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San Diego Chargers activate SS Brandon Taylor from PUP list

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Seven months after tearing his ACL, Brandon Taylor is healthy and ready to compete to be the starting Strong Safety for the San Diego Chargers.

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Ummmm, yeah.

So, I guess I was wrong. Richard and Gehlken were right. Brandon Taylor is back, and I'm assuming he will compete with Marcus Gilchrist for the starting Strong Safety position.

Taylor, a third-round selection by the San Diego Chargers in the 2012 NFL Draft, tore his ACL in his first NFL start against the Jets on December 23, 2012.

I always thought that recovery from a torn ACL took 8-12 months, and more than that until a player is comfortable running on the leg, but apparently Taylor did it in seven months.

Being activated from the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list is a sign that the Chargers believe Taylor is ready to contribute to the team now, which is nuts when you think about it. If the team has two miraculous comebacks from torn ACLs in the same year, their training staff deserves a medal.

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