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Bolts place Bigby on IR

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With Chargers safety Atari Bigby out three-to-five weeks due to a groin injury and with only five weeks left in the season, the Chargers have decided to shut him down.

The team has announced that Bigby will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Bigby’s roster spot will be assumed by safety Bront Bird, an undrafted free agent who was cut in early September.

Regarded as an up-and-coming star in 2007, Bigby’s final years in Green Bay were marred by injury.  He appeared in 15 games last year with the Seahawks, and Bigby has become a full-time starter in San Diego this season, with 11 starts in 11 games.

The loss of Bigby makes it even more important that safety Eric Weddle receive clearance to return from a concussion suffered at the tail end of that fourth-and-29 play, when he was blown up by Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin on a blindside hit.  Coach Norv Turner nevertheless believes that Boldin committed clipping, even though it appears Boldin hit Weddle from the side.  NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos thinks the hit should have been flagged even though there was no obvious helmet-to-helmet contact — it’ll be interesting to see if Boldin receives a fine.

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16 Responses to “Bolts place Bigby on IR”
  1. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Nov 27, 2012 7:54 PM

    Ring. Ring. Hello Norv? Hey it’s Peyton.
    I know it’s getting pretty hot in the kitchen there in SD. Hang in there man. I’d hate to see you miss out on all the fun we have when you play the Broncos.

  2. clayme52 says: Nov 27, 2012 7:56 PM

    As a Packer fan, I am shocked he made it this long

  3. realitypolice says: Nov 27, 2012 7:59 PM

    Why is it important that Weddle be rushed back from a concussion? Where exactly is this Chargers team going this season that they absolutely require the services of a concussed player?

    Perspective, people, perspective.

  4. BigBeachBall says: Nov 27, 2012 8:05 PM

    it keeps getting better…

  5. srcnsd says: Nov 27, 2012 8:45 PM

    If that wasn’t an illegal block then I don’t know what the hell is.

  6. jacobslatter says: Nov 27, 2012 9:00 PM

    If all were right in this world Mike Florio would have another son just to name him ColecoVision Florio while Darin Gantt will have a Nintendo Gantt to house and feed. But it’s an ObamaNation for another 4 years so this country is going down the tubes.

  7. chargerdillon says: Nov 27, 2012 9:01 PM

    realitypolice i say high five to you sir, most logical thing ive heard in a long time

  8. raiderapologist says: Nov 27, 2012 9:19 PM

    srcnsd says: Nov 27, 2012 8:45 PM

    If that wasn’t an illegal block then I don’t know what the hell is.
    ——-
    I can show you a video of a fat guard tripping over his own feet and getting called for a clip, in case you need some contrast.

  9. stevincinci says: Nov 27, 2012 9:21 PM

    srcnsd says: Nov 27, 2012 8:45 PM

    If that wasn’t an illegal block then I don’t know what the hell is.

    Straight from the book written by Hines (hit man) Ward.

  10. stoptrippn says: Nov 27, 2012 9:23 PM

    Taylor mays. Bengals are wasting him and Dunlap

  11. stevincinci says: Nov 27, 2012 9:24 PM

    They better find an experienced safety fast. Bengals are coming to town. Going to eat that secondary up. 35-10, Bengals win.

  12. thetylerrose says: Nov 27, 2012 10:14 PM

    Yes, now let’s start fining players for legally hitting the other guy, but just too hard.
    Poor little football players…

  13. mrgroovesd says: Nov 27, 2012 10:31 PM

    When it rains, it pours. I guess the positive is that Norv and AJ are closer to unemployment.

  14. judsonjr says: Nov 27, 2012 10:46 PM

    I don’t know that Bigby was ever an upcoming star with the Packers. However, he helped shore up a position that was plagued by some of the worst Safety play I’ve seen. After having Mark Roman and Marquand Manuel he was a godsend

  15. sdsockers says: Nov 28, 2012 3:03 AM

    A few points:
    First, Bront Bird is a linebacker (6’4″, 240 inside linebacker), not a safety.
    Look for rookie S Brandon Taylor to be active, as well as rookie S Sean Cattouse.
    LB Donald Butler is out, LB Jonas Mouton should get playing time.
    The hit on Weddle, by Boldin, was indeed illegal. But, Ray Rice had already gained 25 yards or so, Bolts’ defense on that play was abysmal. It wasn’t going to matter, my Chargers would find some way to lose.
    Norv and A.J. are both twisting slowly in the Southern California breeze. And we’re 4 days away from yet another TV blackout (12000 tickets need to sell by 1pm Thurs.)
    Santa, please give us Gruden, Cowher, or Kelly!

  16. joetoronto says: Nov 28, 2012 4:25 AM

    I loved that block on Weddle, fantastic.

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