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Report: Lane Johnson's restructure saves Eagles $8.2M

Andrew Porter
March 05, 2019 - 1:07 pm
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The Eagles have restructured Lane Johnson's contract, according to Adam Caplan. The Eagles reportedly saved about $8.2 million in cap sapce

Johnson also restructured his contract last offseason, saving the team $7.5 million in cap space. 

According to Spotrac.com, Johnson previously had a cap hit of $15,276,581 in 2019, $13,277,206 in 2020, and $10,992,500 in 2021. The 28-year-old offensive lineman made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons. 

The NFL salary cap is set at $188.2 million for the 2019 season, an increase of around $10 million from the 2018 season. It isn’t clear when the final figure will be announced. 

The Eagles have also reportedly elected not to pick up defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan's option for 2019. The move should free up around $7 million in salary cap space. 

Philadelphia is now right around that $188.2 million cap figure with more moves to come. 

The two most likely candidates to either be released, traded or forced to take a massive paycut are left tackle Jason Peters or receiver Nelson Agholor. Trading or releasing Agholor would free up a little over $9 million in salary cap space. Releasing Peters would free up around $10 million.