San Diego, CA- San Diego Chargers rookie outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu is active today for his 1st game since Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills.
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2nd round pick outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu has been unable to practice the past few weeks with a hamstring injury, but was able to return to practice this and will defiantly give the Chargers a boost in their pass-rush with fellow linebacker Melvin Ingram on injured reserve-designated to return with a hip injury. Jerry Attaochu made his presence felt in the first game of the season against the Arizona Cardinals with three tackles, a strip-sack and a blocked a punt in his NFL debut. Unfortunately he’s been struggling with hamstring issues since.
Also active for the Chargers today against the Oakland Raiders are tackle D.J. Fluker, linebacker Jarret Johnson, wide receiver Malcom Floyd, center Rich Ohrnberger and special teams captain Darrell Stuckey.
Inactive for the Chargers are running back Ryan Mathews, running back Donald Brown, linebacker Manti Te’o, linebacker Reggie Walker, cornerback Shareece Wright, cornerback Steve Williams and linebacker Cordarro Law.
D.J. Fluker was listed as questionable heading into today, as he did not practice for most of this week after suffering an ankle injury during last Sundays game against the New York Jets. Fluker is a vital piece to the Chargers offensive line, as they rely on his excellent run blocking skills.
Ohrnberger hasn’t been able to practice the past two weeks due to a back injury, but was able to return to practice this and is expected to start at center for the Chargers. With third string center Doug Legursky and starting center Nick Hardwick on season-ending injured reserve the Chargers desperately needed Ohrnberger to return to the staring lineup.
Jarret Johnson, Malcom Floyd and Darrell Stuckey were also injured during last Sundays game against the New York Jets and were questionable heading into today’s game.