Chargers CB Verrett suffers season-ending Achilles tear
Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett suffered a season-ending Achilles tear during a conditioning test on the opening day of training camp on Friday.
Verrett has been plagued by injury misfortune since entering the NFL in 2014. He has not played more than six games in three of his four seasons.
He made the Pro Bowl in 2015 when he recorded 12 pass breakups and three interceptions in 14 games, but Verrett then missed 12 games in 2016 with a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The 27-year-old tore his ACL in the season opener last year and is now set to spend the 2018 campaign on the sideline. He will undergo further testing on the injury on Saturday.
It is more crushing news for the Chargers, who have already lost tight end Hunter Henry for the season with a torn ACL.
Trevor Williams, who played in all 16 games last year, is listed as Verrett's backup on the team's early depth chart. Williams had two interceptions and 56 combined tackles in 2017.
Jason Verrett has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles tendon. He will complete further testing tomorrow.— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 27, 2018