Jim Harbaugh & The Los Angeles Chargers Release Former First-Team All-Pro & Fan Favorite In Shocking Offseason Move

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Jim Harbaugh looking on.Jim Harbaugh (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Chargers have released another former Pro Bowler as the roster shakeup continues under new head coach Jim Harbaugh.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Los Angeles Chargers have released star center Corey Linsley, who has been with the team since 2021. Linsley missed all but three games last season recovering from a heart issue.

Linsley hasn’t officially retired, but president of football operations John Spanos said in a statement that the former Green Bay Packer “has taken his last snap in the NFL.” So, it only made sense for the Bolts to release Linsley and remove his salary from their books.

Linsley earned a First-team All-Pro nod in the 2020 season with the Packers, helping them to a second straight NFC Championship Game appearance. He then signed a five-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers worth $62.5 million, earning Pro Bowl and Second-team All-Pro selections in 2021.

Linsley appeared in 132 total games over his 10 NFL seasons. He was the Packers’ starting center in front of Rodgers from 2014 to 2020, helping them to four NFC title game appearances in that span.

Linsley also helped the Chargers end a three-year postseason drought in 2022, though they were eliminated by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card Round after blowing a 27-0 lead.

Los Angeles Chargers Bid Farewell To Another Former Pro Bowler

The Los Angeles Chargers haven’t wasted any time in rebuilding the roster under Jim Harbaugh and new GM Joe Hortiz. They moved on from their top two receivers in Keenan Allen (traded to the Chicago Bears), Mike Williams (released) and Austin Ekeler (signed with the Washington Commanders).

Linsley’s departure was widely expected, but it still creates a considerable hole on the offensive line and in the locker room. Good thing the Chargers addressed the o-line early, using the No. 5 pick on can’t-miss Notre Dame offensive tackle Joe Alt.

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