It’s only the seventh day since the start of free agency, and Tom Telesco hasn’t stopped conducting business just yet. Today, wide receiver Stevie Johnson has signed a three-year contract with the Chargers, according to source.
After Eddie Royal signed a 3-year contract with the Chicago Bears last week, the Bolts found the need to find a replacement. Johnson brings size to the team’s receiving unit, standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 207 pounds.
Johnson was selected out of Kentucky by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He finished his Bills career with 499 receptions, 3,832 yards, and 47 touchdowns during his six seasons with the team. Last year, he caught 35 passes for 435 yards with three touchdowns during his one season stint with the San Francisco 49ers.
The veteran wide receiver adds the catch-and-go ability to the receiving corps. With Philip Rivers now throwing to him, look for a lot more productivity out of the 8th year player.
This marks the fourth transaction made by Tom Telesco in a week. Orlando Franklin, Jacoby Jones, and Jimmy Wilson have all been locked up, while retaining King Dunlap, Brandon Flowers, Trevor Robinson, and Ricardo Mathews.
Please welcome, Stevie Johnson to the San Diego Chargers.