Larry English’s Contract Officially Voided Today

Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Larry English (51) during the first half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Larry English’s contract voided today making him officially is off of the Chargers roster. Finally we have rid ourselves of that piece from AJ Smith’s majesty. What a sad ride that was.

English was brought onto the team to fill the shoes of Shawne Merriman and he could barely stay healthy enough to get on the field. Every time he got an opportunity to prove himself, another injury would bring him right back down.

Fans were upset with the selection of English in the first round of the draft from the beginning. Now that his contract is void, we won’t have to deal with wasting that cash on a player that provided nothing for us. That should free up a little cash under the cap.

The team has been searching for a consistent pass rush threat since Shawne Merriman was released. This offseason will be no different.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • Lee

    bj raji maybe?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i would love him

      • Julien Bélair

        I would be ecstatic if we sign him

      • Derek

        Y’all haven’t seen him lately. There’s a reason they been tryin him at de and reducing his snaps.

        • arnie

          This^ i’m all about not being desperate and reaching for another teams trash.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Larry English ahead of Clay Mathews damn you A.J. Smith, will TT have the humility to admit his error with Cox??

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i hope he does!!! i sure hope he does. it will be a test

      • Sergio Quintero

        He sure sounded like he wanted to keep him in his state of chargers presser, ego is big motivator.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          I think he is going to give him another shot. I just get that feeling.

          • Julien Bélair

            I would be faire to give a try don’t yku guys think? I mean he was good not great but damn good at jax

          • Stefanie Smith

            We shouldn’t be paying him all this money for him sitting on the bench. Maybe TT can renegotiate his deal.

          • Julien Bélair

            Of course if they think he will be on the bench they should cut him but I think he could be a surprise in his second year. Or take this money and buy shield or davis

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            He was pretty awful this season. HOWEVER… I agree with you. Everyone knows that I wrote articles putting Cox on blast since before everyone else even thought his play was an issue. So, I’ve been pretty hard on him. I could tell as early as the Eagles game that he was a liability in coverage this season.
            But, I think he turns it around. Ernie posted an article on here a couple of weeks ago, asking who the breakout Charger players of 2014 will be. I posted Cox (kind of as a joke) & Steve Williams. Actually, I am kind of not joking about Cox, though. I think he turns it around, and TT thinks so too I think. We are always so hard on players.. but, then you find out their kid had cancer, or their parents both died.. or their wife left with the kids… these guys are human too. I looks like a mental problem with Cox. It’s like the Te’O thing.. people were pretty much insinuating he is a bust (which is harsh), but it turns out he had a broken foot all season. Sometimes we don’t always get to see the big picture.

          • Julien Bélair

            Really good observation sir ! I agree with all of that I could not have said my own thought better haha. I know we like players to come in and perform right away but I think TT is right sometimes it takes times. I think we should give him a shot.

            If not, we will be in the market for shield or davis I think

        • JoseSD

          i think he only said it for the sake of publicity, think about it… when was the last time you heard a gm interview where he said he was going to cut a player. did you expect him to say “yeah signing him was a big mistake, as soon as the new league year starts he’s the first to go” No. like gaither and meachem not much was said but Gaither was cut before preseason and meachem was one of the final cuts. this new regime isnt afraid of doing whats best for the team no matter how much money is involved

          • Gunnar Martin

            Good point. TT has a better idea than any of us. We can only speculate. Whatever happens, I trust that it will be the correct move.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Too bad for him, and the Chargers. That guy just couldn’t catch a break with injuries, could he?

  • Nick Mansoor

    Amen Lord Jesus, my prayers have been answered!

  • Bill Nichols

    Okay, great news. I just do not want to be hearing about him getting 10 sacks on some other team next year, or ever for that matter. Screw A.J. Please someone let us know when we are officially rid of all his crappy little projects…. Bolts!

  • Derek

    Sad thing was he was finally settling in a role as more of a jj type lb I think that that was his ceiling if it weren’t for injuries

    • Gunnar Martin

      I think he’s more of a 4-3 end than a 3-4 linebacker, like he was with us. I’m pretty sure he played in a 4-3 in college. He just doesn’t really have the all-around skills that an OLB needs.

      • Derek

        Ur kinda right his prob was he is too small to be a de in nfl. Not every one can be Demarcus. I don’t blame aj he was awesome in college had all the smarts to switch to olb and the athleticism it made sense. Every team has their baldwins, Jenkins , claborines ted ginn ect

        • Gunnar Martin

          Right. Too bad not all players are capable of making the switch. I really do hope he has some sort of success later in his career. I kinda feel bad for him.

        • 1961 Fan

          Every team does NOT have a Spanos family member as the head of College scouting; are you beginning to see the real problem with the Chargers draft selections?

          • Derek

            That’s debatable you could say he’s not as good as others that worked for their position and proved themselves or I could say being the owners son he has been groomed for this and has more vested in this than a person that just works there. Too many moving cogs to just blame the assistant boss

  • Nuts N Bolts

    Thank god Tom telesco has some got dam since next to go should Johnny Patrick,Richard Marshall,Derek Cox,Jonas Mouton

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon
    • Rob Base

      Whaaaaaaat!!

    • Gunnar Martin

      Wait a second… so what does this really mean…? We’ll still probably get rid of him right? RIGHT?!

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Probably

    • arnie

      Technically so was gaither, however the writing was on the wall. There are “other” options.

  • arnie

    I wish you the best young man. take care.

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