Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; San Diego Chargers fullback Le
The San Diego Chargers have released FB Le’Ron McClain today in order to open up an extra $2.5 million under the cap.
Chargers have released fullback Le'Ron McClain, per source. Move clears $2.5 million in cap space.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) March 4, 2014
McClain was not needed on the roster for the offense that the Chargers were running. McClain didn’t get much action on the field. This roster cut was expected by the team.
The fullback position is a dying breed in the league. McClain was one of the better fullbacks in the game, but the position has morphed a bit and he doesn’t really fit the mold that the Chargers were looking for.
The Chargers can rely more on John Phillips at tight end if they want to use a fullback on offense or the team can just look to use two tight ends on the field.
The Chargers can use the extra money that they saved to sign some of their free agents. Chad Rinehard, Darrell Stuckey and Richard Marshall are likely players the team will be looking to bring back this offseason. Hopefully we hear about some of these players re-signing soon.