Last week, we discussed how Jeromey Clary’s no-show may have opened the door for rookie Chris Watt to climb into the driver’s seat in the battle for the right guard position. As the first week of June begins, that door may have just been swung open.
News broke Monday evening that offensive lineman Jeromey Clary underwent surgery to heal issues to the offensive guard’s shoulder and hip issues that Clary played through a season ago.
According to U-T San Diego’s Michael Gehlken and ESPN’s Eric D. Williams, there is currently no timetable for the veteran lineman to return to organized team activities for the San Diego Chargers. The cloud hanging over his future with the team has blackened quite a bit over the last few weeks, with the selection of the former Notre Dame lineman.
But now, that cloud appears to be intensifying quite a bit.
Clary’s contract situation doesn’t help matters, because as Williams pointed out in his article, the 2014 season is his last under team control and will be paid $4.55 million this year. In theory, the team could get away with keeping him off the field while Watt collects more snaps, and if he’s ready, Clary could be sent packing.