Eagles lose Lane Johnson for season

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Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is done for the season.

Johnson told reporters today that he needs ankle surgery that will require four to five months to recover, according to Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal.

Matt Pryor will take over at right tackle on an injury-plagued offensive line in Philadelphia.

Johnson has appeared in seven games this year, but he’s been playing hurt all season. Now the Eagles will hope he can get right for 2021, and hope their offense can manage yet another injury in a season full of them.

13 responses to “Eagles lose Lane Johnson for season

  1. Good luck Lane. Heal up. Good thing is he’ll have 7-8 months to heal up because he does not need to participate in OTA’s. Rest up and come back in late July early August.

  2. Good luck with the surgery Lane! The real questions are how many years do you and Jason Peters have left in your careers? Remember NFL stands not for long!

  3. Eagles signed Johnson to a four year contract extension with more than $50 million guaranteed less than a year ago. If they move on from him now, the dead money is probably astronomical.

  4. The guy is a warrior and I certainly respect his efforts to stay on the field throughout his battles with that injured ankle. However, one can’t help but wonder if he had just sat out a few weeks, could he have returned without surgery ? I won’t ever knock his toughness though. Get better Lane. See you next year.

  5. johnwaldron8 says:
    One thing for sure, Lane Johnson knows how to have fun.
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    And yet, he’s still probably having more fun than Bill Belichick and Cam Newton.

  6. Considering he had a cleanup on the ankle in training camp it’s fair to wonder if they rushed him. You definitely got the impression during the season that he was hurting himself and the team by trying to play through it instead of resting.

    2nd highest salaried team in the league and one of the worst. Winning the SB was the worst thing to happen to this team because Howie has been trying to keep the band together for the last 3 years instead of turning the roster over.

    Now the Eagles are dumpster fire for at least this year and next.

  7. That means Wentz will now be getting sacked ten times per game as opposed to eight times per game. I wonder if it will make him hold the ball even longer too.

  8. Looks like they’re moving Peters to RG and Maialata to LT which should have been done weeks ago if the coach had a clue. Eagles kept the wrong coach.
    Fire Doug.

  9. pmlang says:
    November 27, 2020 at 2:46 pm
    Looks like they’re moving Peters to RG and Maialata to LT which should have been done weeks ago if the coach had a clue. Eagles kept the wrong coach.
    Fire Doug.

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    I think it’s fair to question all the outright stupid coaching and roster decisions. I had heard that Peters at tackle was a result of Peters calling Lurie to complain so it’s fair to wonder if some of the stupidity is due to the owner being buddies with some of the older players.

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