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Los Angeles Chargers Extend, Restructure Corey Liuget

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The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to terms on a new contract with veteran defensive lineman Corey Liuget. The deal will extend his current contract by one year and will reduce his cap number this year by an as yet unreported amount. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter:

Liuget’s $8 million cap figure for 2018 had many people predicting a contract restructure or even a release. The odds of release had seemed to go up with the news that Liuget would be suspended for the first four games of the 2018 NFL regular season, but the team’s lack of depth along the defensive line made such a move less than ideal. It will be very interesting to see what the numbers are on this new deal given Liuget’s presumably reduced bargaining power.

It will also be interesting to see what the Chargers do with their newly acquired cap room. Speaking of that lacking depth at defensive tackle... Johnathan Hankins is still a free agent.