The Arizona Cardinals have released defensive end Darius Philon.

The team made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Philon was arrested on aggravated assault charges.

Friday’s arrest comes from an incident in May outside of a Phoenix strip club. That is where the 25-year old was accused of threatening to shoot a dancer.

This season was to be Philon’s fifth NFL campaign and his first with the Cardinals. The former sixth-round draft pick had previously played for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Early on in camp he was penciled in as a starter on the defensive line for the Cardinals. With his departure it leaves the defensive unit thin and will likely look to Zach Allen, a third-round pick, to pick up the slack. That is, unless the Cardinals can swing a deal.