Extra Points: David Johnson, John Kuhn, Josh Gordon, Eagles

David Johnson has only played extensively in one of his first three seasons in the NFL. After backing up Chris Johnson as a rookie in 2015, Johnson had a record-setting sophomore season in which he rushed for 1,293 yards and racked up another 879 through the air with 20 total touchdowns. Last year, he was lost for the season after just one game. Despite the relatively small sample size, the Cardinals are committed to Johnson as the center of their offense, and appear ready to lock him up longterm.

Johnson and the Cardinals are likely to get an extension done before the season, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network (Twitter link). While Garafolo cautioned there’s “work to be done to get there”, he does believe it’ll get done before the season. The Cardinals clearly saw during his one season as their starter just how special of a player he can be, and want to extend him before he hits the open market at the end of this season.

Johnson reportedly has been sitting out some of the Cardinals’ OTAs with an injury, but a source told Kent Somers of the AZcentral.com that the injury is not serious. Somers added that Johnson is expected to participate in the three-day minicamp the Cardinals will hold next week.

Here’s more from around the NFL:

  • Former Packers and Saints fullback John Kuhn wants to play in 2018 and has received interest from several teams, Kuhn told Sirius XM NFL Radio (Twitter link). The longtime Packer fan-favorite said “I’m ready to give it another run, and I’ve been fielding some calls, so I’m just waiting for the right one to give this one more go.”
  • After Duke Johnson signed his new contract yesterday, Josh Gordon is the next Browns player likely to be extended, opines Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland. While Grossi says he’ll have to first prove to GM John Dorsey that he can stay on the field, he “can see the Browns rewarding him with a multi-year deal to head off a possible huge payday in unrestricted free agency in 2020.”
  • There’s a four-way battle for two spots among Eagles wide receivers, but Markus Wheaton and Shelton Gibson are the favorites to emerge, thinks Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com. Gibson writes that Bryce Treggs and Greg Ward Jr. have impressed at OTAs, but that “it is tough to see Treggs or Ward Jr. passing either Wheaton or Gibson for a roster spot.”
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5 comments on “Extra Points: David Johnson, John Kuhn, Josh Gordon, Eagles

  1. therula34

    Philly is in bad shape at wideout if Markus Wheaton gets assured a roster spot at this point lol. He wasn’t even dressing for the Bears depleted wr corps last year

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    • Potpot106

      Ehhh not really. They can get away with it. Alshon Jeffery, mike Wallace, and Nelson Agholor are all they need at wideout. Especially with ertz at te and drafting his replica in Dallas. They also have 3 running backs that are great at catching the ball in the back field. Sproles and clement being their best two

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      • RockHard

        You lose Jeffery for a month or so to injury and the WR crop looks like crap.. still pretty crappy even with him..

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        • Polish Hammer

          Show me a WR crop that loses its #1 and doesn’t take a huge hit. The Eagles have decent supplementary pieces to the passing game they’ll survive.

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  2. biggtank2

    Their WRs will be ok almost the same caliber of players they won the Super Bowl with an upgrade at TE

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