In an interesting turn of events, the Chargers announced during the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Colts that WR Vincent Jackson is out for the rest of the game with a right calf injury.
Jackson was playing in his first game of the season following a bitter dispute and holdout with the team, which was followed by a three-game NFL suspension on the roster/exempt list. Jackson reported to the Chargers on Oct. 29 and was activated on Tuesday.
Jackson didn’t have much of an impact against the Colts, playing a handful of snaps during the first quarter and failing to record a reception. After 11 weeks of waiting for Jackson, his return lasted only a few series.
Without Jackson and the injured Patrick Crayton, the Chargers are thin at receiver. Quarterback Philip Rivers’ receiving options include wide recievers Legedu Naanee, Malcolm Floyd, Buster Davis and Seyi Ajirotutu.
Tight end Antonio Gates was also activated for the first time since Week 8. Gates missed the Chargers’ last two games with a foot injury.