Nabers reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Tuesday. Nabers played 15 total snaps in the season opener versus Cincinnati. The Chargers typically use a fullback in the backfield, and with Derek Watt in Pittsbrugh, Nabers will likely be promoted again this season.
Nabers was elevated to the Chargers' active roster Saturday. The Chargers surprisingly opted to cut both fullbacks after training camp, but Nabers stuck around on the practice squad and will likely suit up Sunday versus the Bengals. The rookie out of Florida State will likely work mostly on special teams and in run-blocking roles.
Nabers was waived by the Chargers on Saturday. In a surprising twist the Chargers will opt to carry zero fullbacks on their roster for the first time since 2015. Nabers had supposedly beaten out Bobby Holly for the starting role prior to Saturday, so it's possible the team could bring back Nabers as a practice squad candidate if it opts for more roster flexibility.
Nabers signed a one-year contract with the Chargers following the NFL Draft. The switch from college head coach Jimbo Fisher to Willie Taggart likely helped Nabers secure an NFL future, as the talented athlete transitioned to tight end once the new regime began at Florida State. In two seasons at tight end, Nabers caught 18 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns, but it seems likely the Chargers will ask him to play fullback in an effort to find a replacement for Derek Watt, who signed with the Steelers this offseason.
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