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42 Uchenna Nwosu DE

Los Angeles Chargers

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December 27, 2020 02:36 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Goes to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

The 23-year-old Nwosu suited up 13 times for the Chargers in 2020, establishing new career highs in tackles (33), QB hits (11), sacks (4.5) and pass deflections (two) during his third pro campaign out of USC. He had already been confirmed out for Week 16. Now, Nwosu's season comes to an end given his IR designation, combined with the fact that Los Angeles has been eliminated from playoff contention.

December 25, 2020 09:20 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Sidelined for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Broncos.

Nwosu was absent from the practice field all week, and he'll miss his second game of the season as a result. Through 13 games, Nwosu has recorded career highs in tackles (33) and sacks (4.5). Isaac Rochell is expected to start at defensive end in Nwosu's place Sunday.

December 6, 2020 04:48 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Returning Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

The 23-year-old was expected to be sidelined three weeks after suffering the AC join sprain Nov. 22, but he'll be back on the field after missing only one game. Nwosu has only three tackles while playing a minor defensive role in his previous three games.

November 27, 2020 06:56 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Won't play against Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (shoulder) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bills.

Nwosu was considered an IR candidate after being handed a three-week recovery after injuring his AC joint in Week 11. However, he has avoided IR for now and may have a chance to beat the initial timeline as a result. His absence hurts the Chargers' defensive line, though, as Melvin Ingram (knee) was placed on IR on Friday. Isaac Rochell is expected to start opposite Joey Bosa until Nwosu returns.

November 23, 2020 03:32 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Should miss three weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu sprained the AC joint in his shoulder during Sunday's win over the Jets and is expected to miss about three weeks, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

If that timeline is confirmed, the Chargers likely will place Nwosu on injured reserve to clear up a roster spot. The third-year defensive end is dependable depth behind starters Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Isaac Rochell may absorb that role until Nwosu can return.

November 22, 2020 08:04 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Done for the day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (shoulder) will not return to Sunday's contest against the Jets.

With Nwosu having been downgraded to out, Isaac Rochell will handle the majority of rotational snaps behind Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa.

November 22, 2020 06:12 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Injures shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jets.

Nwosu has only handled a rotational role on defense since Jacksonville's Week 6 bye. If he's unable to return Sunday, Isaac Rochell stands to see an uptick in snaps.

October 21, 2020 08:52 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (undisclosed) was absent from Wednesday's injury report.

Nwosu suffered an undisclosed injury during Week 5's loss to the Saints, but it appears the USC product took advantage of the extra week of rest. Nwosu has racked up 15 tackles (nine solo), two sacks and two pass break ups through five games this season, so he'll likely assume his usual starting role at defensive end for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

October 13, 2020 08:28 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Leaves late with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu picked up four tackles (three solo), one sack and two quarterback hits in the 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints. He left early in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury and did not return.

It's unclear how serious the injury was considering the Saints had just two more offensive possessions the rest of the game, neither of which Nwosu was available to play. The third-year linebacker had been filling in as an edge rusher with Joey Bosa limited throughout Monday and Melvin Ingram (knee) currently on IR. The Chargers have a bye entering Week 6, which might allow for a host of injured players, including Nwosu, to make a return for Week 7.

February 1, 2020 10:20 AM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Disappointing second season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu piled together 31 tackles (23 solo), two sacks and a forced fumble throughout the 2019 season.

The time is ticking on Nwosu becoming a valuable member of a burgeoning Chargers defense. The 2018 second-round pick saw his snap total increase by a marginal amount this year, but a paltry two sacks despite the increase in playing time is a bit of a worry. There isn't a lot that stands in the way of Nwosu once again securing a starting outside linebacker role in 2020, but he'll need to be significantly more productive in order to garner a long-term contract.

December 15, 2019 03:40 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Ready to face Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Nwosu will avoid missing the first game of his career after being limited in practice all week. The 22-year-old has recorded 30 tackles and two sacks this season in a situational role.

