NFL Rumors: Los Angeles Chargers Expected To Cut Tight End This Offseason

The Los Angeles Chargers are currently $23.4 million over the cap. 

As a result, along with wide receiver Keenan Allen, the Chargers are likely to cut tight end Gerald Everett this offseason.

Cutting Everett would free up $4.25 million for the team.

Everett posted career-high numbers all across the board this season, recording 58 receptions (48 previous high) for 555 yards (478 previous high) and four touchdowns on 87 targets (63 previous high) over 16 games. However, his best game of the season came in the most important one, as the twenty-eight-year-old went off for six receptions, 109 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' playoff collapse against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

If let go, Everett should be able to latch on with a new team fairly easily. 

Unfortunately, for the Chargers, tight end is one of their weakest positions, with Donald Parham playing just six games and Tre' McKitty having a disappointing season. 

As a result, it would seem most likely that the Chargers go after a tight end early in this year's draft to address that need.
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