OL - PHI
Week 2 Outlook
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson has been fully cleared and is a "full go" for the team's offseason program following successful ankle surgery a few weeks ago.
Johnson is the third-highest paid player on the Eagles' roster and the highest-paid offensive lineman in the entire league. His return to full health following successful surgery on his ankle should elevate the quality of play along the offensive line in 2021, which gave up the most (32nd) sacks allowed in 2020. Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, and Devonta Smith should all benefit from a fully healthy offensive line and particularly with Johnson anchoring the right tackle position, where he has earned three Pro-Bowl nods and All-Pro honors.
Philadelphia Eagles RT Lane Johnson (ankle) is "doing well" with his ankle and is expected to be cleared within the next month.
Johnson was placed on IR during the last month of the 2020 season to undergo surgery repairing an ongoing ankle injury, limiting him to just nine games. He also stated that his relationship with Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is "fine" and that he should be cleared by the team's medical staff in a month. Continuity along the offensive line will be crucial for the Eagles to avoid another disappointing season in 2021, as they return C Jason Kelce and RG Brandon Brooks. Johnson should be healthier than he has been across the last couple of seasons, helping solidify an offensive line to protect QB Jalen Hurts.
The Eagles have placed their star RT Lane Johnson on IR with an ankle injury.
Johnson hasn't been right all season long. He missed time early in the year with an MCL sprain and tried to play through the ankle injury before being shut down by the team. The surgical procedure he will undergo on the ankle has a 4-5 month recovery time. The Eagles hope to get their best OL back in time for the start of 2021.
Eagles T Lane Johnson (ankle) tells reporters he’s done for the season, stating, “the inside of my ankle has collapsed.”
Doesn’t sound good for the Eagles All-Pro tackle, who will now miss the remainder of the season due to the ankle injury. He’s also dealt with a knee injury this season. The hope is Johnson can fully recover in the offseason ahead of the 2021 season.
Philadelphia Eagles RT Lane Johnson (knee) will not be active against the Dallas Cowboys for Sunday Night Football.
Johnson sprained his MCL in Week 7 and was able to practice in a limited capacity this week but will not suit up. Jordan Mailata will start at RT in place of Johnson and newly activated Jason Peters will start at LT.