Chargers place Harris on IR, sidelining another starter

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed Chris Harris Jr. on injured reserve Tuesday.

The cornerback is the fifth defensive starter to end up on IR this season.

Harris suffered a foot injury during last Sunday’s 21-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He signed with the Chargers during the offseason after spending his first nine seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Harris joins defensive end Melvin Ingram (knee), linebacker Drue Tranquill (leg) and defensive tackle Justin Jones (shoulder) among defensive starters on IR for the short term. Safety Derwin James (knee) and center Mike Pouncey (hip) have been ruled out for the season.

The Chargers, who are 1-2 going into Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay, promoted safety Jahleel Addae to the active roster to take Harris’ spot. Addae is in his eighth season. He spent six seasons with the Chargers (2013-18) and was with Houston last year. Addae was signed to the practice squad last week but was elevated to the game day roster for the Carolina game and saw action on special teams.

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