Lanier was signed to the Chargers' active roster Thursday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
Lanier was signed to the Chargers' practice squad in November. He posted five sacks for the Redskins in 2017 and could provide some quality backup snaps to the Chargers down the stretch this season. Look for him to operate as a depth pass rusher and special teams player during his time with the team.
Lanier (hip) was waived by Washington on Monday, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the Redskins' official site reports.
It's a bit of a surprising move by the Redskins, considering Lanier was impressive in a limited showing last season while registering five sacks over the final seven games. The third-year pro has been dealing with a hip flexor over the past few days, so there is a chance he may end up back on the Redskins' injured reserve list should he clear waivers.
Lanier missed Sunday's practice due to a hip flexor, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Lanier's injury doesn't appear to be anything serious, but his status for Week 1 against the Cardinals will come into question if he's sidelined for multiple practices. Lanier is slated to provide depth at defensive end behind starters Matthew Ioannidis and Jonathan Allen.
Lanier picked up two sacks in Sunday's 20-15 victory over the Cardinals.
Lanier also recorded an impressive three passes defended in the contest. The 24-year-old defensive end now has logged five sacks in as many games. He did all his damage in just 54 snaps (64.0 percent).
Lanier (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Lanier was limited in practice for the second consecutive week, but it shouldn't affect his abilities Thursday night. Regardless, he's still only deployed for around 30 defensive snaps per game, so he's not a consistent fantasy threat.
Lanier (knee) is active for Sunday's game against New Orleans.
Lanier was limited in practice throughout the week but isn't expected to be limited much Sunday. The return of Matthew Ioannidis (hand) gives the Redskins some added defensive line depth and could result in a slight snap reduction for Lanier.
Lanier is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints with a knee injury.
Lanier was a limited participant in practice this week after playing 22 of 61 defensive snaps in last week's loss to the Vikings. Lanier and Matthew Ioannidis (hand) are both listed as questionable, which could leave Washington's defensive line short on depth if both are unable to play.
Lanier (lower leg) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report.
Lanier dealt with a lower leg injury throughout camp but appears to be in full health entering Week 1. He projects to provide depth at defensive end to start the year.
Lanier (lower leg) has yet to return to the practice field for the Redskins, JP Finlay of CSNMA reports.
Lanier played in four games for the Redskins last season before being placed on injured reserve due to foot and shin aliments. The rookie appears to be still hampered by the issues, but will need to make a return relatively soon if he hopes to find a spot on the team's final roster.
Lanier (lower leg) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Lanier has missed the past few weeks due to foot and shin aliments, as the Redskins ultimately decided it would be best to end his season early. The rookie failed to take the field a notable amount this season, so his absence shouldn't have a grave impact on Washington's defensive scheme.
Lanier (lower leg) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles.
Lanier was unable to practice throughout the week, as he continues to deal with a shin injury that kept him out of Week 13 as well. Cullen Jenkins figures to be the primary depth option for the Redskins at defensive end.
Lanier (lower leg) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals, ESPN reports.
Lanier has only appeared in four games this season and isn't a factor on defense. Thus, his absence likely won't have a significant impact on the outcome of the game.
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