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Chargers Cut Banged-Up Linebacker, Former 1st Round Pick Larry English

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Outside linebacker Larry English #51 of the San Diego Chargers rushes quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders after getting past tackle Matt McCants #73 in the third quarter on October 06, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders won 27-17. (credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Outside linebacker Larry English #51 of the San Diego Chargers rushes quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders after getting past tackle Matt McCants #73 in the third quarter on October 06, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders won 27-17. (credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have released outside linebacker Larry English, a former first-round pick.

San Diego parted ways with English on Tuesday. He was limited to nine games last year, including five starts in place of Dwight Freeney, because of a pectoral injury he had after sacking Peyton Manning in a loss to Denver.

The Chargers drafted him 16th overall in 2009 and he played in all 16 games as a rookie. He played in just 13 games over the next two years because of foot injuries.  English has 11 career sacks in 52 games, nine starts, over his five-year career.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco says English gave everything he had on the field and made “significant contributions” in the community.

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