Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/27/13
San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Jonas Mouton suffered an torn ACL at practice on Thursday, reported UT-San Diego, and later confirmed by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Mouton, a Chargers second round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, was in a fight for a roster spot and was set to compete with rookie Manti T'eo and Donald Butler. Linebacker D.J. Smith, acquired off waivers from the Packers, will likely be moving up to take Mouton's spot on the second-team defense and on special teams. Per NFL.com's Dan Hanzus: ' The Chargers' depth at linebacker is being tested. Mouton's injury comes just weeks after 2012 first-round pick Melvin Ingram was lost for the year to an ACL tear. It won't be a surprise if the Chargers take Mouton's latest setback as a reason to cut ties. Mouton missed his entire rookie season with a shoulder injury, then played very little last year. Patience might be about to run out. '
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