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Chargers Releasing Veteran WR Stevie Johnson

Michael Gehlken is reporting that the Chargers are also releasing veteran WR Stevie Johnson on Tuesday.

Johnson, 30, is a former seventh-round pick of the Bills back in 2008. He signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Chargers in 2015 and was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2017 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Johnson will free up $3.5 million of available cap space while creating $1 million in dead money.

Unfortunately, Johnson missed the entire 2016 season after he suffered a torn meniscus last summer and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

In 2015, Johnson appeared in 10 games for the Chargers and caught 45 passes for 497 yards receiving and three touchdowns.