Eagles Get Lane Johnson Under Contract, Now Let’s Go Camping

Eagles Get Lane Johnson Under Contract, Now Let’s Go Camping

The Birds got their first-round pick to ink his new deal, and with time to spare. After much hand-wringing over “offset language,” Lane Johnson agreed to a four-year contract worth close to $20 million late Saturday night.

Johnson was the club’s last rookie left to sign. He will report to training camp on Monday, along with the rest of the Eagles’ 2013 draft class and selected veterans. The full 90-man roster arrives on Thursday.

The reason for the delay with Johnson's contract was this offset language business, which basically boils down to whether or not the team would owe him the full amount in the event he is released. The Miami Dolphins won that battle with third-overall pick Dion Jordan earlier on Saturday, so it was only a matter of time until No. 4 followed suit.

Reuben Frank explains the details behind offset language.

Offset language has become a buzz word in recent weeks as teams signing first-round draft picks to fully guaranteed contracts work to protect themselves in the extremely unlikely event that they release a rookie draft pick with a guaranteed contract before that contract expires, and he's claimed on waivers by another team.

Without offset language, the player would then be paid by both teams -- the first team would pay the remaining pro-rated portion of his deal, since the contract is fully guaranteed, and the second team would assume weekly pro-rated payments of the remaining base salary as well.

That’s all very exciting, but here’s the important part: the Eagles will have their projected starter at right tackle in camp in time for the first practice on Tuesday. Finally the Chip Kelly era is about to begin in earnest.

>> Eagles ink Lane Johnson to four-year deal [CSN]

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Bud Light made a special "Dilly, Dilly!" commercial for Philly

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Bud Light made a special "Dilly, Dilly!" commercial for Philly

Oh, you thought we here in Philadelphia were special? You thought Bud Light liked Eagles fans more than they liked Vikings fans?

Wrong.

Bud Light likes fans who purchase their beer.

But yes, Bud Light did make a special little promo for Eagles fans playing off their "Dilly, Dilly!" campaign that for some strange reason many people seem to like. And get this, it uses "Philly, Philly!"

Because it rhymes.

You can watch that right here and the three other spots they made for the Viking, Patriots, and Jaguars below. The Patriots' one is probably the best.

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