The Los Angeles Chargers announced Friday that they’ve released veteran S Darrell Stuckey with a failed physical designation.
“For the past seven years, Darrell has been a difference maker for our franchise both on and off the field,” said General Manager Tom Telesco. “He followed up a Pro Bowl season in 2014 by being named the Chargers Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015. You couldn’t ask for a better person to represent the organization than Darrell, and we want to sincerely thank him not only for what he has meant to the Chargers, but for what he has meant to the community as a whole. Darrell, his wife Lacie, and his children will always be part of the Chargers family, and we wish them all the best now and in the future.”
Stuckey, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Chargers back in 2010. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.6 million contract and set to make a base salary of $2.9 million for the 2017 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Stuckey will free up $2.9 million of available cap space while creating $433,750 in dead money.
In 2016, Stuckey appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and recorded 11 tackles, and a fumble recovery.