San Diego Chargers RG Jeromey Clary placed on PUP list

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers guard Jeromey Clary (66) and center Nick Hardwick (61) and guard Chad Rinehart (78) listen to an audible called by quarterback Philip Rivers (17) in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have placed RG Jeromey Clary on the PUP list to start out training camp. While Clary is on the PUP list, he is ineligible to practice with the rest of the team. He has been dealing with his offseason shoulder surgery and is recovering.

Clary is projected to be the starting right guard during the year, but with him sitting on the sideline to start training camp, other players will get the opportunity to make an impression. Rookie Chris Watt will get his chance to get some action with the first team.

Clary is a tough player and gets a lot of crap from San Diego fans. He will work his booty off in order to get back on the field.

Here is what the offensive line coach said via UT San Diego.

“He’s tough as the day is long,” offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris said this year. “He’s dependable. He’s honest. He’s fair. He’s a competitor, and he’s productive. I can’t give you any better words than the words I just told you. I think the guy’s got a lot going for him, and he’s good for our team.”