That feeling is set to become reality. According to multiple reports, Dunlap will be released by the Chargers with a $500,000 roster bonus due at the end of the week.
Dunlap spent the last four seasons with the Chargers, but only played a complete season once over that stretch. Healthy or not, Dunlap may not be available for all of the 2017 season either as he was recently arrested for violating a protective order filed by a girlfriend. Dunlap’s attorney says it was a misunderstanding about what Dunlap was allowed to do under the order, but an arrest could lead to league discipline.
UPDATE 2:09 p.m. ET: The Chargers have announced Dunlap’s release.