Chargers Release Wiley, Others

Chargers release Wiley

Six players were released and four others were not tendered offers, allowing all of the players to become Unrestricted free agents on Wednesday. TE Stephen Alexander, RB Antoineo Harris, DE Raylee Johnson, T Vaughn Parker, C Cory Raymer and DE Marcellus Wiley were released while G Michael Keathley, WR Tim Baker, WR Dondre Gilliam and G David Brandt were not tendered offers. Johnson and Parker requested to be released and the team obliged.

The following 11 players also are Unrestricted free agents: P Darren Bennett, C David Binn, K Steve Christie, T Ed Ellis, G Kelvin Garmon, G Bob Hallen, RB Leon Johnson, T Damion McIntosh, T Solomon Page, DT Joe Salave'a and S Jerry Wilson.

Players that were either restructured or re-signed include veteran quarterback Doug Flutie, wide receiver Tim Dwight, safety Vernon Fox and wide receiver Micah Ross. Flutie and Dwight signed new three-year contracts while Fox and Ross signed one-year contracts.

The Flutie contract was not official as of 2 PM PST as his agent, Kristen Kuliga awaited the final contract. Flutie will get a small base salary with incentives should he start.

The Chargers tendered contract offers to nine players, thus maintaining negotiating rights. The team holds exclusive negotiating rights to the following Exclusive Rights free agents: RB Jesse Chatman, CB Kevin House, C Jason Ball, DT DeQuincy Scott, WR Eric Parker and TE Josh Norman. The following Restricted Free Agents also received tenders from the team: LB Zeke Moreno, LB Carlos Polk and DE Otis Leverette.

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