The Chargers decommissioned Jason Verrett on Friday because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, an injury that could sideline the Pro Bowl cornerback for several weeks, beginning with Sunday’s home opener against the Miami Dolphins at StubHub Center.
It was for his own good, coach Anthony Lynn said. Verrett, a first-round pick out of Texas Christian in 2014, played 63 of a possible 69 snaps in Monday night’s 24-21 loss at Denver. His form did not match his fortitude.
“He’s not moving the way he’s moved in the past, he’s just not right,” Lynn said after Friday’s practice. “He’s such a competitor, he wants to be on the field, but we have to protect him from himself. I know the way Jason likes to play the game, and right now, he can’t play it that way.”
Verrett, 26, underwent season-ending surgery last October after suffering a partial tear of his anterior cruciate ligament in Week 4. He spent most of the offseason rehabilitating and played only two preseason series, in the third game against the Rams.
Verrett, who did not practice Thursday and Friday, underwent an MRI test this week, the results of which were not made available. Lynn has “no idea” how long Verrett will be out and termed his status as “week to week.”
Is there any concern Verrett, a strong cover corner who had 47 tackles and three interceptions during his Pro Bowl season in 2015, could be out for the season?
“Well, we’ll always have a plan for that, but if he can make it back, that would certainly help,” Lynn said. “He’s done everything possible to get back, to be…
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