Saturday, March 15, 2014
Chargers free-agency tracker
By Eric D. Williams
With little salary-cap room, the San Diego Chargers were not expected to be one of the big spenders in the first week of free agency.
According to the NFL Players Association’s daily update of each team’s salary-cap report, the Chargers have $5,210,747 in cap space for the upcoming season. San Diego still has to sign the team’s draft picks and undrafted rookie free agents, along with saving enough money to add players during the season when guys go on injured reserve.
So the bottom line is do not expect the Chargers to land another big name in free agency like defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, if he’s released by the New England Patriots, unless San Diego releases a player currently on the roster to create enough cap room to add another deal.
HEADING TO SAN DIEGO RB Donald Brown Status: Signed a three-year, $10 million contract with $4 million guaranteed. Brown will wear No. 34.
ILB Kavell Conner Status: Signed a three-year, $2.7 million contract. Conner will wear No. 53.
QB Kellen Clemens Status: Signed a two-year, $3 million contract. Clemons will serve as the backup to Philip Rivers.
CB Brandon Ghee Status: Signed a two-year, $1.65 million deal.
TE/FB David Johnson Status: Signed a two-year, $1.7 million deal. Johnson will wear No. 88.
STAYING PUT ILB Donald Butler Status: Re-signed to a seven-year, $52 million contract, with $11.15 million guaranteed.
CB Richard Marshall Status: Re-signed to a one-year, $855,000 contract.
OL Chad Rinehart Status: Re-signed to a two-year, $6 million contract, with $2 million guaranteed.
SS Darrell Stuckey Status: Re-signed to a four-year, $7.6 million deal.
OLB Reggie Walker Status: Re-signed to a two-year contract.