- Eric D. Williams, ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter
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Clayton reports that Royal saved the Chargers $1 million in salary-cap space by cutting his base salary from $4.5 million to $1.75 million. Royal received another $1.75 million in signing bonus.
With the restructured deal, the Chargers decreased Royal's cap number from $6 million to $5 million. Royal, 27, will now earn $3.5 million in guaranteed total compensation for the upcoming season, and becomes a free agent next year.
ESPN’s John Clayton offers more details on my initial report that veteran receiver Eddie Royal restructured his contract to stay with the San Diego Chargers.