The Los Angeles Chargers promoted one of their receivers from the practice squad after trading another one to the Bears.
With the Chargers trading wide receiver Dontrelle Inman to the Chicago Bears for a conditional seventh-round pick, it opened up a roster spot.
That spot has now been filled. The Chargers signed wide receiver Geremy Davis to the 53-man roster, according to the team’s official website. In a corresponding move, the Chargers signed 2016 third-round pick Max Tuerk to their practice squad. The former USC lineman, who redshirted his rookie year and struggled during the preseason, was cut following his four-game suspension to start the 2017 season.
Davis, the New York Giants’ 2015 sixth-round pick, has been with the Chargers since the start of the offseason. He survived cuts and made the final 53-man roster but was waived and signed to the practice squad prior to the season (was brought up once since then).
Davis doesn’t have much experience, with only two career catches for 21 yards, but he did stand out in practices and preseason games. He tied for first on the team with nine receptions. The 6-foot-3, 217-pounder is a strong-handed, big-bodied receiver, which complements the likes of Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams.
Inman, who is 28 years old, was buried on the depth chart and in contract year. The Chargers lost experience at the receiver position with his departure, but they have a ton of talent at the position and gained a player in Davis who is cheaper, younger and has a bit more upside.