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Chargers put Keenan Allen on injured reserve, Joey Bosa on active roster

San Diego Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa (99) cools off as he trains during an NFL football rookie training camp Friday, May 13, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) AP

The Chargers have lost their top receiver but are closer to getting their first-round draft pick on the field.

Keenan Allen has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury yesterday, while Joey Bosa has been placed on the 53-man roster.

Technically, Allen could still end up getting the return designation, under the new rule that allows a team to declare after a player has been on injured reserve for six weeks that he will return. But coach Mike McCoy confirmed that the injury is season-ending. Allen is a good player when he’s healthy but missed half of last season and will now miss 15 games this year.

Bosa had a roster exemption because of his lengthy contract holdout. He’ll now be eligible to play on Sunday against the Jaguars, although a hamstring injury may limit him.

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9 Responses to “Chargers put Keenan Allen on injured reserve, Joey Bosa on active roster”
  1. canetic says: Sep 12, 2016 4:33 PM

    I wonder who they will add to the roster next week when Bosa goes on IR.

  2. realityonetwo says: Sep 12, 2016 4:40 PM

    They could have used Bosa down the stretch when the Chiefs were shredding them apart. But the Chargers decided to play “hard ball” in their negotiations and keep him out of camp. Well done!

  3. Proofreader99 says: Sep 12, 2016 5:20 PM

    The trained observer can spot the telltale signs in that picture that Bosa might have a drinking problem.

  4. mrgroovesd says: Sep 12, 2016 5:23 PM

    That hurts having to lose a player like Allen. He was doing good in the KC game before the injury and it went down hill from there for the team. Hopefully they pick up someone. Roddy White is out there.

  5. jeremycrowhurst says: Sep 12, 2016 6:13 PM

    If the Vikings had waited 10 days, they could have gotten Philip Rivers for that same 1st and 4th that they gave up for Bradford.

    Chargers need to look at moving him, he deserves a chance to play for a contender in his last couple of years.

  6. toad8572 says: Sep 12, 2016 6:15 PM

    Keenen is the quintessential Charger: He shows utter brilliance in his play just long enough to get you to buy in that he’s going to be great, and then he collapses in a heap and is done for the season. That’s been his and the Chargers story for the last 3 seasons; it’s been the Chargers story far longer than that. This team needs new ownership!

  7. 49tinakane says: Sep 12, 2016 6:24 PM

    Highly doubtful the chargers would have given up rivers as they dont have anybody good to take his place an they are trying to get a new stadium, but vikings fans would love to have him because he is good

  8. finchy74 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:17 PM

    Hate seeing injuries like this anytime, but especially so early in the season. Sincere condolences, Charger fans.

  9. jbraider says: Sep 13, 2016 11:34 AM

    jeremycrowhurst says:
    Sep 12, 2016 6:13 PM

    If the Vikings had waited 10 days, they could have gotten Philip Rivers for that same 1st and 4th that they gave up for Bradford.

    Chargers need to look at moving him, he deserves a chance to play for a contender in his last couple of years.
    _______________________________
    As a Raider fan, I would be thrilled to see Rivers moved out of the AFC. He is the only reason that the Chargers are not a perennial 4-12 team. I have great respect for him as a person and a player

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