Chargers to place Jonas Mouton on injured reserve

The San Diego Chargers waived-injured inside linebacker Jonas Mouton today, a precursor to formally placing him on injured reserve as long as he clears waivers.

Mouton tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Thursday.

The 25-year-old is expected to go unclaimed even though he's a former second-round draft pick from Michigan.

Mouton was in line for a backup job if he hadn't gotten hurt.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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