The Philadelphia Eagles have a pretty clean injury report in front of them Football on Thursday evening on 14th of October. Starting with the right tackle lane Johnson (personal matter) the only player missing from practice was with no new information on when he will be back.
The positive thing is that, Center Jason Kelce (foot / rest) and Derek Barnett (ankle) were both upgraded to “limited attendance” on Tuesday October 12th. There isn’t much concern that they are sitting out week 6 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Right tackle Jordan Mailata (knee) and left guard Landon Dickerson (ankle) were “full participants” and were able to play, save for a last minute setback.
Mailata looked a little rusty in week 5, but head coach Nick Sirianni wasn’t concerned. Remember, the big Aussie switched from the left tackle to the right tackle to accommodate Andre Dillard with the left tackle. Jack Driscoll started on the right guard, with Kelce in his usual center position.
“I thought he did a good job. He gave up a few games to the point of sacks but he wiped it off, ”Sirianni said of Mailata. “There was a lot of bad on the offensive. There were a lot of guys who had to shake it off and play the next game, but he struggled to the end. He finished it. He did some good things. “
The eagles too four players protected in the training team: T Le’Raven Clark, WR John Hightower, DB Elijah Riley, TE Noah Togiai. Protected boys cannot be lured away by rival teams before kick-off. Togiai could be promoted to the active squad depending on what happens to Dallas Goedert.
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Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson have been teammates on the Eagles’ offensive for nine seasons. They went through three different coach changes and won a Super Bowl together. Needless to say, they can just barely finish each other’s sentences.
Kelce confirmed He recently spoke to Johnson, who is not on the team, who is dealing with a personal matter. The Pro Bowl Center refused to reveal what was being discussed or when he might be returning, despite Kelce admitting how much Johnson meant to the team.
“I spoke to Lane, I only wish him the best,” Kelce said. “Everyone in here loves this guy, he’s such a great person, a guy who makes our room a lot funnier and more energetic. Obviously he’s a great football player and I wish only the best. I can’t say enough good things about Lane Johnson. “
All-Pro Defensive Tackle Fletcher Cox had his first sack of the year in week 5. Now he wants to continue the series against Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champions. The key to pressuring Brady is simple: take him to great distances and distances.
“It’s always a challenge to play against him [Brady]. I’ve played him a couple of times. ” Cox told reporters. “And for us beforehand, it’s easy to be patient. And to get him into these second and long, third and long situations.
“He’s really good at taking the check down, he’s really good at getting the ball to whoever is open. So I think as long as everyone just comes to the ball, rallies to the ball and takes the guy down with the ball, we’ll be fine. “