October 18, 2023   2 MIN READ

Unpaved Lane

Lane Johnson Misses Practice, Still Chance To Play


The Philadelphia Eagles injury report remains crowded.

Wednesday’s report, the first of Week 7, lists safety Reed Blankenship (ribs), right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle), cornerback Bradley Roby (shoulder), and wide receiver DeVonta Smith (hamstring) as non-participants in the team’s most recent walkthrough.

Lane Johnson

The biggest concern lies in the three-time All-Pro Johnson, who the offense historically struggles without, but the worst-case scenario of a long-term injury has been avoided and Head Coach Nick Sirianni won’t rule him out for Sunday.

“Lane is doing everything he can do to be ready to play. We haven’t been out on the field, running cutting, and doing anything like that. We’ll see how he progresses. I would never count Lane Johnson out, that’s for sure. He’s one of the best players in the NFL and he is tough as heck. We’ll see how it goes. We got to get out on the field and see,” Sirianni said in a press conference.

Roby and Blankenship both exited the Week 6 loss early, further decimating a secondary that was already without Darius Slay, Justin Evans, and Sydney Brown. The team’s newest signing, CB Josiah Scott figures to step in if either are unable to play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Smith played the entire game but has been limited or missed previous practices in previous weeks due to the hamstring injury. The team of course recently added Julio Jones to account for an already weakened receiving room with Quez Watkins on injured reserve.

Slay (knee) returned to practice in a limited fashion, along with DT Jalen Carter (ankle) who also missed Sunday’s game.

Tight end Dallas Goedert (groin) and DT Milton Williams (ankle) were both listed as limited.

In more positive news, Brown (hamstring) returned to practice fully and should be good to go, as has Marlon Tuipuloto (triceps) who has missed the previous two weeks, and Eli Ricks (knee) who was another secondary exit against the Jets.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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