Jarret Johnson Restructures Contract With Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) is pursued by San Diego Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson (96) during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers and Jarret Johnson have agreed on restructuring Johnson’s contract and it will free up another $1 million under the salary cap, per Michael Gehlken. The team wants to have some dough under the cap in order to allow some flexibility with free agency opening up on Tuesday.

The team has worked out new deals with Jarret Johnson and Eddie Royal freeing up some much needed space under the cap. In free agency, the Chargers are expected to pursue some help in the secondary and they will also likely be looking for an upgrade at the nose tackle position. The team has done a good job of re-signing their own free agents. Johnson’s new deal could free up some room for the recent signing of Chad Rinehart.

Johnson is a veteran outside linebacker for the Chargers that did well last season when he was in the game. He struggled through some injuries though and will be looking to get on the field for more playing time this coming season. He will be a key player for the Chargers defense.