Eagles RT Lane Johnson out of concussion protocol, will start in Week 13
The Philadelphia Eagles are desperate to get back into the win column following a two-game skid. Fortunately, it appears reinforcements are on the way in the form of right tackle Lane Johnson.
Johnson has been sidelined since during the loss to the New England Patriots in Week 11. He is slated to make his return against the Miami Dolphins this week after clearing concussion protocol, via Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Lane Johnson is through concussion protocol. He’s cleared for contact. Will start Sunday.
This is certainly an encouraging sign for Philadelphia. Johnson was sorely missed during the loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12. His return should provide a much-needed boost to the offensive line.
It is no secret that the Eagles offense had been nothing short of abysmal in recent weeks. Of course, this could be due to the fact that they have been severely shorthanded during that time. Aside from Johnson, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor were forced to sit out versus the Seahawks. Meanwhile, running back Jordan Howard is still trying to recover from a shoulder injury.
All the significant blows to the key pieces in their offense have clearly had a profound impact on their performance as of late. Regardless, Philadelphia is not in a position where they can afford to sulk.
Despite their struggles, they are still in position to take control of the NFC East thanks to the lackluster play from the Dallas Cowboys in recent weeks as well. Fortunately, a favorable matchup against Miami could be just what they need to get back on track.