By Jenny Masters
Right tackle Lane Johnson and kicker Jake Elliott had their annual deals restructured as the Eagles shaved off roughly $6.9 million, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
Before these moves, the Birds had just $1.22 million in team cap space (via OverTheCap); Johnson was on the books for $7 million in base salary in 2022 while Elliott was due $3.75 million.
This begs the question, could another move be coming? Probably not. The Eagles are looking to sign new starting safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson to a contract extension. He’s predicted to receive as much as $9 million per year. Gardner-Johnson didn’t seem worried about something getting done when asked about it last week.
In a near annual rite of passage, the Eagles have restructured the contract of OT Lane Johnson, per source.
Philly converted $5.88M of Johnson’s base salary and $2.715M of K Jake Elliot’s base salary into signing bonuses, creating about $6.9M in 2022 cap space.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 8, 2022