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Eagles sign Dickerson, all draft picks now under contract originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles signed rookie second-round pick Landon Dickerson Monday, two days before the start of training camp.
According to Spotrac’s projection based on his draft position, Dickerson’s four-year deal will be worth $8,656,673, including a $3,655,762 signing bonus and a $1,573,940 2021 cap figure.
Dickerson, a consensus All-America interior lineman last year for Alabama, was the 37th overall pick in this year’s draft.
With Dickerson in the fold, the Eagles now have all nine rookie draft picks signed.
A healthy Dickerson is the likely heir apparent to Jason Kelce, who is entering his 11th season with the Eagles and turns 34 in November.
Dickerson’s status for the start of training camp on Wednesday is unknown. He underwent knee surgery in late December after suffering ligament damage during Alabama’s win over Florida in the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Counting his time at Florida State, the oft-injured Dickerson made it through only one of five college seasons healthy.
As a true freshman at FSU in the fall of 2016, Dickerson started seven games at right guard before tearing his right ACL. He started at left guard as a sophomore in 2017 before his season ended after four games with a right ankle injury. As a junior he suffered a season-ending ankle injury.
After graduating from Florida State in the spring of 2019, he transferred to Alabama, where he earned his masters in business administration. He played injury-free in the fall of 2019 before suffering another season-ending injury six months ago.
“I feel good about how I take care of myself moving forward,” Dickerson said in May. “I know what I need to do lifting wise, diet wise, rehab wise to keep my body feeling good throughout the season. Football’s a weird sport. Things happen that you can’t control. From my end I feel like I’m taking all the necessary steps to take care of my body.”
Dickerson was in uniform for the Eagles’ spring practices and was seen during the brief periods open to the media jogging around from drill to drill, but he didn’t participate.
When Nick Sirianni last spoke, he wouldn’t speculate on when Dickerson might be available.
“Not going to set a timetable on Landon and his return, but he is working hard,” he said. “We've got a great training staff and great strength staff that are working hard with him to get him ready to go as soon as he's able to.
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