Chargers Promote Three, Waive RB Troymaine Pope


The Los Angeles Chargers announced Thursday that they’ve promoted LB B.J. Bello, DE Jessie Lemonier and S Jaylen Watkins to their active roster and waived RB Troymaine Pope

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Lemonier and Watkins will revert back to the Chargers’ practice squad on Friday without having to clear waivers. 

Pope, 27, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Jacksonville State. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.

Pope has had brief stints with the Seahawks, Colts and Texans before signing on to the Chargers’ practice squad back last year. He was later promoted to their active roster for a few weeks and returned to the Chargers on a futures contract this past January. 

Pope has been on and off of the Chargers’ roster ever since. 

In 2020, Pope has appeared in six games for the Chargers and rushed for 76 yards on 15 carries (7.6 YPC) to go along with eight receptions for 42 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He also has 14 kick return yards.

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