Lane Johnson in concussion protocol

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The Eagles have a short week, and it may force them to adjust on the offensive line again.

Coach Doug Pederson just told reporters that right tackle Lane Johnson was in the league’s concussion protocol, which puts his status for Thursday’s game at Carolina up in the air.

Considering the steps a player has to go through (ending with clearance from an independent neurologist), players in the short week often aren’t able to make it back for the next game.

Johnson didn’t come out for the second half yesterday, and was replaced by Halapoulivaati Vaitai.

The Eagles have been rotating at left guard, with Stefen Wisniewski and Chance Warmack both working there. But the protection has generally been good, as they’ve gone out to a 4-1 start.

7 responses to “Lane Johnson in concussion protocol

  1. Yikes. I figured this was the case when the announcers said he had a head injury and won’t return. Im hoping hes plays Thursday but realistically I’m thinking he has no shot. Hopefully cox returns but sounds more like he wont return until the following week. If that’s true then in that Monday nighter vs skins Philly might be getting cb darby, cox and lane johnson all back on the field. Thatd be awesome if we can get this road win thurs night without these very solid players. It helps that 2 weeks in a row the eagles get the W while the rest of the nfc east teams that played all took an L.

  2. bathroombenlovemachine says:
    October 9, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    …….all those PEDs do not prevent head injuries


    Brilliant comment

  3. You wouldnt have thought it but Corey Graham has literally been the difference between the Eagles having an average defense and an elite defense. Hr has been the Eagles most dependable safety in coverage and the only one who has missed a tackle that broke for a long gain, but its more then that. Having Graham back there gives Schwartz the confidence to play man coverage and to blitz. These last 2 weeks without him Schwartz has called a lot of zones with 7 yard cushions giving the opponent the first 5 yards.. Having a guy like him, a guy who Schwartz knows is more worried about keeping the ball in front of him instead of getting a turnover gives him confidence. He also allows Schwartz to put Jenkins in the slot. Now that he can put Graham at safety instead Maragos.

    He changes the whole confidence level of Schwartz. We do need him to blitz more though. He did in the preseason and the Eagles were unstoppable. Hes been scared to ever sense Darby got hurt, but seeing that Patrick Robinson has basically been playing at an all pro level , Mills has improved to become a slightly above average corner, and the fact that Rasul Douglas (outside of 2 bad plays against the chargers) has been a revelation, Im hoping that will all change soon.

    If it does and Schwartz starts to show more faith in his players. The Eagles could become 1 of the top 2 or 3 teams in the conference.

  4. Yesterday I took the opportunity to revisit the picture of Y. A. Tittle kneeling on the turf at Yankee stadium. And I thought to myself what a candy a***d league this has become, with their concussions, meaningless protests, end zone exhibitions, and no one who wants to tell these game players, as Lombardi would have done, to just get the hell out there, and play the game.

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