AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 7-10-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 118 2 0 3 2.0

Top Derwin James News

  • Chargers' Derwin James: Excellent after two-year absence

    James finished the 2021 season with 118 tackles (75 solo), five passes defended, three fumbles forced, two sacks and two interceptions across 15 games.

    It took essentially two years, but the dynamic safety was finally able to make his presence felt in an emerging Chargers secondary after multiple injuries limited James to just five games played since the end of the 2018 season. The 25-year-old hardly lost a beat in his return as James finished second on the team in tackles and tied for first in interceptions. The star safety enters the offseason on the final year of his rookie contract and figures to receive a lucrative extension in the near future.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Good to go Sunday

    James (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

    James was active for last week's loss to Houston but didn't see the field, and he was able to get clear of the injury report for Week 17. The 25-year-old has 103 tackles (67 solo), two sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 13 games this season.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Possibly available Week 17

    Coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday he's "hopeful" James (hamstring) can play against Denver on Sunday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    James was active for Sunday's contest against the Texans, but as expected, he didn't see the field after not going through pregame warmups. James has now missed two of the last three games due to the injury and only played 26 defensive snaps during the only contest he did play in during that stretch. His practice status throughout the week will probably provide a better indication as to whether or not the star safety will play in Week 17.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Unlikely to play in Week 16

    James (hamstring) is active for Sunday's contest against the Texans, but he wasn't participating during pregame warmups, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    James' nonparticipation during warmups suggests the Chargers would prefer not to play him, but they are keeping him active because they have so many players sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols. If James is indeed only an emergency option, Alohi Gilman and Ben DeLuca would likely both be candidates for increased snaps.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Will play Sunday

    James (hamstring) is active for Sunday against the Texans, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    James was considered a game-time decision Sunday, but he and the team feel he is capable of suiting up after testing his hamstring during his pregame workout. James missed the Chargers' week 14 contest against the Giants with the injury, then aggravated it Week 15 against the Chiefs. His return will certainly be a boost to the Chargers' secondary when they match up with the Texans on Sunday.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Treated as game-time call

    James (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Texans, is being viewed as a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Rapoport relays that James has made good progress after aggravating the hamstring injury in the Chargers' Week 15 loss to the Chiefs, but the team won't have a good feel for the safety's availability until evaluating him in a pregame workout. The fourth-year player has suited up in 13 of the Chargers' 14 games to date, logging 103 tackles (67 solo), five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two sacks and two interceptions.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Questionable for Sunday

    James (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans.

    James avoided aggravating his hamstring injury last week against the Chiefs and may be able to play Sunday versus the Texans. The 25-year-old could end up a game-time decision given he sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Hamstring hasn't worsened

    Coach Brandon Staley said "there was no damage" done to James' hamstring in Thursday's loss to the Chiefs, and he's optimistic the 10 days until Los Angeles' next game will give James a chance to heal up, Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register reports.

    James came into the game battling a hamstring injury, and while it eventually forced him off the field against the Chiefs, he apparently hasn't suffered any setbacks. The star safety seems unlikely to sit out any games due to the injury considering he tried to play through it Thursday, but it remains to be seen whether it will be completely healed by the time the Chargers head to Houston in Week 16.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Bothered by hamstring

    James (hamstring) is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

    James missed the Chargers' Week 14 matchup against the Giants with a hamstring issue but was able to return for Thursday's game after logging a limited practice during the week. However, he has missed entire drives during the game, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, and clearly isn't playing at 100 percent. Prior to the injury, James recorded three tackles.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Good to go Thursday

    James (hamstring) is active for Thursday's game against the Chiefs, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

    James was considered questionable for Thursday's contest and will take the field after sitting out one game due to the hamstring issue. It's a big boost for the Chargers secondary while going up against Patrick Mahomes.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Listed as questionable

    James (hamstring) is questionable for Thursday's game against Kansas City.

    Although James was held out of practice Monday, he returned to the field in a limited capacity Tuesday. He'll have a chance to suit up Thursday following his one-game absence due to a hamstring injury, while Alohi Gilman (quadriceps) and Trey Marshall (ankle) could see additional playing time if James remains out.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Limited Tuesday

    James (hamstring) was limited at Tuesday's walkthrough practice.

    James is coming off a one-game absence in which he was a late add to the injury report. He was a non-participant at Monday's walk-through, so he does appear to be trending in the right direction. Trey Marshall would likely draw another start if James is ultimately unable to return.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Not available Sunday

    James (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Giants.

    James was added to the injury report Friday with a hamstring issue, and as is normally the case with late additions, he won't be available in Week 14. Trey Marshall is expected to draw his first start of the season, as backup strong safety Alohi Gilman (quadriceps) is also inactive.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Listed as questionable

    James (hamstring) was added to the injury report and is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants.

    James, who was forced to miss all of last season due to a torn meniscus, has played in all 12 games and is the Chargers' team leader in tackles with 100 this season. James' potential absence this week would be significant given the impact he provides as the central figure in head coach Brandon Staley's defense. Trey Marshall would likely fill in at strong safety if James is unavailable for Sunday's game against a Giants offense led by veteran backup quarterback Mike Glennon.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Dundee, FL
Age: 25
School: Florida State
Experience: 4