Lions allegedly signing Gardner-Johnson.

According to various reports, C.J. Gardner-Johnson signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, 

forcing the Eagles to replace both starting safety from their Super Bowl roster.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero said that Gardner-one-year Johnson's Lions contract is worth $8 million with $6.5 million guaranteed.

Gardner-Johnson didn't get the big pay day he wanted, and the Eagles oddly don't match the Lions' affordable agreement.

After signing James Bradberry and extending Darius Slay, the Eagles were still pursuing Gardner-Johnson last week.

The young defensive back's market didn't develop as predicted before then. 

Gardner-Johnson and his camp rejected an Eagles multi-year contract early in free agency.

The Eagles subsequently spent that money on other players (among them Bradberry and Slay).

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