Cason has surgery on right index finger
SAN DIEGO (AP)
Turner said it's not known yet whether Cason, who fractured the finger in defending a pass Sunday, will be available for the team's initial two preseason games.
''Cason will be fine,'' Turner said.
A first-round pick in 2008, Cason is coming off his first season as a full-time starter.
On Monday, rookies Marcus Gilchrist and Shareece Wright got some of Cason's snaps.
Turner praised Gilchrist, a second-round draft pick out of Clemson.
''I like everything that Gilchrist has done,'' he said.
''One thing that's jumped out - and I think it's a starting point for corners - is he's shown he's very physical. He's come up and filled the run. He's been very aggressive.''
Veteran Dante Hughes, who can start practicing on Thursday, will also get extra work.