Chargers Activate Derwin James & Adrian Phillips From IR


The Chargers announced that they have activated safeties Derwin James and Adrian Phillips from their injured reserve after designating them as players to return. 

James, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2018. He agreed to a four-year, $12,432,314 contract with the Chargers that includes a $7,121,684 signing bonus.

James’ contract includes a fifth-year option for the Chargers to pick up in 2021. He was placed on injured reserve in September following a procedure to replace a screw that was inserted into his foot last summer. 

In 2018, James appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and recorded 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, and 13 pass defenses.

Phillips, 27, wound up signing on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Texas back in May of 2014. He’s been on and off of the Chargers’ practice squad several times since entering the league.

The Chargers re-signed Phillips to a one-year contract each of the past two seasons. He was placed on injured reserve a few weeks into the season with a broken arm. 

In 2019, Phillips has appeared in two games and recorded 13 tackles and no interceptions for the Chargers.


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