Verrett missed all but one game of the 2017 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL, the second time in as many years the fourth-year corner had surgery on his troublesome knee. With Verrett on track to play come 2018, the Chargers could boast one of the best secondaries in the NFL, led by standout corner Casey Hayward.
Verrett (knee) underwent successful knee surgery three weeks ago and has been encouraged by the rehab process, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
After aggravating a torn ACL in Week 1 and requiring another procedure, Verrett will essentially have a second consecutive season wiped out due to injury. While it's good to see that Verrett's spirits have been high following the second surgery, the poor health he's displayed thus far in his brief career will likely limit his earning potential as he heads into free agency this offseason.
Verrett (knee) has been placed on injured reserve.
The decision comes as no surprise following the announcement he'd receive season-ending surgery. In theory, Verrett could return after Week 10, but given the extent of the injury, any such scenario seems a bit unrealistic at the moment. Without Verrett, the Chargers will likely rely on Trevor Williams and Desmond King to slide into his spot.
Verrett has decided to undergo season-ending knee surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Verrett's status has been in question since he sat out Thursday's practice two weeks ago with a knee injury, and it now appears the worst-case scenario has come to fruition, and he will not play again in 2017. Verrett is among the league's top cornerbacks when healthy, but this will be the third time in four years as a pro he has missed a significant portion of the season, so it remains to be seen what level of production he provides when he returns.
Verrett (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Verrett did not practice this week and currently has no timetable for his return. It doesn't look good at this point for the oft-injured cornerback, but determinations have yet to be made on his status beyond this week. Trevor Williams and rookie Desmond King will again see increased snaps in his absence.
|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|
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|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|