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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: March 11, 2014

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Bob Levey

Schefter: Jarret Johnson takes a pay cut - Eric Williams
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson will take a pay cut to stay with the team for the upcoming season. Johnson was scheduled to make $4 million in non-guaranteed base salary in 2014, and $5 million in base salary in 2015.

Top free-agent roundup: AFC West - ESPN.com staff
2. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Broncos cornerback: He’s not yet 30 and still a top-tier athlete.

Veteran nose tackle on Chargers' radar - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
They are expected to show interest in Earl Mitchell, a 14-game starter last season for the Texans. Mitchell, 26, could be in high demand, as teams reportedly project him not only as a 3-4 nose tackle but possibly a better fit at 4-3 defensive tackle. ESPN analyst Bill Polian, a former mentor to Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco, is especially high on Mitchell.

Chargers Re-Sign Rinehart to Two-Year Deal - Ricky Henne
"I’m excited to be back," said Rinehart.  "All through the process, I was hoping the Chargers and I could come to an agreement.  This past season was the most enjoyable of my six-year career.  I would like to thank Tom (Telesco), Mike (McCoy) and Dean (Spanos) for having me back."