The San Diego Chargers released safety Atari Bigby on Friday after one year with the team.
Bigby's lone season was cut short after 11 games when he sustained a groin injury and was placed on injured reserve. He still finished fourth on the team in tackles with 79.
The seven-year veteran had signed a two-year deal with the Chargers during the past offseason after one season with the Seattle Seahawks. Bigby began his career with the Green Bay Packers in 2005.
By releasing the 32-year-old Bigby, the Chargers saved $1.5 million against the salary cap, with the start of free agency looming next week.