Chargers news: JK Scott re-signed, salary-cap details revealed, John Johnson adds to speculation

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There has been a lot of LA Chargers news for fans to digest over the last six days or so. The legal tampering window officially opened for the NFL on Monday and since then there has been a flurry of moves around the league.

It is the exciting official start of the offseason for the Chargers and the other 31 teams in the league as they all look to build out their rosters and eventually prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft in April.

With more news likely coming on Monday, Sunday feels like a great time to provide a Chargers news roundup with the information that was reported late in the week.

Chargers news roundup:

  • Punter JK Scott agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with the Chargers. Scott was fantastic for the Chargers last season as his incredible hang-time kept teams from returners many punts against the Bolts. He might not be able to boom it as far as the best in the league but the Chargers hardly get burned as returners simply don't have time when Scott is blasting punts.
  • Scott was not the only late-week signing, as tight end Donald Parham also returned to the team on a two-year deal. Parham was non-tendered by the Chargers, who rightfully predicted what his market value would be and avoided overpaying.
  • The salary-cap hits of the new contracts the team has signed are starting to come out, giving fans a better idea of how much spending to expect moving forward. Parham and Scott are still projected cap hits but according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, the Chargers have $7.7 million in spending space once you factor in the draft pool and an in-season budget.
  • Safety John Johnson has been named as a potential target for the Chargers because of his previous ties to Brandon Staley. Johnson liked a jersey swap picture of him wearing a Chargers uniform, pouring gasoline on the fire in the process.

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