Eagles' Johnson fighting skin cancer

Updated: January 29, 2009, 6:42 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has had a recurrence of cancer, this time in his spine, team officials said Thursday.

Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder told The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News that Johnson on Monday was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer that has formed a tumor in his back. Johnson has begun radiation treatments at Bryn Mawr Hospital, the trainer said..

The tumor is in the same area where Johnson's skin cancer was diagnosed ...

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