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Report: Jarret Johnson takes $1 million pay cut

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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.

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12 Responses to “Report: Jarret Johnson takes $1 million pay cut”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 10, 2014 8:09 PM

    Well the pay cut may look like a million bucks, but the hair cut…….

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 10, 2014 8:13 PM

    33 tackles and 3 sacks(11 starts)?

  3. burndownhottopic says: Mar 10, 2014 8:35 PM

    Still one of my favorite Ravens

  4. meatcarroll says: Mar 10, 2014 8:36 PM

    I have never heard of this guy in my life.

  5. chargersdiehard says: Mar 10, 2014 8:39 PM

    Solid player and a good leader. Glad we have him back. We just need a good nose tackle to free up Johnson, Ingram,
    English and Freeney

  6. jermainewiggins says: Mar 10, 2014 9:15 PM

    What is happening this offseason?? Kinda seems like some GMs were wasted last offseason or a few seasons prior and theyre trying to fix these moves they regret making.

  7. ravensbob says: Mar 10, 2014 9:54 PM

    He will always be I-95 in Baltimore! My son wears his number for his d3 college football team in his honor.

  8. nfl4dummies says: Mar 10, 2014 10:10 PM

    Signing JJ was one of the very few things AJ Smith did that actually helped the team. Good on Telesco for finding a way to soften the cap hit and keep him around.

  9. dennychimes says: Mar 11, 2014 12:36 PM

    Class Act!!!!! Team Captain at Alabama to a stellar NFL career. Blue collar worker with the heart of a lion. Good luck this year JJ!!!! San Diego has one of the best!

  10. ratbirdking says: Mar 11, 2014 1:13 PM

    JJ was a great product of the ravens defensive system. Was sad to see him go, like all the other guys, but when you have great seasons in our system, other teams always pay up.

  11. boltdaddy says: Mar 12, 2014 12:02 AM

    JJ is system guy as in schemes? I have no idea what you are talking about, this guy is a wrecking machine who it turns out can cover pass plays something the birds couldn’t or wouldn’t figure out.

    You are clueless rbk

  12. stoogy says: Mar 13, 2014 8:20 PM

    Remember when he lit up Hines Ward? One of my favorite moments.

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