Chargers cut first-round bust English

07/22/2014 4:01 PM

07/22/2014 4:07 PM

San Diego, CA ( - Larry English's disappointing five-year tenure with the San Diego Chargers has come to a close, with the team releasing the former first-round pick just prior to the start of training camp.

The Chargers chose English, an outside linebacker out of Northern Illinois, with the 16th overall selection of the 2009 NFL Draft. The 2008 MAC Player of the Year failed to make a significant impact with the team, however, never recording more than three sacks in a season and starting just nine games.

English played in just nine games with five starts last season before landing on injured reserve with a biceps tear. The 28-year-old had 18 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks prior to being sidelined.

The Chargers released English to clear a roster spot for rookie center Khalil Wilkes, signed to a three-year contract on Tuesday.

Join the Discussion

Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service