Chargers cut ties with former first-rounder Larry English

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,…

The road ahead: Undrafted players aim to find NFL niche

For the 256 players who heard their name called last month, the NFL draft was a rewarding experience, a culmination of years of hard work and dedication to their craft. Many others — players who expelled similar amounts of blood, sweat, and tears — weren’t so fortunate, as they were left to toil in the…