Chargers release DE Luis Castillo

Defensive end Luis Castillo was released by the Chargers in an expected move.

Castillo, who broke his leg in the season opener last year, was due a $1 million roster this month. General manager A.J. Smith said in a statement that the team is open to re-signing Castillo.

The team kept the 28 year old on the roster most of last season, finally placing him on injured reserve in December. He’s expected to be fine to participate in time for offseason programs, but now it’s a matter of who’s camp he’ll be in.

A first-round pick in 2005, Castillo signed a five-year extension in 2008. He has 210 tackles and 19 sackes in 82 career games.