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Top Jerry Tillery News

  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Returns from COVID list

    Tillery was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Tillery missed Week 11 as a result of testing positive for the illness. He will return to his regular starting role on the Chargers defensive line.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Tillery landed on the reserve-COVID-19 list because he tested positive for the virus, Shelley Smith of ESPN.com reports.

    Tillery's ability to play Sunday depends on his vaccination status. If unvaccinated, he won't be able to suit up in Week 11, but if he is vaccinated, he'll need to be asymptomatic and turn in two negative tests 24 hours apart in order to be in uniform against the Steelers.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    TIllery was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Tillery must now pass through the league protocol before his reinstatement, putting his availability for Week 11 in doubt. Christian Covington would likely absorb the extra snaps if the Notre Dame product is forced to sit out.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Career-high marks

    Tillery compiled seven tackles (four solo) and a half sack in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

    Sunday easily marked a career outing for the 2019 first-round pick. While Tillery didn't do much to actually stuff the run, the defensive end was all around the ball, nearly leading the team in tackles while also picking up a half sack. Largely a rotational pass rusher throughout his first two seasons in the league, Tillery has been pushed into a bigger workload with Melvin Ingram now in Pittsburgh.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Shifting to defensive end Week 12

    Tillery is in line to start at defensive end Sunday against the Bills, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    The Chargers have been decimated by injuries at the defensive end spot. Melvin Ingram (knee) landed on injured reserve Friday, while Uchenna Nwosu sits out Week 12 with a shoulder issue. Tillery typically lines up along the defensive interior, but he could be bumped to the edge to start opposite Joey Bosa during a visit to Orchard Park. Emeke Egbule, who has zero career starts over his two pro campaigns, is the only available right defensive end on the team's roster.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Flashes first-round talent

    Tillery posted 17 tackles (nine solo) and two sacks in his rookie campaign.

    Tillery played just 360 defensive snaps due in large part to the Chargers' depth along the defensive line, but the 2019 first-round pick at times exploded off the tape, working in tandem with feared defensive ends Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa to create havoc in the middle of the pocket. Tillery should continue to see more time at defensive tackle in the coming seasons, particularly with a number of interior defensive linemen potentially not returning following a disappointing 2019 season.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Receiving first start

    Tillery will make the first start of his NFL career Sunday at Tennessee, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Fellow DT Justin Jones (shoulder) is out for Week 7, providing Tillery with the chance to enter the starting 11. The rookie first-round pick has played a rotational role through six games with five tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Picks up sack in preseason debut

    Tillery (shoulder) recorded three tackles (two solo) and a sack in the 19-17 preseason loss to the Saints on Sunday.

    Tillery certainly had a promising preseason debut, recording a sack in the second quarter. The 2019 first-round pick has been practicing off and on since the onset of training camp, but Sunday's designation should confirm Tillery will be available Week 1 of the regular season as part of a fearsome front four.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Won't play Thursday

    Tillery (shoulder) will not play in Thursday's preseason contest, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

    This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as the Chargers have been extra cautious with their first-round pick. The defensive end has seen plenty of practice time during training camp, so this designation feels more precautionary than reactionary, and it's quite possible the 22-year-old could make his preseason debut next week.

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  • Chargers' Jerry Tillery: Gains medical clearence

    General manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday that Tillery (shoulder) has been cleared to practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Tillery had surgery in March to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, and Telesco continued on to say that the team will "gradually work him in" during training camp. This is still great news for the 28th-overall pick in April's draft, as he'll get to learn along side Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa during his first NFL training camp. Expect Tillery's reps in camp and the preseason to be closely monitored heading into Week 1.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 295 lbs
Birthplace: Shreveport, LA
Age: 25
Class: Junior