Although Eddie Royal is a potential cap casualty candidate, it appears the veteran wide receiver will likely be sticking on the San Diego Chargers roster for the 2014 season – this according to ESPN.com.
Royal is due a hefty $4.5 million dollars next season, but the Chargers are extremely thin at wideout and given a questionable free agent market, it’s likely the Chargers will keep Royal on the roster.
Royal makes $4.5 million in base salary in 2014, so he could be a possible salary-cap casualty. But Royal gamely played with turf toe for most of the season, can return punts and still is a productive player. Royal turns 28 years old in May.
Keeping Royal also insures San Diego of having a slot receiver, something they lack given Keenan Allen is more of a deep threat and Malcom Floyd‘s career could be on the bubble after a devastating injury.
Expect the Chargers to sign a free agent or two and add a wideout via the draft, but it looks like Royal’s spot with the team will be secure moving forward.