LA Chargers News

Releasing Luis Castillo… What is the Worst That Can Happen?

By Ernie Padaon

July 29, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive end Luis Castillo (93) during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

SOMEONE COULD GET INJURED, THAT’s WHAT! Knowing the Chargers history with the injury bug, the Chargers still decided to release a veteran defensive end. There are four defensive ends that will make the roster in Corey Liuget, Vaughn Martin, Kendall Reyes and Jacques Cesaire BUT behind them are a bunch of guys that are fighting to make ANY NFL roster. If one of the top four guys gets injured, the Chargers can’t rely on Ogemdi Nwagbuo being available again! Someone give Tommie Harris or Andre Carter a call.

The Bolts cut Castillo, but keep two veteran kickers (Nate Kaeding and Nick Novak) on the roster? What is the reasoning for having both of them on the team?

It is sweet that they the team is giving Castillo an oppotunity to catch on with another 53 man roster, but the team needs to be looking out for themselves. There is no reason to cut someone off the roster at this time unless someone else is going to fill that spot…. still waiting to see that transaction.