San Diego, CA- San Diego Chargers will be without cornerbacks Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys in their preseason opener, according to UT-San Diego’s Michael Gehlken.
Gehlken reports that Verrett and Flowers have been limited in some capacity during the team’s practices this week.
Rookie Jason Verrett is still recovering from shoulder surgery and Marcus Cromartie has also sat out the last few practices.
Even if they were healthy Flowers and Verrett would only be expected to play the first couple drives of the game. Steve Williams, Shareece Wright and Richard Marshall will get most of the snaps at cornerbacks for the Chargers in the first half against the Cowboys.
The Chargers currently have 11 cornerbacks on the 90-man roster in Jason Verrett , Steve Williams, Marcus Cromartie, Brandon Ghee, Brandon Flowers, Shareece Wright, Richard Marshall, Crezdon Butler, Chris Davis, Greg Ducre and recently signed Lowell Rose.
Rose is considered a versatile cornerback that is also capable of playing safety due to his solid tackling ability. Rose also adds a bit of size at 6-foot-1 to a group of athletic cornerbacks that lack size.
The Chargers have a vast amount of talent at the cornerback position. Jason Verrett , Brandon Flowers and Shareece Wright are expected to be the team’s starters at cornerback. Brandon Ghee, Richard Marshall and Steve Williams, who the Chargers have been very impressed with are expected to be the backups.
Rose, Crezdon Butler, Greg Ducre and college football legend Chris Davis, who has also been extremely impressive so far in training camp will battle for the final cornerback spot on the roster.