Signed to a one-year contract a couple weeks ago, Verrett figures to join his new team at some point during the offseason program. Injuries limited the 2014 first-round pick to 25 appearances in five seasons with the Chargers, but he'll at least be a full year removed from his latest injury when training camp opens in late July. The 27-year-old should be in the mix for a starting job if he can stay healthy for any sustained period of time.
Verrett (Achilles) is signing a one-year, $3.6 million deal with San Francisco, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Verrett was always one of the more interesting players out there in this class of free agents, given his clear talent but unsightly injury history. The TCU product has only appeared in 25 of 64 possible games since being made a first-round pick in 2014 due to ACL and, now, Achilles injuries. In signing with San Francisco, the 49ers are getting a risky but high-upside player who has the potential to be a true No. 1 cornerback.
Verrett is a talented player that hasn't been able to stay on the field since the Chargers made him a first-round pick back in 2014. Since then, he's appeared in just 25 of a possible 64 regular-season games due to a combination of knee and Achilles injuries. However, it seems the LA front office may feel like his talent is worth the gamble, at the right price, despite the significant injury concerns. The most likely scenario is a low-value, short-term deal that will allow Verrett to repair his market value for the future.
Verrett (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Verrett tore his Achilles last week, and with the cornerback now officially on injured reserve, his season is over. It's another dose of bad luck for the young corner, who is coming of a torn ACL in Week 1 of the 2017 season and will now have appeared in just five games since the start of the 2016 season.
Official tests have confirmed that Verrett suffered a torn Achilles on Friday, ending the cornerback's season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Verrett was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list upon confirmation of his injury, according to Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site, though the cornerback will transition to the team's injured reserve list eventually. This is a rough break for such a talented player who's now set to miss 55 of the first 80 games of his career. In his absence, Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams will take over on the outside, with Desmond King working the slot.
|2014||San Diego Chargers||6||19||18.0||1||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||47||42.0||5||0||3||68||22.7||68||1||12|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||4||13||11.0||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||1||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|