Eagles Restructure Lane Johnson's Deal, Save $7.5 Million In Cap Space

Henrietta Strickland
March 13, 2018

Come Wednesday, the new year begins in the National Football League and teams are able to complete trades they have agreed to as well as sign free agents - which means that several former FSU stars will be changing teams and getting paid. While they were roughly $10 million over, they continued to look for a solution to get under the cap by Wednesday. Set to turn 31 in September, Robinson is nearly certainly looking to get as much as possible on his next deal, and the Eagles do not have the cap situation to offer that contract.

Way to be a leader, Lane. Johnson will still get paid the same; he just shifted his base salary money into his bonus.

This new deal creates a win-win situation for both parties.

Johnson, 27, is under contract with the Eagles through the 2021 season. They still have roughly about two million dollars to clear up just to get under the cap.

Don't expect this to be the last move the Eagles make either. We can expect some more cuts/trades coming soon. They'll have additional room to spend in free agency after the trade that sent wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Panthers goes through and after they release a few players, the most prominent likely being defensive end Vinny Curry.

Other than that, there's not much to report regarding six Eagles pending free agents: Offensive tackle William Beatty, kicker Caleb Sturgis, defensive end Bryan Braman, running back Kenjon Barner and linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Najee Goode.

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