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Right tackle Lane Johnson and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract extension worth $33.445 million with $30 million guaranteed.
The Phillies now have one of the best tackles in football under contract through the 2026 season. Johnson has not surrendered a sack over the last two seasons while starting 28 games over that time. The three-time first-team All-Pro earned an 83.2 grade from Pro Football Focus last season and will look to help steer the Eagles back to another NFC championship in 2023.
Eagles starting right tackle Lane Johnson is inactive for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs as he attends to a personal matter.
Offensive linemen are not always the most noteworthy injuries for fantasy managers, but the Eagles are now down four starting offensive linemen, with only center Jason Kelce as the remaining starter left from Week 1.
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson has been fully cleared and is a "full go" for the team's offseason program following successful ankle surgery a few weeks ago.
Johnson is the third-highest paid player on the Eagles' roster and the highest-paid offensive lineman in the entire league. His return to full health following successful surgery on his ankle should elevate the quality of play along the offensive line in 2021, which gave up the most (32nd) sacks allowed in 2020. Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, and Devonta Smith should all benefit from a fully healthy offensive line and particularly with Johnson anchoring the right tackle position, where he has earned three Pro-Bowl nods and All-Pro honors.
Philadelphia Eagles RT Lane Johnson (ankle) is "doing well" with his ankle and is expected to be cleared within the next month.
Johnson was placed on IR during the last month of the 2020 season to undergo surgery repairing an ongoing ankle injury, limiting him to just nine games. He also stated that his relationship with Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is "fine" and that he should be cleared by the team's medical staff in a month. Continuity along the offensive line will be crucial for the Eagles to avoid another disappointing season in 2021, as they return C Jason Kelce and RG Brandon Brooks. Johnson should be healthier than he has been across the last couple of seasons, helping solidify an offensive line to protect QB Jalen Hurts.
The Eagles have placed their star RT Lane Johnson on IR with an ankle injury.
Johnson hasn't been right all season long. He missed time early in the year with an MCL sprain and tried to play through the ankle injury before being shut down by the team. The surgical procedure he will undergo on the ankle has a 4-5 month recovery time. The Eagles hope to get their best OL back in time for the start of 2021.