Corey Liuget: Chargers decline option for 2019
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they will not exercise the 2019 option on defensive lineman Corey Liuget’s contract. Liuget, who has spent his entire eight year career with the Chargers, will become a free agent on March 13th.
Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco did not rule out the possibility that Liuget could still return to the team on a new deal in a statement Wednesday. “Corey’s made major contributions to this organization since being our first-round selection in 2011 both on and off the field,” said Telesco. “He was our Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2018 for a reason and you won’t find a player who made a bigger contribution in the community than Corey. 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.” Liuget’s 2018 season ended prematurely in November when he suffered a torn right quad tendon in a loss to the Broncos. He finished the year with 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in six games (three starts). He will turn 29 on March 18th.