The Chargers activated cornerback Ryan Smith from injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.
Smith went on IR on Sept. 6, three days after coming off a 14-day stay on the COVID-19 reserve list. He had a core muscle injury early in camp that prompted the move to IR.
Smith joined the Chargers in March, signing a one-year deal. He played 78 percent of the special teams snaps for the Buccaneers in the regular season in 2020 and made four tackles.
Smith entered the NFL as a fourth-round selection of the Bucs in 2016 and has 117 tackles, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception in five seasons.