May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Jason Verrett (TCU) poses for a photo with commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number twenty-five overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the San Diego Chargers at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Verrett could miss start of training camp after shoulder surgery

Jason Verrett signed his rookie deal to join the team, but he may not be able to get onto the field until the middle of training camp. Verrett had shoulder surgery in March and doesn’t expect to be back in action until July or early AUgust. He could miss some time in training camp and he already is missing some action in OTAs.

Missing a little bit of time during training camp and OTAs will put him at a disadvantage to start off the season. The rookie has a ton to learn already and now he may miss some valuable time on the field.

Verrett is expected to be competing for a starting job on the field, but he will have to put a ton of work in to take that position. Richard Marshall is penciled in at the starting corner job at this time and Marcus Gilchrist currently has the nickel spot. The situation is fluid though. There is a ton of movement that could happen in the secondary and there are a lot of people fighting for those jobs.

Verrett showed that he is a very good player in college. He will have to display that talent to the coaching staff as soon as he steps on the field so that he can get on the field as a starter immediately. Lots of work for the kid to do.

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  • tubbs45

    That is a bummer, but not completely unexpected. Get well, heal 100% and come out ready to roll with the big boys!!!

  • NateLew

    He NEEDS to get his shoulder healthy by July 25th for the start of training camp. He’s going to struggle early and possibly be relegated to the slot if he misses too much camp, corner is a harder position to grasp in the NFL.

  • Bolty

    Just continue to coach up our depth at the DB positions e.g., Ghee and Williams, etc. Everyone needs to be ready to step in when their number is called. Verrett needs to heal. On a side note, Luiget had the same issue with his shoulder last year and has been rehabbing it.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Too early to be overly concerned, seeing him in college I felt he was he was extremely advanced in terms of technique, so it probably will affect him less than other players. If he misses more than 2 weeks of training camp then I will be concerned until that happens call me cautiously optimistic.

    Off topic, I actually went back to see the draftbreakdown on Steve Williams, and damn he’s so much better than your average 5th rounder, I guess he leaving a year early when no one expected, and the fact he’s only 5’9 pushed him down, but the player I saw on tape was no worse than a late 2nd round pick.

    Measurables on this guy according nfl draft scout:

    40 time: best 4.24 ave 4.34 worst 4.45

    vertical: 40.5 inches

    In the video I saw he played exclusively as an outside corner, so the nickel position might be completely new to him.

    Its just one video Draftbreakdown had on this guy but I was really impressed

    • tubbs45

      He is really fast. Sometimes I think he relies on his speed a little too much, but he is very fluid even at high speeds. Im excited to see him out there!

      • Sergio Quintero

        Too bad he got hurt he might be starter opposite Wright and the chargers might have been able to go another position in the draft this year, coulda shoulda wouda.

        • tubbs45
        • Nick in PB

          You might be right Sergio. Williams is cat-quick and always around the ball. It’ll be like we drafted 2 exceptionally quick and fast corners this year. Those two are going to bait a lot of inexperienced QB’s the next few years. Stay healthy fellas!!!

          • Sergio Quintero

            Not only quick but the guy is really fast, I want to see how he matches up against NFL receivers on the outside in preseason, in the game against WSU on the clip he is mostly matched up with NFL draftee Marquez Wilson who is 6’3 and is currently the bears no3 WR, and he clearly didn’t seem a bit affected by the size differential.

            I’m curious to see if the chargers want to have Williams play Nickel, he didn’t play a single play there in the entire clip, Verrett has a lot of experience at that position, would the chargers move Verrett inside and have Williams play outside in Nickel situations?

            The Nickel spot competition is going to be really interesting situation to see in Preseason, I’m a curious to see how much field time and where that will be for Gilchrist.

          • Nick in PB

            I thought Gilly played pretty well once they moved him back to the nickle spot. There is going to be some real compitition for all the DB spots, except Weddle’s position. Wright should have one corner locked up as well but the rest, let’s just see how it works out.

  • Stefanie Smith

    We knew this when the GM drafted him. Everyone here thought he was going to be ready to go with no issues. Dreaming. This is why some did not like the pick. Many fans wanted a player who could make an immediate impact. But hey, there is always the future…. our infamous fallback option.

    • Peter Thompson

      When I suggested Verrett might not be healthy & ready to start, and Marshall could very well be the starter in game 1, people lost their minds. They got all sensitive, and said I was a hater, when I was just being realistic. But,, Verrett can & will catch up. He will be a great starter, eventually. Probably pretty soon.

  • Nick619chargers4life

    It’s all good , Daryl Washington got suspended . Week 1 is a W anyway lol .

    • 21serg

      There’s no such thing as a easy win on opening night away on a Monday night …

      • Nick619chargers4life

        Away!! Lol it’s down the road from San Diego . There will plenty of Chargers fans . Me personally, I like to think optimistically that’s all .

  • Nutn Boltman

    You guys need to stop dreaming, he won’t even have an impact this year…next year maybe. There were questions about his durability before he was drafted, he was a reach in the first round.

    • Nick619chargers4life

      Well, we will have to wait and see now won’t we. Yes, there are concerns but I would prefer to wait and see . I think our pass coverage will surprise some this year . We got a bunch of players coming back healthy . I’ve always been sketchy about drafting corners in the first round , they need time develope . That’s why I always say the better the pass rush the better the coverage . IMO

    • Robert Fairbanks

      Good point Boltman, too bad the Chargers did not trade down and pick up the same players they have now and get more draft choices/players in the later rounds.

  • Robert Fairbanks

    This is where the Bolts faltered last season and now again they start the 2014 in the hole when addressing the defense. The Chargers are not a complete team; it looks like we will be waiting for 2015 to roll around before we see the improvement needed to recapture the division title and the retirement of Peyton Manning-hopefully.

  • Edward Sherman

    it just shows me we reached we wanted someone we didn’t get.

  • Edward Sherman

    TT whatever i’m a bolt fan i still don’t trust our ownership, soon we’re going to need a QB no one want’s to realise the fact we still few players off and when we get them gates flip weddle get older. just rough bolt fans i drink the punch at times i’m a DFL bolt fan of 36 yrs.