Dwight Freeney, Jason Verrett among reserves on San Diego’s depth chart

AP

The Chargers’ first-round pick is among their second-stringers on their latest depth chart.

Rookie Jason Verrett is listed as the top backup to Shareece Wright at one of the cornerback spots on the depth chart, which was updated Friday, per the club’s website. The other starting cornerback is ex-Chief Brandon Flowers, a late-offseason pickup. Verrett has dealt with a shoulder injury in camp, while Flowers has also been ailing a little of late.

Another notable second-teamer is 34-year-old Dwight Freeney, who’s listed as the top backup to Melvin Ingram at outside linebacker.

It’s not a bad sign when a player with Freeney’s résumé is a backup. The same can be said about the Chargers having Donald Brown as the third-string back behind Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.

At wide receiver, Seyi Ajirotutu and Eddie Royal are the second-teamers behind Malcom Floyd and Keenan Allen. This leaves Vincent Brown – a 12-game starter a season ago — as one of the third-stringers. A calf injury has kept Brown out of much of camp.

The Chargers’ preseason opener is Thursday night vs. Dallas.

12 responses to “Dwight Freeney, Jason Verrett among reserves on San Diego’s depth chart

  1. Freeney has not been relevant in years. Has always been a one trick pony. Get the QB, or run yourself out of the play. Why are they paying him so much again?

  2. Freeney, Verrett and Brown are all recovering from various injuries. Once healthy, they’ll get starter level reps and playing time. Looking forward to the Bolts taking on Cowboys Thursday night. Hoping for an injury free game.

  3. The Chokers preseason opener is Thursday but their season will be over by Labor Day. Never been in the running and never will be. You’d think the losers would have noticed the pattern by now, it’s only been 50 plus years and the chokers are still ringless, useless and hopeless.

  4. Telesco has built some solid depth at key positions qb, rb, corner, olb and wr. McCoy is going to lead us to a Championship, Rivers will get a ring and silence the haters.

  5. Too bad it’s Freeney playing and not his resume’. If heart were a factor, then he would be a starter. He has lost a step of late and is not really suited to play OLB.

  6. Adding Brandon Flowers is a huge boost to the secondary so now we have a probowler at CB and S in Weddle.

    Like the new mgmt who aren’t afraid to make big splashes in FA to help the team. They made a similar move adding Freeney when Ingram went down last year so now LB is likely our deepest position.

  7. Ummm, Donald Brown’s resume is NOT comparable to Dwight Freeney’s. Freeney has a Hall of Fame resume. Donald Brown has a marginal NFL roster filler resume. They are similar only in that they are former Colts first round picks who ended up on the Chargers. Freeney was a star; Brown was just a guy.

  8. Freeney, Verrett and Brown are all recovering from various injuries. Once healthy, they’ll get starter level reps and playing time. Looking forward to the Bolts taking on Cowboys Thursday night

  9. Last week JJ said that this was the deepest defense he’s ever been apart of & he’s been on some pretty impressive defenses. TT & McCoy have done an incredible job of bringing in quality depth at nearly every position so I’m not sure what your really talking about. Whatever the case, depth is one of this team’s strengths compared to seasons past.

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