The Chargers placed Novak (back) on injured reserve Saturday, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Novak had an up-and-down week of practice and was listed as questionable for Week 13, but apparently longer-term back issues were present, which resulted in the Chargers shuttering him for the season. Travis Coons was signed to the practice squad earlier this week and promoted to the Chargers' 53-man roster Saturday to serve as the team's kicker, at least for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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