Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing to free up more cap space by restructuring Lane Johnson’s contract.
Is cap space really all just a myth? Ask Howie Roseman, and he will tell you it is. So what the Eagles have limited cap space? Howie and company know how to tweak the numbers and make it all work. Constantly, Philadelphia Eagles players are restructuring their contracts offseason after offseason in order to make room for new players that get signed through Free Agency.
This time around, Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson got to restructure his figures. This isn’t a new occurrence for Johnson who also restructured last season. At this point, Johnson must be enjoying getting his money quicker as a bonus, rather than waiting for it as his salary. So far, we’re not sure how much the Eagles cleared up with the restructure, but just know that more cap space is coming soon when the dollar amounts are announced.
Is there a big move brewing?
If you look at social media, many will get excited and feel like a big move is coming from the Eagles. The widespread assumption is that the Eagles could be freeing up some space to bring in a big name veteran like Le’Veon Bell. But if we’re being honest, Howie and the front office are most likely preparing for multiple bargain deals that will come cheaper for a year. That’s the Eagles new method each and every offseason.
There’s still a little over a week before the NFL Free Agency period begins, but the Eagles are making sure that they go into the league new year with a favorable amount of funds available to fill in some much-needed holes on the team. They could be eyeing up a running back, wideout, defensive tackle, or a linebacker. Hopefully, this restructure helps out a lot.