Chargers sign DE Corey Liuget to five-year, $50 million extension

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Chargers sign DL Corey Liuget to long-term extension
Tuesday June 9th, 2015

A franchise still looking to lock down free safety Eric Weddle announced a separate defensive signing on Tuesday. 

The San Diego Chargers signed defensive end Corey Liuget to a five-year extension worth more than $50 million, according to an report.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco called Liuget a "consummate team player who goes about his work in an unselfish manner," in a release Tuesday. Telesco termed the signing, "another reflection of our commitment to investing in our core players."

The 25-year-old University of Illinois product has logged over 200 tackles in his four-year NFL career, including 18 sacks. He has started in 61 of the Chargers' 64 games during that time span.  

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Liuget was sixth on the team last year in tackles, with 45, and led the team with 4 1/2 sacks. 

In 2014, the Chargers signed then-25-year-old linebacker Donald Butler to a seven-year contract worth more than $51 million. 

Last season, the Chargers' defense allowed 21.8 points per game, which was around the middle of the pack in the NFL. The team allowed a ninth-best 338 yards per game. 

- Will Green


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