Weeks pass and so do months. The dates on the calendars change. Preparation for the next opponent always leads to a game before that contest is forgotten and the Philadelphia Eagles begin preparing for another clash. Each week brings a constant, however. Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at about 4 p.m. EST, eyes are glued to our timelines and the notifications we receive on our cellular devices to catch a glimpse of the latest injury report. Unfortunately, the NFL’s best right tackle, Lane Johnson, lands on Week 15’s list on Wednesday.
Lane left Week 14’s game versus the New York Giants and wouldn’t return. Rookie safety Reed Blankenship, kicker Arryn Siposs, and linebacker/special teamer Kyron Johnson all left the playing field with injuries as well. Siposs was placed on Philly’s injured reserve this past Tuesday. Johnson and Blankenship appeared on Wednesday’s injury report as well.
They were joined there by three other Birds: starting right guard Landon Dickerson, wide receiver Quez Watkins, and linebacker Shaun Bradley.
Here are a few updates on where Lane Johnson and the Philadelphia Eagles are from a health standpoint.
While Lane Johnson’s issue is concerning, there have been no early indications that he won’t play during Sunday’s game in Week 15 versus the Chicago Bears. No official statements have been made to state that he will or he won’t. As you know, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni wouldn’t provide that answer even if he knew what it was (competitive advantage and all of that), but the feeling seems to be Lane will play. That isn’t the case with Reed Blankenship.
Wednesday’s practice was a walkthrough, but Reed showed up to work wearing a rather large knee brace that would have kept him out of work. He was listed as a DNP on the injury list (meaning he didn’t participate). Shaun Bradley has been recovering from a hamstring issue. He was listed as limited.
Landon Dickerson (back), Quez Watkins (shoulder), and Lane Johnson were listed as limited as well. Kyron Johnson, again injured during Sunday’s game versus the Giants, was listed as a full participant, but the highlight of Wednesday came by way of the announcement that the Eagles have activated a 21-day practice window for Dallas Goedert. The expectation is that he’ll be activated to the active 53-man roster on Saturday and available to play versus the Chicago Bears on Sunday.