Chargers set to release Luis Castillo again


For the second time this offseason, the Chargers are releasing defensive end Luis Castillo.

Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego tweeted out the news a few moments ago.

The Chargers let Castillo go in March for financial reasons, since he was supposed to make $3.9 million with a $1 million roster bonus. But they re-signed the former first-round pick in April for one year, with a minimum base salary of $825,000.

The Chargers are solid at the position, with Corey Liuget, rookie Kendall Reyes, Vaughn Martin and Jacques Cesaire providing plenty of depth.

Castillo only played one game last year before breaking his leg. Despite that, he visited Kansas City and New England during his month of unemployment, indicating there may be a market for him now.

10 responses to “Chargers set to release Luis Castillo again

  1. OK, what has happened since then to warrant his release? If the answer is “nothing”, why was he signed for the year for no reason then?

  2. Bears should bring this guy in at camp. Cant hurt to have another body to try out for the D-Line…

  3. I think he’s going to have a bigger market than just two teams. He could easily slide inside and play DT in a 4-3 defense.

  4. I don’t get to watch the Chargers very often, but my impressions of him whenever I did get to see him play was that he was a high-motor constant pressure dangerous D-end that definitely needed to be accounted for in the blocking schemes. He was a 1st round pick and when I saw him play… albeit a couple of years ago… he seemed to be seriously good player. Just saying……

  5. I think in order to qualify as having a lot of depth in any position… you actually need to have multiple players who have performed well.

    This tidbit just named off a bunch of nobody’s that haven’t done anything in the NFL. Not exactly what I call depth.

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