Joe Barksdale announces release from Chargers after missing Week 13 for personal reasons

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Barksdale was not with the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday night as they gutted out a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He missed the game due to personal reasons, and on Monday he sent a message out on Twitter seemingly announcing his release.

The Chargers have yet to make any statement confirming Barksdale has been released, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media did report the move is happening.

However, his own statement strongly suggests he’s no longer a part of the Chargers organization.

A third-round pick in 2011, Barksdale has been with the Chargers since the 2015 season. This season, he appeared in six games and started one at right tackle. Over the course of his eight-year career, he has tallied 74 starts while appearing in 102 games.