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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Bolts4lyfe, May 7, 2012.

  1. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    So much for wondering who would be the odd linebacker out in the battle for outside linebackers. The San Diego Chargers released Travis LaBoy today (Howard Balzer).

    If you have been following this site for a while, you know that I was not a LaGirl fan in the first place! He always seemed to be the last player to the pile and never could set that edge that we needed. I remember at one point in the season, he had less tackles than Mike Tolbert. He finished the season with less sacks than Larry English and Larry Boy only played in 5 games!

    The Chargers signed Jarret Johnson in the offseason and he will be the new starting outside linebacker. We also added Melvin Ingram with the first round pick in the draft. Larry English is supposed to be healthy and we also have Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips on the roster.
    There just was not any room for Travis out here. By releasing LaBoy, the Chargers save $1.5 million.
     
  2. Blue Bolt

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    OK........ I wasn't prepared for this.

    Let me take a moment to collect my thoughts........

    :tup:
     
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  3. Blue Bolt

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    Are they going to use that money to sign Florence?........ just a thought. ;)
     
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  4. Bolts4lyfe

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    Would make sense, I have a feeling they'll use it for bringing in another player RB, DB or NT.

    Not sure what our cap number is but I'm thinking with the release of Laboy it puts us @ 4 million still
     
  5. Blue Bolt

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    That's more than I thought..... would be nice if accurate.
     
  6. Bolts4lyfe

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    Im probably inaccurate but I could have sworn we were @ 6 when we signed Castillo
     
  7. Whooki Mane

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    after signing our rookies i dont think were gonna have too much left on the cap though
     
  8. Bolts4lyfe

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    Someone just asked Micheal Gehlken if we should cut Jammer and use his 4 million to sign Florence and Hightower

    MG replied we have enough salary cap to sign more depth without cutting anybody
     
  9. Blue Bolt

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    That's good to hear....... not the cut Jammer part. ;)
     
  10. Bolts4lyfe

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    That just makes the release of Laboy that much sweeter, It shows they saw what we did and it wasn't a financial decision
     
  11. Whooki Mane

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    im sure it was partially financial too though... with the olb depth we have this year we dont need his services at all so might as well take that 1.5 mill of cap room and give us some depth in other areas that we need it
     
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    It's not like I have any hate towards the guy but we are clearly a better team for releasing him and through acquiring Ingram/Johnson
     
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    I don't hate him personally.......... I just hate him as a football player. ;)
     
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    Well that would certainly temper my current excitement at seeing LadyBoy given the arse.

    Another useless FA bust, but at least the FO have cut their loses on this one after only one season.
     
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    Nice of the Chargers to give him plenty of time to catch on with another team (Hello Indy), and not wasting training camp snaps on a dude who will not make this team.
     
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    Addition by subtraction

    To be fair, LaBoy was certainly asked to do more than originally intended, largely due to injuries.

    I just think he was a BS acquisition from the start.
     
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  18. Bolts4lyfe

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    I agree wasn't a good signing to begin with especially considering The Bengals got Manny Lawson for @ the same deal
     

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