Report: Eagles moving on from punter Cam Johnston
The Eagles continue their long list of moves to work under the salary cap today with the announcement that they will not tender punter Cam Johnston this offseason. Johnston has been a successful punter for the Eagles for the last few seasons and looked to be amongst the NFL’s best.
There will likely be a big market for the 29-year-old punter. Johnston has been with the Eagles for the last three seasons with a career average of 47 yards per punt. Alongside this, in over 48 games, Cam has had only one punt blocked even with the shaky special teams the Eagles have had in the last several years.
Johnston made just $750,000 this past season and expected return through restricted free agency. Fellow special teamer Jake Elliott could be on the block too. His new extension has four years left, and around $14 million still due. Elliott regressed this past season and was one of the NFL’s worst kickers.
Philly has moved on from several key veterans this offseason, including Desean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery. More are likely to be on the way, including Zach Ertz and defensive tackle Malik Jackson. All-Pro defensive end Brandon Graham is expected to restructure his contract with the Eagles looking at roughly $40 million in the hole.
Mandatory Credit: Yong Kim Philadelphia Inquirer