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April 23, 2018

Report: Eagles restructure RG Brandon Brooks' contract, clear big chunk of cap space

A little over a month ago, the Philadelphia Eagles re-structured the contract of Lane Johnson, when they converted his salary into a signing bonus, freeing up $7.5 million in cap space.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Eagles have done the same with Johnson's partner on the right side of the Eagles' offensive line, RG Brandon Brooks, this time freeing up another $6.37 million in cap space.

Brooks made the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career last season, as he and Johnson formed unarguably the best RG-RT tandem in the NFL. 

Obviously, Johnson and Brooks will be a big part of the Eagles' offense for the foreseeable future, so adding money onto their contracts down the road, thus making them more difficult to cut, should not be a worry for the Eagles' front office. The worry instead lies in the fact that they will now carry bigger cap hits down the road.

For now, Howie Roseman has an extra $6-plus million in spending flexibility.

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