Chargers receiver Stevie Johnson will miss the entire 2016 season after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports.
Johnson had successful surgery on Tuesday after injuring himself last week during practice in what Rapoport called a “freak injury.”
Johnson signed with the Chargers ahead of the 2015 season, recording 45 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns last season. The 30-year-old was competing for a starting role in a unit led by Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin. After his injury, the team added free agent wideout James Jones to the receiving corps.
Johnson had the best stretch of his career with the Buffalo Bills from 2010–12, recording at least 1,000 receiving yards each season.