By Travis Wakeman
The Los Angeles Chargers have decided against exercising the $9.5 million option on the contract of Corey Liuget, making the veteran defensive lineman a free agent.
The news was announced by the team’s official website on Tuesday, saving the Chargers big when it comes to the salary cap for the coming season. However, Liuget may not have played his last down in a Chargers uniform.
Though Liuget is now a free agent free to sign with any team, he could still come back to the Chargers on a much smaller deal. He will have to weigh his options, depending on how many teams are interested in his services.
Liuget is coming off a turbulent season that started with him being suspended due to a PED violation. In Week 11, he suffered a season-ending injury. All of this limited him to just six games in 2018 where he had 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.
For his career, Liuget has 274 tackles, 24 sacks, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries. The former first-round pick turns 29 years old in March.
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