Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) jumps over Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (93) during the third quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Eddie Royal was a possible player that could have been released this offseason, but the Chargers and Royal have reached an agreement to restructure his deal, per Ricky Henne. Royal was going to be a big hit on the salary cap, but Tom Telesco was able to avoid the hit to the cap with the new restructured deal. The details on the contract still have yet to be released, but it seems like a good move by the Chargers.
Royal was a productive receiver for the team and is a valuable player in the slot for the offense. He has to stay a little healthier so that he can join the team in some practices, but it was good to see him fighting through the pain to play in the games. Royal was a big threat for the Chargers in the red zone and should get a lot of action in the slot again this year.
It seemed a little funny to me that Eddie tweeted this out before the announcement of the deal:
That boy @DAButler56 got money!!!! Let me hold somethin
— Eddie Royal (@EddieRoyalWR) March 4, 2014
The Chargers might be working to restructure the deals of Jeromey Clary also. Clary is a player that has been mentioned as a possible cut, but was a valuable part of the team. Should be interesting to see if the team can work a new deal for him as well. It would be a good idea to work something out.