Chargers cut 2019 first-round pick Jerry Tillery


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Jerry Tillery’s tenure with the Chargers has come to an finish.

Tillery, a defensive lineman who was the Chargers’ 2019 first-round decide, was lower in the present day.

“Jerry has been a valued member of our group since he arrived in 2019, and I wish to thank him for all of his contributions to the Chargers,” Chargers Normal Supervisor Tom Telesco mentioned in a press release. “This was not a straightforward resolution however, after cautious consideration, it was crucial and is in the most effective pursuits of the workforce and the participant. We want Jerry all the most effective in his profession.”

Tillery confirmed flashes of the expertise that led the Chargers to choose him within the first spherical, however he by no means put all of it collectively. Chargers coach Brandon Staley mentioned throughout the offseason that Tillery wanted to show himself, and in the present day’s resolution exhibits he by no means did that to the Chargers’ satisfaction.

Like all gamers launched after the commerce deadline, Tillery will now have layoffs the place any workforce can declare him. Regardless of his lack of manufacturing with the Chargers, it’s potential that some workforce will see this expertise within the first spherical and resolve to ask for an exemption. A workforce that claims he must pay him the rest of his 2022 wage, which is simply over $1 million.