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Eagles and CJ Gardner-Johnson reunion: Veteran safety apologizes for saying Philly fans are 'fucking obnoxious'

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THE Philadelphia Eagles and CJ Gardner-Johnson reunited after just a year apart. Gardner-Johnson and the Eagles have agreed to terms on a three-year contract, sources told CBS Sports. ESPN reports Gardner-Johnson will earn up to $33 million on this contract, or up to $11 million per year.

Gardner-Johnson also confirmed the news on his social media account, noting that he is “coming home” after a year away from Philadelphia.

Gardner-Johnson played with the Detroit Lions last season after a Philadelphia's confusing exit in free agency. He played in just three games for the Lions last season after suffering a torn pectoral in Week 2, missing most of the regular season.

The Eagles actually had a multi-year offer on the table for Gardner-Johnson at the start of free agency last year, but he and his representation wanted to test the market. These offers did not exist in a security market which only saw Jessie Bates III getting a salary north of $10 million per season. Gardner-Johnson agreed to a contract worth up to $8 million with Detroit.

Gardner Johnson had some comments directed at Eagles fans during his time in Detroit, but immediately apologized for them now that he's returning to Philadelphia.

Gardner-Johnson tied for the NFL leader in interceptions (6) in his 12 games with the Eagles in 2022, a vital part of their No. 2 pass defense that season. He had a passer rating of 63.8 in coverage for the Eagles that season, as well as a career-high 67 tackles.

Gardner-Johnson is now back in Philadelphia, reunited with Kill Darius And James Bradberry. The Eagles are where Johnson wanted to be.

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