Chargers to place Cooper on IR, sign Hayes
SAN DIEGO (AP)
Cooper was hurt in an exhibition game on Aug. 21. Coach Norv Turner originally said Cooper would have surgery, but he ended up playing in the first five games.
To take his roster spot, the Chargers signed inside linebacker Gerald Hayes to a one-year contract. Hayes spent his first eight seasons in Arizona.
The Chargers (4-1) have their bye this weekend.