Chargers Pull RFA Tender On Chris McCain

The Chargers have withdrawn their qualifying offer from restricted free agent defensive end Chris McCain, ESPN’s Eric D. Williams writes

With the right-of-first-refusal tender removed, McCain is now free to sign with another team. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn cited the reworking of Corey Liuget’s contract when addressing the withdrawn offer.

“This sport does have a business side to it. I think when you re-do Corey Liuget, it gives you some flexibility there and we did some things with Chris. We think Chris is a heck of a player. The door’s definitely open for him to come back. We’ll just how it works out.”

A practice squad signee with the Chargers in 2016, the fourth-year player out of Cal enjoyed a breakout season in Los Angeles in 2017, posting a career-high five sacks while appearing in a career-best 15 games.

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3 comments on “Chargers Pull RFA Tender On Chris McCain

  1. Kwflanne

    Well this one is definitely a head scratcher… not much of an explanation there from coach Lynn. You reworked liuget contract, which gave you MORE salary space… then withdraw your offer on McCain is saving MORE salary space, so I’m not sure how redoing liugets contract “gives you some flexibility there and we did some things with Chris”. Huh?? Now, I don’t think McCain is a huge loss for us, however, we do need to add depth at pass rusher LEO this offseason now. Really don’t understand this move, or how Lynn is trying to make a connection between liuget contract and McCain?

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  2. all in ad

    Liuget is a fat boy who has never been in shape. Huge waste of money on him. Grossly overpaid!

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