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Eagles activate Lane Johnson from the Reserve/COVID-19 list

The Eagles announced Tuesday morning that they have activated tackle Lane Johnson from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. One player remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 list – tackle Jordan Mailata.

The team's top pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (No. 4 overall), Johnson has been named to each of the past three Pro Bowls and was also a first-team All-Pro selection following the 2017 season. He's started all 92 career games that he's played in along with six playoff contests.

Originally drafted to be the eventual left tackle of the future for the Eagles, Johnson's helped redefine the importance of the right tackle spot with his toughness and rare athleticism. He and Brandon Brooks formed the best right side of the line in the league 2019, and now he'll get to be back on the field with Jason Peters, who is taking over for Brooks at right guard in 2020 due to Brooks' Achilles injury.

The timing for Johnson's return is key as the players can begin Phase 2 practices on Wednesday in helmets and shells. Padded practices begin next Monday.

The active roster is now at 79 players with the return of the All-Pro right tackle.

The Reserve/COVID-19 list was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Per NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to roster status. These players do not count toward the active roster.

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