November 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Randy McMichael (81) during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. The Ravens won 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Cut Ties With TE Randy McMichael


The San Diego Chargers have made their first move of  this big, big  free agency filled day. The Chargers have released TE Randy McMichael, per Adam Schefter

McMichael was a favorite of Norv Turner and I wouldn’t doubt seeing the Cleveland Browns have interest in the veteran tight end. Releasing McMichael frees up $1.5M in cap space for that HUGE signing that the Chargers will be making later today (could be sarcasm or not, but probably sarcasm).

Now the San Diego Chargers can give a little more playing time to the youngster Ladarius Green. Green and Antonio Gates are the only two tight ends on the roster now. The Chargers will be on the market for another tight end, but that player will likely be stuck behind Green and Gates on the depth chart.

The Chargers are still expected to release DT Antonio Garay as well, which would save the team another $5M in salary cap room. Stay tuned as we will try to keep up with all the fast and furious action from free agency Tuesday. It should be a holiday today!

Tags: Free Agency Randy McMichael San Diego Chargers

  • Pels04

    Isnt Rosario still on the roster?!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      free agent this year too

    • Rob Base

      He’s a free agent

  • RussinSactown

    So there’s 6 million in cap space (McDaniel and Garay). Wonder who we’re looking at in Free agency?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      better be some big bad dude that can block for philip

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        or a whole bunch of guys to fill some spots, we only have 7 draft picks. Man I woke up late and moves already happening….so wonderful

  • JoseSD

    If only Manumaleuna was still around him leaving for Chicago along with Lorenzo Neal not being re-signed coincide with this teams lack of a good running game since 2009

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Truth