With Keenan Allen out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in last Sunday’s season opener, the Chargers are down to just four wide receivers on their active roster.
Givens was cut by the Eagles in training camp, and Whalen was cut by the Dolphins last week. No one available at this point is going to replace Allen in the Chargers’ offense, but the team is looking for experience.
The four wide receivers on the roster are Travis Benjamin, Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams and Isaiah Burse. Only Williams and Inman had caught a pass in a regular season game from Philip Rivers in a game before last weekend, and Williams was an undrafted rookie last year who played in just four games. The Chargers added Benjamin in free agency last spring in hopes he’d become a deep threat.
Givens has played with the Rams and Ravens. Whalen has game experience with the Colts.