Chargers making veteran DT Liuget a free agent
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By Eric D. WilliamsESPN Staff Writer

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers announced on Wednesday they will not exercise the 2019 option on the contract of defensive tackle Corey Liuget, the longest-tenured player on defense.

The move means Liuget will become a free agent in March. However, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said it remains a possibility for Liuget to re-sign with the Chargers in free agency.

Liuget joins fellow defensive linemen Brandon Mebane, Darius Philon and Damion Square as Chargers set to hit free agency in March.

"While we did not exercise the 2019 option in Corey's contract and he will now become a free agent on March 13, the door is certainly not closed for a possible return in the future," Telesco said in a statement.

Chargers GM Tom Telesco believes the AAF could potentially be a developmental league for the NFL. Said Telesco: "It has the potential to be a nice complement to the NFL."

Selected No. 18 overall by the Chargers in the 2011 draft out of Illinois, Liuget was due to make $8 million in 2019, including a $4 million roster bonus due on the third day of the new league year in...



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