The San Diego Chargers officially signed LB Korey Toomer off of the Raiders’ practice squad and placed LB Manti Te’o on injured reserve Wednesday.
Te’o, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his our-year, $5.172 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,110,330 for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Te’o appeared in three games and recorded 17 tackles for the Chargers.
The Chargers are signing LB Korey Toomer off of the Raiders’ practice squad, according to Toomer’s Twitter account.
— Korey Toomer (@Korey_Toomer) September 28, 2016
The NFL transactions wire showed that Toomer terminated his contract with the Raiders, but did not say why. It looks like we have our answer now.
This comes just a day after the Chargers placed ILB Manti Te’o on injured reserve with a torn Achilles, so San Diego is clearly looking to bolster their depth at linebacker.
Toomer, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He spent his rookie season on the Seahawks practice squad before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season and later claimed by the Cowboys.
After a stint with the Rams, Toomer signed on to the Raiders practice squad back in October of last year. He returned to the Raiders on an exclusive rights contract this past April but was once again among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason.
In 2015, Toomer appeared in 10 games for the Raiders and recorded four tackles.