Lane Johnson and his new team, the Philadelphia Eagles, haven’t been able to reach a deal yet. It is less than two weeks till rookies report to training camp and their negotiations are down to the wire. In situations like this it always brings up the “hold out” idea.
Offensive tackle Lane Johnson doesn’t want to hold out however.
“I think it will be resolved, especially in the next week or two,” Johnson told PhillyMag.com’s Tim McManus on Tuesday. “I don’t want to hold out. I want to be there with the guys. I want to be with the team and I think something will happen in the next week or so.”
From NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport: “Offset language is what teams covet. No offset language — double-dipping — benefits the players.”
“I’m just trying to get a similar deal to everyone else,” Johnson said. “I just want to do what everyone else has done, the picks above and below me.”
Out of the top five picks in the NFL draft only two have signed contracts, Luke Joeckel with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ziggy Ansah with the Detroit Lions. Both of those deals exclude offset language.
Dion Jordan and Eric Fisher are fighting for the same, like Lane Johnson.