Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) is congratulated by guard Jeromey Clary (66) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Jeromey Clary recovering from hip and shoulder surgery

Jeromey Clary is not practicing during OTAs since he is recovering from offseason shoulder and hip surgery. He was not present for the first day of OTAs and the recovery from the surgery is likely the reason why he didn’t make an appearance during that time.

Clary is a tough player and will work to get on the field during training camp. He has gone through all the drills in the past and he needs this time to recover from all the aches and pains from last season.

It makes more sense on why the Chargers went for an offensive guard early in the draft. With Clary recovering from both hip and shoulder surgery, the rookie would provide some insurance at the position.

Clary was unable to play in the playoff game against the Denver Broncos and you could see the weakness in the middle of the line with him out.

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  • Julien Bélair

    if Clary goes down who will play.. Troutman or Watt?

    • Gunnar Martin

      Watt. Troutman is, for whatever reason, significantly worse on the right side than on his left. Plus, the coaches have been practicing Watt at right guard so far, so it would only make sense for him to be the replacement.

      • Derek

        Why is that? He’s an absolute mauler given any momentum. His pass blocking is decent I wanna see him and fluker escort our rb’s down the field. I think our guards will be ornburger n troughtman before watt starts.

        • arnie

          It will come down to who makes the fewest mental errors. This the main reason coaches separate players.

      • Sergio Quintero

        Out of what I understand RG is harder to play than LG, the left guard has double team blocks in pass protection typically and the RG has single blocks, meaning the left has to smarter, right has to be more skilled.

        I’m not an OLine guru not by any stretch, but that is, what I understand of the concept, Watt who is known for being really smart is going to the isolation block position, he might be better served playing left and having the more experienced Rinehart at RG, we’ll talk about it in length when it matters in the preseason.

        • Julien Bélair

          not a bad idea to put Rinehart at RG and Watt at LG if Clary goes down

  • Nick Mansoor

    Dear God,

    I don’t ask you for much, but all i would like to ask for here is to slow Jeromey Clary down with this recovery. Now i don’t mean to seriously injure the man, that would be messed up. I just want enough to have him lose his position to a younger and more talented player by the name of Chris Watt. I know this is a little questionable my Lord, but it is better for the team known as the San Diego Chargers and you would make thousands of Bolt fans happy.

    Much Love, From your Child,

    Nicholas Mansoor

    • Derek

      I can’t fix my lips to ask for such a thing considering he prob played through that hip and shoulder as long as he could for the team last season. The o line is a unit I know he individually didn’t do well but I’m sure he had a hand in bringing fluker along. Not reprimanding you but just have faith joe will have his best 5 out there by game one.

      • arnie

        Well said. For a guy that knows he’s on his way out the door, yet still stepped for this team….
        I’m actually Hoping Clary is able to come back and I built the “Cut Clary” bandwagon.

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  • gpack17

    soooo when do we cut him?

    • Sergio Quintero

      Basically comes down to 2 things:
      1) That Watt/Troutmann outplay him at RG, out of the video I have seen of Watt that is today.
      2) That they find a credible backup tackle amongst the guys they have on the roster, since Clary is also the 2nd backup for the OT’s, and Harris is the only tackle who has playing experience at OT from the backups.

    • arnie

      Not gonna happen.

  • Lee

    people like to bitch about clary, but i ask why? he has always been there through the thick and thin but seems to always get the short end of the stick. i understand he has taken a lot of the cap but throughout the years he has been there and he has worked hard, unlike some of the other linemen we have had (looking at you gaither). if he took a pay cut i could see him as one of the more beloved players on the team. until he does, however, he will be one of the average-to-above-average players who gets paid like an elite player. we need to find the middle ground and he will help out our team. i havent seen any other guard we’ve had that has played as well as he has, IMO

  • Alter Ego

    I’m a Clary fan. Our team is better because he is a part of it. I believe his teammates feel the same way.

  • Bill Nichols

    I think we really need Clary, and he really has played well at Guard, next to my man DJ. I just think he needs to take one hell of a pay cut. But, I hate to say it, we do need his veteran self, and we do need him healthy, he is a team player, and after all, he is a Bolt. Maybe we should get behind him this year, let’s put the cut Clary chants to rest for this season. I am thinking we shock the world this year, I feel it coming. We are going to take this damn season to the promised land. Hurry up camp, let’s get this party started. Bolts baby!!