Cornerback Jason Verrett is expected to miss the rest of the season with a partially torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported via a source informed of the situation.
Verrett told reporters, "My season is over with. ... I cried yesterday," per the San Diego Union-Tribune. The cover man added that he expects to undergo surgery.
He joins teammates Keenan Allen, Steve Johnson, Danny Woodhead and Manti Te'o as those who have suffered season-ending injuries for the Chargers in 2016.
Verrett had been a force on the outside, leading a resurgent San Diego secondary that is now the strength of the defense. In the first two weeks of the season, star wideouts Jeremy Maclin and Allen Robinson were held to a combined seven catches for 80 yards when their quarterbacks targeted them against the stud corner.