Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett was added to the team’s injury report on Thursday ahead of Week 2 of the 2017-18 regular season due to a lingering knee injury. After missing practice yet again on Friday, the Chargers defensive back has since been ruled out for the team’s home opener on Sunday when they host the Miami Dolphins.
An injury-plagued Chargers squad from a season ago watched its cornerback go down with a torn ACL only a few weeks into the season. Verrett returned to practice roughly a month ago after starting training camp on the PUP list.
Through the defensive back’s first three seasons in the league, it’s been bookended by injuries.
Verrett, a first-round pick out of TCU in 2014, mustered only six games as a rookie before tearing his labrum in three separate placed. He compiled 19 total tackles and picked off his first pass in that first season. The following season was promising, evident by Verrett posting 47 total tackles, 12 pass break-ups and three interceptions, one which went the other way for a touchdown. He played in 14 games that campaign as he’s still looking to participate in a full 16-game season.
That unfortunately won’t happen this season. To compensate for Verrett’s loss, the Chargers activated Mike Davis off the practice squad. Additionally, the Chargers ruled out safety Rayshawn Jenkins, who will miss Sunday’s game due to a concussion/shoulder injury.
Los Angeles nearly clawed back to tie the Broncos on Monday Night Football but ultimately started the season 0-1. The Chargers welcome the Dolphins, who will play their first game of the season on Sunday.