Chargers add TE Hunter Henry to active roster ahead of date with Patriots
Henry, the teams second-round pick in 2016, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while running a route during a non-contact drill on May 22, the first day of organized team activities. He had surgery two weeks later and had been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp.
Henry returned to practice on Dec. 17 and took part in team drills last week as the Chargers prepared for their AFC wild-card game at Baltimore. Monday was the deadline for the Chargers to decide whether to place him on the roster or injured reserve. Teams have a 21-day window to make a decision once a player on the PUP list starts practicing.
Over his first two seasons, Henry has 81 receptions for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns. Even if Henry plays in Sundays divisional-round game at New England, coach Anthony Lynn said Henrys participation would be limited.