Larry English has turned in five underwhelming seasons in San Diego. There won’t be a sixth.
On Tuesday, just two days before training camp begins, the Chargers announced they have released English, the team’s first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall) in 2009.
Chargers released former first-round pick Larry English.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2014
A highly sought-after linebacker in college, English’s game has yet to translate to the NFL. He made only nine starts in 52 games for the Chargers, recording a meager 11 sacks and one forced fumble.
Durability has also been a concern for English, who’s missed 28 games over the past four seasons. His 2013 campaign ended in November, when a pectoral injury sent him to injured reserve. With Melvin Ingram fully healthy and second-rounder Jerry Attaochu in tow, the writing was on the wall for English.
As he’s not subject to waivers, English, 28, is now free to sign with any team, likely in a deep reserve role.
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