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Corey Liuget | Defensive Lineman

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 300
College: Illinois
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Chargers RE Corey Liuget plans to play at 290 pounds this season.
He's dropped over ten pounds from last year, when Liuget turned in a disappointing campaign, dipping from 7.0 sacks to 5.5, and nine pass breakups to two. Still only 24 years old, Liuget could have a breakout season if DC John Pagano makes good on his promise to utilize more one-gap concepts in 2014. Jun 23 - 2:03 PM

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Chargers RE Corey Liuget underwent offseason shoulder surgery.

During the second preseason game last year, Liuget tore his labrum. He still started all 16 games, but his play tailed off following an encouraging 2012 campaign. Perhaps the shoulder issue was to blame. Liuget, already out of his sling, has resumed bench pressing and expects to be 100 percent for training camp.
May 7 - 12:02 PM

Chargers exercised RE Corey Liuget's team option for 2015.

It's worth $6.969 million. The move locks Liuget in for 2015, but is guaranteed for injury only. That means the Bolts could still move on from Liuget prior to the beginning of the 2015 league year, though it's unlikely they will. Under the terms of the CBA, he'll make the average of the third- through 25th-highest paid players at his position. Liuget appeared to be coming on in 2012, but was a less effective pass rusher and run stopper last season.
Apr 17 - 8:38 PM

Chargers RE Corey Liuget (shoulder) has resumed practicing.

He was shelved since San Diego's second preseason game. Liuget, the Chargers' first-round pick in the 2011 draft, came on strong with 51 tackles, seven sacks, and a forced fumble in 2012. He's one of only a handful of impressive pieces on San Diego's 53-man roster. Liuget is only 23 years old.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 01:14:00 PM

Chargers RE Corey Liuget exited Thursday night's preseason game against the Bears with a shoulder injury and will not return.

Liuget made his presence felt in the quarter of action he played, racking up two tackles for loss and a sack. The Union-Tribune San Diego identified Liuget as a breakout candidate earlier this summer. Hopefully for the Chargers, it doesn't prove to be anything serious. He's a key component on defense.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 08:50:00 PM

The San Diego Union-Tribune has identified RE Corey Liuget as a 2013 breakout candidate.

Liuget was the No. 18 pick in the 2011 draft. He posted 50 tackles, seven sacks, and nine pass deflections in his sophomore season, but insists he's "way more explosive" this year. Liuget's growth is attributed to improved footwork and diet. Despite having a weak roster overall, the Chargers can boast one of the better defensive end tandems in Liuget and Kendall Reyes.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 05:38:00 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports the Chargers would like to extend RE Corey Liuget "sooner than later."

Liuget, the No. 18 overall pick in the 2011 draft, has two years left on his rookie deal, so there is no rush. GM Tom Telesco has identified Liuget and ILB Donald Butler as two prime candidates for extensions. Liuget, 23, has started 29 games in his first two seasons. In 2012, he registered 51 tackles, seven sacks, and nine batted passes while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 8 3-4 defensive end.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 12:02:00 PM

Chargers RE Corey Liuget suffered a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

It's unclear when Liuget went down, but he was having a monster night before departing, notching a sack while batting down two passes at the line of scrimmage. His status should be updated Monday.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 12:57:00 AM

The Chargers are expected to "unleash" RE Corey Liuget this season.

Liuget was a disappointment as a rookie in 2011, recording just 19 tackles and one sack in 15 games. The Chargers desperately need him to rush the passer out of the weak-side end spot and at defensive tackle in the nickel package. San Diego managed just 32 sacks last season, tied for 23rd in the league.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 11:33:00 AM

Chargers DE Corey Liuget (ankle) is questionable for Week 4.

The Chargers are getting really thin along the defensive line. Jacques Cesaire (knee) is out at least two games and Luis Castillo (fractured tibia) is out indefinitely. According to the Union-Tribune, Liuget "could be out another week. They'll likely look to the street for help this week.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 08:12:00 AM

Rookie Corey Liuget has been named the Chargers starting right defensive end.

It's been a formality since Liuget stood out immediately at the beginning of training camp. The Bolts' pass rush is even more intimidating this year than last, with the explosive Liuget supplanting a mediocre Jacques Cesaire.
Fri, Sep 9, 2011 01:00:00 PM

Chargers signed No. 18 overall pick DE Corey Liuget to a four-year contract.

Liuget comes in to rush the passer out of the right end spot in San Diego's 3-4. Even though Jacques Cesaire was re-signed last week, Liuget will almost certainly start come Week 1. It's a boost for a defense that tied for second in the league with 47 sacks last season.
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 01:31:00 PM

Chargers GM A.J. Smith confirmed that No. 18 overall pick Corey Liuget will play right defensive end in San Diego's 3-4 scheme.

The Liuget pick surprised some observers because they considered him a "three technique" in 4-3 defenses, only. But the RE spot in 3-4 schemes is essentially the same position, and Liuget will kick inside on all passing downs, doing exactly what he did in college. The Bolts didn't draft Liuget to stop the run. He'll be rushing the passer the vast majority of the time.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 02:57:00 PM

Chargers selected Illinois DT Corey Liuget with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Like the Patriots just before them, the Bolts passed on Cam Jordan. Liuget led the Fighting Illini in sacks (4.5), tackles for loss (12.5), and QB hurries as a redshirt junior last season, and will particularly help San Diego's pass rush on third downs as an inside rusher. Many draft analysts pegged Liuget as a 4-3 "three technique" tackle, but at 6'2/298 with nearly 34-inch arms, he has necessary length for a 3-4 weak-side end. He'll book end Luis Castillo in San Diego, starting as a rookie.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 09:59:00 PM

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch considers Illinois DT Corey Liuget the favorite to be the Rams' pick at No. 14.

Thomas ranks the candidates like this: Liuget (35%), Julio Jones (25%), Robert Quinn (15%), and Da'Quan Bowers (5%). It sounds like Thomas has intel leading him to believe St. Louis would NOT draft Bowers with the 14th pick in the draft. Other candidates not discussed would presumably be Missouri DE Aldon Smith, Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan, and long shot Mark Ingram.
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 05:50:00 PM

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