Posted July 19, 2012 on AP on Fox

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 14: Luis Castillo #93 of the San Diego Chargers pumps up the crowd before the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots held on January 14, 2007 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
The San Diego Chargers have released defensive end Luis Castillo. The seven-year veteran was a standout for the Chargers for much of his career, starting 79 of the 82 games he played, with 276 tackles, including 43 for a loss and 19 sacks. But he broke his left leg in the 2011 season opener and didn't play again. A first-round draft pick in 2005, Castillo signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Chargers in April after visiting Kansas City and New England. Now he is an ex-Charger.
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