The Philadelphia Eagles announce they have agreed to terms with tackle Lane Johnson on a four-year contract.
“We’re very excited to have all of our draft picks ready to go for the start of training camp,” said general manager Howie Roseman. “I give Lane and his agent, Ken Sarnoff, a lot of credit for their work in getting this deal complete. Both had stated to us how important it was to get this deal signed before the rookies report on Monday and they kept their word. We’re all looking forward to watch Lane get his NFL career started.”
Johnson (6-foot-6, 310 pounds) was the Eagles’ first-round pick and fourth overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. The 23-year-old played collegiately as a quarterback, tight end and defensive lineman before transitioning to the offensive line as a junior in 2011. After transferring from Kilgore College in 2009, Johnson went on to appear in 32 career games at Oklahoma, starting 25 total contests (13 at left tackle, 12 at right tackle). He garnered second-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior after anchoring a Sooner offense that ranked 12th in the nation with 497.9 yards per game.
A native of Groveton, Texas, Johnson earned all-district, all-region and all-state honors as a quarterback at Groveton High School. He also lettered in track and field, placing fourth in the shot put at the state’s track championship.
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