Lane Johnson still in concussion protocol but allowed at Eagles practice

Lane Johnson #65, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Lane Johnson #65, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Good news abounds on the Wednesday leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles‘ seventh game of the NFL campaign. Robert Quinn was added via a trade with the Chicago Bears. The Birds gave up a fourth-round draft choice in the deal, and while vice president/general manager Howie Roseman was putting the finishing touches on another masterpiece, the Birds were simultaneously enjoying a very productive practice session, one Lane Johnson was present for.

Johnson is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but he was allowed on the field. He was named as a limited participant on Philly’s October 26th injury report. Veteran Brandon Graham was the only non-participant. He’s dealing with a hamstring injury, but everyone appears to be confident that he’ll be available for Sunday’s game.

The good news on Lane Johnson seems to be carrying over to his Eagles teammates.

Like Lane Johnson, nine other Eagles participated in a limited capacity. Cornerback James Bradberry, wide receiver A.J. Brown, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, guard Landon Dickerson, center Jason Kelce, guard Isaac Seumalo, cornerback Darius Slay, and defensive Josh Sweat were all given veteran rest days.

Rookie cornerback Josh Jobe was also listed. He’s been working his way back from a shoulder injury and was a full participant at practice. Tight end Tyree Jackson saw a 21-day practice window opened as well, so he might return to active duty at some point. Still, the highlights of the day were without question Lane’s return and the acquisition of Robert Quinn.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the horizon. They visit Lincoln Finacial Field on Sunday for Week 8’s game. Eagles fans will most certainly be tuned in for that one. We’ll have to wait and see if Philadelphia continues to be aggressive with the trade deadline looming.

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