- Joel Corry reports that Johnson’s five-year extension is worth $56.26 million and can be worth a max value of $60.01 million based on Pro Bowl escalators.
- Ian Rapoport reports that the Eagles worked on this deal all week at the Senior Bowl.
No team has been as aggressive at signing their core players to extensions than the Eagles. Philadelphia has also locked up tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek to new deals and they’re expected to shift their focus to working out extensions with DE Vinny Curry and DT Fletcher Cox in the coming weeks.
Johnson, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He has one year remaining on his four-year, $19.853 million rookie contract and stands to make a bases salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 25 offensive tackle out of 76 qualifying players.