego’s practice squad. Defensive End Andre Coleman was once again signed from the practice squad.
Williams is a big part of the Chargers run defense and his absence is sure to be felt.
Ladainian Tomlinson, Nick Hardwick and Travis Johnson are also injured and will miss the Chargers home opener on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.