One of the Chargers’ veteran front seven defenders has had his 2014 compensation reduced.
Outside linebacker Jarret Johnson, who was due $4 million in salary this year, will instead receive a $2 million signing bonus and is slated to make another $1 million in salary, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday.
Johnson, who will be 33 in August, recorded 33 tackles and three sacks in 11 games (nine sacks). Johnson joined the Chargers in 2011 after nine seasons in Baltimore.
A collegiate defensive end at Alabama, Johnson has had long, productive career as an outside linebacker in 3-4 fronts.
The reworking of Johnson’s contract will save the Chargers $1 million in salary-cap space, Gehlken reported.