Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Chargers bring back Luis Castillo
By Bill Williamson
Luis Castillo is headed back home.
Weeks after he was released, the defensive end has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Chargers.
The Chargers cut Castillo, 28, prior to free agency in a salary-cap move. He suffered a broken leg in Week 1 last season and he did not return. The Chargers expressed interest in re-signing Castillo at a lesser rate when he was cut. A former first-round pick by the Chargers, Castillo had visited Kansas City and New England.
However, he heads back to San Diego where he should be part of the team’s rotation. I think the Chargers would like to see youngsters Corey Liuget and Vaughn Martin merge as the primary defensive ends in the 3-4 defense, but Castillo is experienced, well versed in the team's defense and, if healthy, he'll be a solid addition to the unit.
UDPATE: U-T San Diego is reporting the Chargers are talking about a contract with former Oakland tackle Mario Henderson. He would be a backup in San Diego. He was cut last summer by the Raiders because he was out of shape. He did not play in the NFL last season.
Cornerback Chris Carr is reportedly signing with the Vikings. He has visited with the Chiefs.