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Lane Johnson | Tackle | #65

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 317
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (4) / PHI
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Eagles signed RT Lane Johnson to a five-year, $63 million extension through 2021.
The deal includes $35.5 million guaranteed. "GM" Howie Roseman has worked diligently since the season ended to lock up his young nucleus. After both Zach Ertz and Brent Celek got extensions earlier this week, Johnson was next in line. With all three sewn up on long-term deals, Roseman can now focus on trying to woo free agent DE Vinny Curry. Incumbent LT Jason Peters has a $9.738 million cap charge and could be on the way out, which would then shift Johnson to left tackle. Either way, Johnson's future is on the blind side in Philadelphia. Jan 29 - 10:48 AM

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The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles and RT Lane Johnson are "putting the finishing touches" on a contract extension.

The Eagles have already signed TEs Zach Ertz and Brent Celek to extensions since the season ended, and now they appear to be wrapping one up with Johnson. The former No. 4 overall pick profiles as the left tackle of the future in Philadelphia, and that "future" may come as soon as 2016 depending on what happens with LT Jason Peters. Johnson is still just 25.
Jan 29 - 9:32 AM

The Intelligencer's Ed Kracz reports the Eagles could sign RT Lane Johnson to a contract extension as early as this week.

Executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman is not wasting any time. The fifth-year option means the Eagles still have control of Johnson for another two seasons, but they apparently want to get a deal done this offseason. The rush could point to some uncertainty about the future of LT Jason Peters, who is set to count $9.2 million against the cap in 2016. Johnson filled in at left tackle while Peters was sidelined last season, and his future is likely on the blindside. The earning potential of left tackles is considerably higher than their bookends, and locking up Johnson now may prevent the Eagles from paying an inflated price if he is forced to play on the left side in the next two seasons.
Jan 26 - 10:27 AM

The Eagles are expected to make a long-term contract offer to RT Lane Johnson this offseason.

Johnson, the former No. 4 overall pick, had an up-and-down third season as he battled a sprained MCL and ankle. He played through the issues and missed just one offensive snap. Johnson received positive marks for his pass protection and run blocking from Pro Football Focus, but was penalized 12 times, second among all tackles behind only Rams LT Greg Robinson. The Eagles don't need to rush to re-sign Johnson; they can exercise his 2017 option this offseason.
Jan 22 - 10:20 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles RT Lane Johnson has been diagnosed with both a sprained MCL and ankle, but is expected to start Sunday's game against the Saints.

It's surprising until you remember that Johnson played through the injury on Sunday. Still, it's a fair question whether rest might be the best long-term solution. We wouldn't consider Johnson a guarantee for Week 5 just yet. The Eagles' fragile running game can ill afford to lose its powerful right tackle.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 01:23:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson will have an MRI on his left knee on Monday.

Johnson injured the knee blocking on an extra point in the second half of the Eagles' Week 4 loss to the Redskins, but he played the rest of the game. Johnson said after the game he thinks he re-sprained the MCL he injured in the preseason. The Eagles have already lost RG Andrew Gardner for the season, and LT Jason Peters exited Week 4 after aggravating his quad injury.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 08:11:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson believes he suffered a sprained MCL in Saturday's preseason game, but fully expects to be ready for Week 1.

Coach Chip Kelly claimed Johnson could have continued playing Saturday, but that's a little hard to believe. Either way, neither Kelly nor Johnson seem concerned. The right tackle has 14 days to heal up.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:16:00 AM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson participated in the Randy Couture/Jay Glazer MMA Athletics program this offseason.

The program is gaining a reputation among linemen for helping with both conditioning and the hand-to-hand combat that goes on in the trenches. Johnson, already one of the game's premier right tackles, figures to only get better in his third NFL season. Philly's offensive line has fallen behind Dallas', but remains among the best units in the league with Johnson, dominant left tackle Jason Peters, left guard Evan Mathis and center Jason Kelce.
Mon, May 25, 2015 07:45:00 AM

Lane Johnson was the Eagles' first-team right tackle in Tuesday's practice.

It's confirmation Johnson won't spend any time "getting up to speed" on the bench after he was suspended for the season's first four games. Johnson's return allows Todd Herremans to move back to right guard, greatly fortifying the Eagles' struggling line in the process. C Jason Kelce and LG Evan Mathis' absences will continue to loom large, however.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 07:28:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson's four-game suspension is over.

OT Kevin Graf has been waived in a corresponding roster move. An Eagles offensive line desperate for a talent infusion will welcome Johnson back with open arms. He'll almost certainly slide right back in as the starting right tackle immediately, plugging one of the three holes in this unit. As a rookie last year, Johnson was PFF's No. 9 run-blocking tackle among 76 qualifiers.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 09:26:00 AM

NFL suspended Eagles RT Lane Johnson four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Perhaps not-so-ironically, our last update on Johnson was regarding his "bulked up" frame this offseason. The Eagles signed Allen Barbre to a three-year extension earlier this month, and he figures to get the first crack at replacing Johnson at right tackle. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson had an outstanding rookie year as a run blocker, but coughed up ten sacks in pass protection. Johnson will miss games against Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Washington, and San Francisco. He'll be eligible to return in Week 5.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson has "bulked up" this offseason.

Johnson reported to OTAs noticeably stronger after playing last season at 310 pounds. He allowed 10 sacks as a rookie and was overmatched at times in pass protection, but received positive grades from Pro Football Focus in eight of his final nine games. Johnson won't be moving to left tackle any time soon and will return as a bookend to Jason Peters this year.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 04:46:00 PM

GM Howie Roseman said RT Lane Johnson could eventually be moved to left tackle.

Current left tackle Jason Peters is 32 years old and entering the final year of his contract. Johnson struggled badly at the beginning of his rookie season, but showed rapid development and was a plus player in the second half. He finished as Pro Football Focus' No. 39 tackle, ahead of No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher (No. 70) and just behind No. 11 pick D.J. Fluker (No. 38). Johnson's unique athleticism and measurables make him an ideal fit in Chip Kelly's uptempo offense. He'll bring tons of long-term upside into 2014.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 10:17:00 AM

OC Pat Shurmur says RT Lane Johnson's recent struggles are typical for a rookie.

After an excellent performance against the Redskins in Week 1, Johnson has plummeted. The No. 4 overall pick is now ProFootballFocus' No. 66 tackle out of 72 qualifiers. Shurmur does have a point about rookie tackles -- No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is ranked 62nd and No. 2 pick Luke Joeckel is 55th. "I think Lane knows exactly what to do, but at times the game has to happen just a little bit quicker for him," coach Chip Kelly said.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Eagles signed No. 4 overall pick Lane Johnson to a four-year contract.

The deal includes offset language and a $12.8 million signing bonus. Johnson will report for the start of training camp Monday and is set to open the season as the Eagles' starting right tackle. With both Johnson and Dion Jordan now under contract, No. 6 overall pick Barkevious Mingo will likely be the next rookie to sign.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 10:21:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Mark Sanchez
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
5Kevin Monangai
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Freddie Martino
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Jonathan Krause
WR31Josh Huff
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Chris Pantale
LT1Jason Peters
2Brett Boyko
LG1Allen Barbre
2Tanner Hawkinson
C1Jason Kelce
2Josh Andrews
3Barrett Jones
RG1Matt Tobin
2Andrew Gardner
3Malcolm Bunche
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Cody Parkey
2Caleb Sturgis