Linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander and Sam Acho were both placed on season-ending injured reserve because of injuries they sustained. Acho broke his right fibula during the game and Alexander suffered a Lis Franc injury in his foot.
Both were the starting outside linebackers.
To take one of the roster spots, the team elevated outside linebacker Dontay Moch from the practice squad. They will make at least one other move to fill the 53-man roster.
Also hurt on Sunday was starting safety Rashad Johnson, who lost the tip of his left middle finger. He had surgery on Sunday and is considered day-to-day, and he hopes to play Sunday in Tampa Bay.
If Johnson is unable to go, Tyrann Mathieu would start in his place. At the two OLB spots, the depth will be tested. They have John Abraham, Matt Shaughnessy (although he is as much a defensive end as he is an outside linebacker, and mostly plays with his hand in the ground), rookie Alex Okafor and, after being moved up, Moch.
You would figure that Shaughnessy and Abraham would be the guys to get the starting spots. We will see what happens.
Unfortunately, the team cut O'Brien Schofield and Reggie Walker. Schofield is now in Seattle and Walker, who could play both inside and outside, is now playing in San Diego.