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Larry English | Linebacker

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
College: Northern Illinois
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Bucs signed DE Larry English.
The No. 16 overall pick of the 2009 draft, English was released by the Chargers in July after an injury-plagued and unproductive five years in San Diego. An outside linebacker in the Bolts' 3-4, he'll be a defensive end in Lovie Smith's 4-3. He's just a flier for the Bucs, one far from assured of a spot on the 53-man roster. Aug 14 - 2:14 PM

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Free agent OLB Larry English visited with the Cowboys on Thursday.

English was released by the Chargers earlier this week. He left his visit with Dallas without a contract and remains unsigned. English played outside linebacker in San Diego's 3-4, but could be an option at defensive end in 4-3 schemes. 28-year-old English has just 11 career sacks through five seasons.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 26 - 10:07 PM

Chargers released OLB Larry English.

English was the 16th overall pick in the 2009 draft and is not subject to waivers. The 28-year-old has missed 28 games over the past four seasons mostly due to right foot problems. He has 11 career sacks across 52 career games, but has never accumulated more than three in a season. English's roster spot has been in jeopardy the past couple years, and GM Tom Telesco finally cut the cord. He should be able to latch on with another team for the summer.
Jul 22 - 3:20 PM

The Union-Tribune suggests OLB Larry English will be released at final cuts.

Since being selected 16th overall in 2009, English has appeared in 52 games (nine starts) and posted just 11 sacks. With Melvin Ingram now fully healthy and second-rounder Jerry Attaochu in town, the roster squeeze is on. English sits fifth on the depth chart at outside linebacker.
Jun 23 - 12:11 PM

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

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

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