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San Diego, CA- Despite having his most productive season as a Charger, it was expected this off-season that veteran wide receiver Eddie Royal was going to become a cap casualty and be released.
Until last night, when Royal agreed to restructure his contract to give the team some cap relief heading into the off-season. Royal was set to make $4.5 million in the final year of his three year contract with the Chargers.
Royal despite battling a turf toe all season, Royal only missed one game and the slot receiver in his second season with the Chargers, had a career year. Royal was tied for the team lead with eight touchdown receptions, a career high on 47 catches for 631 yards.
With the return of Royal the Chargers are now able bring back all their starting wide receivers for next season in Keenan Allen, Vincent Brown and Royal
The cap flexibility Royal has given the Chargers, has already helped the team this off-season as it freed up extra money for the Chargers to use when they signed linebacker Donald Butler to a contract extension last week.