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BREAKING: Joe Barksdale waived by the Chargers

Joe Barksdale appears to be leaving the team

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers-Training Camp Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It appears that Joe Barksdale’s time with the Los Angeles Chargers has come to an end.

It’s hard to tell if he’s getting IR’d and expecting to be released after, or if he is getting released now, or simply retiring.


Well there we have it, the Chargers have waived Joe Barksdale. He has been a little banged up but is apparently healthy. Barksdale had not been playing up to expectations. He has been a decent pass protector however he has been a poor run blocker for a while now. 6th round pick Sam Tevi has been splitting time with Barksdale for most of the season and has now completely taken over.

I also wonder if maybe he asked for this move to take some time for himself. As almost everyone should know, Joe has been battling with depression for a while now and getting banged up again and losing his starting job certainly can’t be helping.

We wish Joe, and his family, all the best going forward with his life.