The Los Angeles Chargers plan to place linebacker Denzel Perryman on injured reserve Monday but expect him to return this season, general manager Tom Telesco said.
By rule, players are only permitted to return from injured reserve if they are on a team’s initial 53-man roster.
Korey Toomer and Nick Dzubnar are expected to fill the void at middle linebacker in Perryman’s absence. Perryman, 24, recorded 72 tackles, two sacks and an interception in 12 games — 11 starts — last year.
Each team is allowed to designate two players on injured reserve to return as a result of a rule change instituted for this season.
“If I’m available, I’ll be there,” Cousins said. “Or if we’re in L.A. or playing Philly, it is what it is and I’ll get there as fast as I can.”
Last season, Colt McCoy’s wife had her baby induced six days before her due date of Thanksgiving — and the Redskins were playing at Dallas. Julie Cousins did not want to have their baby induced, and the couple was comfortable with that decision.
“She’s really supportive,” Kirk Cousins said, “and knew from day one that she would rather let the baby come when it comes and we’ll react accordingly.”
The couple revealed via social media in March that they would be having a boy.
Cousins, 29, will enter his third season as the Redskins’ starting quarterback — and his second playing under the franchise tag. He has thrown for club-record yardage totals each of the past two seasons, including 4,917 yards.