It was expected Te'o would be placed on IR after it was announced Monday that he had torn his Achilles. Former Raiders linebacker Korey Toomer will take Te'o's place on the roster, with rookie Jatavis Brown expected to take over as the starting inside linebacker opposite Denzel Perryman.
Te'o suffered a torn Achilles during Sunday's loss to the Colts and will now miss the remainder of this season, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.
Te'o's Achilles injury was confirmed Monday morning, dealing the Chargers yet another crushing blow to start this season. With Te'o destined for surgery and the sideline for the rest of 2016, teammate Denzel Perryman's IDP value should experience a significant uptick, with rookie Jatavis Brown another candidate to help fill Te'o's lost production.
Te'o may become the third Charger to be lost for the season in as many weeks.
Te'o recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) in the loss to the Chiefs Sunday.
Te'o was a force throughout the game, flying around the field to lead the Chargers in tackles. While he did miss a few critical plays late in the game as the Chiefs mounted a large rally, Te'o should be considered a valuable IDP option in most formats.
Te'o finished a solid season with 83 tackles, 0.5 sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble in 12 games. He's become a key contributor on a promising young defensive unit and figures to continue to make strides in 2016.
|5||10/9/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ ATL||4:05 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/27/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||13||61||41.0||20||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||10||60||39.0||21||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||12||83||63.0||20||0.5||1||11||11.0||11||0||2|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||3||17||11.0||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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