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Injuries: Chargers activate safety Derwin James off NFI

The Los Angeles Chargers got some positive injury news, finally.

The team announced first-round pick Derwin James has been activated from the non-football injury list and will practice on Thursday. James had been dealing with a hamstring issue.

Originally projected as a top-10 selection, James dropped into the Chargers' lap at the No. 17 overall pick, filling a big need on L.A.'s back end. After he gets up to speed, the FSU product is expected to slide right into a starting role in a stout Chargers secondary that has dealt with injury issues during training camp.

Speaking of Chargers secondary injuries, the team officially placed corner Jason Verrett on injured reserve with a torn Achilles. The move ends his season. Tight end Austin Roberts (knee) was also placed on IR.

Here are other injuries we're tracking Thursday:

  1. Tennessee Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien, who went down in Wednesday's practice, was diagnosed with a torn ACL and is out for the season, coach Mike Vrabel said.

Rapoport reports the Titans are set to host former Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro and former Steelers safety Mike Mitchell on Friday. Free-agent safety Lardarius Webb is also visiting the Titans, per Rapoport.

  1. The Indianapolis Colts restored safeties Malik Hooker and Clayton Geathers to the active roster from the physically unable to perform list.
  1. Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels, who has been dealing with a thigh bruise, has returned to practice, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
  1. Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said guard Kevin Zeitler is dealing with a calf injury that is going to keep him out for "awhile" in camp, adding he hopes to get Zeitler back in "a few weeks."
  1. The Steelers sent wide receiver Antonio Brown to Pittsburgh for evaluation of an undisclosed injury, coach Mike Tomlin told reporters. Tomlin said Brown is considered day to day.
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