Bolts delivery cuts, liberate frail LB Kendricks

  • Kris Rhim, ESPNMar 5, 2024, 05: 27 PM ET

The Los Angeles Chargers released linebacker Eric Kendricks on Tuesday, the team announced.

Kendricks signed a two-300 and sixty five days, $13.25 million contract with the Chargers closing offseason, with $6.75 million assured. He was due a $1.25 million roster bonus if he was on the roster on the third day of the nonetheless league 300 and sixty five days (March 15).

The creep saves the Chargers $6.5 million, and the team will incur a unimaginative money price of $2.5 million. Kendricks, 32, was a captain in 2023 and accomplished second on the team with 117 tackles.

For now, Daiyan Henley, drafted in the third spherical in the 2023 draft, and Reduce Niemann are the only real real internal linebackers on the roster. Linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr., who was third in tackles in 2023, is a free agent.

Kendricks’ liberate is the main well-known roster creep since coach Jim Harbaugh and identical previous supervisor Joe Hortiz were hired. The Chargers are now $19 million above the salary cap after Kendricks’ liberate, in step with

Tuesday’s creep is likely the beginning of extra ahead for the Chargers, as Harbaugh and Hortiz will explore to derive the team salary cap compliant. The Chargers’ greatest choices will near with linebackers Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack and big receivers Mike Williams and Keenan Allen, who all accept as true with cap hits above $30 million next season.

Hortiz and Harbaugh were noncommittal on the futures of those avid gamers.

“In phrases of the cap, I’m confident we are in a position to derive there because that you just can accept as true with got to derive there,” Hortiz said on the NFL scouting combine. “I have not any preference but to derive under the cap, so I will promise you that we’re going to end that.”

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