COSTA MESA in California — TheOn Tuesday, mandatory minicamp opened. However, coach Brandon Staley chose to stay safe with All-Pro safety. He had surgery to his left labrum in February.
The fourth-year professional was not eligible for competitive action.
Staley stated Tuesday that Derwin did not participate in the spring seven-on-seven because he had just undergone labrum surgery. We wanted to ensure he did not participate in the seven-on-7 competition. He was able to do all the individual work… he also participated in all of our 11-on-11 group stuff.”
Eleven-on-11 drills were done at a jog.
Staley stated, “It was more precautionary in nature, and if you have any knowledge about Derwin it killed him that there wasn't he out there for sure.”
James intercepted two passes last season and had five pass deflections as well as three forced fumbles.
Due to a hamstring strain, he was unable to play in two of the December games.
A Week 3 win over theJames was injured with a shoulder injury and was on the injury list. However, he played in the next game, a win over the Steelers in Week 4. .
James was involved in the second Pro Bowl and had undergone surgery to repair his labrum. He intercepted a pass by quarterback..
The Chargers are expected to end their offseason program Wednesday.