LA Chargers News

Chargers Have Released Luis Castillo

By Ernie Padaon

June 19, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Luis Castillo (93) participates in a drill during minicamp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The San Diego Chargers have released DE Luis Castillo (Kevin Acee). Castillo was coming back from a season ending broken leg and it is possible that he has not recovered fully from the injury. It will be up to the youth at the position to lead the charge at defensive end. Vaughn Martin and Corey Liuget are the expected starters with Kendall Reyes and Jacques Cesaire rotating in for playing time.

Castillo was released earlier in the offseason and was brought back at a smaller contract. He has been released for the second time.

The Chargers are still looking to add a veteran defensive back onto the roster and this could open up a roster space for that player.

The Chiefs had him over for a visit in March and that could be a possible destination for the defensive end.