COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Derwin James remains involved with the Los Angeles Chargers defense despite being injured.

The All-Pro safety attends meetings and walkthroughs while he rehabs from surgery to repair a stress fracture on his right foot. James suffered the injury during training camp and had surgery Aug. 22. He is on injured reserve but the hope is that James can return for the final five games of the regular season.

“I’m Coach James right now,” he said. “I still need to be involved in the mental part of the game. I don’t want to be all the way out.”

James’ second seasons in college and the NFL have been marred by

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