News: San Diego placed rookie LB Jonas Mouton on injured reserve Wednesday with a shoulder injury and ending his first NFL season. To take his roster spot, the Chargers signed safety Paul Oliver to a one-year contract.
Analysis: Mouton, a second-round draft pick from Michigan, was hurt in the exhibition finale and was inactive the past two weeks. The second-round selection was not considered a viable Fantasy option and should continue to be ignored in all IDP formats for the 2011 season.
News: Former Michigan LB Jonas Mouton agreed to a four-year deal with the Chargers on Wednesday. The second-round pick is expected to be a reserve LB once camp breaks, though he could start if the team has trouble retaining free agents Kevin Burnett and Brandon Siler.
Analysis: Mouton has some mild long-term potential and could be worth a late flier in the deepest of dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts. Keep an eye on how the LB situation shakes out in San Diego, just in case Mouton gets more playing time than expected.
News: In addition to first-round pick DT Corey Liuget, the Chargers selected two cornerbacks and two linebackers in April's draft. The team picked up Clemson CB Marcus Gilchrist (Round 2), Michigan LB Jonas Mouton (Round 2), USC CB Shareece Wright (Round 3) and Mizzou LB Andrew Gachkar (Round 7).
Analysis: All four of these guys will provide depth for the Bolts but are not close to starting or being impact players for Fantasy. Mouton has some mild long-term potential and could be worth a late flier in the deepest of dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts. Otherwise, no one listed above will produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use.