Spikes Released 3/8/13
UNDATED - The San Diego Chargers have released linebacker Takeo Spikes in their first major move under new general manager Tom Telesco.
The 36-year-old Spikes has played 15 NFL seasons, including the last two with San Diego. He has started 215 of his 219 career games played, including all 32 with the Chargers. He has 1,737 career tackles, including 218 with the Chargers.
In other offseason news:
- Jeff Saturday signed a one-day contract with Indianapolis so he could retire with the team that signed him as an undrafted free agent in 1998. Saturday played 13 seasons with the Colts, teaming with Peyton Manning to set an NFL record for games played between a quarterback and center.
- The Titans have re-signed defensive end Keyunta Dawson to a one-year contract. Dawson originally signed with Tennessee last year and played in the first three games of the season before landing on injured reserve with a bad hamstring.
- A person familiar with the situation tells the AP that New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster and center David Baas have re-worked their contracts for the 2013 season in order to help the team with the league's salary cap. The moves combined will clear roughly $6 million in cap space, giving the Giants $9 million for free agency.
- The Denver Broncos are asking defensive end Elvis Dumervil (DOO'-mur-vihl) to take a pay cut so they can create more salary cap room for free agency. Dumervil signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract in 2010. He's scheduled to make $12 million this year.