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Chargers S Derwin James (ankle) is active for today's game against the Chiefs. We knocked him down the Week 7 rankings for the injury anyway, and there's clearly risk to using James in IDP lineups. But he's available if you need him.

Chargers S Derwin James is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He suffered an ankle injury Thursday and then missed Friday's workout. That bodes ill for James' chances this weekend, but we haven't yet seen any specifics beyond the questionable tag. We've moved James down our Week 7 DB rankings and will watch for more on his outlook. S Alohi Gilman (toe) has been ruled out for the third straight game.

Chargers S Derwin James (hamstring) is off the final injury report and ready to return Monday night against the Cowboys. James missed Week 4 but took part in full practices all week coming off the Week 5 bye. Get him back into your IDP lineups. Fellow safety Alohi Gilman, however, is doubtful and on track to miss his second straight game. Dean Marlowe is expected to start in his place.

Chargers S Derwin James appears set to return from his injured hamstring. He put in full practices Thursday and Friday, ahead of Monday night's game against the Cowboys. We'd bet on James carrying no injury designation on the final report, but we'll see what the team says tomorrow.

The Chargers list S Derwin James (hamstring) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raiders. The team has also rule backup S JT Woods out. That seems to leave second-year S Raheem Layne as the fill-in. Layne has played just 27 total snaps so far in the NFL. We’re not projecting him for Week 4. We did give Chargers S Alohi Gilman a slight boost in projected tackles. Check out our updated Week 4 DB rankings.

Chargers S Derwin James left Sunday's win over the Vikings with a hamstring injury. After the game, James called it "nothing major, nothing to be concerned about," according to The Athletic's Daniel Popper. James also said he'll know more after a Monday MRI. We'll see what the testing reveals.

As expected, Chargers S Derwin James won't be suspended for the hit that got him ejected from Monday night's win over the Colts. The play did put him -- as well as WR Ashton Dulin -- into the concussion protocol, though. So James will have to pass through that before getting back onto the field. We'll see whether he can do so ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams.

Chargers S Derwin James was ejected from Monday night's game against the Colts for a hit in the 2nd quarter. He lowered his helmet and drove head-first into Colts WR Ashton Dulin, who left the field immediately after for a concussion check. We wouldn't bet on the league adding a suspension, so expect to have James back for Week 17.

Chargers S Derwin James (quad) got back to full practice participation Friday for the 1st time since Week 13. That should put him in line to start Monday night against the Colts. We probably won't get the game-status report for that one before the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs on Saturday, but we'd recommend trying to wait on James instead of playing a lesser guy in 1 of those games.

Chargers HC Brandon Staley told reporters Monday that he hopes to get S Derwin James (groin) back at practice this week. James has missed the past 2 games. We'll keep an eye on his status leading up to a Monday night visit to the Colts.

Chargers S Derwin James (quad) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans. A 2nd straight missed game for James would put S Alohi Gilman in the starting lineup again but for a negative scoring matchup. We've added Gilman to the Week 15 IDP rankings.

Chargers S Derwin James (quad) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. CB Bryce Callahan (groin) is doubtful as well, leaving the secondary likely without 2 starters against an explosive Miami passing game.

Chargers S Derwin James missed Wednesday's practice with a quad injury. HC Brandon Staley called him day-to-day, according to ESPN's Lindsey Thiry. We'll have to track James' status throughout the week. His absence would be big for Week 14 IDP lineups.

Chargers S Derwin James (hip) sat out of Wednesday's practice. He played ever snap of Sunday's win over the Cardinals, and we haven't seen any report since of a worrisome injury. So we'd bet on this being more of a rest day. But we'll track James' status through the week.

Chargers S Derwin James took part in team drills Monday for the 1st time in training camp. James had been "holding in" until signing his recent contract extension. It's nice to see his participation ramping up still well ahead of Week 1. James remains the clear top DB in our IDP rankings.

Chargers HC Brandon Staley revealed this week that S Derwin James had surgery on the labrum in his left shoulder in February, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic. The injury originally occurred in the 1st half of Week 3, but James didn't miss any games until weeks 14 and 16 (then for a hamstring issue). The safety has been sitting out of team drills this spring, but Staley calls that "precautionary." James is reportedly back to full health and will be good to go for training camp.

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