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Eagles, Lane Johnson close to finishing contract extension, per report

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The Philadelphia Eagles are very close to reaching an agreement on a contract extension with offensive tackle Lane Johnson, according to a report from Jeff McLane. Earlier this week Johnson himself confirmed he's been negotiating a long-term contract with Philadelphia. It's also been reported that the deal will make Johnson one of the highest paid tackles in the league.

"By the end of the week, they should have a deal done with Lane Johnson that makes him one of the highest-paid offensive tackles in the NFL, and if Johnson stays at right tackle, he could be the highest-paid at that spot."

The 25-year-old Johnson was selected by the Eagles with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the first draft pick of the Chip Kelly era. Johnson has started and played 44 out of 48 games in Philadelphia. The only action he missed was due to a four-game suspension to start the 2014 season.

Johnson has mostly played right tackle during his NFL career. He's expected to move to left tackle one day, but the Eagles seem content with keeping Jason Peters there for now.

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