After a long, strange odyssey, Vincent Jackson is officially back on the Chargers active roster. And it’s just in time to replace some newly injured teammates.
The Chargers officially activated Jackson off the roster exempt list on Tuesday and waived kicker Kris Brown.
Jackson should get plenty of targets right away with injuries still plaguing the team’s wideout group. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune reports Patrick Crayton is expected to be out “several weeks.”
Malcom Floyd aggravated his hamstring injury Monday night, while wideout Legedu Naanee and tight end Randy McMichael are uncertain to play because of their hamstring pulls. Antonio Gates’ status remains up in the air.
Still, the team is excited to have Jackson back.
“You don’t see him for so long, you forget why he’s a Pro Bowler,” Gates told Acee. “He’s at the head of the class and everyone lines up behind him.”