Ian Rapoport points out that James could eventually be activated from injured reserve.
The Chargers announced Friday that Jones has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.
Here’s a statement from the team: “He will continue to be evaluated, and the course of treatment is still to be determined.”
Yesterday, Rapoport reported that James will miss a “significant amount of time” with a foot injury, so this does not come as a big surprise. He should be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.
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.
In 2018, James appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and recorded 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, and 13 pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding James as the news is available.