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Randy McMichael released by San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers have released tight end Randy McMichael on Tuesday.

Hours before free agency began, the 11-year veteran was cut. He spent the last three seasons with the Chargers, appearing in all 48 games with 35 starts.

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McMichael caught 59 passes for 543 yards and two touchdowns with San Diego after being signed as a free agent following five seasons in Miami (2002-06) and three in St. Louis.

Overall, he has 426 receptions for 4,539 yards and 24 touchdowns.

The 33-year-old McMichael would have counted $1.5 million against the salary cap.

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