Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lane Johnson doesn't want to hold out

Lane Johnson is one of the 20 remaining rookies selected in the first round that have yet to sign their rookie contracts.

Lane Johnson doesn't want to hold out

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman (left) and coach Chip Kelly<br />(right) introduce number one draft pick Lane Johnson at a press conference. (Michael S. Wirtz/Staff Photographer)
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman (left) and coach Chip Kelly (right) introduce number one draft pick Lane Johnson at a press conference. (Michael S. Wirtz/Staff Photographer)
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Lane Johnson is one of the 20 remaining rookies selected in the first round that have yet to sign their rookie contracts.

With less than two weeks until rookies are scheduled to report to their respective teams, the talk of a hold out will inevitably be brought up.

Johnson, however, doesn’t believe that it will get to that point, telling Philly Mag’s Tim McManus that he expects the issue to be resolved in the next week or two.

"I don't want to hold out,” Johnson said. “I want to be there with the guys. I want to be with the team and I think something will happen in the next week or so."

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Johnson went on to assure the public that he is not looking for anything special when it comes to signing.

"I'm just trying to get a similar deal to everyone else," the first round pick said. "I just want to do what everyone else has done, the picks above and below me."

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