Might an injury concern derail Patrick Johnson's chances of making the Eagles' roster?
It never fails. At some point, the injury bug bites every NFL team. Derek Barnett (knee) and Avonte Maddox (toe) have been limited since camp began. Haason Reddick has dealt with a groin issue. Deon Cain is working his way through an ankle injury. As last week wore on and we neared August's first weekend, we saw Nakobe Dean miss consecutive practice sessions. We also saw Patrick Johnson leave on a cart with an ankle injury of his own.
Johnson was having a very impressive camp. At the time this story was written and published, no word has been given about how much time he will miss, but it has been learned that his injury isn't serious. We all have our fingers crossed and are hoping he returns quickly.
There was an old saying that people would utter often a long time ago. 'Players can't lose their jobs because of an injury'. That was a lie the first time we heard it, and it is most certainly a lie now.
Let's say the Eagles keep six linebackers on the squad which is a real possibility. It feels like Nakobe Dean, Christian Elliss, Nicholas Morrow, Haason Reddick, and Nolan Smith are locks to make the roster, so in turn, Patrick Robinson needs every rep he is given to stave off guys like Shaun Bradley and the new Guys, Cunningham and Jack.