2 Reactions as Philadelphia Eagles add Lane Johnson from COVID-19 list

Lane Johnson (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The other “Bodyguard” is back. Lane Johnson returns to the Philadelphia Eagles.

So, in the end, Lane Johnson spent a total of about 12 days of work while sitting on the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Reserve-COVID-19 list. That’s if we don’t count Tuesday morning on August 11th. The news was first reported by PhiladelphiaEagles.com

If you are, we’re talking about 13, which, in football terms, probably would have cost him about eight to ten practices, two final walkthroughs, and, maybe, two games during 2020’s campaign. That isn’t a welcomed idea when you think of the juggernaut of a schedule that the ‘Birds’ are trying to navigate through and some of the pass rushers his backup, who very well could have been Casey Tucker, would have been asked to stop. Think about that for a few ticks.

Hey, who knows if it would have been Tucker or not. At this point, we’re all just guessing.

Every NFL team has its own version of the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Players who have either tested positive for Coronavirus or have been in close contact with an infected person (or people) are not allowed to participate in normal team activities and are required to quarantine, as you might imagine.

NFL franchises must refrain from commenting on any player’s medical status, except to state what their roster status is, and any player that appears on the Reserve-COVID-19 roster designation doesn’t count towards any team’s active roster. Here are two reactions following Lane Johson’s return.