Los Angeles Chargers Sep 15, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Los Angeles Chargers helmet against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers have cleared some salary cap space. What they do next and what that means for the near future is anyone’s guess.

ESPN reported Saturday that the Chargers restructured the contract of several stars, edge rushers Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack, and receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, to create $40.4 million of salary cap space.

The Chargers, who had been over the cap by $20.5 million, now have more than $19 million in cap space. The restructuring of Allen’s deal puts to rest rumors that the Chargers would cut him as a salary cap casualty.

At some point, quarterback Justin Herbert, who is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract, will land a massive new deal. Beyond that, the team has other needs it can address in free agency.

Chargers fans speculated on what the salary cap tweaking could mean.


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