Chargers’ updated cap space figure after release of Trai Turner

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The Chargers made an expected move on Friday by releasing guard Trai Turner after a season with the team.

It was expected because the five-time Pro Bowl failed to live up to expectations, spending a good chunk of the season hurt and struggling when he was on the field.

Releasing Turner will save $11.5 million against the salary cap.

His release leaves Los Angeles with slightly more than $38.16 million in cap space, according to Over The Cap, which is currently the seventh-highest in the league.

Cornerback Casey Hayward is viewed as another potential cap casualty after a significant dropoff in performance last season, and releasing him would then bring L.A. to roughly $47 million.