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Lane Johnson | Tackle

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 317
College: Oklahoma
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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles RT Lane Johnson has been diagnosed with both a sprained MCL and ankle, but is expected to start Sunday's game against the Saints.
It's surprising until you remember that Johnson played through the injury on Sunday. Still, it's a fair question whether rest might be the best long-term solution. We wouldn't consider Johnson a guarantee for Week 5 just yet. The Eagles' fragile running game can ill afford to lose its powerful right tackle. Oct 5 - 1:23 PM

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Eagles RT Lane Johnson will have an MRI on his left knee on Monday.

Johnson injured the knee blocking on an extra point in the second half of the Eagles' Week 4 loss to the Redskins, but he played the rest of the game. Johnson said after the game he thinks he re-sprained the MCL he injured in the preseason. The Eagles have already lost RG Andrew Gardner for the season, and LT Jason Peters exited Week 4 after aggravating his quad injury.
Oct 4 - 8:11 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson believes he suffered a sprained MCL in Saturday's preseason game, but fully expects to be ready for Week 1.

Coach Chip Kelly claimed Johnson could have continued playing Saturday, but that's a little hard to believe. Either way, neither Kelly nor Johnson seem concerned. The right tackle has 14 days to heal up.
Aug 30 - 12:16 AM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson participated in the Randy Couture/Jay Glazer MMA Athletics program this offseason.

The program is gaining a reputation among linemen for helping with both conditioning and the hand-to-hand combat that goes on in the trenches. Johnson, already one of the game's premier right tackles, figures to only get better in his third NFL season. Philly's offensive line has fallen behind Dallas', but remains among the best units in the league with Johnson, dominant left tackle Jason Peters, left guard Evan Mathis and center Jason Kelce.
May 25 - 7:45 AM

Lane Johnson was the Eagles' first-team right tackle in Tuesday's practice.

It's confirmation Johnson won't spend any time "getting up to speed" on the bench after he was suspended for the season's first four games. Johnson's return allows Todd Herremans to move back to right guard, greatly fortifying the Eagles' struggling line in the process. C Jason Kelce and LG Evan Mathis' absences will continue to loom large, however.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 07:28:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson's four-game suspension is over.

OT Kevin Graf has been waived in a corresponding roster move. An Eagles offensive line desperate for a talent infusion will welcome Johnson back with open arms. He'll almost certainly slide right back in as the starting right tackle immediately, plugging one of the three holes in this unit. As a rookie last year, Johnson was PFF's No. 9 run-blocking tackle among 76 qualifiers.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 09:26:00 AM

NFL suspended Eagles RT Lane Johnson four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Perhaps not-so-ironically, our last update on Johnson was regarding his "bulked up" frame this offseason. The Eagles signed Allen Barbre to a three-year extension earlier this month, and he figures to get the first crack at replacing Johnson at right tackle. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson had an outstanding rookie year as a run blocker, but coughed up ten sacks in pass protection. Johnson will miss games against Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Washington, and San Francisco. He'll be eligible to return in Week 5.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson has "bulked up" this offseason.

Johnson reported to OTAs noticeably stronger after playing last season at 310 pounds. He allowed 10 sacks as a rookie and was overmatched at times in pass protection, but received positive grades from Pro Football Focus in eight of his final nine games. Johnson won't be moving to left tackle any time soon and will return as a bookend to Jason Peters this year.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 04:46:00 PM

GM Howie Roseman said RT Lane Johnson could eventually be moved to left tackle.

Current left tackle Jason Peters is 32 years old and entering the final year of his contract. Johnson struggled badly at the beginning of his rookie season, but showed rapid development and was a plus player in the second half. He finished as Pro Football Focus' No. 39 tackle, ahead of No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher (No. 70) and just behind No. 11 pick D.J. Fluker (No. 38). Johnson's unique athleticism and measurables make him an ideal fit in Chip Kelly's uptempo offense. He'll bring tons of long-term upside into 2014.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 10:17:00 AM

OC Pat Shurmur says RT Lane Johnson's recent struggles are typical for a rookie.

After an excellent performance against the Redskins in Week 1, Johnson has plummeted. The No. 4 overall pick is now ProFootballFocus' No. 66 tackle out of 72 qualifiers. Shurmur does have a point about rookie tackles -- No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is ranked 62nd and No. 2 pick Luke Joeckel is 55th. "I think Lane knows exactly what to do, but at times the game has to happen just a little bit quicker for him," coach Chip Kelly said.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Eagles signed No. 4 overall pick Lane Johnson to a four-year contract.

The deal includes offset language and a $12.8 million signing bonus. Johnson will report for the start of training camp Monday and is set to open the season as the Eagles' starting right tackle. With both Johnson and Dion Jordan now under contract, No. 6 overall pick Barkevious Mingo will likely be the next rookie to sign.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 10:21:00 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson remains unsigned due to a disagreement over the inclusion of offset language in his contract.

Johnson has said he "doesn't want to hold out," and hopes the deal will get done in the next two weeks. Since the new CBA has been put into place, we've yet to see a rookie hold out. Once some of the other top draft picks sign, either Johnson or the Eagles will undoubtedly blink, and the deal should get done in time for the start of camp.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Eagles first-round RT Lane Johnson worked with the starters for the first time Tuesday.

Like many rookies, Johnson had to earn his stripes with the backups before getting a promotion. There's no question that the No. 4 overall pick will be the Eagles' starting right tackle. He's part of an offensive line that oozes talent -- at least on paper. LT Jason Peters (Achilles), LG Evan Mathis (ankle surgery), C Jason Kelce (ACL tear) and RG Todd Herremans (foot) are all coming off serious injuries -- but each participated in Tuesday's OTA practice.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Eagles OL coach Jeff Stoutland calls No. 4 pick OT Lane Johnson "everything that we thought he would be."

"From a skill set standpoint, he’s really good," Stoutland said. "His arms are long. He’s explosive. ... Now, the things that we knew about even coming into the draft, we’ve got to get him into some really good habits right now. That’s just everyday stuff — over and over and over so it becomes a good habit." Perhaps the most freakish athlete in this year's draft class, Johnson is currently penciled in at right tackle.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, May 27, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly admits No. 4 pick OT Lane Johnson is "raw."

"We look at raw as a positive, not a negative," Kelly said. "If he's doing what he's doing right now, and he's only played like two years on the offensive line. ... We felt that his ceiling is probably the highest." Johnson is tentatively expected to start at right tackle as a rookie, kicking Todd Herremans inside to guard. Kelly says Johnson has some "technical things" he still needs to work on. "He's only played the position for two years. The little nuances of the position — hand placement, things like that."
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:30:00 AM

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