Larry English won’t be a free agent, after all

AP

NFLPA records indicate that Chargers linebacker Larry English, a first-round pick in 2009, will be a free agent in March.  The Chargers say otherwise.

In response to our list of AFC West potential free agents, based largely on the NFLPA official list of free agents, a Chargers source advises PFT that English did not reach the playing-time percentage necessary to void the final year of his original six-year deal.

As a result, the 16th overall pick from five years ago remains under contract for one more year, at a base salary of $1.54 million.

English had a career-high five starts in 2013, before landing on injured reserve in November with a biceps injury.  From 2009 through 2012, he started four total games.