Eagles restructure Lane Johnson’s contract

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The Eagles have carved out some more cap space by reworking right tackle Lane Johnson‘s contract.

According to multiple reports, Johnson has trimmed his base salary for the 2018 season from $10.25 million to $790,000. The rest of the money will be converted to a signing bonus, so Johnson will see the same amount of money.

The difference comes in his cap hit, which will shrink by $7.5 million. That’s money the Eagles can use as they work to both get under the cap and create space to make other moves in the coming days.

Johnson has three years left on his current deal and Tuesday’s restructuring will make for a bigger cap hit during those seasons. That may require more shuffling in the future for the Eagles, but they’re concerning themselves with the short term for now.

23 responses to “Eagles restructure Lane Johnson’s contract

  1. I wish teams would stop kicking the can down the road on these contracts, eventually they all pay for it.

  2. mrbiggstuff says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:49 am
    Wait. I thought the Eagles had salary cap problems?!

    Howie’s playing chess while others are playing Tiddlywinks

    In Howie I trust!

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    Umm, “restructuring” is the first sign of cap hell. The more of those you do, the more you push money down the line for problems.

    Good luck at night school this year.

  3. The Eagles are in worse cap shape next year than this year and they just added on to it ?

    Shows how desperate they are to get under this year at all costs.

    Johnson now counts as $15.5mm against the cap next year, $13.5mm the year after, and $11mm after that.

    Rosen is desperate.

  4. maurysline says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:54 am
    The Eagles are in worse cap shape next year than this year and they just added on to it ?

    Shows how desperate they are to get under this year at all costs.

    Johnson now counts as $15.5mm against the cap next year, $13.5mm the year after, and $11mm after that.

    Rosen is desperate.

    First off it’s Roseman you clown. Considering the Jags are gonna sign a guard for over 13 Million a year. Johnsons numbers are very acceptable. Take Peters and Kendricks off of 2019 cap and their under the cap. Howie works magic with the cap so you just sit behind your keyboard and doubt

  5. Though eagles are currently 17m over the cap for 2019. They are almost 30m under for 2020. This does not include Carson’s contract but also doesn’t include others being traded or cut and the rise in the annual cap including Foles 6m that probably wont be here after next year let alone this year.

    Howie knows the cap. Those thinking eagles are in cap hell are just jealous lol.

  6. Wait a second, who are all these people calling Howie Roseman a “genius” for this. News flash: LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE TEAM DOES THIS, sooner or later. He didn’t magically convince Johnson to take a pay cut, he just shifted most of Johnson’s 2018 salary to future seasons. By the way, the Eagles have an absolutely AWFUL cap situation for 2019 as it stands, which will require more cuts and restructures, and the cycle will continue. Before long, the Eagles will have to do a “reset” in order to fit a Wentz extension into this, meaning that the team likely will have to punt a season or two away in Wentz’s prime. Neither genius nor stupid, it’s just the way teams with a tight cap operate in the NFL.

  7. LoL. Another bitter Patriot fan. Please. Eagles are fine in 2019. Did you see the mess Howie cleaned up when he took over for Chip Kelly. One thing Philly fans have realized with Howie is that they never have to worry about the cap. He handles it and it hasn’t cost us yet. Eagles are in better shape next year on the cap then they were this year, and are in even better shape in 2020. You should be more concerned with your team since you traded away your future for a 41 year old QB. You guys won’t win for 50 years.

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    redsoxu571 says:

    March 13, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Wait a second, who are all these people calling Howie Roseman a “genius” for this. News flash: LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE TEAM DOES THIS, sooner or later. He didn’t magically convince Johnson to take a pay cut, he just shifted most of Johnson’s 2018 salary to future seasons. By the way, the Eagles have an absolutely AWFUL cap situation for 2019 as it stands, which will require more cuts and restructures, and the cycle will continue. Before long, the Eagles will have to do a “reset” in order to fit a Wentz extension into this, meaning that the team likely will have to punt a season or two away in Wentz’s prime. Neither genius nor stupid, it’s just the way teams with a tight cap operate in the NFL.

  8. Pushing all the cap hits down the road. Just wait until Wentz’ rookie deal is up. Eagle will be a lot like Seattle. Win a Super Bowl, maybe go to one the next year, then a borderline playoff team, then a dumpster fire. The only question is how long does it take?

  9. grogansheroes says:
    March 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Pushing all the cap hits down the road. Just wait until Wentz’ rookie deal is up. Eagle will be a lot like Seattle. Win a Super Bowl, maybe go to one the next year, then a borderline playoff team, then a dumpster fire. The only question is how long does it take?

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    Except the difference is the Eagles keep investing in their D and O lines in the drafts. Eagles lost pro bowl, HOF, and MVP talent last year and STILL won the SB… why? Depth. Something Seattle never had except in their secondary.

  10. I find it kind of funny how all the commentators here speak as if they know how to run an NFL team…

  11. It’s fair to question Howie’s talent evaluation(Marcus Smith). However, I’ve never once questioned Howie’s skills with the cap. He’s an accountant by trade and a protege of Joe Banner. Banner was a cap genius.

  12. nhpats says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:37 am
    Who the heck is Lane Johnson?
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    He’s the guy who along with Brandon Brooks owned the left side of NE’s d-line in the SB. You can just refer to him as the best RT in the league if you prefer.

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