As the Chargers feared, John Phillips will miss the rest of the season.

The veteran tight end was placed Monday on injured reserve with a right knee injury suffered Sunday. He incurred it on a 5-yard reception in the first quarter of a 26-13 win over the Raiders.

San Diego signed Jake Byrne in a corresponding move.

The tight end was on the Chargers practice squad earlier this year before Houston signed him to its 53-man roster