Phillips appeared back in full form Friday, breaking up a would-be touchdown pass. The 26-year-old has a full preseason of first-team reps ahead of him, so staying healthy will be the No. 1 priority. He accrued 63 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions in a situational role last season, and logging starter snap counts could propel him to be a solid IDP option.
A seldom used safety throughout his first three seasons, Phillips was an integral part of the team's defensive plans as the 2017 campaign progressed, seeing at least 40 snaps in eight of the final 10 games. Doubling as a box safety in Gus Bradley's defensive scheme, the 25-year-old easily set a career high in tackles (63) and figures to reprise a similar role next year.
Phillips (ankle) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Phillips injured his ankle last week against the Jets and wasn't available to practice this week. He'll finish the 2017 season with 63 tackles, five defensed passes, two interceptions and one forced fumble across 15 games.
Phillips (ankle) missed practice Wednesday.
Phillips' absence from practice comes with little to no surprise after he injured his ankle in Sunday's victory over the Jets. He still has practice Thursday and Friday to prove his health in advance of Sunday's season finale against the Raiders.
Phillips left Sunday's game against the Jets with an ankle injury.
It's unclear how serious of an ankle injury Phillips is nursing. With Phillips currently sidelined, look for Tre Boston to witness a growth in playing time.
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|15||12/13/18||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||3||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||9||19||12.0||7||0||1||39||39.0||39||0||1|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||14||38||25.0||13||0||1||22||22.0||22||0||3|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||15||63||50.0||13||0||2||13||6.5||9||0||5|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||18||12.0||6||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|