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.