Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) runs in for a touchdown as the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams (26) defends during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Eddie Royal likely to remain with San Diego Chargers

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

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.

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  • Julien Bélair

    keep him if we can afford it. We have no WR except Allen and him and he is very good with the new offence

  • Lee

    Still crossing my fingers so brown has a breakout season

  • Tyreece Kaete Sr.

    Just saying, why doesn’t Ajirotutu get any playing time like that, but each time he does, he makes plays and in his rookie year he was beasting, What’s going on that we are not seeing.