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:
- 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.
- The Indianapolis Colts restored safeties Malik Hooker and Clayton Geathers to the active roster from the physically unable to perform list.
- 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.
- 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."