Wide receiver Stevie Johnson narrowed his choices for a 2015 team down to the Chargers and Patriots on Monday night.
Johnson gives the Chargers the receiver they tried and failed to land earlier in the offseason. Eddie Royal chose to sign with the Bears instead of returning to San Diego and Andre Johnson opted for the Colts’ offer, leaving the Chargers with Jacoby Jones to go with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd. Jones is best suited to a role focused on kick returning, though, and Johnson’s arrival along with the presence of Dontrelle Inman should allow things to work out that way.
Johnson had 35 catches for 435 yards and three touchdowns after being traded from the Bills to the 49ers before last season and the 49ers released him last week to save some money under the cap. His days as a 1,000-yard receiver may be behind him, but he should be a good fit with Allen and Floyd in the San Diego passing attack as long as he’s healthy in 2015.