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San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd working on return in 2014

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd has been cleared for light workouts, eyeing a return at the beginning of next season after missing most of last season with a neck injury.

Jeff Gross

Coming into last season, one of the perceived strengths on the San Diego Chargers roster was the depth in the wide receiver position.

But injuries to starters Danario Alexander and Malcom Floyd quickly changed that.

Alexander was lost in pre-season, while Floyd made his season debut, only to be lost for the rest of the year after suffering a devastating hit and injuring his neck and spine.

Floyd has been working on his return, and is officially cleared to do light workouts.

"It's not quite there yet, but it's getting there," Floyd said. "There's really no timetable. There's still a little discomfort in there, but it's a lot better."

Floyd told reporters he has been running for a month now, and has been cleared by his spinal specialist for light weightlifting.

If Floyd is able to return for the Chargers, he would be a nice compliment to Keenan Allen. In 9 seasons with the team, he has 239 receptions, 4,133 receptions yards, and 25 touchdowns.

He is due to make $2.75 million next season.