26-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – San Diego Chargers
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Liuget suffered a season-ending foot injury last year and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason, but he should be ready before Week 1. When healthy, Liuget is one of the better interior...
Corey Liuget Contract Information:
Signed a five-year extension with the Chargers in June of 2015.
Liuget is feeling "much better" after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in December, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Liuget is the Chargers most dependable defensive lineman and has averaged 50 tackles per season over the last three years. He lead the Bolts with 4.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss in 2014 and will be looking for more of the same this year.
Despite playing the entire 2013 season with a torn labrum, Liuget managed to start every game and racked up an impressive 42 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He is looking to make an even bigger impact in 2014.
Liuget made huge strides in his second season as a pro last year, notching 51 tackles and seven sacks. Heading into 2013, the Chargers are hoping he continues to improve on those numbers as the starter at one end spot.
Liuget will start at left defensive end in 2012, but the Charges will likely mix in Jacques Cesaire as well. Liuget's upside is fairly limited, however, as he only managed a total of 19 tackles and one sack in 2011 despite starting 13 games.
While head coach Norv Turner is hesitant to call his rookie pass-rusher the new starter at defensive end, but most everyone in San Diego believes that Liuget's performance on the field will make that a reality sooner rather than later. The Chargers' pass rush has left something to be desired these past few seasons, and they drafted Liuget with the hope that he can help create some pressure from the end, and that his presence will command some double teams, thereby creating more opportunities for the linebackers.