Chargers CB Jason Verrett Not Placed on PUP List

By Matt Pagels

Jun 18, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett (22) at minicamp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps one of the best moves of the day, the Chargers have NOT placed cornerback Jason Verrett on the active physically unable to perform list.

According to the Associated Press, Verrett was not expected to practice until August. The Chargers have already made a couple of roster moves over the past two days, cutting ties with former first-round pick Larry English Tuesday and waiving former second-round pick Jonas Mouton today. The team also placed guard Jeromey Clary (hip) on the PUP.

Verrett, the 25th overall pick in the 2014 draft, did not practice during organized team activities in June. He was limited and forced to watch from the sidelines as he recovered from shoulder surgery underwent in March to repair a torn labrum. Many were expecting Verrett to miss the beginning of training camp, which would only delay his preparation for his highly-anticipated NFL career.

Now that the news is out and he is ready to go on the eve of camp, Verrett will look to compete in what looks to be a solid group of cornerbacks. Verrett will be monitored closely for any setbacks along with positive progress, but this is a great sign for both parties. With the late addition of Brandon Flowers, the Chargers could have a brand new look at cornerback to begin the season, especially if Verrett can push last year’s starter Shareece Wright for the starting role.