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.