Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright (29) carries the ball on a 30-yard interception return in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Bengals 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers secondary took a beating last season and the team has looked to upgrade that part of the roster. The only improvement the team has made to this point is the release of Derek Cox. Other than that, the roster remains the same as it looked at the end of the season.
Here is the current roster as it stands today:
CB Shareece Wright – He will be starting at one corner spot. He finished the season strong and will be looking to carry that momentum into the coming season.
CB Richard Marshall – He took the starting gig away from Derek Cox toward the end of the season and the defense was much stronger with him in the lineup. There were also other players that returned to the lineup that helped with the defense though.
CB Steve Williams – Williams missed his whole rookie season but showed some promise in the preseason. He needs to stay healthy and still has a lot to prove to the team. He will be a candidate to start in the nickel.
CB-S Marcus Gilchrist – Gilly was better when he played in the nickel role and was taken out of safety duties. His focus in the coming season could be on the nickel role.
CB Brandon Ghee – the big time signing that Tom Telesco made in free agency. Ghee is a dude with injury history, but showed potential in his limited snaps. If he can stay healthy, he might be player that could give some quality snaps.
CB Crezdon Butler – I remember Butler on one play last season and it was the play in which he got burned on the coverage to lose the game against the Titans.
CB Marcus Cromartie – He is the cousin of Antonio Cromartie and showed some potential in preseason. He showed enough potential for the team to keep him around on the practice squad all season. He will get a shot to win a job during the preseason.
CB Brandon Jones – Jones found himself on 4 different rosters last season, working on the different team’s practice squads.
The corner situation is crappy at the moment. Shareece Wright is the best corner on the roster and he still has not established himself as a consistent starter. Everyone else on the roster has left us with something to be desired. We are going to need more love at the spot.