The Los Angeles Chargers today opened up a wide receiver Jalen Guyton and defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia from Reserve/Unable to Perform Physically. In the corresponding moves, the team placed a wide receiver Joshua Palmer on Reserve/Injured and waived defensive lineman Christopher Hinton.
Guyton led the AFC and ranked third in the NFL in 2020 with an average of 18.8 yards per catch (min. 25 rec.). He had four receptions of 50-plus yards from 2020-21, tied for third-most by any player in that two-year span. In 38 career games for the Chargers, including 11 starts, Guyton recorded 61 catches for 1,023 yards (16.8 avg.) and six touchdowns. A native of Allen, Texas, Guyton appeared in each of Los Angeles’ first games of the 2022 season, before being placed on Injured/Reserve.
As a rookie last season, Ogbonnia appeared in seven games and made one start, totaling 14 tackles (13 solo) and a tackle for loss. He was a fifth-round pick (160th overall) by the Bolts in the 2022 NFL Draft out of UCLA, where he appeared in 43 career games and tallied 79 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. He started all 12 games for the Bruins in 2021 on the defensive line, earning second-team All-Pacific-12 honors from Pro Football Focus and an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Ogbonnia earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll seven times and competed for the Bruins track and field team in the shot put and discus during the 2018-19 season, competing at the NCAA Championships and the 2019 Pan American U20 Championship.