Liuget was a fixture on the Chargers’ D-line until last season, which went about as poorly as possible for him. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 campaign for violating the league’s PED policy, and he played in only six games (three starts) before tearing his quadriceps in late November. For the season, Liuget compiled five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks while earning a 66.9 grade from Pro Football Focus, a mark that would have ranked him as a middling defensive tackle if he had enough snaps to qualify.
Liuget signed a five-year, $58.5M extension with the Chargers in June 2015, a deal that included $30M in guaranteed money. But he did not really live up to that contract, and now the 29-year-old will likely need to settle for a one-year pact to reestablish his value.
Obviously, he has garnered a reasonable amount of interest on the open market, and the Chargers were also said to be amenable to a reunion. The Jags do not have a glaring need in the middle of their defensive front, but Liuget could team with Abry Jones and Marcell Dareus to form a fairly solid rotation.
Published at Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:42:27 +0000