Starting cornerback Jason Verrett was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that a second opinion on Verrett's injured knee confirmed the need for knee surgery, per a source.
In a corresponding move, linebacker Nick Dzubnar was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.
The Chargers picked up Verrett's fifth-year option in the offseason, so the corner is still guaranteed $8.5 million next year, per Spotrac.
Here are the other injuries we're monitoring Saturday:
- The Cowboys will be down two cornerbacks against Arizona. Nolan Carroll (concussion) and Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) have both been ruled out. Meanwhile, wide receivers Terrance Williams (ankle) and Brice Butler (ankle) are questionable to play.
- Good news for the 49ers. Defensive end Tank Carradine's MRI on his ankle came back relatively clean, Rapoport reported, per a source. Carradine will be out only four to six weeks with an ankle sprain, and will likely not go onto injured reserve.
- An update on the injured Rams from Thursday night: Wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Tavon Austin are still in concussion protocol, while safety Lamarcus Joyner and center John Sullivan are both day-to-day with respective hamstring and groin injuries.