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.