Seek a Trade or be Released

<br>First Rodney Harrison, now Junior Seau. The heart and soul of the Chargers defense is at an end. A new era will begin shortly. The Chargers have given his agent permission to talk about a trade with other NFL clubs, and if one doesn't materialize, Seau said he expects to be released. A 3 PM Press conference at his Mission Valley restuarant will follow today.<br> <br>Will the Jaguars pursue his services?<br>

"It's definitely good and bad," Junior Seau said after speaking with coach Marty Schottenheimer. "It's time for us to part ways. There will be some disgruntled people and disgruntled fans, but it was time. I have so many great memories from my time in San Diego, but I look forward to the challenge ahead. I have no regrets about what was done. I wish everyone the best."Seau, a 12 time Pro Bowler thought he would end his career with the Chargers, especially after signing an extension just a few short years ago.

"Look, this is not easy for me," Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "Junior Seau embodies everything you want in a player, work ethic, dedication, passion. But we felt this was something we needed to do, and we wanted to do it right. That's why we extended the courtesy to Junior and his representative to try to see if there's a trade that can be reached."

Seau said he already has talked with at least two teams. Complicating matters is that teams are leery of making a trade if they feel they can wait and get the player without compensation when he's released.

Throughout his career, Seau has managed to post some incredible statistics. While playing in 200 games during his 13-year career he has racked up 1,480 tackles, 47 sacks and 15 interceptions. He's been the team leader in tackles in eight of his 13 seasons, averaging 112 tackles a year. The Chargers' top pick and the fifth player selected overall in the 1990 NFL Draft, Seau has led the team in tackles in 89 of the 200 career games he's played in and has recorded 10 or more tackles in a game 49 times.

Zeke Moreno is the current backup at the position and will be likely elevated to the starting role.

More to come on this breaking news...

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