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Former Chargers players who have yet to find a new team

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Defensive tackle Damion Square #71 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates the interception of defensive end Melvin Ingram #54 in the third quarter at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Defensive tackle Damion Square #71 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates the interception of defensive end Melvin Ingram #54 in the third quarter at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Corey Liuget and Damion Square

The Chargers declined to pick up the contract option of former first-round pick Corey Liuget earlier this offseason, making him a free agent. There was always the chance the team would bring him back at a reduced rate, but to this point, that hasn’t happened.

A league-mandated suspension and a torn tendon in his quad cost Liuget a large portion of the 2018 season, and the Chargers clearly feel they can get by without him going forward.

Liuget is still on the right side of 30 years old and has 24 sacks for his career. Is there another team out there that could consider him a fit?

Damion Square is also still looking for his next stop. The Chargers were the third stop of his career but by far the one he spent the most time at.

Square spent five seasons with the Chargers and is coming off what was by far his best. He had 31 combined tackles and three sacks last season, both career highs, while playing in all 16 games for the team. Considering that Darius Philon was signed by the Arizona Cardinals after the Chargers made basically no attempt to bring him back, it’s a bit surprising that Square remains unsigned.

Square recently turned 30 years old and is probably not up to being a starter in the NFL, but he could provide valuable veteran depth along the defensive line for a team a need. You would think the Chargers would be considered a team in need, but they have apparently moved on from Square.

Scale of 1-10

Chance Liuget returns to the Chargers: 5

Chance Liuget plays for a different team: 7

Chance Square returns to Chargers: 5

Chance Square plays for a different team: 4

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