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Larry English released by San Diego Chargers

The Chargers have seen enough of linebacker Larry English.

The team announced Tuesday that they've released the veteran linebacker, waving farewell to their first-round selection from 2009.

It's intriguing whenever a top pick is sent packing -- especially before camp -- but the move isn't a shock. English was long considered a roster-bubble candidate after piling up just 11 sacks over 52 appearances in five seasons.

The Chargers are high on Melvin Ingram and now have second-round pick Jeremiah Attaochu to pick up the slack on the outside, a duo that contributed to English being buried on San Diego's depth chart.

Set to make $1.54 million this year, English was too expensive after his 2013 campaign was cut short with a season-ending pectoral injury in November.

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that English will become an immediate free agent with no need to clear waivers. He's been a major disappointment, but we still expect the pass rusher to find another gig before the season.

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