Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebackerLarry 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.
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) February 7, 2014
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.