Chargers Place OL Matt Slauson On IR, Sign OL Michael Ola

The Los Angeles Chargers announced Tuesday that they’ve placed OL Matt Slauson on injured reserve with a biceps tear and signed OL Michael Ola to a contract.

Slauson, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jets back in 2009. He spent four years in New York before signing on with the Bears in 2013.

The Chargers elected to sign Slauson to a two-year, $3 million contract last May, which means he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next year.

In 2017, Slauson appeared in seven games for the Chargers and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 53 guard out of 78 qualifying players.

Ola, 29, originally signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Hampton back in 2014. He lasted just a few months in Miami before catching on with the Bears.

After stints with the Chargers, Lions and Seahawks, Ola signed on to the Giants’ practice squad at the start of the season. The Bills later signed him to their active roster towards the end of September but elected to waive him with an injury designation coming out of the preseason.

Buffalo elected to waive him injured reserve with a settlement a few days later.

In 2016, Ola appeared in six games for the Bills.

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