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Eagles 1st-round pick Lane Johnson agree to terms on a four-year deal

The Eagles agreed to terms on a four-year deal with first-round pick Lane Johnson on Saturday night, ensuring that the offensive tackle will arrive in training camp on time when the rookies report on Monday.

Eagles 1st-round pick Lane Johnson agree to terms on a four-year deal

The Eagles agreed to terms on a four-year deal with first-round pick Lane Johnson on Saturday night, ensuring that the offensive tackle will arrive in training camp on time when the rookies report on Monday.

Johnson, the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, will sign a four-year deal potentially worth $19.853 million overall, according to league sources. Johnson is guaranteed to earn $12.8 million. 

A potential issue in negotiations might have been offset language in the final year of the contract. The Eagles were able to get offset language in the deal, according to sources. In return, Johnson will receive his entire bonus paid within 15 days.

“We’re very excited to have all of our draft picks ready to go for the start of training camp,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement. “I give Lane and his agent, Ken Sarnoff, a lot of credit for their work in getting this deal complete. Both had stated to us how important it was to get this deal signed before the rookies report on Monday and they kept their word. We’re all looking forward to watch Lane get his NFL career started.”

The contract came on the same day that No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan signed with the Miami Dolphins. That contract also reportedly included offset language, which might have helped the Eagles and Johnson’s camp.

Johnson was the final Eagles rookie to sign a deal, assuring the team there will be no contract holdout entering coach Chip Kelly’s first training camp. Johnson is expected to start at right tackle for the Eagles, and he’ll now be in camp without distraction.

 Staff writer Jeff McLane contributed to this report.

 Contact Zach Berman at zberman@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @ZBerm. 

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