Chargers place pair on IR

Updated: January 1, 2011, 12:37 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers have placed linebacker Stephen Cooper and running back Mike Tolbert on injured reserve, meaning they'll miss the season-finale Sunday at Denver.

Cooper has a knee injury and Tolbert a neck injury.

The Chargers have signed running back Curtis Brinkley and linebacker Darry Beckwith from the practice squad.

The Chargers have been eliminated from playoff contention.

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