Chargers Place CB Jason Verrett & TE Austin Roberts On IR, Sign Two

The Los Angeles Chargers announced Thursday that they’ve placed CB Jason Verrett (Achilles) and TE Austin Roberts (ACL) on injured reserve and signed WR Marcus Peterson and CB Channing Stribling to contracts.

Verrett, 27, was taken with the No. 25 overall pick back in 2014 by the Chargers. He finished his four-year rookie contract and is playing out this season under the fifth-year option, which will make him $8,526,000.

In 2016, Verrett appeared in four games and recorded 13 tackles, one interception and three pass defenses for the Chargers. His year ended after he suffered a torn left ACL and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Roberts wound up going undrafted out of UCLA. He tried out for the 49ers during their rookie minicamp but wasn’t signed to a contract.

The Chargers hosted him for a workout during their rookie minicamp and eventually signed him to a contract towards the end of May.

During his three-year college career at UCLA, Roberts appeared in 17 games and caught 35 passes for 500 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

Stribling, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan back in May of last year. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Browns cut him loose at the start of the season and later signed him to their practice squad.

Stribling had a brief stint with the Colts before signing on with the 49ers in November and returning to San Francisco this past January on a futures deal. After being waived before this year’s draft, Stribling signed on with the Colts but was recently cut loose.

During his college career at Michigan, Stribling recorded 69 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, six interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown and 15 pass defenses over the course of 36.


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