The San Diego Chargers processed a couple of minor transactions earlier this week, signing linebacker James Ross and subsequently placing safety Matt Daniels on injured reserve, according to the team’s official website.
Ross played for the University of Michigan in college and comes to San Diego to join a growing linebacker corps. He is stout against the run, but will find it tough to make the roster in San Diego as anything more than a special teams player.
At Michigan, Ross racked up 188 tackles and added three sacks.
Daniels was signed in late 2015 by the Chargers and appeared in one game. An undrafted rookie out of Duke in 2012, Daniels has spent time with the Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars during his career, appearing in a total of seven games.
The Chargers placed S Matt Daniels on the injured reserve list with a leg injury.
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The leg injury that led to Daniels being placed on injured reserve could mark the end of the road for his playing career. He was a long shot to make the roster in San Diego and an injury also cut his time in Jacksonville short, as the Jaguars waived him with an injury settlement.
Ross will come in and compete at a deep inside linebacker spot in San Diego which already includes Manti Te’o and Denzel Perryman as well as two good looking rookies in Joshua Perry and Jatavis Brown.