Chargers cut Feeley

The San Diego Chargers cut quarterback A.J. Feeley on Monday.

The release of the veteran Feeley, acquired in a trade with Miami for Cleo Lemon and a sixth-round pick on October 18, 2005, leaves rookie quarterback Charlie Whitehurst as the backup to Philip Rivers and undrafted free agent Brett Elliot as the third quarterback.

The Chargers restructured Feeley's contract, giving him a chance to earn $1.04 million this season if he made the team.

Feeley spent his first three NFL seasons in Philadelphia (2001-03) and he spent the 2004-05 seasons in Miami before being traded to the Chargers. He was inactive for 10 games last season as the Chargers' third quarterback and he'd been inactive as well for Miami's first five games before the trade. In five seasons, Feeley played in 18 games with 13 career starts. In those 18 games, he completed 287 of 524 passes (.548) for 3,047 yards with 19 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

The Chargers could find themselves in the market for a third quarterback to provide a fail-safe for Rivers and Whitehurst.


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