Report: Chargers to sign wide receiver Stevie Johnson

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’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers will sign Johnson to a three-year deal.


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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