BREAKING: Chargers Release Former First Round Pick Jerry Tillery

The Los Angeles Chargers waived defensive lineman Jerry Tillery after failing to trade him during the NFL trade deadline.

Following the roster move, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco released this statement:

“Jerry has been a valued member of our organization since arriving in 2019, and I want to thank him for all his contributions to the Chargers. This was not an easy decision but, after careful consideration, it was a necessary one that is in the best interest of both team and player. We wish Jerry all the best moving forward in his career.”

Tillery was the 28th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. In three seasons with the Chargers, he appeared in 54 games, recording 106 tackles, 10.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.