Chargers cut banged-up linebacker Larry English

Updated: July 22, 2014, 4:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers have released outside linebacker Larry English, a former first-round pick.

San Diego parted ways with English on Tuesday. He was limited to nine games last year, including five starts in place of Dwight Freeney, because of a pectoral injury he had after sacking Peyton Manning in a loss to Denver.

The Chargers drafted him 16th overall in 2009 and he played in all 16 games as a rookie. He played in just 13 games over the next two years because of foot injuries. English has 11 career sacks in 52 games, nine starts, over his five-year career.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco says English gave everything he had on the field and made "significant contributions" in the community.


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