Mager joined the Chargers' practice squad after roster cutdowns in September and has played in 21 games with the team over the last two seasons. The 25-year-old's addition to the roster could spell trouble for the status of Casey Hayward, who is listed as questionable for Saturday's game with a calf injury.
Mager agreed to join the Chargers practice squad Monday after getting waived by the club Debbie L. Skylar of MyNewsLA.com reports.
Mager played 21 games, starting 10, for the Chargers over the previous two seasons. He could see some time on the 53-man roster this season depending on injuries in front of him.
Mager, who's been dealing with a hamstring injury throughout training camp, tore the same muscle during his rookie year, and the Chargers elected to proceed cautiously with his recovery this time around. He'll look to make his preseason debut Saturday against the Rams and hope to make the Chargers' final roster and provide depth in the secondary.
Mager did not play in Sunday's game against the Saints due to a hamstring injury, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.
Mager has been held out of training camp with what has now been reported as a hamstring injury, and while there was optimism surrounding his status for this past weekend, the team ultimately elected to hold him out yet again. Mager's inability to return to the field may ultimately put a spot for him on the team's final roster in jeopardy.
Mager (undisclosed) could be ready to make his 2017 preseason debut Sunday against the Saints, The Orange County Register reports.
Mager has been held out of training camp practices the past several weeks. He finished the 2016 season on IR with a shoulder injury, but It's unclear if this recent absence is due to his previous issue.
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|2016||San Diego Chargers||11||31||20.0||11||0||1||8||8.0||8||0||4|
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