Well, this is certainly not how we all wanted training camp to start.
The Chargers players reported for training camp today and already there are big reasons to be disappointed.
Firstly, as you probably already heard, Jason Verrett went down in the first conditioning exorcise with a torn Achilles and is done for the season.
I was just getting over that news, when I just read this tweet that made my day, and probably soon to be yours as well, go from bad, to worse.
Chargers announce that CB Jason Verrett, TE Hunter Henry and OL Forrest Lamp have been placed on the active Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start training camp, while S Derwin James and OL Brett Boyko will start out on the active non-football injury (NFI) list.— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) July 27, 2018
Thats right, despite the hype article earlier this week from the Chargers about Forrest Lamp, he is starting on the PUP list.
Going on the PUP list now, means that Lamp is not allowed to practice until cleared by the team medical staff, however as soon as he is cleared, he’s allowed to practice and play in preseason games. However if he is not activated before the end of the preseason, and moves onto the regular season PUP list, he must sit out a minimum of 6 games.
Oh and what about this year’s first round pick? Well it appears Derwin James injured a muscle in training sometime between mini camp and now.
James’ injury is a minor muscle injury suffered between the end of minicamp and traingjn camp. He’s considered day to day. https://t.co/uYWObObZzf— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) July 27, 2018
So real practice hasn’t even officially started yet and 3 of the players most people were excited about are not going to be participating. Hopefully what Dan Woike heard was true and that Derwin is practicing sooner rather than later.