Nov 1, 2012; San Diego CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd (80) dunks the ball after scoring on a 13-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Chiefs 31-6. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Malcom Floyd Will Miss Rest Of Preseason


The earliest that the San Diego Chargers fans will get to see WR Malcom Floyd dunking in the end zone is in week 1 against the Houston Texans. Malcom Floyd suffered a knee strain yesterday in practice, but the timeline for his return still has not been determined. Even if he was available for any of the preseason games, he will be held out. He still may not even be available for week 1. We will have to keep our eyes on the situation:

If he is available, there is no reason to rush him back out there against competition. We already know what Malcom can odo on offense and we don’t need him to risk him in meaningless games. Philip Rivers and Malcom have been working together for a long time and they have a good chemistry.

If Malcom is available for the first week of the year, it will be a huge sigh of relief for the Chargers and the fans. We need all the weapons that we can get on the field. Malcom is a threat in the red zone and not many other players on the roster that can present the matchup that he can down in that area.

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  • Bolt fan

    Super fortunate he didn’t tear his acl!

  • Trey P

    Man Forget that this Might be a Good Thing..We need to move on a little we mgith have stars in these youngsters..Dallas did it..Green Bay did it..Patriots Did it,,Denver Did it..The Ravens Did it,49ers did it,,Giants Did it,,Alot of teams had faith in their Youngsters and it Paid Off..We can Do the Same!!!

    • Stefanie Smith

      Which rookies are the stars? If the coach is not seeing it in practice or camp, where are they? They aren’t lousy, but they probably aren’t ready.

      Why do you find it easy to disregard experience, pro-bowl talent in favor of unknown kids from college?

      • davacho

        i actually agree with you stefanie! i do think that trey p. is just trying to be positive AND this “minor injury” will create an opportunity for the dan depalmas of the world to rise up and possibly become a star… i’d prefer for our proven commodities to be well though!

        • Trey P

          actually im ready for a true playmaker at reciever floyd never finishes a whole season and has never had a 1000 yard season..Why WE cant have a dez bryant..Crabtree..victor cruz, jordy nelson..Even brown was pushing him for his number 2 spot floyd s a good reciever tho,,Just not no #1..I see keenean all making a impact watch!!

          • davacho

            i’m ready too bro!

            fyi (although only 1, he did play a full 16 game season in 2009)

          • Stefanie Smith

            Jordy Nelson is out with a bad knee and just had surgery on the knee. They hope he comes back. Kind of like our coach wants Malcolm to come back. And Brown? He’s not so healthy as all of us already know.

            Crabtree? He won’t be starting the season either–out with an injury.

          • arnie

            the Point he was trying to make is. All those players are “Playmakers” with 1,000 yard seasons. this is crabtree first major injury an nelson’s. While nelson has had injury issues, he managed more yards per cathes than M80.

      • Trey P

        Floyd is not pro bowl talent

      • arnie

        DePalma, Tasker and Allen.

    • Daryl Peek

      You don’t hear Patriot fans crying about Woodhead, Gronk & Hernandez not being available. Lloyd, and Welker are gone from last season also.
      They accounted for almost 200, WR receptions. Woodhead, Gronk and Hernandez accounted for another 156 receptions in 11-12. Everyone else accounted for 43 receptions to round the rest out.

      TE; Daniel Fells, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jake Ballard, Zach Sudfeld

      WR; Michael Jenkins, Kamar Aiken, Josh Boyce, Johnathan Haggerty, Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson, Mark Harrison

      These are the targets Brady, Tebow and Mallet threw to last week. All of them caught passes!

      Trey P is absolutely right. This could absolutely be a blessing in disguise for the other WR that otherwise wouldn’t get as many reps. BOLT fans need to take on McCoys attitude… next man up.

      • Stefanie Smith

        Actually, he hasn’t said that. He said Floyd is out for the rest of the pre-season. That would imply that he wants Floyd back. Obviously, McCoy wants Floyd back. The “next man up” mantra goes only so far…

        And actually, Tom Brady blew a fuse when they let Welker go. It was all over the news. Nothing he could do about it, but make no mistake, he did not like it.

        • Daryl Peek

          I remember that Stephanie, but will that be an excuse for Patriot failure by Brady this season? I would bet my ass it will be for our BOLTS & Rivers if M80 misses time.

          • Nick in PB

            It really is Next Man Up… We already know what M80 can do, now let’s see who makes strides with this opportunity. I’ll admit, it’s still early to have any expectations but you never know who may surprise. Keenan Allen has all the tools to be a possible 1000 yd. catch guy. Let’s just look at this as an opportunity for him to get more reps. Brow’s coming back so the same applies to him. I don’t want to say blessing in disguise, would rather our outstanding receiver core stay healthy starting with DX but it’s not going to happen so, let’s get these kids more time and see what happens. Both Brown and Allen are the future for us, well, the future starts NOW!

        • arnie

          Next Man Up. whether Brady blew a fuse or not, it’s next man up. The loss of DX an M80 only make more opportunities for the young players to step up. The young players are also there for a reason. the NMU mantra has no limit. Even when Floyd comes back, he still has to prove he can produce, or his playing time will be reduced.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      Good points…all these teams and a few more like Seahawks have built their teams and infused youth to their squad….SD has yet to b/c of AJ…..1st stringers get the most practice reps so I hear, but SD needs to find a way develope the backups whether it’s more reps or n the film room….By any means necessar to Bolt That @$$ Up!!!

  • BoltFan

    Better to miss all of the preseason then all of the regular season. Take your time and recover fully!

  • RussinSactown

    Glad it’s just preseason

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Keep your eyes on the prize. That is what McCoy is saying. That is all.

  • blu3ny3llow

    Mike Willie anyone???

  • Bill Nichols

    Thank god! You just sit there (okay, keep up the cardio when you are able) and wait on opening day. No more damn ACL victims needed in this camp, that ACL “grim reaper” needs to go visit some other training camps, enough already. How about them knee braces McCoy?? Bolt Up, and get well Malcolm.