Chargers to place Cooper on IR, sign Hayes
The San Diego Chargers say they will place inside linebacker
Stephen Cooper on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday with a
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.