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NFL clears Eagles’ Lane Johnson from the concussion protocol

Lane Johnson, Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are clawing their way back to health. On Wednesday, right tackle Lane Johnson was cleared from concussion protocol, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. 

Subsequently, Johnson took to Twitter to celebrate the news.

Johnson suffered a concussion during Philadelphia’s Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots. He did not play in the following week, a defeat to the Seattle Seahawks in Philadelphia. However, the well-respected right tackle will play against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Johnson did practice on Wednesday. He was eligible to do so while waiting to clear the concussion protocol.

With the addition of Johnson, the Eagles will now have one of the NFL’s best right tackles on-board to protect Carson Wentz. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, out of Oklahoma, he has been to two-straight Pro-Bowls and made the first-team All-Pro in 2017.

Johnson acts as the anchor of the Eagles’ right side. The right tackle is also a leader off the field. He has never been shy to make sure his teammates are doing the right thing. When the Eagles got out to a slow start in 2019, he publicly made sure his teammates knew that showing up late to practices and meetings aren’t going to cut it.

Tight end Zach Ertz (hamstring) and defensive end Vinny Curry (NIR) did not practice on Wednesday. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor (knee), running back Jordan Howard (shoulder), wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and left tackle Jason Peters (knee) were limited participants on Wednesday.