Chargers place Mike Pouncey on IR with neck injury

The Los Angeles Chargers will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night and they’ll do so without starting center Mike Pouncey.

The Chargers announced Wednesday that Pouncey has been placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list with a neck issue and that is a big development ahead of their Sunday night home game against the Steelers. The Chargers signed center/guard Ryan Groy on Wednesday to take Pouncey’s spot on the active 53-man roster.


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With Mike Pouncey out, speculation is that starting left guard Dan Feeney will move over to center. As well as that, that Forrest Lamp could move into the starting lineup at left guard.

Also with Pouncey now out, the Chargers now have just one player on the starting offensive line with more than three years of NFL experience, sixth-year right guard Michael Schofield, according to Eric D. Williams.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has already been sacked 11 times on the season.

The Steelers defense, on the other hand, will enter the Sunday night game having already registered 19 sacks, the third-most in the NFL.

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