The UT's Michael Gehlken reports...
Chargers CB Steve Williams tore his pectoral muscle during Thursday's game. Fifth-round pick expected to miss season.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) August 17, 2013
The injury is a big blow for both the San Diego Chargers and Williams, who was expected to contribute a lot of snaps to the Chargers' defense this season. Steve Williams never missed a game in his three seasons at Cal, so let's wish him a strong recovery and hope he gets back to being his durable self next year.
For the Chargers, this leaves the cornerback position as follows:
- Derek Cox
- Shareece Wright
- Johnny Patrick (who's currently not practicing due to injury)
- Cromartie pt. deux (Marcus Cromartie)
- Josh Johnson
- and some other guys.
Marcus Gilchrist also plays corner, but it's not like there's a lot of depth behind him at the strong safety position. Does Telesco look to the free agent market? Pretty slim pickings there as well with the only free agents I've heard of being Sheldon Brown and Shawntae Spencer. Most likely we're going to be seeing a lot of Cromartie and Johnson.
Deep breath. Exhale.