COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that after cornerback Jason Verrett had an MRI on his surgically repaired left knee last week, there appears to be no new damage.
However, Verrett remains out indefinitely in what Lynn considers a week-to-week issue.
“There’s really not a timetable on Jason right now,” Lynn said. “We’re still evaluating him and we just want him to get right before he’s back on the football field.”
Verrett, 26, shut it down last season after a Week 4 contest against the New Orleans Saints when an MRI revealed he had a partially torn ACL in his left knee. After having surgery to repair the issue, the TCU product endured a rigorous rehab to work his way back on the field.
The Chargers took a cautious approach with the talented cornerback this year, holding him out of offseason work on the field and slowly working him back into training camp -- to the point that Verrett played in just one preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Verrett played 63 plays in the team’s opener against the Denver Broncos, but experienced soreness in his surgically repaired knee and missed the last two days of practice last week, with Lynn ruling him out for last Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
“It was never right in my opinion, just watching him in practice,” Lynn said about Verrett's knee. “He’s such a competitor. ... But he wasn’t able to play to his standard. So we just want him to get healthy.”
Lynn said cornerback Trevor Williams played well in Verrett’s absence on Sunday against the Dolphins, finishing with five tackles -- including a tackle for loss -- and two pass breakups.
“I thought he played good,” Lynn said. “He came in, picked up the slack and played the ball well.”