Chargers Waive 2019 First-Round Pick

The Los Angeles Chargers may not be playing the way many expected when the 2022 season kicked off, but they've done enough to get themselves to a 5-3 record through Week 9, and with elite level talent on both sides of the ball, they have a very good chance to finally make a solid playoff run if they can stay healthy.

That makes tonights news even more shocking, as the team officially announced that they came to the terms of release with 2019 first-round pick, No. 28 overall pick, defensive tackle out of Notre Dame, Jerry Tillery. He has played in 54 games over that time, racking up 105 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 passes deflected and a fumble recovery, and has played a solid role in this team building towards a contender, so it's a strange move for them to release him now.

Chargers GM Tom Telesco made a statement regarding the release, saying it was best for both parties, but now, both sides will move on and look to continue their futures, which can both be successful going forward. 

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