According to Gehlken, San Diego and Liuget’s representatives are getting closer to having a finalized deal in place that would prevent him from testing the free agent market next year.
- According to Rapoport, addressing Liuget’s contract is viewed as a “priority” for the Chargers.
Liuget, 25, had his fifth-year option picked up by the Chargers last April and now stands to make a base salary of $6.969 million for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Liuget appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and recorded 57 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two recoveries including one for a touchdown and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 25 defensive end in a 3-4 system out of 47 qualifying players.