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Eagles Trying To Sign Lane Johnson, Vinny Curry & Zach Ertz To Extensions

Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports that the Eagles are trying to re-sign a number of players to contract extensions including OL Lane Johnson, DE Vinny Curry and TE Zach Ertz.

Shorr-Parks mentions that Philadelphia has already made a contract offer to Curry, and they’re expected to make offers to Johnson and Ertz at some point in the near future.

According to Shorr-Parks, Curry is likely to have plenty of suitors in free agency with the Giants being among the interested teams. On top of that, the Eagles are expected switch back to a 4-3 defense, which means Curry could be an even better fit in their defensive system next year.

The idea with addressing Johnson and Ertz now would be to potentially save them money down the line, according to Shorr-Parks.

Curry, 27, was taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft. He has played out his four-year, $3,381,832 rookie contract and is now in line to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.

In 2015, Curry appeared in all 16 games and recorded 12 tackles and 3.5 sacks for the Eagles.

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.

Ertz, 25, was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft. He’s in the final year of his four-year, $5,379,198 rookie contract and is in line to make a base salary of $1,138,527 for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Ertz appeared in 15 games and caught 75 passes for 853 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Eagles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 tight end out of 73 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding potential contracts extensions for these players as the news is available.

 

 

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