Toomer will join a crowded Chargers linebacking core, with Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown presumably pegged for starting roles. Should either player go down with an injury, Toomer could be a sneaky IDP candidate, as the 28-year-old recorded 75 tackles in 13 games with the Chargers last season.
Toomer was expected to return to the Chargers after a fantastic 2016 campaign in which the 28-year-old recorded 75 tackles in 13 games. However, with Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown already in the fold, and the potential re-signing of Manti Te'o (Achilles), the Chargers are suddenly deep at the inside linebacker position, making Toomer merely a name to monitor should any of the aforementioned players in front of him suffer an injury.
Toomer finished the season with 75 tackles, three forced fumbles and a sack.
With the return of injured linebackers Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown, Toomer limped towards the finish line, recording 14 tackles through the final four weeks of the regular season. A restricted free agent, Toomer will almost assuredly return to the Chargers next year, but with Perryman, Brown and potentially Manti Te'o (Achilles) returning to the fold, there's no guarantee Toomer will wiggle his way back into the starting lineup.
Toomer registered 10 tackles (eight solo) in the loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Another game, another team-leading tackle performance from Toomer. The mid season pickup has been a revelation for the Chargers amidst all the injuries the team has dealt with at the linebacker spot. Even if rookie middle linebacker Jatavis Brown returns from a knee injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Week 10, it certainly appears as if Toomer has earned a starting role moving forward.
Even with Denzel Perryman back, Toomer still led the charge for the
|P3||8/26/17||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ DEN||10:20 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
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|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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