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Chargers make roster move to give them boost vs. Patriots

Ryan Hannable
January 07, 2019 - 1:52 pm

FOXBORO -- The Chargers made a key roster move on Monday.

They activated tight end Hunter Henry off PUP and have placed linebacker Jatavis Brown on the reserve-injured list with an ankle injury. Henry suffered a torn ACL in May and missed everything until now, but he has practiced the last few weeks. He was reportedly close to playing against the Ravens this past week.

Henry will likely be on a pitch count considering he's missed so much time and it is a relatively quick recovery from the injury. It would equate to suffering the injury in the Super Bowl and then returning for Week 1 of the regular season.

"Another brick on the pile we'll have to deal with," Bill Belichick said on a conference call Monday.

Regardless, he will certainly be able to help in the passing game.

Last season, the 24-year-old had 45 catches for 579 yards and four touchdowns.

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