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Brandon Ghee Looks to Impress New Team


The Chargers signed Brandon Ghee in March to a 2 year, $1.65 million contract. He was drafted in the 3rd round in 2010 by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has good size for a corner, at 6’0″ and 200 pounds. His first 4 seasons has been riddled with injuries, but the 26 year-old out of Wake Forest looks to turn over a new leaf with his new team.

Ghee has hit the field for OTA’s (that’s Organized Team Activity) this week. He is feeling good. “I’ve enjoyed my time here so far…It’s a great organization, and that’s why I came here.  Everyone has treated me well and I’ve learned a lot.  It’s a great fit for me,” he told Chargers.com’s Ricky Henne. He has impressed in the few days of workouts. He made a great play on a deep ball to Eddie Royal, matching him stride for stride. 

Ghee isn’t one to get a lot of interceptions. He only had 1 at Wake Forest and so far none in the NFL. But do not be fooled. He had 154 total tackles in college, including 12.5 for loss. He was also 2nd in the ACC in fumbles forced in 2008. The Chargers need another corner like Ghee. One who can stick with speedy receivers and quietly be consistent.

The additions of Ghee and Jason Verrett via the draft have to give the Chargers optimism about the secondary. A part of the team which, besides Eric Weddle, was the worst aspect of the 2013 Chargers. The Bolts have done well to bolster their secondary. Ghee may turn out to be a steal if he stays healthy.

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • arnie

    Ghee sounds like a nickel guy. Good against passes over the middle an run support. Maybe that’s why he’s been injured so much? Not built to be physical. Ghee is going to push Marshal and C. Butler for playing time, or maybe one of them right of the roster.

  • _ROC

    I think S. Williams breaks into the lineup. It might take time but I believe he has the ability. Maybe Reece gets pushed out if Ghee or Williams outplay him and one slides to nickel, whomever is better suited. As always, let the best men win.

    • blu3ny3llow

      Reece is a Wide Receiver. .

      • _ROC

        That would be Tevin Reese, with an S. Reece is a nickname of Shareece.

        • blu3ny3llow

          Gotcha…missed the S. I guess

    • powderBLUE801

      Idk I like the chances of Williams too cuz we haven’t really watched the guy in a game but S. Reece is one of the best CB we have as of right now. It will be interesting to say the least.

  • Julien Bélair

    IF healthy… he is worth giving a shot. he is a BOOM or.. ah ok…

  • jamfed

    From what I heard, he was expected to sign with Minnesota and was a quality “sleeper” free agent addition to any team. I’m glad he’s in SD and not a Viking.

  • surge619

    I think this guy gona be nice for us we got a nice mixture of cb now if we can rotate them a little I think he and the rest of them will stay healthy ..go CHARGERS

  • blu3ny3llow

    I like Ghee but maybe Chris Davis pushes Marshall for time or possibly a spot

  • Gunnar Martin

    Preseason’s gonna be fun to watch this year :)