Tuesday March 17th, 2015

The San Diego Chargers will sign wide receiver Stevie Johnson to a deal, reports NBC 4 Washington’s Dianna Russini. 

No financial terms were disclosed, but ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers will sign Johnson to a three-year deal.

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Johnson played last season with the San Francisco 49ers, catching 35 passes for 435 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.

He became expendable when the 49ers agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal with former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Johnson was acquired by San Francisco from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a fourth-round pick in May 2014. He spent his first NFL six seasons with Buffalo.

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Johnson, 28, was scheduled make $5.5 million and $5.85 million in the final two years of his deal with the 49ers before being released.

In seven NFL seasons, Johnson has 4,267 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns.

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