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Chargers to Release DL Luis Castillo

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that the Chargers are releasing defensive lineman Luis Castillo. He was drafted by the Chargers in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Castillo missed most of the 2011 season after suffering a fractured leg in Week 1. He was released by the Chargers earlier this year. However, shortly before the release, U-T San Diego reported the Chargers had interest in bringing Castillo back at a reduced salary.

Chargers coach Norv Turner certainly sounded like he was interested in having Castillo return, and the team inked him to a one-year deal.

“Luis is, he was really having an outstanding camp last year and got hurt in the opening game, and he’s, I think he’s healthy,” Turner said. “Last time I talked to him, he thought he was making great strides and great rehabilitation. I see him as a good football player.”

Not good enough, as once again today he’s back on the open market.


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