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Larry English | Linebacker

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
College: Northern Illinois
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Chargers OLB Larry English is under contract for $1.54 million in 2014.
It's notable because NFLPA records list English is an unrestricted free agent. He failed to activate a clause in his rookie contract that would've voided English's deal from six years to five, however, and is now signed through 2014. The Chargers could still release English, of course, if they deem him unworthy of a $1.54 million salary. He's managed 11 sacks across 42 career games. Feb 9 - 4:10 PM

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Chargers placed OLB Larry English on injured reserve with a pectoral injury, ending his season.

It's yet another blow for a team that's been dropping pass rushers all season. The 2009 first-rounder was not in the midst of a stellar campaign, but had notched 2.5 sacks in nine games. He was a bottom-10 player in Pro Football Focus' 3-4 outside linebacker ratings, however. English will be a free agent in the offseason, so it's quite possible he's played his final snap as a Charger. English has just 11 career sacks in 52 games, and struggled mightily with injuries. He's appeared in only 36 games since the start of the 2010 season.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Chargers OLB Larry English was forced from Sunday's game against the Broncos with a biceps injury, and will not return.

It leaves the Chargers' pass rush perilously thin. English notched a sack before going down, bringing his season total to 2.5.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 06:38:00 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego confirms OLB Larry English is a candidate for an expanded role.

The Chargers are desperate for linebackers with Melvin Ingram (ACL surgery) out for the year. Dwight Freeney was signed on Saturday and will replace Ingram in a pass-rushing role, but English is still expected to see an increase in defensive snaps. The 16th overall pick in 2009, English has been a massive bust to this point. He had a career-low 1.5 sacks in 14 games last season.
Sat, May 18, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Just four of the 35 players drafted by the Chargers from 2005-2009 remain on the roster.

We don't usually post items like this, but the draft stat was too good to pass up. The four players are backups Charlie Whitehurst and Larry English, free safety Eric Weddle and struggling right tackle Jeromey Clary. If you wanted to know why the Chargers' roster deteriorated so quickly, here is your answer. They drafted incredibly poorly under since-fired general manager A.J. Smith.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:47:00 AM

Chargers OLB Larry English (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

English started the Chargers' last eight games but is rotated heavily with Shaun Phillips and Jarrett Johnson. An MRI on Monday confirmed the initial diagnosis of a strain, so there's a chance he'll return in Week 13.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 07:48:00 PM

Chargers OLB Larry English insists he's finally healthy for the first time in his four-year career.

"For the first time in a long time, I don't worry about my foot," English said. "I don't even think about it. I just go out there and go play." English had two sacks and seven tackles in the preseason, and will be looking to earn a role in sub-packages behind Shaun Phillips, Jarret Johnson, and Melvin Ingram.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 10:47:00 PM

Chargers 2009 first-round pick Larry English is in danger of losing his roster spot this training camp.

English has already missed practice time and the Chargers are losing patience, particularly after using a first-round pick on Melvin Ingram. English, 26, is no longer on scholarship. He's missed 19 games through his first three NFL seasons, and tied a career low with two sacks in five 2011 appearances.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 09:25:00 PM

Chargers OLB Larry English participated in 11-on-11 drills Tuesday for the first time since breaking his right foot in October.

The right foot that has plagued English for the past few years has been healthy for a while, but a sore groin forced him to miss the opening OTAs. With the offseason additions of Jarret Johnson and first-rounder Melvin Ingram, English will be limited to a situational pass-rushing role in 2012.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 12:10:00 PM

Chargers OLB Larry English (broken foot) insists his body feels "the best it's felt in a long time."

English has been on the field for the start of the offseason workout program. After missing 19 games due to a pair of left foot surgeries the past two seasons, the 2009 first-rounder is purely a wild card for the Bolts in 2012.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 12:07:00 PM

Chargers placed OLB Larry English on injured reserve with another broken foot, ending his season.

The 16th pick in the 2009 draft, English will require a third surgery on his troublesome left foot. English will end up having missed 19-of-32 possible games over the past two seasons. The Chargers probably aren't ready to completely turn the page, but that time is nearing. English has failed to establish himself as a starting-caliber player with seven sacks in 29 career games.
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 02:56:00 PM

Chargers OLB Larry English has been diagnosed with a broken foot.

No official word yet, but this is almost certainly another issue with English's troublesome left foot. The No. 16 overall pick in the 2009 draft underwent a second operation on the foot in March and never seemed to fully recover. He has played in just 13 games over the last two seasons.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 12:55:00 PM

Chargers OLB Larry English was active for Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

English was a healthy scratch in Week 1 and rotated with Travis LaBoy yesterday, recording two tackles. The 2009 No. 16 overall pick is showing no signs of a breakout.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 11:23:00 AM

Chargers OLB Larry English confirmed he was a healthy scratch in Week 1.

English is coming off offseason foot surgery and missed three of four preseason games. He says he's "100 percent," but the coaches may feel otherwise. The 2009 No. 16 overall pick has rarely been healthy during his NFL career.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 08:55:00 AM

Chargers OLB Larry English was installed with the first-team defense this week, ahead of Travis LaBoy.

LaBoy's body can't hold up to the NFL grind as a full-time player, so he was never in the mix for that kind of a role. Beat writer Kevin Acee suspects English and LaBoy will wind up sharing snaps, with English probably getting slightly more. Shaun Phillips remains the heavy favorite to lead San Diego in sacks.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 01:07:00 PM

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