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Chargers Officially Release LT King Dunlap

Update:

The Los Angeles Chargers announced they’ve officially released LT King Dunlap on Monday.

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Peter Schrager reports that the Chargers are releasing OT King Dunlap on Monday.

Dunlap was due a $500,000 roster bonus on March 18 and Michael Gehlken previously mentioned that the Chargers were likely to either restructure his contract or release him now that they’ve signed Russell Okung to a big-money deal.

King, 31, is a former seventh-round pick of the Eagles back in 2008. He spent four years in Philadelphia before signing on with the Chargers in 2013.

Dunlap is was in the third year of his four-year, $28 million contract that included $13 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $5.75 million for the 2017 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Dunlap will free up $4,875,000 of available cap space while creating $3,250,000 in dead money.

In 2016, Dunlap appeared in 12 games for the Chargers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 53 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.