Ian Rapoport reports that Chargers WR Malcom Floyd is heading to season-ending injured reserve.
- Floyd’s agent, Buddy Baker, confirmed that his client is preparing to return next season
Floyd suffered a neck injury during the team’s Week 2 win over the Eagles. He was expected to return in a few weeks, but the injury was fairly serious, so there always was a chance he could be done for the season.
The Chargers signed Lavelle Hawkins earlier in day to likely take his place.
Although Floyd reportedly received positive news regarding his knee, it’s unlikely that he’ll play in any of the team’s preseason games. There is still some question as to whether or not he’ll be able for the start of the season, but at least it’s still a possibility.
- Floyd will get a second opinion at some point this week, but there could more information available tomorrow.
San Diego has already lost Danario Alexander for the season after he torn his ACL last week. The Chargers have Floyd penciled in as the No. 1 receiver on their most recent depth chart. Eddie Royal is listed as their No. 2 receiver, but it appears as though Vincent Brown and third-round pick Keenan Allen are in great position to take on a pretty larger roles for them this season.
There was talk that Robert Meachem could be on the chopping block, but depending on the severity of Floyd’s injury, Meachem’s roster spot could be saved.
- Gehlken added that it “does not look good” as Floyd was on the ground and receiving treatment for “several minutes.”
- Chris Wesseling of NFL.com wonders if free agent Brandon Lloyd could be an option for the Chargers, considering that he played under HC Mike McCoy while with the Broncos.