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Chargers hamstrung at CB

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Blue Bolt, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

    Oct 28, 2009
    Chargers hamstrung at cornerback

    Antoine Cason stood in unusual company at Tuesday's practice.

    Starting at cornerback opposite him, there was an undrafted rookie. Starting at nickelback, there was an undrafted rookie. Rotating off the bench, there was an undrafted rookie.

    The Chargers have four veteran cornerbacks on their roster, and lately, all but Cason have been sidelined with hamstring injuries. That leaves Cason with the first-year players, which could be the arrangement Thursday when the Chargers meet the 49ers in the preseason finale.

    The statuses for Quentin Jammer, Marcus Gilchrist and Shareece Wright are all in question. They also missed last week's preseason game against the Vikings.

    "It definitely does make it a little different," Cason said. "I'm helping those guy out as much I can. ... They look to me for different things, and I'm OK with that. I really enjoy doing it."

    There are seven total cornerbacks on the roster.

    DeAndre Presley, Greg Gatson and Mount Miguel High grad Arthur Hobbs are the rookies who round it out.

    They'll be busy Thursday.

    "Those young guys are going to get a lot of reps," coach Norv Turner said. "We're short."

    Presley was a quarterback, wide receiver and returner at Appalachian St. Aside from one college game at cornerback against Samford, Presley never played defense before he came to the Chargers.

    He's come a long way.

    "Securing my roster spot, that's the only goal for me," said Presley, who had an interception last week. "Come out Thursday and show our coaches and our team that I can play with these guys and that I belong here in the NFL. I belong here on this football team."
  2. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

    Aug 12, 2006
    Ashton Youboty was let go by the Jags. I remember him being highly touted coming out in 06. Would he give us something?

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