Attaochu played in 15 games in 2015 and notched 55 total tackles and six sacks. Attaochu is one of a number of standouts on a young and improving defense in San Diego along with Manti Te'o, Melvin Ingram, and Denzel Perryman. He made a nice jump in all statistical categories in his second season as a pro and will look to build on that momentum in year three in 2016.
Attaochu (chest) is active Sunday against the Broncos. Attaochu put in three full practices this week, so this news comes as no surprise, and he'll be in the lineup at left outside linebacker. Despite averaging 49 snaps per game over his last four games, he's only averaged three tackles per game during that span.
The Chargers have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 11 matchup with the Raiders: safety Jahleel Addae (concussion), nose tackles Sean Lissemore (quad) and Damion Square, wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, running back Ronnie Brown, cornerback Richard Crawford and linebacker Reggie Walker. Addae is inactive after being listed as questionable on the team's final injury report Friday. Lissemore was doubtful to play in Week 11. The team will have all six players listed as probable available against the Raiders, including running back Ryan Mathews (knee), wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (not injury related), center Rich Ohrnberger (back) and linebackers Manti Te'o (foot), Dwight Freeney (not injury related) and Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring).
Cornerback Jason Verrett (shoulder) is out and nose tackle Sean Lissemore (quad) is doubtful, but it appears all other Chargers are ready to roll Sunday against Oakland. The only exception could be safety Jahleel Addae (concussion), who is questionable. The probables are linebackers Manti Te'o (foot) and Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), running back Ryan Mathews (knee) and offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back).
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Chargers at Miami in Week 9: Jeremiah Attaochu, Jahleel Addae, Jason Verrett, Ryan Mathews, Manti Te'o, Richard Crawford and Ryan Carrethers.