The Chargers are releasing veteran tackle King Dunlap.
Dunlap, who started all 46 games he appeared in over four seasons with the team, was arrested this summer for violating a restraining order. He was also due a $500,000 roster bonus later this week.
Dunlap became expendable when the Chargers signed free-agent Russell Okung, 31, to a four-year deal to become their starting left tackle. With Dunlap’s release, the Chargers save approximately $5 million in salary-cap space.
Dunlap’s the second starter from the team’s offensive line to be released this offseason, joining former first-round pick D.J. Fluker who signed a deal with the New York Giants.
The Chargers also announced that tight end Asante Cleveland, an exclusive rights free agent, signed his tender.