Chargers DT Johnson signs tender

Chargers defensive end Travis Johnson has signed his one-year

contract tender for $1,226,000.

The Chargers placed a first-round tender on Johnson, a

restricted free agent. Had Johnson signed an offer sheet with

another team, San Diego would have the right to match the offer or

receive a first-round draft pick as compensation for losing

him.

The Chargers acquired Johnson on Aug. 31 from the Houston Texans

for a draft pick.

Johnson was a first-round pick in 2005, but never lived up to

expectations in Houston. His career has been marked by numerous

injuries and inconsistent play.