Report: Chargers’ WR Vincent Brown is getting first team reps in practice

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown was ready to have a prominent role last season until it was cut short when he had his ankle broken in the first game of the preseason causing him to miss the entire year. Even though there is a different front office, it looks like Brown will step into the role he was ready to take last season.

According to the UT San Diego’s Michael Gehlken, Brown has been rotating with Malcom Floyd in practice. While Gehlken cautioned people not to read too much into what happens in OTAs, it still says something about Brown’s ability. Here is new head coach Mike McCoy talking about that skill and determination.

“He’s been great,” McCoy said. “We laid out a plan for him early on, and he’s one of those kids who want to go full speed, 100 miles per hour every play. So we were holding back a little bit when we first got on the field, and it’s just a process we’re going through to make sure we’re doing the right thing with him. But he’s on board 100 percent with us, and he’s done a great job

McCoy is smart to pull in the reigns a little on Brown. Even though he is 100 percent healthy, you just can’t afford to lose him for two years in a row. After a humorous performance last year from the Chargers’ receiving corps, this year will be better for the pass catchers. The line has improved a bit and will give Philip Rivers more time to get the ball to his receivers and not the defenders.