Corey Liuget DL SD 29 Days

Chargers RE Corey Liuget plans to play at 290 pounds this season.

He's dropped over ten pounds from last year, when Liuget turned in a disappointing campaign, dipping from 7.0 sacks to 5.5, and nine pass breakups to two. Still only 24 years old, Liuget could have a breakout season if DC John Pagano makes good on his promise to utilize more one-gap concepts in 2014.

Corey Liuget DL SD 3 Months

Chargers RE Corey Liuget underwent offseason shoulder surgery.

Corey Liuget DL SD 3 Months

Chargers exercised RE Corey Liuget's team option for 2015.

The move locks Liuget in for 2015, but is guaranteed for injury only. That means the Bolts could still move on from Liuget prior to the beginning of the 2015 league year, though it's unlikely they will. Under the terms of the CBA, he'll make the average of the third- through 25th-highest paid players at his position during his option year. Liuget appeared to be coming on in 2012, but was a less effective pass rusher and run stopper last season.

Corey Liuget DL SD 11 Months

Chargers RE Corey Liuget (shoulder) has resumed practicing.

He was shelved since San Diego's second preseason game. Liuget, the Chargers' first-round pick in the 2011 draft, came on strong with 51 tackles, seven sacks, and a forced fumble in 2012. He's one of only a handful of impressive pieces on San Diego's 53-man roster. Liuget is still only 23 years old.

Corey Liuget DL SD 11 Months

Chargers RE Corey Liuget exited Thursday night's preseason game against the Bears with a shoulder injury and will not return.

Liuget made his presence felt in the quarter of action he played, racking up two tackles for loss and a sack. The Union-Tribune San Diego identified Liuget as a breakout candidate earlier this summer. Hopefully for the Chargers, it doesn't prove to be anything serious. He's a key component on defense.

Corey Liuget DL SD Jun 11 '13

The San Diego Union-Tribune has identified DE Corey Liuget as a player who has continued to improve, and considers him a breakout candidate.

Liuget was the No. 18 pick in the 2011 draft. He posted 50 tackles, seven sacks, and nine pass deflections in his sophomore season, but insists he's "way more explosive," this year. His growth is attributed to improved footwork and a better diet than in previous seasons. Despite having a weak roster overall, the Chargers will have one of the better defensive end tandems in Liuget and Kendall Reyes.

Corey Liuget DL SD Apr 07 '13

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports the Chargers would like to extend RE Corey Liuget "sooner than later."

Liuget, the No. 18 overall pick in the 2011 draft, has two years left on his rookie deal, so there is no rush. GM Tom Telesco has identified Liuget and ILB Donald Butler as two prime candidates for extensions. Liuget, 23, has started 29 games in his first two seasons. In 2012, he registered 51 tackles, seven sacks, and nine batted passes while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 8 3-4 defensive end.

Corey Liuget DL SD Oct 08 '12

Chargers RE Corey Liuget suffered a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

It's unclear when Liuget when he down, but he was having a monster night before departing, notching a sack while batting down two passes at the line of scrimmage. His status should be updated Monday.

Corey Liuget DL SD Jun 27 '12

The Chargers are expected to "unleash" DE Corey Liuget this season.

Liuget was a disappointment as a rookie in 2011, recording just 19 tackles and one sack in 15 games. The Chargers desperately need him to rush the passer out of the weak-side end spot in their 3-4. They managed just 32 sacks last season, tied for 23rd in the league.

Corey Liuget DL SD Sep 27 '11

Chargers DE Corey Liuget (ankle) is questionable for Week 4.

The Chargers are getting really thin along the defensive line. Jacques Cesaire (knee) is out at least two games and Luis Castillo (fractured tibia) is out indefinitely. According to the Union-Tribune, Liuget "could be out another week. They'll likely look to the street for help this week.