The Chargers haven’t opened up training camp yet, but they’ve already decided that linebacker Larry English won’t be a member of their 53-man roster.
The team announced Tuesday that they have released English. The Chargers also announced that they have signed center Khalil Wilkes.
English was a first-round pick in 2009, but never developed into the player they hoped to get when they selected him out of Northern Illinois. English made just nine starts in his 52 appearances with the Chargers and produced 11 sacks and one forced fumble over that stretch. Injuries contributed to keeping him off the field, including a pec injury that sent him to injured reserve last season, but English wasn’t much of a factor when he was healthy.
English is not subject to waivers, so he is free to sign with any team once now that he’s been officially dropped by the Chargers.