Eagles Defensive Coordinator Dealing With Cancer Again

by Matt Snyder

Two weeks ago, the Eagles' venerable defensive coordinator, Jim Johnson, was busy preparing for the conference championship game in Arizona. Now, he's undergoing radiation treatments for cancer.

Johnson was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2001, and apparently a melanoma skin cancer has formed a tumor near Johnson's spine. He was suffering from a good deal of pain in the area, which prompted the MRI exams that, in turn, discovered the tumor. There is no surgery scheduled, nor any plans for Johnson to cease coaching, according to Eagles trainer, Rick Burkholder.

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