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Eric Weddle 1 of 4 Chargers placed on IR

Eric Weddle 1 of 4 Chargers placed on IR
Chargers Eric Weddle watches from the sideline in the 2nd half against the Raiders. (K.C. Alfred)

Eric Weddle likely has played his last game as a Charger.

The five-time All-Pro was one of four players placed on season-ending injured reserve Monday. He suffered a groin injury last Thursday in Oakland. Weddle, a nine-year veteran who has spent the entirety of his career in San Diego, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

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Safety Darrell Stuckey (knee), tight end Ladarius Green (ankle) and nose tackle Sean Lissemore (shoulder) also will miss Sunday's finale in Denver.

Weddle hoped to be on the field for it, but this transaction officially nixes any hope of that. After he, Stuckey, cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) and cornerback Patrick Robinson (undisclosed) were injured against the Raiders, the team was so shorthanded in the secondary that wide receiver Dontrelle Inman was called upon to play safety during overtime.

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San Diego lost 23-20.

Safety Matt Daniels and tight end Chad McGrath were promoted from the practice squad in corresponding moves, and former Patriots tight end Asante Cleveland was claimed off waivers. A defensive back is expected to be signed this week. Guard-tackle Craig Watts and center-guard Michael Huey replaced Daniels and McGrath on the practice squad.

Green has dealt with an ankle injury for a couple months.

Also an impending free agent, he is expected to undergo surgery.

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Nuts 'n' Bolts

• The Chargers fined Weddle $10,000 last week for not joining them in their halftime locker room on Dec. 20 against the Dolphins. Without requesting approval, he stayed on the sideline to watch his daughter dance on the field. Punter Mike Scifres' twin 4-year-old daughters also danced at the ceremony. Scifres went into the locker room but, as a specialist, is typically among the quickest to return for the second half. He was able to catch the end of their performance. "It was so special to see that," Scifres said. "With it being potentially the last (Chargers game in San Diego), it was special to share that field with them."

• The team held a walk-through practice on Monday. Cornerbacks Jason Verrett (hamstring) and Patrick Robinson (undisclosed) and left tackle King Dunlap (ankle) were among those not to participate despite the light intensity. No helmets were worn. Players have an off-day Tuesday before a normal Wednesday practice.

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