Chargers offensive lineman Jeromey Clary has accepted a pay cut, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com, who reports (via Twitter) that Clary’s base salary has been reduced from $4.55MM to $1.6MM, creating $2.95MM in cap savings for the club. It doesn’t seem that the veteran will be able to earn back some of that money via bonuses or incentives, but according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune (via Twitter), his salary is now fully guaranteed.
Clary, who turns 31 this fall, has been a full-time starter on San Diego’s offensive line for the six seasons, appearing in 93 games (all starts) over that time. Per Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required), the longtime Charger struggled last season playing primarily right guard rather than right tackle, recording a -20.8 grade for the season.
Currently on San Diego’s PUP list, Clary will be eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2015.