Originally written on The Daily Sports Herald  |  Last updated 10/19/14

SAN DIEGO - MAY 06: Defensive End Luis Castillo #93 of the San Diego Chargers signs autographs for fans at the end of practice during the San Diego Chargers Rookie Camp on May 6, 2007 at Chargers Field in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Peyton Manning's arrival in the AFC West apparently has put the Denver Broncos' rivals on notice, as the need to acquire quality defensive help is now at a premium. In line with that thinking, the San Diego Chargers have re-signed defensive end Luis Castillo to a one-year contract. Castillo has been a valuable contributor to the Chargers front seven over the years, helping mold San Diego's defensive line into a consistent, solid unit. During his first six seasons, the former first-round draft pick had 276 tackles, 19 sacks, and 43 tackles-for-loss while playing in 81 games (78 starts). In seven playoff starts for the Bolts, Castillo has been solid, producing 20 total tackles, two sacks, and four TFL's. However, the 6-3, 290-pounder is coming off a major injury, as Castillo suffered a fractured tibia in the Chargers’ 2011 season opener against Minnesota and missed the remainder of the season. He was officially placed on the “Reserve-Injured” list Dec. 8. ...
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