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Mike Remmers (OL) is carted off the field in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
The health of the offensive line has been a major concern early in the year, but things took a drastic turn when King Dunlap suffered his second concussion in four weeks. Mike Remmers, who was signed off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad on Oct. 9, came in relief at left tackle but was quickly carted off the field after suffering an ankle injury.
The losses of Dunlap and Remmers left San Diego with just five active offensive linemen for Sunday's game with the Jaguars, and the shuffling of players quickly ensued—something the team had hoped to avoid.
D.J. Fluker, the Chargers' first-round draft choice, was forced to move over to the left tackle spot and Jeromey Clary, who started 14 games at right tackle in 2012, filled in on the right side.
Depending on the long-term health of Dunlap, the Chargers are now in a position to find help on the waiver wire. There are currently just two reserve players capable of playing tackle on the active roster in Steve Schilling and undrafted rookie Nick Becton.
Chad Rinehart, who started the first three games of the season at left guard, has also been missing from the starting lineup as he recovers from a toe injury that he suffered in Week 3.
The focus of San Diego's upcoming bye week will be getting the offensive line healthy enough for a Week 9 matchup with the Washington Redskins.