COSTA MESA, Calif. – Drue Tranquill was placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday.
The second-year linebacker and Carroll graduate broke his left ankle during the first quarter of last Sunday's 16-13 victory at Cincinnati. Asmar Bidal was promoted from the practice squad to fill Tranquill's roster spot.
Coach Anthony Lynn said on Monday that he expected Tranquill to miss significant time, but did not say it was a season-ending injury.
Tranquill has started four games in his brief career, including this season's opener. He had 64 tackles last season after being selected in the fourth round out of NotreDame and tied for second in special-teams stops with 11. He is the second defensive starter to end up on injured reserve early in the season. Safety Derwin James is out for the year after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during training camp.
Jets' Bell on IR
The New York Jets will face the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers without Le'Veon Bell.
The star running back was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Bell was hurt in the second quarter of the Jets' season-opening 27-17 loss at Buffalo on Sunday.
He will miss at least the next three games, and be eligible to return to the active roster in Week 5.
The Jets also announced they have placed rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims (hamstring) and second-year linebacker Blake Cashman (groin) on injured reserve. The team also signed running back Kalen Ballage to the active roster.
Bengals' Bullock expected to play
Cincinnati claimed former Cleveland kicker Austin Seibert off waivers, but expect Randy Bullock to be ready to play in Cleveland on Thursday night.
Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal with 2 seconds left Sunday when his left calf cramped, leaving the Bengals with a 16-13 loss to the Chargers. Bullock fully practiced Tuesday.
The Bengals also placed starting right guard Xavier Su'a-Filo on injured reserve with an ankle injury suffered against the Chargers. Su'a-Filo was the main offseason addition to an offensive line that has struggled the past few years.