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Chargers release Volek after bringing back Whitehurst

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The San Diego Chargers announced Friday that they have released longtime backup quarterback Billy Volek.

Per Adam Caplan, Volek was scheduled for a $750,000 roster bonus on March 22. He also had a $2.75 million base salary.

Caplan confirms that Volek’s release saves $3.5 million in cap space.

The Chargers appear poised to move forward with Charlie Whitehurst as Philip Rivers’ primary backup. They will likely also use a mid- to late-round pick on a quarterback.

Whitehurst returned to San Diego on a two-year deal Friday night.