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Tyron Johnson Signs Reserve/Future Contract with Los Angeles Chargers

Tyron is sticking in LA, for now.

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Tyron Johnson didn’t exactly make a splash in his first year as a professional football player, but he did enough to earn consideration in Year 2.

After ending the 2019 season on the Los Angeles Chargers’ practice squad, the former OSU playmaker has been signed by the team to a future/reserve contract.

A futures contract is just what it sounds like. The Chargers are locking up the rights to Tyron until next summer when OTAs commence so that another team can’t scoop him up in the interim. He did not see the field during his rookie season.

Following his junior season at Oklahoma State — in which he compiled 845 receiving yards and seven touchdowns — Johnson was a late declaration for the 2018 NFL Draft, meaning he did not take part in exhibitions like the Senior Bowl that could have improved his stock as a prospect. He went undrafted but signed as a free agent with the Houston Texans.

Tyron turned some heads in camp and even showed out a bit in the preseason but did not stick with the Texans.

I just realized that my life might be complete if Kevin Harlan hollered about anything I’d ever done.

After missing the final 53-man cut in H-Town, Johnson had stops in Buffalo, a brief return to Houston and then a short stint with the Carolina Panthers before being signed to the Chargers’ practice squad in early December.

A deal like this guarantees little — both in terms of dollars and reps — but it at least shows that Chargers brass are intrigued with the young, playmaking prospect going forward.

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