Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles agree to contract


The top picks of the 2013 NFL Draft continue to agree to contracts in time for training camp, just like they are supposed to.

The latest rookie to come aboard: Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson, the No. 4 overall pick. The team announced Saturday he agreed to terms on a four-year contract.

Draft signings
The New Orleans Saints' Kenny Vaccaro and Detroit Lions' Ziggy Ansah were the first of the 2013 NFL Draft first-round selections to sign. Follow all the moves right here. More ...'s Albert Breer reported that Johnson's deal is worth $19.853 million, including a $12.818 million signing bonus up front, according to a source involved with the negotiations. The deal came just hours after No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan signed a contract as his Miami Dolphins teammates reported for training camp.

Johnson is expected to start from Day 1 at right tackle for Eagles coach Chip Kelly's athletic offensive line, with a healthy Jason Peters manning the left side. The potentially powerful duo should provide a strong foundation for an improved Eagles offensive line.

Holdouts among top picks used to be an annual source of summer intrigue, with breathless reporting on how the contracts compared to each other. The new collective bargaining agreement changed all that. The drastic reduction in prices and cookie-cutter contracts make the rookie deals feel like paperwork (albeit important paperwork)

Johnson said weeks ago that he would be in camp on time. In today's NFL, teams and players both realize that holdouts are unnecessary.

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