The Chargers have placed running back Ryan Mathews (clavicle), wide receiver Malcom Floyd (ankle) and tackle Reggie Wells (ankle and toe) on the “Reserve-Injured” list. All three were injured during last Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
Mathews played in 12 games this season, starting nine, and was the team’s leading rusher with 184 carries for 707 yards and a touchdown. Floyd started the first 14 games and was on his way to setting a new career high for yards in a season. His 2012 campaign ends as the team’s leading pass-catcher with 56 catches for 814 yards and five touchdowns. Wells spent time on the Chargers’ roster early in the season and then returned to the Bolts on Dec. 5. He started the last two games at right tackle.
The Chargers filled two of the vacancies on the active roster by signing wide receiver Mike Willie and defensive end Damik (duh-MEEK) Scafe (Sca-FAY) from the team’s practice squad. Willie is a rookie who joined the team as an undrafted free agent from Arizona State, while Scafe is a first-year player from Boston College who split time as a rookie in 2011 between the “Reserve-Injured” list and the practice squad and has been on the practice squad again for the entire 2012 season.
Willie is 6-2, 220 pounds from Long Beach, Calif. He wears No. 83. Scafe is 6-2, 300 pounds from Windsor, Conn. He wears No. 75.