Injury history should be concern for Chargers secondary

By Ernie Padaon

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Jason Verrett (TCU) is presented with a jersey from 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 SportsThe competition at the corner spot is going to heat up. Jason Verrett has not been able to get on the field yet because of his shoulder injury that he is recovering from, but the guys that have gotten a chance to show their skills are putting up some competition.

The reports from OTAs on Brandon Ghee and Steve Williams have been good. They will compete for playing time when the season starts up. They will be competing all throughout training camp and it will be interesting for all the fans to watch how it plays out.

The team needed to improve the secondary from last season. There are a few guys that could be contributing this season that were not part of the roster last season. Steve Williams spent the season on the injured reserve and didn’t get a chance to play during the year. Brandon Ghee was on someone else’s injured reserve, but showed potential when he had a chance to get on the field. Jason Verrett was playing in college, but injured his shoulder and is looking to get back to full speed soon.

The injury history at the position have to be concerning. Shareece Wright has not been the most durable player in his time with the Chargers as well. The secondary will need to find a way to stay healthy and produce during the year.