Chargers add TE Hunter Henry to active roster

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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry makes a touchdown catch during the first half of an NFL football game as Washington Redskins safety Deshazor Everett looks on in Carson, Calif. Chargers tight end Hunter Henry took part in his first practice on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 nearly seven months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, file)

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have added tight end Hunter Henry to the roster, less than eight months after he suffered a knee injury during an offseason workout.

Henry, the team’s 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 Sunday’s divisional-round game at New England, coach Anthony Lynn said Henry’s participation would be limited.

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