Chargers release FB Le'Ron McClain

Considered one of the better players at his position, fullback Le'Ron McClain played in just 12 percent of the offensive snaps for the San Diego Chargers in 2013.

McClain was due to make $2.5 million in base salary in 2014, considered high for a fullback. So it's no surprise that the team released the University of Alabama product Tuesday, as first reported by U-T San Diego.

The move is another cost-cutting measure for the Chargers, who were tight against the salary cap heading into the beginning of free agency next week. The Chargers save $2.5 million in cash and $3.3 million in salary cap space by releasing McClain.

The Chargers do have a fullback currently on the roster in Zach Boren, who signed a futures contract with the team in January.