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

Lane Johnson (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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2. There’s a roster to put together, but we won’t have to guess how the starting offensive line looks.

Johnson’s reactivation follows Nathan Gerry’s, who returned from the Reserve-COVID-19 list just two days prior. Tackle Jordan Mailata is the only player that remains. Head coach Doug Pederson sits in quarantine as well as he was diagnosed with Coronavirus back on August 2nd. As we all patiently await his return, Eagles assistant head coach and running backs coach Duce Staley leads the day-to-day activities at the NovaCare Complex.

The Eagles roster currently sits at 79 players. We’ll have to say goodbye to quite a few of them prior to the team’s season opener, one that’s scheduled for a September 13th road date with the Washington Football Team, but figuring out who the starting offensive line is won’t be much of a task as a very underrated Isaac Seumalo returns at left guard for his fifth season alongside the aforementioned Johnson, Peters, Kelce, and Dillard.

Expect to see a few holes cleared by ’65’. Expect for one of the game’s most athletic tackles out front on a few screens. Expect for some of the game’s best defensive ends and outside linebackers to be stifled on the left side of their defensive line whenever the Eagles are on the schedule.

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Just ask the Dallas Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence, who, for some reason, thinks that the score is now settled because he finally got a sack on ’65’ in 2019. Just watch the tape. Johnson wins that battle nine times out of ten. Then again, you’d be hard-pressed to find a matchup in which he doesn’t.