Darwin James has agreed to a four-year, $76.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers

Two people told The Associated Press, making him the NFL's highest-paid security.

According to People, the deal includes $42 million in guaranteed salaries,

Spoke to the AP on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

James is heading into his fifth season and was expected on the field on Wednesday

When the Chargers begin their two-day joint practice with the Dallas Cowboys.

He did not participate in the first two weeks of practice and both sides worked on the extension.

James's deal was signed in June, four years to Pittsburgh's Minka Fitzpatrick.

Assumes an expansion of $72.98 million. This included $36 million in guaranteed pay.

The Chargers spent nearly $112 million in guaranteed salaries since the end of last season,

which was 23rd to improve defense and at the bottom of the major categories,

Including run defenses, third-down conversions and points allowed after halftime.