There was some uncertainty regarding the status of San Diego Chargers veteran wide receiver Malcom Floyd for OTAs next week, because while most of us expected Floyd to participate in the team’s voluntary workouts, we still weren’t sure if Floyd’s neck would be ready after last season’s scary, career-threatening injury that sent him to the injured reserve on the first day of October. Floyd has made an impressive, heart-warming recovery, and the Chargers locker room leader sounds ready to hit the field and get to work with his teammates.
Floyd told the Chargers official site that he will be ready to participate in the Chargers organized activities, “I’ll definitely be there for that. I’m excited to be back and just be around my teammates again. You don’t realize how much you take for granted until you go through something like I did, so it feels good to be back. I know I’m in good hands with (Head Athletic Trainer) James Collins and his staff. I’m listening to their advice and to my body, and I feel like I’m in a good position right now. I feel really good running and everything.”
This is incredible news, and the upbeat 32-year-old will be received with welcomed arms on the field by his teammates, especially Philip Rivers. Keenan Allen emerged as a true No. 1 receiver, the TE duo is talented, Danny Woodhead can ball out from the backfield in the passing game, and Eddie Royal isn’t half bad, but the Chargers could still use more help for Rivers. Floyd is a very good deep threat who undoubtedly knows Rivers well, so it’s great to have him back in the offense; it’s even better knowing that he has come back from the gruesome neck injury and will get some work in next week.