Lane Johnson signs record extension with Eagles

Eagles ink Lane Johnson to four-year extension reportedly worth $72 million with nearly $55 million guaranteed

Eagles, Lane Johnson agree to record contract extension

The Eagles and Johnson have agreed to a record-setting contract extension, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo: four years, $72 million, including $54.595 million guaranteed.

A member of the All-Pro first team in 2017 and a Pro Bowler the past two seasons, Johnson likely will reunite on the offensive line with right guard Brandon Brooks, who became the league's highest-paid guard when he received a four-year, $56.2 million extension on November 11.

Johnson, 29, has stated his case for being the best right tackle in the National Football League over recent years.

Johnson, who has always been considered one of the best right tackles in the game, was named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season in 2018, but didn't reach the All-Pro level of his previous season after playing through a Grade 2 MCL sprain and a high ankle sprain on his left leg. They gave Johnson's good friend and offensive linemate, right guard Brandon Brooks, a four-year, $56 million extension earlier this month and have since signed kicker Jake Elliott and long-snapper Rick Lovato to new deals. He's expected to clear concussion protocol and return to the lineup Sunday when Philadelphia faces the Miami Dolphins.

Johnson is in the middle of another excellent season despite missing Week 12 with a head injury. The team has also been working toward a new deal with tight end Zach Ertz, but contract talks have stalled, a source told Fowler.

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