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Castillo placed on IR....... finally

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Chargers place Castillo on IR
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    Kevin Acee

    Luis Castillo's season -- and possibly his Chargers career -- is over.

    The veteran defensive end, who fractured his leg in the season opener and had surgery the next day, was placed on injured reserve after months of waiting and hoping he could return this year.

    Castillo, who the Chargers selected 28th overall in 2005, has three years left on his contract. But the Chargers could decide to move on with a younger defensive line.

    Castillo signed a contract extension prior to the 2008 season, and that deal has already paid him $27.3 million. he is due a $1 million roster bonus next year plus a $3.9 million base salary.

    Castillo has been an integral part of the defensive line since his rookie season but has not lived up to the big contract. And while he had started 45 of the previous 48 games coming into this season, he has also missed substantial portions of three seasons.
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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  4. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Like no one saw this one coming...
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    which part, the fact he is going on IR or the fact he's likely done as a charger
     
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    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    The part about the IR move.
     
  7. Blue Bolt

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    Martin has continued upside....... with Castillo, it's all downhill...... #imjustsaying
     
  8. Dublin Bolt

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    You have to wonder why Castillo was so accommodated after his injury?. You gotta say most every other player would go on IR in that situation. Instead we wasted this luxury for too long. Kinda the story since he was drafted imho. Nice articulate smart guy unnecessarily favoured over others because of just that, his persona. The guy, for me, got away with it in SD in terms of the money he has taken away. 3 years left on his contract apparently and now done?..... Amazing.
     
  9. Brundlefly

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    Cuz he was on the cover of Madden, obviously
     
  10. paddyirishman

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    about bloody time, waste of a roster spot for the last number of weeks
     
  11. powayslugger

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    You mean sort of like Igor did???
     
  12. Concudan

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    Because the prognosis was that he could return and all signs, even the little magic 8 ball indicated he would. Then his recovery slowed some and they knew they would not get him for many games this season, so they IRed him.
     

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