Chargers OLB Larry English to injured reserve

Oct 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas (73) works against San Diego Chargers linebacker Larry English (52) during the second quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

As reported by Michael Gelkhen, beat writer for the San Diego Chargers, the team will place Larry English on season ending injured reserve.  English was hoping to prove not only that he could be productive this season but that he could also stay healthy and really showed neither and this could mean the end of English’s career in San Diego.  In his 52 game career which has lasted five seasons with the Chargers, he has been able to get just 11 sacks after being a first round pick in 2009.

The hope was that English would fill the void left by Shawne Merriman who suffered from injuries and had steroids suspensions that ended his career there.  Along with Shaun Phillips, a Charger until this season (now with the Denver Broncos), general manager A.J. Smith was hoping to extend the pass rushing dominance they were able to have for much of the decade of the 2000s.  English finished this season with 2.5 sacks in 9 games.  The Chargers prepare to take play on the road against the Miami Dolphins as they attempt to keep their wild card bid alive this year.

 

Topics: Larry English, San Diego Chargers

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