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Eagles’ Lane Johnson reveals depression, anxiety forced hiatus as he returns to Philly

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Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is rejoining the team after being away for two weeks. Johnson, who has not seen action on the field since Week 3’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, has revealed on Twitter the very personal reasons why he was not able to be with the team during that time.

“I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support over the last two weeks. I appreciate the positive notes and messages as I’ve worked hard to restore my personal life. Depression and anxiety are things I’ve dealt with for a long time and have kept hidden from my friends and family. If you’re reading this and struggling, please know that you are not alone. I am excited to re-join my teammates and coaches. I’m grateful for the entire Eagles community and look forward to continuing to play in front of the best fans in the world!

During the time he was available to play for the team this season, the Eagles veteran offensive lineman managed to log in 100 percent of the snaps from Weeks 1 to 3.

Having Johnson back will be a boost for the Eagles’ offensive line that has allowed 12 sacks on the season. The soonest he can play again is this coming Sunday (Week 7) when the Eagles take on the Las Vegas Raiders on the road.