Chargers Place Key Defensive Player On IR

He was a first-team All-Pro selection as a rookie

The San Diego Chargers announced that star safety Derwin James underwent successful surgery on his injured foot and will most likely miss three months as a result. 

The Chargers selected James No. 17 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft and he went on to earn first-team All-Pro honors (a very rare accomplishment for a rookie defender). 

He recorded 105 tackles, three interceptions, 13 passes defended and 3.5 sacks and was the anchor of San Diego’s defense.

The Chargers are -3 favorites over the visiting Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 of the regular season despite James’ injury and the looming uncertainty of Melvin Gordon’s contract situation.