Good news, Chargers fans. The journeyman receiver who has become the No. 1 wideout by default has returned to practice two weeks after injuring his knee.
Veteran Malcom Floyd, whose nine-year career has never resulted in a 900-yard season, joined the team Monday after banging the knee in a collision with cornerback Shareece Floyd.
“He is coming along good,” coach Mike McCoy told reporters, via quotes distributed by the team. “He was out there for some of our individual periods and I think he snuck in to the team period for a rep or two. He is doing a nice job and we will take it one day at a time. We’ll do some individual work with him and Philip [Rivers]. He ran a lot last week, so we’ll keep moving forward with him.”
McCoy was noncommittal regarding Floyd’s availability for Week One.
“I think he should be, but we’ll see how he progresses during practice,” McCoy said.
The Chargers’ other starting wideout — Eddie Royal — continues to be out with a concussion.
The fact that Floyd and Royal are Philip Rivers’ starting wideouts could make the veteran quarterback feel like he has a concussion, too.