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Chargers Release LaBoy

Crowded LB Position Forced Him Out



    Chargers Release LaBoy
    San Diego Chargers
    The Chargers released LB Travis LaBoy on Monday.

    Last year, the Chargers were desperate for depth at outside linebacker. They signed Travis LaBoy to a 2-year contract but did not get the kind of production from him they would have liked.

    LaBoy started 14 games, but had just 47 tackles and a career-low one sack.

    Meanwhile, Antwan Barnes was emerging as a viable pass-rusher off the edge with a career-high 10 sacks. Then in the off-season the Chargers signed veteran Jarret Johnson from the Ravens and used a first round draft pick on Melvin Ingram. Those guys, along with Shaun Phillips, intriguing youngster Darryl Gamble, and a (hopefully) healthy Larry English made LaBoy expendable.

    So the Chargers released him on Monday. LaBoy is a veteran presence and should find his way on to another roster before training camps start in July.