Chargers put Eric Weddle on Reserve Injured list

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For the final game of the season, the San Diego Chargers will be on the road in Denver to face the Broncos. Both teams are involved in some controversy this week. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been accused of using Human Growth Hormones (HGH) when he was recovering from a neck injury. Manning is denying it, saying he’s never used any medications shipped to his wife.

No one is disputing whether his wife Ashley received HGH from the Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, Manning is just denying he used any of it. The allegations were aired in an Al Jazeera documentary that featured a former intern at the Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine being interviewed by an undercover Al Jazeera reporter.

The former intern, Charles Sly, has since recanted his claims.

Eric Weddle signing autographs at the Chargers Fan Fest in August.
Eric Weddle signing autographs at the Chargers Fan Fest in August.

The Chargers have a different issue: nine-year safety Eric Weddle was not only place on injured reserve, he was fined $10,000 for not going into the locker room at half time during the Chargers game on December 20 against the Miami Dolphins. Weddle stayed on the sidelines to watch his daughter perform in the half time show.

According to the team Weddle didn’t ask permission to stay on the field at half time.

Weddle will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season and it is very unlikely he will return to the Chargers for 2016. he missed the second half of Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, due to a nagging groin injury so he has played his final game in a Chargers uniform. He leads the team in tackles, despite missing three games this season.

Besides being one of the team’s best defensive players, the safety has become a fan favorite in San Diego and his departure will be missed by them. Weddle has been unhappy with the Chargers organization for not signing hime to a contract extension, so the fine and IR list pretty assure he will not return for a tenth season, whether the team plays in San Diego or Carson.

They have also place Ladarius Green, Darrell Stuckey and Sean Lissemore on Injured Reserve and announced the 17 players on that list would not be traveling with the team to Denver.

Tight end Sean McGrath and safety Matt Daniels have been promoted from the practice squad for the final game of the season.

They also claimed tight end Asanta Cleveland off waivers from the New England Patriots. He is in his second year as an NFL player and caught one pass in four games (one as a starter) with the Patriots.

The game will be Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Photos by Claudia Gestro