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Chargers S Brandon Taylor Has Not Been Ready, Will Have Big Role When He Is


July 23, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers strong safety Brandon Taylor (28) defends tight end Ladarius Green (left) during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

There has been a lot of questions about Brandon Taylor’s availability. He has not been mentioned on the injury report and has not missed any practices, but the is still recovering from a reconstructive knee injury that he had in January.

“Each guy is going to react differently to surgeries,” defensive coordinator John Pagano said. “I’m no doctor. I’m not a medical guy. But it’s about keeping players safe and the opportunity to go out there. Once he grows more confidence playing on that leg and cutting out here on the field, he’s going to have a role for us, and he’s going to have a big-time role for us. It’s safe to say it’s fair to him to give him that opportunity to keep (improving) without putting him in a (game) situation.”

People are eager to see Taylor get back on the field. The secondary has had their troubles and any help would be welcomed immediately. Marcus Gilchrist has had his troubles back there. Jahleel Addae is an undrafted free agent and is getting his opportunities in dime packages. At some point, Taylor will get back on the field and help contribute.