“This sport does have a business side to it,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said, via Eric Williams of ESPN. “I think when you re-do Corey Liuget, it gives you some flexibility there, and we did some things with Chris. We think Chris is a heck of a player. The door’s definitely open for him to come back. We’ll just see how it works out.”
The Chargers recently restructured Liuget’s contract, which was supposed to pay him $8 million this season.
McCain made five sacks last season, his first with the Chargers. He played 227 snaps.
The tender would have paid him $1.9 million for 2018.