Eagles DC Johnson recovering from cancer treatment

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is responding well to cancer treatment and has been working every day in preparation for the April 25-26 draft and the team’s ensuing minicamp a week later. Johnson, 67, has limited his load, but he has been working in a relatively normal capacity for weeks, according to the team.

Johnson was diagnosed with skin cancer in his spine in late January and started treatment shortly thereafter. He has battled skin cancer for years, but it metastasized into a tumor in his lower back late last season. Johnson did not coach in the Pro Bowl as a result.

Johnson, who has been with the Eagles since 1999, is considered to be one of the top defensive coordinators in the NFL.

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