December 13, 2019 07:20 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Deemed questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (anke) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Nwosu was able to put in limited practices each day this week. Kazir White and Jatavis Brown could see extra snaps if the 22-year-old sits out.

November 8, 2019 10:12 AM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Tallies sack in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu notched two tackles (one solo) and one sack during Thursday's 26-24 loss to the Raiders.

Nwosu made his second sack of the season during Thursday's divisional loss. He played his usual rotational role (24 percent of snaps on defense) in the Chargers' linebacker corps, taking a back seat to Drue Tranquill, Thomas Davis and Kyzir White. The 22-year-old has a tough matchup against the Chiefs coming up Week 11.

October 8, 2019 06:48 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Causes fumble in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu picked up seven tackles (five solo), a sack and a forced fumble in the 20-13 loss Sunday to the Chargers.

Nwosu actually saw more time on the field (57 snaps) than any other linebacker, outpacing tackle leader Thomas Davis (40 snaps) by a fairly wide margin. That's likely a byproduct of Nwosu's pass-rushing capability, particularly with a likely multi-week injury to defensive end Melvin Ingram (hamstring). Nwosu could be set up for another productive day against a Steelers team that could be forced to start third-string quarterback Devlin Hodges.

September 4, 2019 06:56 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (abdomen) wasn't listed on the Chargers' injury report for Wednesday's practice, suggesting he's fully healthy.

The USC product had been reportedly dealing with a sore abdomen, and was likely sidelined for rest purposes in the first place. Now that he's fully healthy, Nwosu is excepted to start along side Thomas Davis at outside linebacker for Week 1's showdown against the Colts.

August 20, 2019 07:56 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Nursing abdominal injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu was sidelined at Tuesday's practice due to an abdominal injury, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Nwosu had wrap around his abdomen as he sat out practice. He is reportedly just sore, so it makes sense for the team to let him rest in order to avoid a lingering issue. The 22-year-old suited up for all 16 games as a rookie on the Chargers last year including three starts. He is currently projected to start opposite Thomas Davis at outside linebacker come Week 1.

November 18, 2018 03:23 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Will start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu will start at middle linebacker against the Broncos on Sunday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Nwosu will draw the start with Denzel Perryman (knee) out for the year. The second-round rookie has recorded 16 tackles and 1.5 sacks so far this season, and will look to build upon that total as his snap count increases. Hayes Pullard will serve as Nwosu's backup.

October 14, 2018 03:32 PM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Starting Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu will start at outside linebacker against the Browns on Sunday, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Jatavis Brown (groin) and Kyzir White (knee) are both inactive Sunday, prompting Nwosu to get the starting nod. Nwosu -- a 2018 second-round pick -- has eight tackles and a sack this season, but hasn't topped 19 defensive snaps in a game, which is likely to change at Cleveland.

August 15, 2018 12:28 AM
Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu: Working through knee soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwosu (knee) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Nwosu is still expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks. The rookie second-round pick had an excellent final season at USC, managing 9.5 sacks and 11.5 TFL. He has a legitimate shot at a starting role right out of camp, so this is a situation to monitor.

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Sun 09/13@ CINW 16-1322410000
Sun 09/20vs KCL 20-2300000000
Sun 09/27vs CARL 16-2111200000
Sun 10/04@ TBL 31-3822400200
Mon 10/12@ NOL 27-3021310000
Sun 10/25vs JACW 39-292241.50000
Sun 11/01@ DENL 30-3110100000
Sun 11/08vs LVL 26-3100000000
Sun 11/15@ MIAL 21-2910100000
Sun 11/22vs NYJW 34-2810100000
Sun 11/29@ BUFL 17-2700000000
Sun 12/06vs NEL 0-4513400000
Sun 12/13vs ATLW 20-1710110000
Thu 12/17@ LVW 30-2732500000
Career Defensive Stats
Total451091 60.031 1000-04

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