Left tackle isn’t the only spot in the Chargers lineup shrouded in uncertainty because of injuries.
The team is down to one veteran cornerback, Antoine Cason, because hamstring injuries have knocked out the other three players with experience at the position. Quentin Jammer, Marcus Gilchrist and Shareece Wright all missed last week’s preseason game and none of them are practicing now, which leaves Cason playing mentor in addition to taking care of his on-field responsibilities.
“It definitely does make it a little different. I’m helping those guy out as much I can,” Cason said, via Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “They look to me for different things, and I’m OK with that. I really enjoy doing it.”
The nature of hamstring injuries is such that the Chargers can’t assume any or all of the cornerbacks will be ready when the regular season starts, which will either be good news for one of the three undrafted free agents at the position or for a player who gets bounced from another roster before winding up in San Diego via the waiver wire.
Much like the situation at left tackle with Jared Gaither, the Chargers are in a less than ideal situation at a key position with the season just about upon us.