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Defensive Coordinator Johnson Diagnosed with Cancer


Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has been diagnosed with a recurrence of caner, officials saying this time in his spine. He was diagnosed Monday with a malignant tumor on his spine and has begun radiation treatments at Bryn Mawr Hospital states a team official.

“Who knows where it tracked to from there, but his symptoms came from the spine,” Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder told The Inquirer. “Now there are some other areas in his body (that have cancer), but I’m not going to get into where else some other stuff is. They will all be treated together. “

Johnson at first was diagnosed in 2001 with skin cancer. As of right now, no surgery is scheduled and Johnson, still will be the Eagles defensive coordinator. He’s been in that position for the past 10 years under coach Andy Reid.

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