San Diego, CA- According to UT-San Diego’s Michael Gehlken San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown will likely miss the Chargers preseason opener next thursday against the Dallas Cowboys and likely longer.
Gehlken reports that Brown has been out the past week with a calf strain that he suffered at the start of Training Camp.
Brown was one of the best receivers in San Diego State Aztecs history and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Brown had a solid rookie season for the Chargers with 19 receptions for 329 yards and 3 TDs. Brown was supposed to be the Chargers No.2 receiver to Malcom Floyd in 2012, before Brown broke his ankle in the preseason and missed the entire season. Last season Brown was once again supposed to be the Chargers No.2 receiver to Malcom Floyd, but Brown despite being healthy all season struggled in the Chargers new offense and was surpassed by Keenan Allen.
Gehlken also reports that currently Brown’s spot on the roster isn’t in jeopardy. Yet with the very fierce competition occurring at the wide receiver position right now in Chargers camp, Brown shouldn’t get too comfortable.
Brown is currently the Chargers fourth receiver on the depth chart behind Keenan Allen, Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal. The competition for the final two spots on the depth chart at wide receiver behind him is very intriguing. Dontrelle Inman, Seyi Ajirotutu and rookie speedster Tevin Reese have been very impressive so far in training camp and a solid preseason by either of them could possibly put Browns spot on the depth chart in jeopardy.