By Lewis Gould
The Eagles are over the salary cap, and in order to free up some bucks to pursue free agents, they have finagled some numbers:
According to multiple reports, right tackle Lane Johnson has trimmed his base salary for the 2018 season from $10.25 million to $790,000. The rest of the money will be converted to a signing bonus, so Johnson will see the same amount of money.
The difference comes in his cap hit, which will shrink by $7.5 million. That’s money the Eagles can use as they work to both get under the cap and create space to make other moves in the coming days.
Johnson has three years left on his current deal and the restructuring will make for a bigger cap hit during those seasons.